Match Report - 23 Feb 2008, Ammanford AFC Firsts beat Llanwern
Ammanford ran out deservedly as winners with two fine first half goals against a visiting Llanwern side.
The homesters created a great chance through Matthew Fisher in the opening ten minutes when he went clear and crossed for Dean Jenkins, only to see his effort fly wide of the goal.
Ammanford then scored a goal of quality from Luke Fayres who turned and volleyed in one single movement to put Ammanford a goal to the good.
The black-and-whites were slowly gaining control as the weather worsened and after another sustained attack on the visitor's goal, they won a free kick wide of the penalty area.
Paul Jones took the kick and his shot hit the top angle of the goal before coming back into play.
Matthew Fisher - laert as ever - was first to react and scored another goal of quality to provide the hosts with a seemingly unassailable early lead.
Ammanford nearly added another a minute later with a Paul Jones shot brilliantly, but his effort was well saved by the keeper.
Scott Evans, who was injured earlier in the match, came back on after extensive first aid to continue.
Ammanford deserved a third goal when Mathew Fisher pulled the visitors back line all over the place in beating three defenders, but the keeper pulled off a save with his foot after being sent the wrong way.
Ammanford had to defend just as well as they attacked, and keeper Richard Walton was left with little to do with the defence showing superb organisation and going into this match determined to keep a clean sheet after conceding goals in their last ten matches.
Ammanford continued pressurising the visitors defence up to the 90th minute with some luck and dour defensive work keeping the score to two goals.
The result was not without cost with keeper Walton limping for the last fifteen minutes and Dean Jenkins and Lee Stone being substituted for injury reasons.
Ammanford's next match is away on Friday night under floodlights to Ely Rangers and are home to Pontyclun on Saturday, March 8.
The reserves are home to Garden Village, Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.
Please note all Saturday kick offs are now 2.30pm.
Nathan McNeil has undergone surgery on a broken ankle, all at the club, players - committee and fans - wish him a speedy recovery.
Ammanford AFC Firsts 2 - 0 Llanwern ()