ANDY THOMAS said Airbus delivered a second half performance ‘worthy of champions’ in their 3-0 home victory over Flint Town United.

The Wingmakers notched their 24th league victory of a dominant campaign and were presented with the league trophy at full-time ahead of their promotion to the Welsh Premier League next term.

A low-key first half saw few openings of note for either side, with the score remaining goalless at the interval.

The hosts emerged with renewed purpose after the break, but it was Flint who went closest to an opener when Kyle Smyth let fly from 25 yards with a shot that struck the crossbar.

But Airbus seized control on 70 minutes when Matty McGinn strode forward and found the bottom corner with a low drive that beat deputising Flint keeper Joe Davies.

Flint were almost level in the closing stages when Dimitri Christou played in substitute Luke Blondel, but the Flint striker fired wide when well-placed.

Buoyed by the reprieve, Airbus doubled their lead in the 90th minute when Nathan Woolfe was allowed too much space to comfortably pick his spot.

Flint’s misery was compounded when Joe Chaplin broke free deep into added on time to make it 3-0.

Assistant manager Thomas said: “I think the performance showed why we’ve been the best team in the league this year.

“We were a bit flat in the opening 45 and demanded more from the players after half-time. They’ve delivered for us with some great passing and build-up play and then produced some clinical finishing when it’s mattered.”

After their own title challenge faded in late February, Saturday’s defeat saw Flint slip to third in the standings.

The Silkmen still have two games to play, however, and can still overhaul second-placed Porthmadog who have played a game more.

Manager Niall McGuinness said: “We’re disappointed because we’ve had chances to go ahead in the game and just haven’t taken them.

“It was a really competitive game and I thought the teams were pretty well-matched for long periods.

“The scoreline flattered them I think. The two late goals they’ve got came at a time when we were chasing the game and think scoring the first goal was crucial.”