Report by Ammanford AFC

A bitterly cold and wet evening couldn’t dampen Ammanford’s spirits as they stormed to 5-3 win over Trefelin BGC at the Recreation Ground.

A good following from the visitors ensured that it was a noisy home stand, shared with the home supporters of the Black and White Army.

The deadlock was broken on 17 minutes when Ammanford’s Lee Trundle broke free into the Trefelin penalty area and referee Jordan Harman ruled that he was tripped in the box.

Matthew Fisher stepped up and blasted the ball high into the roof of the Trefelin net, giving goalkeeper Keenan Bailey no chance of saving.

With individual battles all over the pitch, Trefelin’s elegant midfielder Jordan Davies tried to pull the strings, but steadfast Ammanford midfielder Anthony Finselbach was proving dominant in closing down the space.

Ammanford’s Kai Whitmore had some golden chances to increase the lead, but he turned provider for paceman Tristan Jenkins to score in the 34th minute from close range.

Trefelin hit back just before the interval when Damon Thomas gathered the ball just inside the Ammanford half and powered forward, before curling the ball beyond keeper Craig Morris into the far corner of the net. 

And on the stroke of half time home keeper Craig Morris made an excellent save to preserve his team’s lead.

It was to prove crucial after the break as Ammanford made it 3-1 when Kai Whitmore broke free in the 56th minute to slot the ball home.

Two minutes later Kai Whitmore and Trefelin’s Joe Clarke had an altercation in the centre of the pitch, which saw both players shown red cards.

Within a minute  Ammanford’s Tristan Jenkins broke free from his markers and rounded the keeper to score his second goal of the game.

Trefelin however hit back in the 65th minute when the Ammanford defence was split wide open, allowing Ryan Griffiths to pull a goal back.

Five minutes later Trundle broke free to the edge of the box and played a beautifully weighted pass into the path of teammate Matthew Fisher, who clinically completed his brace.

Trefelin again pressed forward and nine minutes from time they hit their third goal when Roan Piper scored.

The referee brandished his third red card of the evening to Trefelin’s fiery Jamie Latham, reducing the visitors down to nine men, but there were no more additions to the scoreline.