Ammanford crash out of Weslh Cup
12:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in Sport
AMMANFORD Town crashed out of the Welsh Cup at the hands of third division Chepstow Town following a 2-1 defeat at the Rec, writes Nicholas Davies.
Chepstow made a good start and earned a deserved win thanks to two first-half goals before Ammanford snatched a late goal to cause the visitors some concern, but it was too late to salvage a win.
The Newport-based side dominated the opening exchanges, but it was the home team who got the first real chance when Rhys Morgan played through Owen James, who hit the post when one on one with the ’keeper after 10 minutes.
Ammanford were made to pay for that missed opportunity within two minutes as Chepstow headed home following a cross from the right.
The lead was doubled almost immediately as Luke Fayres dallied on the ball and was robbed of possession before the visitors doubled their advantage.
Ammanford had a penalty claim waved away on 23 minutes, but Chepstow should have been home and dry before half-time when they hit the bar from a pinpoint cross and then, with the whole goal to aim at, the forward put it wide.
The second half was more of an even game as Ammanford pushed on, but Chepstow’s defence stayed sturdy throughout.
Ammanford’s James impressed on the left-hand side and almost created a chance on his own, but his dazzling run was cut short by a great tackle in the box.
As the game was seemingly slipping away from the home side Fayres headed home a corner to give them some hope with 13 minutes to play. But they failed to get that second goal and their cup run was cut short as the visitors progress to the next round.