Match Report - 08 Jan 2005, Ammanford AFC Reserves lost to Cwmamman United
Sealed by a blistering burst
THESE two young sides put on a great advert for local football - but it was Cwmaman who came out on top thanks to a blistering three-goal burst in 12 second half minutes.
Ammanford led for much of the match and looked set to record a win with 20 minutes remaining.
However, Cwmaman's superior pace up front eventually proved to be the difference between the sides as a late treble sealed the outcome of this competitive encounter.
Cwmaman started the stronger with Phil Eady showing great pace up front.
Ammanford then started to push forward and created a great chance for Paul Jones only for Keith Powell to save well.
Ammanford then took the lead after 30 minutes when sloppy defending resulted in a simple tap-in.
Cwmaman pushed forward and Eady thought that he had equalised only for the ball to come back off the post.
Ammanford then introduced a substitute in the form of the talented young Matthew Fisher and he created all kinds of problems for the Cwmaman defence.
Fisher caused mayhem and should have doubled Ammanford's advantage at the break, but missed a good opportunity.
Cwmaman had chances of their own in the form of Daniel Bowen and Tim Hendra, but half-time arrived with no further goals scored.
In the second half Cwmaman brought on Jason Cousins and it was exactly what the side needed.
He held the ball up well and released the speedy Phil Eady and Nathan McNeil, who began to torment the Ammanford rearguard.
When Cousins had a goal disallowed for off-side, Cwmaman began to think that it was not going to be their day.
But the entire context of the game changed in the space of a couple of minutes.
Up popped Nathan McNeil to equalise after 70 minutes and just two minutes later, Eady rifled in a wonderful goal to give the visitors the lead.
With Ammanford now having to fight and push numbers forward in search of an equaliser, Cwmaman were counter-attacking at every opportunity.
Cwm then wrapped up the result when they found the back of net for the third time with eight minutes to go via the in-form Phil Eady.
This was a good result for Cwmaman but credit has to be given to both sides for a thoroughly entertaining game played in excellent spirit.
Ammanford 1 Cwmaman United 3
Ammanford AFC Reserves 1 - 3 Cwmamman United ()