STEVE O’SHAUGHNESSY felt there were “nothing but positives” to take from Airbus’s 1-1 draw at Cardiff Met.

The Wingmakers were boosted by the return of key trio captain Steve Tomassen, winger Nathan Woolfe and striker Andy Owens, and produced a much improved performance from the one that saw them lose 5-3 at Aberystwyth.

Niall Watson scored his first goal for the Wingmakers in first-half stoppage-time to give the visitors something to hold onto.

Mael Davies levelled within three minutes of the restart, but Airbus held firm to earn an important point in their battle to survive.

Boss O’Shaughnessy said: “The conditions didn’t help but with the wind in the first-half we managed to go in at the break 1-0 up, which was important.

“We knew we were in a battle against the wind in the second-half, and despite them scoring inside three minutes, we could have caved in and we didn’t.

“We even had a good chance to win it late on with Ryan Edwards forcing a good save out of their goalkeeper.

“There were nothing but positives to take from the game.”

On the performance of Watson, on loan from Accrington Stanley until the end of the season, O’Shaughnessy said: He did really well, he worked hard and showed a lot of energy.

“He’s pacey and likes to play on the shoulder of the last defender, he works really well with Andy Owens.

“He was what we needed because of the problems he causes the opposition.”

The only disappointment for Airbus was that Carmarthen Town secured a 1-0 home success over Cefn Druids to follow in the footsteps of fellow strugglers Penybont, who won by the same margin at Aberystwyth on Friday.

Those results mean that Airbus are four points adrift of Carmarthen, who occupy the final place outside the bottom two.

O’Shaughnessy, who will have his players in for training as normal despite a fixture blank next weekend, reflected: “When you come off the pitch after picking up a good point at Cardiff Met to find out Carmarthen have won is disappointing,

“But we’ve got to play Carmarthen and Penybont in our next two matches and if we win those two then we will be clear of the bottom two.”

Lewis Harling scored late on as Penybont collected a crucial win at Aberystwyth.