Ammanford in home loss
AMMANFORD went down to a 1-0 home defeat by Briton Ferry Llansawel in division one of the Welsh League.
The first half was a quiet affair and it wasn’t until the later stages of the opening period that Ammanford produced their best attacking chances of the game. Richard Lewis picked up the ball and weaved his way past the defence and unleashed a shot that went just narrowly wide.
A few minutes later a Craig Frater shot looked goalbound, but a timely deflection took the ball just over the crossbar.
The second half saw both teams up the tempo as they looked to break the deadlock, but on the hour mark it was the visitors who went in front.
Stephen Davey showed his pace on the right flank and fired in a fierce low cross which took a wicked deflection off unfortunate Ammanford centre-back Nick Arnold and veered off his foot into his own net.
Minutes later, the visitors nearly doubled their advantage when Davey raced away and put in a pinpoint cross which was met by striker Gareth Jones, whose header sailed over the bar.
Ammanford manager Gruff Harrison used his three substitutes in an attempt to get back into the game. It nearly worked when Mathew Fisher shot from the edge of the box, but the ball struck the legs of substitute Bruno Forkouh and rebounded to safety. It summed up an evening of frustration for the home side.
The Briton Ferry defence held firm and it was the visitors who celebrated at the final whistle.
Ammanford’s next league game is at Llantwit Major on April 10.
Meanwhile, Callum Silcox scored twice for Garden Village in a 2-0 home win over AFC Llwydcoed.
The victory lifted them to 11th in the table.