Ammanford fell to defeat in a feisty encounter at Trefelin on Friday night with an injury to goalkeeper Joe Massoro early in the second half proving costly for Town.

This match marked the first competitive floodlit fixture for Trefelin at their Ynys Park ground.

The bulk of the first half proved largely uneventful with both teams struggling to manufacture clear cut chances.

The match however burst into life on the stroke of half time when Trefelin took the lead, the ball falling to Zac Brown after an excellent block from Joe Massoro, Brown then fired into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.

Ammanford hit back in first half injury time when Lee Trundle held off the attentions of Trefelin defenders to slot the ball into the left-hand corner of the net.


Ammanford suffered a significant blow in the 51st minute when keeper Massoro had to leave the pitch. Due to there being no keeper on the bench substitute defender Lee Bevan had to don the keeper’s jersey for the rest of the match.

South Wales Guardian: A free kick is whipped into the boxA free kick is whipped into the box (Image: Ian Parfitt)

Trefelin regained the lead in the 60th minute with a low shot from Roan Piper finding the back of the net via the post.

Trefelin were then handed an opportunity to extend their lead from the spot in the 67th minute. Bevan produced an excellent save to palm Joe Clarke's penalty onto the post but was unfortunate to see Clarke react first to the rebound to fire home.

To their credit Ammanford battled hard to get back into the match and were given a lifeline in the 74th minute when Trundle fired home a superb free kick from 20 yards.

Ammanford were unable to find an equaliser and any momentum they sought to build was frequently interrupted by home players going to ground to earn free kicks from the referee.

Trefelin made the game safe in the 80th minute when an attempted clearance hit Damon Thomas and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

A frustrating night on the road for Ammanford, who will look to bounce back with another away match at Abergavenny next Friday.