Agony for Ammanford in extra time defeat
12:02pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
CUP THRILLER: Ammanford debutant Callum Humphries goes in against Ton Pentre, but the hosts were dumped out of the Welsh League Cup in extra time.Pic: SDD
Welsh League Cup
Ammanford 3 Ton Pentre 4 (aet)
Ammanford Town were dumped out of the Welsh League Cup, after a 4-3 extra time defeat by Division One side Ton Pentre thanks to a Jamie Wearn hat-trick at the Recreational Ground.
Chris Hyde opened the scoring for the hosts on 15 minutes after latching on to a Geraint Rees through ball to find himself one-on-one with the opposing keeper.
But, 15 minutes later, Pentre equalised after a mistake from centre-half Euros Griffiths, whose header allowed Wearn to slot under Jamie Rano for his first of the game.
Division Two Ammanford soon re-established a lead though.
Rhys Owen rose above everyone else to head home Rees’ free kick before half time; that was Rees’ second assist in the first half.
After the interval, the visitors came out seemingly determined to go through to the next round and equalised when a ground cross was tapped in by Wearn.
Home winger Sam Wilson, who often caused a threat down the left, made a darting run and when he seemingly looked set to cross, curled the ball past the stranded keeper into the corner.
With only 20 minutes remaining the hosts looked set to cause an upset.
But a debut goal by Raheem Outlaw sent the game into extra time with only 60 seconds left on the clock.
During extra time, Rhys Morgan shot straight at the opposition keeper when one-on-one, before the Rhondda Bulldogs countered off the corner and scored as striker Wearn completed his hat-trick.
Despite Ammanford’s best efforts in the dying minutes, the Rhondda side enter the draw for the next round.
Notable achievements during the game were a first appearance from Alex Arnold and a debut starting berth for Callum Humphreys, both of Ysgol Dyffryn Aman.
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