Cwm claim bragging rights with derby win
CWMAMMAN UTD .............. 1 AMMANFORD TOWN .......... 0
CWMAMMAN United created a slice of history when they defeated Ammanford 1-0 in division one of the Welsh League.
It was the first time the neighbours had played each other in the top flight.
The match proved to be a slow burner with both teams tentative in the first 15 minutes, but that all changed when Ammanford’s Brett Enoch was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Nathan McNeill.
The atmosphere rose a notch but Cwmamman still struggled to impose their authority with chances at a premium. Ross Morgan and Ryan Thomas worked hard in midfield for Cwm, while Kyle Ashford was industrious along the wing.
The game then took another twist as Chris Allen was booked on 30 minutes for a leading elbow.
Just two minutes later he received a second yellow after an incident with an Ammanford defender.
The breakthrough came just before the interval when a defensive lapse allowed Ashley Curtis through on the Ammanford keeper and he calmly put the chance away.
The second half saw Cwmamman create a number of chances. Colin Harris had two opportunities, only to be denied by a fine block and then trying unsuccessfully to chip the keeper. McNeill also steered a header wide.
Ammanford pushed hard for an equaliser in the closing stages but Cwm’s defence held firm as they clinched their fourth clean sheet in a row.
Cwm are up to fifth in the table with Ammanford sitting one place off the bottom.
Cwmamman head to Taffs Well on Friday, with Ammanford visiting Goytre on Saturday.