Frater on target to put the seal on Ammanford victory
AMMANFORD AFC enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Ynysygerwn in a pre-season friendly played at Llandarcy.
It took Ammanford the best part of 30 minutes to settle and score the opening goal of the game.
It came when forward Bruno Forkouh was upended in the penalty area and midfielder Mathew Fisher duly converted the spot-kick.
Ynysygerwn held a tight defence up to this point, with ex-Ammanford player Rhys Owen marshalling his fellow defenders.
Ammanford keeper Craig Morris also had to be on his toes in the early stages to keep out some close-range efforts.
Ricky Martin almost doubled the lead and it took a scrambled clearance by the Ynysygerwn keeper to prevent the ball from creeping over his goal line.
Ynysygerwn did fight back and were rewarded with a penalty, but the effort rebounded off a post and away to safety.
Minutes later, a through ball played up to Ammanford striker Craig Frater bounced over the head of centre-half Owen and the Ynysygerwn defender could only watch on as Frater slotted the ball past the keeper to double Ammanford’s tally.
The second half produced some half-chances for Ammanford but a resolute Ynysygerwn defence held firm.
Ammanford’s defence also coped with any threats from Ynysygerwn and the second half was more of a stalemate.
Ammanford head to Carmarthen Town on Saturday for their final pre-season encounter.