Match Report - 17 Jan 2009, Ammanford AFC Firsts drew with Newcastle Emlyn
Ammanford 's fourth MacWhirter Welsh Football League division two draw of the season at Parc Emlyn was a fair result, with neither team really doing enough to put clear daylight between themselves.
Ammanford , decided to field two recently-signed players during this away fixture, ex-Pontardawe product Luke Harris and Gethin Jones from Bridgend.
In atrocious conditions, that worsened as the game progressed, Ammanford impressed early on and forced Emlyn into conceding five corners inside the opening ten minutes.
This early impetus ended in a 1-0 lead for the visitors, when a Richard Lewis corner was deflected into the net.
Playing up the slope and into a difficult swirling wind, Ammanford doubled their lead 30 seconds before half-time, when Luke Fayres rifled home a brilliant goal.
Against the odds, both teams seemed to play better football when playing up the slope and, during the second half, it was Emlyn's turn to impress.
In fact, in the 55th minute the home side were awarded a penalty, which they scored from.
Ten minutes later Ammanford keeper Richard Walton pulled off a superb save to keep his side in front.
Ammanford could have made it 3-1 in the 70th minute.
A 30-yard Richard Lewis volley beat the Emlyn keeper, but the ball hit the crossbar to deny the striker.
Disaster struck with 13 minutes left, when a lack of defensive concentration allowed Emlyn to poke in the equaliser.
Ammanford strode forward in search of the winner, but were denied by two acrobatic saves .
Ammanford are home to Llangeinor on Saturday, while the reserves, who lost 3-0 at Pontardawe, travel to Llwydcoed.
Newcastle Emlyn 2 - 2 Ammanford AFC Firsts ()