Match Report

Match Report - 15 Nov 2008, Ammanford AFC Firsts drew with Grange Harlequins

Although gaining only a point, Ammanford did superbly well to claw their way back from a three-goal deficit to level matters.

But coach Phil Fisher was still frustrated about a result that could easily have been even better.

"I was disappointed at the end," he said.

"We scored three quality goals, but let three sloppy ones in.

"We were 3-0 down by half-time. Grange didn't get into our box too often, but when they did they seemed to score.

"Grange were hanging on during the second half though as we pulverised them.

"We were level by the last minute when their keeper made a fantastic save from a Richard Lewis free-kick, which could have won it for us." Alert striker Richard Lewis got the comeback going when the Grange keeper miss-handled on the edge of the box. Lewis pounced on the ball and finished from the tightest of angles for the first.

Ammanford's second came from a set-piece.

A Paul Jones free-kick met the rising forehead of Richard Thomas, whose pin-point header found the top corner.

The visitors were grateful for the contributions of substitute Ben Jones for their equaliser.

Striker Jones came off the bench and made a telling run before threading a pass to Richard Lewis, who in turn flipped to poacher Luke Fayres, who neatly side-footed in from eight yards out.

Fisher has now turned his attention towards Saturday's clash against Cwmbran Celtic, which is only Ammanford's fourth home league game of the season.

He said: "Daniel Bowen made some first-class saves and impressed everyone with his assured handling.

"His performance gives me an interesting goalkeeping selection headache for Saturday, especially with Richard Walton back available."

Grange Harlequins 3 - 3 Ammanford AFC Firsts ()

Name Goals Details
1 Daniel Bowen  
2 A.N. Other  
3 A.N. Other  
4 Richard Thomas   1
5 A.N. Other  
6 Paul 'Ginge' Jones  
7 A.N. Other  
8 A.N. Other  
9 Richard Lewis   1
10 Luke Fayres   1
11 A.N. Other  
12 Ben 'Bach' Jones