Am­man­ford in home loss

Llanelli Star - - SOCCER -

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.

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