Superb Ammanford show class against Europe’s finest
AFTER a fantastic season, Ammanford Under-15s ended their campaign with a four-day tour to Holland in an under-17s competition.
A tour party of 45 travelled to Valkenburg in what was a deserved reward for such a brilliant season.
With teams from Germany, Belgium and Holland in the competition and with some players being two years older, this was always going to be a tough test for Ammanford.
Ammanford ended the first day having played some excellent football and conceded only two goals.
This put them into Pool 3 and the first battle was against a team from Holland, where the Welsh boys played superbly well to win 3-1.
Ammanford moved on to their next opponents, again from Holland, and they managed to battle back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win.
Then came a final game against a German side who were very confident after winning their previous games 5-0 and 9-1. But from the start Ammanford were dominant and passed the ball around the field superbly.
Kellen Edwards went close when his shot was tipped on to the crossbar by the keeper. And the midfield trio of Callum Thomas, Jac Chapman and Harri Jones helped release Osian Davies and Cian Williams, who went came close to scoring.
Strike pair Harry Thomas and Scott Pugh were a huge threat as Ammanford were again denied by the woodwork, and in the dying seconds they were denied a penalty when Edwards was brought down.
This was the final play of the game, with the match ending 0-0. The Germans went through to the next stage on goal difference.
Ammanford coach Carl Morgan said: “It was very rewarding to see the squad put in such a performance against older boys and end the season at a very high tempo.”
Ammanford Under-15s on their trip to Holland.