Silcox Makes it a Happy New Year in the Derby

Callum Silcox rescued a well deserved point for the Black & Whites with an 89th minute thunderbolt in the Carmarthenshire Derby.

Ammanford started brightly with Silcox narrowly missing two one-on-one chances, one of which hit the post and trickled on the line. It was down to captain Mathew Fisher to open the scoring on the 19th minute when Silcox turned provider, and Fisher made no mistake, curling his effort past the keeper from the edge of the box.


Carmarthen were straight back into the game when top scorer Liam Thomas equalised for the Old Gold in the 23rd minute with a glancing header which left stand in goalkeeper Craig Morris with no chance. Thomas did well to stay on the pitch 10 minutes later when his tough tackle was deemed only a yellow card.

1-1 Half Time.

The Old Gold started the second half brightly and deservedly took the lead when Noah Daley was given too much time at the edge of the box. His effort was driven into the corner with Morris left stranded. Just two minutes later in the 55th minute Morris was the hero, saving a one-on-one from Thomas, which gave Ammanford some belief.

Callum Thomas, who was a constant threat linked up well with Fisher, who curled his shot onto the bar not long after.

Despite the majority of possession, time seemed to have ran out for Ammanford before winger Osian Davies laid the ball to Silcox from 25 yards out. Despite options to pass, Silcox blasted the ball into the top corner.

Although the Old Gold had a shout for a penalty deep into injury time, a point seemed a fair result in an entertaining game of football which also saw the Old Gold back room staff see Red.

Full time 2-2

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