Match Report - 25 Aug 2007, Ammanford AFC Firsts lost to Barry Town
Ammanford went a goal up before both teams had settled down when a Nathan McNeil throw-in found Liam Preece unmarked on the edge of the penalty area.
Preece drilled a superb first time volley that gave the keeper no chance.
Barry suffered a further setback in the seventh minute when Richard Lewis went clear in the penalty area and set himself up for a shot at goal but the keeper brought off a superb save at the expense of a corner.
The home defence failed to clear the corner and Rhys Fisher raced into the six yard box to set up Luke Fayres who made no mistake from close range.
Lewis went clear again in the 35th minute but was forced wide and with just the keeper to beat shot into the sidenetting.
On 40 minutes another Nathan McNeil throw caused panic in the Barry penalty area where Luke Fayres latched on to the bobbling ball, but his shot was blocked on the line and eventually cleared upfield.
The break came after a great first half performance from Ammanford in which keeper Walton had not had one shot to save.
The second half was to be Barry's and they showed their intention with a chance after five minutes of the second half and just minutes later Ammanford conceded a sloppy goal when they failed to clear a corner.
Barry pulled level minutes later when totally a disorganised defence gave them the goal to go level.
Ammanford then gained some composure and forced the home defence on the back foot with two scrambled clearances from a home player inside the six yard box.
Play was now equal for both teams, but Barry snatched the lead after being awarded a free kick on the edge of the Ammanford box.
Ammanford had a great chance to equalise just minutes from the end but Matthew Jones shot went over the crossbar when he was well placed to score.
The match ended with keeper Walton pulling off a fine save.
It was a disappointing result for Ammanford, but experience gained throughout the season , should mean goals will not be conceded with the side so well placed for victory.
Ammanford missed the influence of senior players with Dean Jenkins declared unfit and Cerison Davies still out injured. Steffan Hughes is now available after missing the opening three matches.
Saturday they have a great chance to prove their quality when they are home to Troedyrhiw, kick off 2.30pm.
The reserves also start their league programme when they play their first match of the season away to Pontardawe.
Barry Town 3 - 2 Ammanford AFC Firsts ()