Match Preview: Ammanford AFC vs Abergavenny Town FC

Ten days removed from their first league defeat of the season, Ammanford AFC return to the Recreation Ground in a bid to recapture the winning habit as Abergavenny Town FC visit Carmarthenshire.


After a fantastic start to the term, a catastrophic final ten minutes saw Town surrender their perfect league position at the expense of Afan Lido who now sit in second place after four games in the JD Cymru South. Despite goals from Adam John and Tristan Jenkins, it was Ammanford’s turn to fall to late goals as Lido earned the three points.


But Monday offers Ammanford a chance to recapture their positive form ahead of a very busy September schedule which sees us take to the field six times in four different competitions across the month.


Skipper Luke Harris was forced off late on with an injury at the Marstons Stadium but the extended break since the previous fixture will give him every opportunity to recover in time to take to the field on Bank Holiday Monday.


The visitors to the Rec on Monday have enjoyed a meteoric rise through the divisions since their inception in 2014. They made light work of their time in the Gwent League, winning the division at a canter and going the entire season undefeated.


A swift rise through the Welsh footballing pyramid has followed which resulted in them winning the Ardal South East division in 2021/22. With many tipping the men from Pen-y-Pound stadium to struggle in the JD Cymru South, they were arguably the surprise package of last term, finishing in 13th place, just one point behind Ammanford and six clear of the drop in their maiden year in tier two.


This term has been tricky so far for the Fenny. After many years at the helm, manager Nicky Morgan announced his resignation and has been replaced by former fan favourite Danny Elliot. They tasted defeat in his first match in charge, a 3-2 home reverse to Baglan Dragons.


Ieuan Lewis will be the man with the whistle on Monday afternoon and he’ll be assisted by Ethan Goatley and Ewan Reed.


Kick off on Monday is at 2:30pm and entry is £5 for adults and £4 for concessions. Children are priced at just £1 whilst admission is free for academy players and coaches. There are printed programmes available on the gate which can be purchased for £2. With the weather forecast looking positive for the match, round off your August Bank Holiday weekend in the best way possible!