Sloppy Ammanford crash out of Car Sales Cup
12:00am Friday 19th October 2012 in Sport
Nathaniel Car Sales League Cup Round Two Caerau Ely 3 Ammanford 2 AMMANFORD, who drew 3- 3 with Caerau Ely just a few weeks ago, were forced to make a number of changes for their Nathaniel Car Sale League Cup second round encounter – and paid the price.
The visitors were without Rhys Fisher, Shaun Fender and keeper Jamie Rano, while Mathew Fisher, Ben Shoal and Geraint Rees were on the bench.
Ammanford went a goal down after just two minutes, but could well have equalised within a minute, only for a timely tackle on the penalty spot to stop the visitors levelling.
They were made to pay for some sloppy defending on 15 minutes, when slack marking allowed the hosts to claim a two-goal lead.
Ammanford made amends on 30 minutes, when Owen James pulled a goal back, only for Ammanford to contribute to their own downfall once again just as they looked to be getting back into the game.
Yet more sloppy defending saw them concede a third on 40 minutes.
Ammanford rang the changes at half-time, bringing Fisher and Shoal on off the bench.
The double substitution proved a great move as, within five minutes of the restart, Fisher put Alex Thomas into space and he made no mistake with a well-taken goal.
It took another great save from Ammanford’s young stand-in keeper to clear from under the bar when under extreme pressure.
A fine save from the Caerau keeper on 70 minutes kept the hosts in front, before a fantastic last-ditch tackle from Anthony Douglas kept Ammanford in the fixture.
A final chance fell to the home side in the dying moments, but the ball blazed wide of the Ammanford goal.
Despite the loss,Am–manford played well and now face Caldicot Town in a rearranged league fixture on Saturday (KO 2.30pm).
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