Llanelli Star - - SOCCER -

AM­MAN­FORD AFC have sealed the sign­ing of Ryan Foschi.

The for­mer Car­marthen Town man has made the move ahead of the start of the new JD Cymru South cam­paign.

He is an­other high-pro­file for Am­man­ford, fol­low­ing the cap­ture of for­mer Swansea City icon Lee Trun­dle ear­lier this sum­mer.

Mean­while, Am­man­ford suf­fered a 3-2 de­feat against Pon­tar­dawe Town in a pre-sea­son friendly.

Goals from Tay­lor Evans, Callum Sil­cox and Josh Dor­ward were enough to seal vic­tory.

Both sides moved the ball around the park and it was the Swansea Valley side who had the bet­ter of the first-half ex­changes and opened their ac­count by scor­ing with a wellplaced shot into the cor­ner of the net.

The sec­ond half saw Am­man­ford start to ex­ert some pres­sure on the home team and won them­selves a penalty af­ter a Pon­tar­dawe de­fender was ad­judged to have han­dled the ball in his own penalty area. Mathew Fisher ri­fled the spot-kick into the roof of the net.

The goal seemed to spur the home team back to life and it took an ex­cel­lent save at close range from Am­man­ford stop­per Craig Morris to prevent Pon­tar­dawe re­tak­ing the lead.

Soon af­ter, the best goal of the game came from Am­man­ford’s Craig Frater, who from 30 yards out spot­ted the Pon­tar­dawe keeper off his line and with a sublime shot lobbed the ball over him and into the net.

But the lead lasted just min­utes as Dor­ward turned the Am­man­ford de­fence in­side out and stroked the ball home to level the scores.

The mo­men­tum was now with Pon­tar­dawe and some fine pass­ing opened up the Am­man­ford de­fence which led to the third goal.

Am­man­ford tried to re­spond in the fi­nal min­utes but could not find a way through as the hosts se­cured a de­served vic­tory.

Mean­while, Am­man­ford Re­serves started their pre-sea­son prepa­ra­tions with a fine 5-1 vic­tory over Evans & Williams Re­serves.

It was the Llanelli side who opened the scor­ing when a break­away at­tack caught Am­man­ford on the back foot and a good cross into the area was headed home.

But Evans & Williams were pinned back on the stroke of half-time when Am­man­ford’s Chris Gre­gory Evans lev­elled.

Am­man­ford got them­selves in front a cou­ple of min­utes into the sec­ond pe­riod when Alex Arnold net­ted. Fur­ther goals fol­lowed with a brace for Aaron But­ler, and the fifth goal was scored by Rho­dri Davies.

Am­man­ford boss Chris­tian Lloyd will be pleased with the work­out and the win. Am­man­ford Re­serves visit Bryn Rovers on Au­gust 6 at 6.30pm.

New Am­man­ford AFC sign­ing Ryan Foschi.

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