Ammanford 5 Kenfig Hill 1
9:00am Thursday 13th September 2012 in Sport
Welsh Cup Second Qualifying Round
AMMANFORD deservedly eased their way into the next round of the Welsh Cup with a solid display that saw them create two chances in the opening 10 minutes.
Both efforts went well wide but Mathew Fisher soon made amends for his team’s profligacy when he cut inside from the flank.
The front man managed to draw out the keeper and placing the ball beyond his outstretched grasp.
Ammanford developed another good scoring chance on 30 minutes when Ross Jones created an opening for himself but blasted over the bar.
Although Ammanford looked comfortable they were reminded that Kenfig Hill would be no push over when, after keeper Jamie Rano pulled off a superb save, visiting centre forward Michael Bevan was the first to react to the loose ball and scored from close range.
With just three minutes to the half-time whistle, Ammanford went 2-1 up when a Justin George shot was deflected into the net beyond the stranded Kenfig keeper.
Ten minutes into the second half Mathew Fisher’s free kick found brother Rhys who made no mistake to give Ammanford the twogoal cushion their domination deserved.
On 65 minutes Alex Thomas made the match safe for the Ammanford boys with a well-taken goal that he had also created.
With Ammanford totally in command, they went 5-1 up when the under pressure Kenfig Hill defence conceded an own goal.
Ammanford fully deserved the victory having enjoyed much the better of the play, but credit must go to the visitors for a gutsy performance in which they never gave up during a very fairly contested match.
On Saturday, Ammanford return to league action when they travel to Ely Rangers.