Youth Progress in FAW Cup

YOUTH | Ammanford Youth flick the switch to produce a second half Display against Trefelin
Ammanford Youth continue to impress with another win and this time in the shape of Trefelin Youth coming out on top 31 winners with an electric second half display. The scene was set at the recreation ground with support of over 100 home and away followers. The first half was a tight scrappy affair played as a real tussle and the ingredients of a typical cup game. Ammanford had chances in the first 10 minutes but a clear chance from the visitors was spoilt with a cracking save from the home keeper and man of the match Ethan Morgan.
Trefelin looked to dominate the latter of the first half but we’re stopped in their tracks by the superb defence of wing backs Rhydian Davies and Jamie Owens backed up with the solid centre halves of Celt Williams and the other man of the match Param Bansi who destroyed any thing that was put in front of them. However it was a clumsy challenge from another attack that saw the ref blow for a penalty kick just before the break. A well struck Pen left the home side down a goal going into the break.
The second half saw the hosts change formation and positions and introduced Jac Chapman and Gwilym Smith to freshen up the side. It was like a flick of the switch and the hosts now started to play football as they can. Midfield duo of skipper Callum Thomas and Osian Davies marshalled the middle and wing men Nico Sofiu and Cian Williams run ragged the visiting defence. After a poor first half it was Nico who had now put on his magic shoes dazzling the defence only to be taken down for a Penalty which he stood up and tucked away like a hanging shirt. Straight on the attack again were Lewis Trotman and Cai Rees who were a real thorn to the visiting defence making them cause mistakes time after time. It wasn’t long before Ammanford were threatening again and it came from a strike from Nico that saw it whiz off the defender for an own goal giving the young board a 21 lead with 20 left.
The home side now looked comfortable and well in control when a long ball caught them napping and saw the visiting striker on a one to one with keeper Morgan who pulled out a top draw save keeping the home side in front. Ammanford kept control and it was an opportunist piece of magic from Jamie Owens that saw him turn and thread the ball through for sprinter Trotman who smashed it at the keeper deflecting into the net. At 31 Ammanford now won the war after several battles and managed the game to come through as well deserved victors and into the next round of the Welsh cup. Thank you to all the support of both teams to see 100 people at this age level was fantastic and the game was physical but played in true spirit with respect from both sets of players and coaches.

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