Match Report - 03 Mar 2007, Ammanford AFC Firsts drew with Cambrian & Clydach
Ammanford put in a great performance against Cambrian and Clydach who are pushing strongly for the championship and promotion from Division 2 after being promoted as champions of Division 3 last season in their first season in Welsh League.
Ammanford, although on top in the early exchanges, had keeper Rob Thomas - standing in for regular keeper Richard Walton - to thank as he pulled off a superb save in the 25th minute when he was wrong-footed but managed to somehow twist and stop a certain goal.
Ammanford had earlier been denied a strong appeal for a penalty when James Murray was through and it looked as if the defender brought him down.
But Ammanford had much better of the opening 45 minutes.
The second half saw Ammanford continue where they left off, taking the game to the visitors and Liam Preece had a great chance to score but just failed to place his shot.
With Dean Jenkins creating problems for the visitors, two corners in the 70th minute were eventually scrambled off the line.
Luke Fayre then beat his marker and surged into the box but Jenkins just failed to get the shot on target and an almighty scramble eventually cleared.
With Ammanford totally on top in all departments, it looked as if they must score, although Cambrian had one chance that was easily cleared.
A great effort from Jamie Evans hit the roof of the net from full 30 yards, before Ammanford had a penalty denied in the 75th minute when a shot going in was handled by a defender on the line.
The linesman signalled a penalty but the referee over-ruled him only for Amman to have another decisive decision go against them minutes later when a mis-hit clearance clearly caught Steffan Hughes in the midriff but it was adjudged to be a hand-ball.
At the end of the 90th minute Ammanford could be well pleased with their performance but very disappointed with the result.
l On Saturday, Ammanford are away to Merthyr Saints.
Ammanford AFC Firsts 0 - 0 Cambrian & Clydach ()