Welsh Football League Division Two
DESPITE again struggling with injuries and absentees, Ammanford narrowed the gap on league leaders Goytre with victory at Croesyceiliog.
Ammanford know they will need to perform at their best if they are to make inroads into the leaders’ advantage, but their efforts in this match suffered an early setback when Croesy hitman Jody Jenkins notched his 14th goal of the season inside the opening minute.
The visitors looked comfortable on the ball but the hosts held their advantage and went into the interval 1-0 ahead.
Ammanford continued to play quality football after the break and got their just rewards with a Matthew Fisher 30-yard free kick that levelled the scores.
Fisher was at it again just five minutes later when he lobbed the ’keeper from fully 30 yards, but Croesyceiliog upped their game and equalised after 75 minutes.
Ammanford were having the better of the play but nerves began to fray until, with time running out, a perfect cross into the box from Alex Thomas found Nathan Jones, who outjumped the defence to smash home a great header.
The result was no more than Ammanford deserved and consolidates their second position in the league mainly thanks to Fisher who recorded his 16th goal of the season, but ’keeper Jamie Rano also played his part while young Ross Jones was outstanding.
Ammanford have no fixture this Saturday but play Garden Village away on Thursday, February 28, kick-off 7.30pm before hosting Penrhiwceiber Rangers on Saturday, March 2, kickoff 2pm.