Match Report - 03 Nov 2007, Ammanford AFC Firsts beat Ely Rangers
THE Ammanford revolution continued to pick up pace as Phil Fisher's men stormed to a superb victory over table-toppers Ely Rangers.
The match against the league leaders was always going to be a test of Ammanford's progress this season and having already taken two draws from second and third placed Llanwern and UWIC over the last two weeks, Ammanford kept their best until the last game against the big three.
The match started on a sad note for Ely when a clash of heads resulted in a substitution as early as the eight minute.
Ammanford created a half chance just two minutes later when Cerison Davies set Lee Stone in for a shot at goal.
It was then a fine save from keeper Richard Walton that kept the visitors out.
Next Liam Preece went close but back came Ely to put Ammanford's defence on the back foot, the danger eventually cleared with Ely appealing for a penalty.
Ammanford had the break they needed when the visitors were put under pressure and Cerison Davies scored from close range but as soon as they settled down the scores were level.
Ten minutes into the second half Luke Fayres back headed at the near post but it went just over the cross bar.
Richard Lewis then set Fayres up for a chance that was heading for goal but was deflected out from under the crossbar with a loud penalty appeal from Ammanford.
Ammanford were dominant in all quarters and after hitting the upright twice, Stone scored with a long range shot over the keeper.
He repeated the feat just minutes later with a similar effort after intense pressure from a corner and then a freekick culminated in Town grabbing a third.
While Ammanford deservedly took the three points of the league leaders they could well have taken maximum points from their previous three matches.
The team is playing flowing quality football at pace and will always score, but the defence is now playing at a much higher level and are getting hard to penetrate.
It was a team performance but special mention for the young players,four seventeen-year -olds played for a part of the match.
Next Saturday they are home again in the Nathaniel Car Sales League Cup Round 2 against local rivals Garden Village, kick off 1.30pm.
The reserves did not have a fixture Saturday but are away to Llansawel Friday night.
The club still have a few tickets left for their Gentleman's evening with Alan Kennedy.
Ammanford AFC Firsts 3 - 1 Ely Rangers ()