A consolation goal from the head of Ammanford’s substitute Ricky Martin in the 88th minute from a Richard Lewis cross was not enough to stop an opening day defeat in the JD Cymru South League at the hands of the Wellmen of Taffs Well.
After an impressive performance away to Newtown in the 2nd Round of the Nathaniel MG Cup, Ammanford fell to a Taffs Well side who were worthy of their two goal victory.
Ammanford had made a couple of changes at the heart of their defence from last week’s line up at the Robins and were missing influential midfielder Mathew Fisher as well as their latest ex Swans signings, Lee Trundle and Andy Robinson.
The first half saw both teams have limited chances with Ben Soal and Euros Griffiths probably creating the best chances for the visitors. As the first half was about to end it was Taffs Well’s Jordan Carey who scored with literally the last kick of the half .
Half Time – 1-0.
Twenty minutes into the second half Jordan Carey scored his second goal of the game making it 2-0 to Taffs Well.
Ammanford reacted and made some changes but it wasn’t enough and they conceded a third goal when Richard French netted in the 77th minute which effectively sealed the win for the home side. 3-0.
On another day, Ammanford’s central defender Euros Griffiths, who was a threat at set pieces may have ended up with the match ball.
All in all a disappointing start for Ammanford in the JD Cymru South League but with games against Briton Ferry Llansawel away next Friday 23/08/19 and a home game against Swansea University on Tuesday 27/08/19, they will look forward with some optimism as they will field their new signings Lee Trundle and Andy Robinson who will certainly add experience and goals to their team.