Ammanford AFC Reserves 2
Trefelin BGC Reserves 1
An entertaining game played at the Recreation Ground (Friday 12/11/2021) under the lights.
Match referee Carwyn Phillips delayed the kick off as there seemed to be an issue with a colour clash with the kits of both teams. Ammanford had to undertake a quick change to their green away jerseys whilst the Trefelin keeper had to wear a training bib on top of his jersey. Once the kits were settled, the referee got the game underway.
It was a lively game with both teams wanting to get forward. For Ammanford Francesco Sofiu (Nico) was causing problems for the Trefelin defence with his trickery and pace whilst on the opposite flank Ammanford’s Kyle Grazette was also probing the visitors defence. Ammanford’s best chances in the first half resulted in two goal line clearances in quick succession by the Trefelin defence which denied Ammanford a lead which their play was deserving of. Ammanford’s midfielders Grant Stamp, Alexander Arnold and Anthony Finselbach were all contributing to Ammanford’s offensive play.
Trefelin’s defensive lines stood firm and at half time the game remained goalless.
Trefelin came out for the second half and started the better and were posing more of a threat going forward but were rocked back on their heels as Ammanford were awarded a penalty kick in the 58th minute. Despite Trefelin protests Ammanford’s Grant Stamp stepped forward and blasted the spot kick into the roof of the net to give his team the lead.
Trefelin got themselves back in the game with some fine attacking play and were rewarded for their efforts in the 75th minute when Trefelin’s McCauley Power equalised with a well taken goal.
Trefelin were now feeling confident and went in search for a winner. Ammanford countered and met the challenge head on. Ammanford’s second half substitutes Cian Williams and Timothy Chapman playing out wide were becoming as effective as their two pacemen in the first half causing constant problems for the Trefelin defence.
Ammanford had their chances with Cian Williams and Grant Stamp coming close.
The game looked to be heading for a draw but a minute into stoppage time a Grant Stamp shot from found it’s way into the Trefelin net after a few minor deflections off the defenders in front of him which wrong footed the Trefelin goalkeeper as the ball bounced agonisingly over the goal line to leave the visitors deflated.
Not long after the final whistle blew and Ammanford’s Reserves had secured the victory 2-1.