Ammanford hit for six in the Garden

BATTERED: Ammanford suffered their worst defeat of the season at Garden Village

BATTERED: Ammanford suffered their worst defeat of the season at Garden Village

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Welsh League Division Two

Garden Village 6 Ammanford 0

Ammanford were left shellshocked at the final whistle after they suffered their worst defeat of the season, going down 6-0 at Garden Village, writes Nick Davies.

After promising results in the last two games, it now seems their 5-0 win against Newport YMCA was in vain.

Garden Village took control of the game early on, keeping the ball for the majority of the first 20 minutes while Ammanford looked stagnant as the hosts enjoyed time and space on the ball.

However, it was the visitors who carved out the first real opportunity when centre-half Rhys Owen met a corner only to see his effort glance past the post.

Owen James then played a neat one-two with Luke Squires as he drove into the box, but his run was halted by the keeper.

Euros Griffith was next to test the home goal, but his well-struck half-volley from 30 yards was tipped over the bar.

It was the hosts who made the breakthrough however when a free-kick was nodded in and the held their one-goal advantage to the interval.

After the break, Ammanford seemed to find a spark.

But, two quick-fire goals from the home side put off any hopes they had of winning.

The home striker was left unmarked and headed it into the empty net to double the advantage before – just a minute later - Ben Soal was dispossessed and James Kirkwood could do nothing about the long-range shot that flew past him.

Luke Fayres was unable to pull off a miracle for the visitors, who conceded again with eight minutes to go thanks to some poor marking, as another free header made it 4-0.

An unstoppable 30-yard strike into the top corner put the icing on the cake for the hosts.

The rout was completed in the dying seconds when a neat through ball was dinked over Kirkwood, leaving the away side with plenty to consider on the journey home.

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