Match Report - 22 Sep 2007, Ammanford AFC Firsts beat Garw
Ammanford, after some disappointing performances, had a chance to sort their problems against Garw who are struggling in the first division.
Ammanford deservedly went a goal up in the fifth minute when a free kick was headed in by Ter Ward who got free from his marker and put in a great angled header wide of the keeper.
Straight from the kick-off Garw went on the attack and caught the Ammanford defence cold to score a simple goal.
Ammanford soon gained their composure with Steffan Hughes having his shot brilliantly saved by the keeper.
Ammanford went ahead on 25th minute when a hand ball presented them with play-on advantage and Richard Lewis scored a goal of quality.
Ammanford lost Rhodri Robinson after a tackle that had the Garw player booked and from the free kick Lee Stone scored from long range.
Scott Evans and Liam Preece set up Cerison Davies but his shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper.
Ammanford should have made the game safe but a minute from halftime Richard Lowes crossed to Matthew Jones whose shot over the keeper rebounded off the crossbar to Steffan Hughes, who also hit his effort against the bar with the keeper well beaten.
Ammanford had Garw under severe pressure in the first five minutes of the second half forcing them to concede four corners, somehow scrambled clear.
When they cleared up field Nathan McNeil broke from deep inside his own half before setting up Steffan Hughes whose shot went over the crossbar.
Much against the run of play Garw pulled a goal back and in the 65th minute Richard covered 50 yards to retrieve the ball from a tackle inside his own area.
Disaster then struck for Ammanford when a misunderstanding at the back let in Garw for an easy goal, but Ammanford have an appetite for goals and Richard Lewis increased the tally with an individual goal.
Liam Preece put the match safe from the penalty spot after Matthew Thomas went clear into the box but was pulled down.
The result will give Ammanford some confidence against Betws away next Saturday. Man of the match was Richard Lewis.
l The Seconds lost 5-2 against Briton Ferry and are away to Garden Village next Saturday in the preliminary round of the Harris Printers Shield, kick-off 2pm.
The Thirds won again 4-0 to take their record to five wins from six.
Garw 3 - 5 Ammanford AFC Firsts ()