Cwm claim brag­ging rights with derby win

Llanelli Star - - Soccer -

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.

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