WHAT a difference a year makes.

Airbus hotshot Adam Davies said that he was ready to retire from the sport this time last year.

However, fast-forward 12 months and Davies has been given a new lease of life during the Wingmakers’ scintillating run in Cymru North.

And there's a big clash tonight as leaders Airbus host second-placed Guilsfield.

Airbus are leading the way in Cymru North, spearheaded by 22 league goals from Davies, who has amassed 24 in all competitions so far.

This is a different tale to the one being experienced by Davies a year ago.

“Football is a bit of a rollercoaster at times,” admitted Davies. “This time last year I was at Aberystwyth having not made a start all season and ready to retire at the grand old age of 24!

“So to be top of the league and a couple of goals off the goalscoring record has shown how quickly things can change.

“Since day one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club and I think that shows on the pitch.”

Davies has been a key component during the brilliant campaign so far from Airbus.

Steve O’Shaughnessy’s charges have won 12 of their 13 matches in the league so far this season and they currently have a four-point advantage over second-placed Guilsfield

They are the leading scorers in the league, with 48 goals netted and that’s 16 ahead of unbeaten Guilsfield, who thy host tonight.

The only blip in the Airbus run was a 4-1 home loss to Bangor City, but since then the Planemakers have embarked on a perfect 10-game winning run.

“The season’s been really positive personally so far,” added Davies. “I’m delighted to currently be sat at the top of the goal scoring charts.

“My aim for the season was 20 in all comps and to achieve that by the start of October was great.

“My personal aim now is to beat the second tier league record, 24 I believe, which I am currently two goals off.”

As for his favourite goal so far this season, Davies said: “Most of my goals are from within the six-yard box! But the one that sticks out as a favourite was my fourth against Colwyn Bay at home which was right-footed into the top right hand corner from just inside the box.”

Despite the fine start to the season, Davies is not taking anything for granted with the Wingmakers’ pushing for the championship.

“It’s still early doors,” he said. “We’re not even halfway through the season, so anything can happen.

“We’re in a really good position and given ourselves a really good chance after a solid start.

“We must continue to take it game by game and keep our 10-game winning run going as long as possible, starting with a really tough game against Guilsfield on the 19th.”

Davies feels he has some unfinished business to take care of should Airbus manage to gain promotion to the top flight.

“Football is only a short career so I want to play at the highest standard I possibly can,” he added.

“Playing back in the Cymru Premier is definitely an ambition of mine as I feel like I’ve got unfinished business and a lot of people I’m determined to prove wrong!”

For the big Guilsfield clash, Joe Palmer and Callum Humphreys are both suspended for Airbus.

Also tonight, third-placed Llandudno go to Llangefni Town and Ruthin Town welcome Conwy Borough.

Prestatyn Town host Holyhead Hotspur tomorrow, while Colwyn Bay are at Bangor.