Leon Britton made his long-awaited home debut for Ammanford AFC in their pre-season friendly with Haverfordwest County at the Rec on Tuesday night.

The Swansea City legend, who stepped down from his role as Sporting Director at the Liberty Stadium in May 2020, signed for the Welsh second tier club back in February this year, before the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But with the new season approaching, the 38-year-old, who made more than 500 appearances for Swansea during his 16 years as a player, has finally got his chance to link up with former teammates Andy Robinson and Lee Trundle.

A bright start from Ammanford saw them take the lead in the 13th minute with a well-taken spot kick by Kai Whitmore, who continued his impressive pre season form by stroking home a penalty, after he was brought down inside the box.

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The Bluebirds had a golden chance to equalise when ex-Swansea City Under-23s winger Mason Jones-Thomas was fouled in the box, but home keeper Craig Morris saved the resulting penalty from Elliott Scotcher to keep the score at 1-0.

Scotcher was not to be denied, however, and he made up for his earlier miss when he levelled for the Cymru Premier visitors in the 43rd minute, converting Henry Jones’ pin-point cross to send the sides in all square at the interval.

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Six minutes into the second half, the visitors took the lead when another neat cross from former Bala Town man Jones found new signing Mason Jones-Thomas, and he drilled home what proved to be the winner from close range.

It needed a good save from Ammanford stopper Morris to deny Kurtis Rees, and although Haverfordwest were reduced to 10 men when Dylan Rees was shown a red card for a late challenge, the Bluebirds held firm for a battling 2-1 win.