ANDY THOMAS insists that Airbus will advance to the Cymru Alliance League Cup final if they find their ‘ruthless streak’ at Porthmadog.

The Wingmakers head to Y Traeth on Saturday for their semi-final clash as the two sides lock horns for successive weeks after last weekend’s league fixture ended all-square.

Despite dominating the league campaign, Airbus have found it tougher going against their Gwynedd rivals this term, edging a 2-1 success in September’s away game before the 1-1 stalemate at The Airfield.

Assistant manager Thomas was left content with last weekend’s point, but is adamant his side can dismantle a ‘quality’ Port side.

He said: “They’re probably the best footballing side we’ve faced in the league this year. They like to keep possession and are have the quality in their attack to hurt teams. “I felt like a poor decision from the officials helped them take a point last week, but - on the balance of play and their second half performance - a point each was probably fair.

"We’re in a very strong position with the squad we’ve put together here this season and we’re not afraid of anybody. We go into every game in the league or cup believing we’re going to beat them, but nobody’s getting carried away about being in a semi-final.

“There’s respect for Porthmadog and how they play and we’ll go into the game with that mentality.

“We might have to be patient to find that bit of quality to make the breakthrough in the game and we know we can’t afford to be wasteful with the chances we create.

“So we’re going to have to find that ruthless streak in attack, which we’ve had for most of the season. If we do that the I know we can get ourselves into the final this year.”

Airbus take a near full-strength squad to Port, with midfielder Joe Palmer back in contention after injury.

The weekend's other semi-final sees crisis-hit Bangor City cross the Menai Strait to visit league strugglers Holyhead Hotspur.

Former Wrexham defender Mike Williams has been handed the captaincy at Bangor, following the departure of key players in January as the club’s financial problems hit hard.

Several of Bangor’s academy players were subsequently fast-tracked into the senior team, and Williams hailed their mature performances.

He said: “I thought the young lads performed very well against Gresford last weekend and can take a lot of heart from that. We've got to stick together now and I don’t see any reason why can’t we get into the final.”