Jenkins solo goal not enough to spur an Ammanford win

Ammanford AFC 2Risca United          2Jenkins solo goal not enough to spur an Ammanford winAmmanford AFC were back home and under the lights for their latest Friday evening JD Cymru South league game against Risca United.Ammanford were determined to take the game to their opponents from the off and they didn’t have to wait long for the opening goal of the game. In the seventh minuteAmmanford’s Lee Trundle was fouled some twenty five yards out from the visitors goal in a fairly central position, ideal for a direct strike on goal.Trundle placed the ball as Risca formed their defensive wall. The referee’s whistle blew and Trundle took his aim at the Risca goal and he unleashed a shot that rocketed into the roof of the Risca net giving goalkeeper Joseph Massaro no chance of keeping the ball out of his goal.It was vintage Trundle.1-0Risca were initially rocked by the home side’s start to the game but the visitors galvanised and started to push Ammanford back and were edging themselves closer and closer to their hosts goal.It took a good save from Ammanford’s goalkeeper Craig Morris using his feet to deny Risca an equaliser.However Risca were not to be denied and it was Risca’s Ryan Wheeler who finished off a good passing move from his team mates to level the game up at a goalapiece.1-1As the first half was drawing to a close a sublime individual run from Ammanford’s Tristan Jenkins which  had started just inside Risca’s half saw him slalom his way passed several defenders into the left edge of the Risca penalty area. He looked up and angled his cross shot which was delivered with slide rule precision into the far corner of the Risca goal net to restore his team’s lead.2-1Ammanford’s Gruff Harrison half time team talk was made a lot easier with the Tristan Jenkins wonder strike.The second half saw Risca continue to try and find their way back into the game.The Risca defence kept a high line and stifled the Ammanford attack.Ammanford were coping with their opponents but in the 70th minute a cross into the Ammanford box saw Risca’s centre back Callum Hodges rise higher than anyone and head the ball into the unguarded Ammanford goal net to level the score again at 2-2.The last twenty minutes saw Ammanford try to fight back but the defensive lines of Risca stood firm.Risca also had their moments but in the end neither side could find the cutting edge to break the deadlock and at the final whistle both teams had to settle for the draw and a point apiece.Ammanford will be no doubt disappointed with the draw but credit to Risca for coming from behind twice.

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