Ammanford 3 Pontardawe Town 2

Midfielder Ben Soal marked his 300th appearance for Ammanford with two second half goals to help his team come from behind to beat Pontardawe Town on a bitterly cold Tuesday night fixture at The Rec.

A scrappy opening saw both teams struggle to create clear cut chances although Ammanford did have a goal disallowed in the 15th minute when Euros Griffiths was adjudged to have been offside after finding the net with a firm header.

Mathew Fisher nearly gave Ammanford the lead in the 31st minute, dragging his shot wide when through on goal.

The game burst into life in the 39th minute when Fisher was presented with an identical opportunity after being put through by Lee Trundle, this time the midfielder made no mistake, slotting the ball calmly past keeper Filip Lisczyk.

South Wales Guardian: Supporters cheer on Ammanford AFCSupporters cheer on Ammanford AFC (Image: Lawrence Molloy)

Pontardawe to their credit hauled themselves straight back into the game with Harri Lawson equalising in the 43rd minute, volleying home at the far post after Ammanford failed to clear the ball.

Pontardawe then took the lead on the stroke of half time, Lewis Reed scoring from the penalty spot after a foul on Pontardawe attacker Rio Booth.


Pontardawe continued to threaten at the start of the second half and were unlucky not to extend their lead in the 48th minute when a shot from Mikey Morris hit the post.

Pontardawe were dealt a major blow in the 54th minute when Lawson saw red for a second booking.

The ten men could only hold on until the 65th minute, midfielder Ben Soal finishing well after picking up a through ball.

Ammanford then took the lead in the 72nd minute, a Trundle free kick finding it's way to Soal in the area who jubilantly struck the ball home.

South Wales Guardian: Action from the Tuesday night gameAction from the Tuesday night game (Image: Lawrence Molloy)

Ammanford went forward in search of the goal that would make the game safe, Jordan Langley particularly unlucky to see two goals ruled out for offside.

A nervous last few minutes saw Ammanford survive two Pontardawe corners to cling on to a vital three points.

A special mention to Ammanford defender Rhys Fisher who came on for his 400th appearance for the club.

Ammanford will look to secure back-to-back wins when they visit Goytre Utd on Saturday.