Ammanford 3 Caerau Ely 3
12:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in Sport
Welsh League Division Two
AMMANFORD were delighted to see the end of the cricket season as the again-available Mathew Fisher smashed an impressive hat-trick to earn the hosts a well-deserved point against Caerau Ely.
Had the visitors earned all three points they would have jumped to second in the table, but a hard-fought draw was the least Ammanford, who are still missing a number of players through injury and work commitments, deserved.
Ammanford conceded on 10 minutes when they failed to clear a corner that left David Vincent in for an unchallenged free header from close range.
It took a great save by the visiting keeper on 20 minutes when Fisher combined with Owen James to put Alex Thomas in for a shot at goal, but the keeper was equal to it.
Ammanford were getting on top when a Fisher shot was again kept out by a good save by the keeper, but on 25 minutes Ammanford deservedly won a penalty when the frontman was brought down from behind.
Much to the surprise of the hosts, the culprit was given only a yellowcard and to further rub salt into the wound, Anthony Douglas’ spot-kick was superbly saved.
Thee visitors increased their lead against the run of play on 30 minutes with an unchallenged header from a corner.
Ammanford deservedly pulled a goal back on 42 minutes with another spot-kick, this time Fisher made the chance count.
Ammanford deservedly equalised with Fisher netting a chance set up by Owen James.
Fisher was carving the visitors defence apart and he hit the post before the visitors won a penalty after a defensive lapse and they scored to go 2-3 up.
With time running out that man Fisher scored a brilliant header when James broke clear from his own half to cross to the far post and Fisher completed his hat-trick.
Next Saturday Ammanford are again home to Kenfig Hill in the