STEVE O’SHAUGHNESSY was left scratching his head over a number of key decisions as Airbus slipped to the bottom of the table following a 3-2 defeat to Cefn Druids.

Steve Tomassen saw red for hauling down James Davies midway through the first period, while Airbus had a goal ruled out for an apparent foul on Druids stopper Mike Jones and a penalty appeal waved away.

And Wingmakers boss O’Shaughnessy, who was sent-off late on, said: “It was a disappointing result.

“To go down to 10-men - we shouldn’t have done - Tommo has brought him down, but the lad is two yards offside.

“I think the refereeing decisions were awful, he hasn’t done us any favours at all. He’s given us nothing all game, but it’s not unlike the officials who come here.

“They are mic’d up, one decision comes when the linesman, who is 10 yards away, is shouting ‘No way, no way’, and the referee blows for a foul.

“Why are they mic’d up if they aren’t listening to each other?”

Despite losing ex-Wrexham defender Tomassen, Airbus certainly had the chance to get something out of the game.

The Wingmakers led through Joe Palmer’s strike, while Kristian Platt made it 2-2 with a fantastic long-range free-kick.

“We went down to 10-men, but we came back into the game twice and then conceded three sloppy goals, which have killed us,” said O’Shaughnessy. “It was a gutsy performance. There was nothing between the two teams, but I’m disappointed with the three goals we’ve conceded.

“Twice we’ve got into the game and we’ve got to be stronger.”

Druids’ caretaker boss Jayson Starkey saw a slightly different view of some of the key decisions in the game, although he conceded to not having the best view.

“I’m quite a distance away,” said Starkey. “The sending-off, there are rumours of it being offside, and I will wait to see the highlights.

“The foul on the goalkeeper is certainly something that, from where I was, is a case of their player playing the man and not the ball. Ten years ago it’s not a foul, but nowadays it is, so I will take that as a positive.”

Starkey is now able to hand the reins over to new head coach Stuart Gelling, who replaced Huw Griffiths last week, on a winning note.

“It was a very good, especially with everything that has gone on off the field,” he said.

“We could have used that as a distraction, but we haven’t. We’ve worked hard in training, we’ve come up with a game-plan, which although we haven’t executed it perfectly, the lads have shown grit and determination to win.”

Carmarthen climbed off the bottom - and out of the bottom two - with a 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Penybont, who led through Lewis Harling. Elliot Scotcher and Kalilo Djalo Embalo won it for the Old Gold.