AIRBUS’S defensive frailties came back to haunt them once more as they suffered a 5-3 defeat at Aberystwyth.

The rock-bottom Wingmakers headed to Park Avenue with the worst defensive record in the top tier, and without captain Steve Tomassen through suspension.

Aberystwyth took full advantage as Touray Sisay struck two in the first-half before completing his hat-trick in the second period, in which Marc Williams added a brace.

Coach Mark Allen said: “It was a really, really poor start, we didn’t get going until we were 2-0 down and you can’t give teams a lead in this league at all.

“We got a goal back just before half-time, but again we conceded three sloppy goals and we were chasing the game.

“When you score three goals away from home you expect to get something out of the game, we haven’t and it’s not good enough.”

Asked the biggest area of frustration, Allen, who saw Brady McGilloway sent-off. continued: “We didn’t start at all.

“We didn’t pick up second balls, get close enough to the opposition and then you find yourself 2-0 down and chasing the game.”

Kristian Platt reduced the deficit before the interval, while Oli Lanceley stepped off the bench to score a quickfire brace.

“That’s the only positive we can take out of the game,” said Allen of Lanceley’s double. “Oli has come through our academy, come on and scored two goals, which he took really well. He’s put himself in with a shout of a starting place.”

Airbus have scored five goals in two games after the split, but the defence, which has now shipped 65 goals, remains Allen’s worry, adding: “We are conceding too many, and at key points in the game.”

Stuart Gelling’s first game in charge of Cefn Druids was postponed due to the weather.

An early call was made on the fixture at The Rock to prevent Penybont from travelling north.

Cardiff Met, ahead of Druids on goal difference in the race for seventh spot, saw their home encounter with Carmarthen Town postponed, while Newtown’s top six meeting with Barry Town will also have to be rescheduled.