Ammanford 3 Abergavenny Town 1

Tristan Jenkins' second half brace ensured Ammanford returned to winning ways with a confident 3-1 victory over Abergavenny Town.

Lewis Reed had given the hosts the lead before Rhys Schwank levelled for the visitors on the stroke of half time.

But Jenkins’ pair of goals in as many second half minutes ensured that Ammanford got their rewards for a fine performance in front of a healthy crowd of 308 on Bank Holiday Monday.

Led out by the mascots of Ammanford Under 7’s side, the hosts started the game brightly and enjoyed the vast majority of the ball in the early exchanges.

Both wingers and fullbacks looked to get forward at every opportunity although Morgan Clarke’s curling effort which went narrowly wide of the post was the only headline from their superiority on the ball.

Gruff Harrison’s men finally got the reward for their early dominance halfway through the first stanza. Clarke took off on a mazy run down the right-hand side and unselfishly cut it back to Reed who had the simple task of guiding the ball into the back of the net.

After taking the lead, Ammanford continued to dictate the game and created numerous chances. Adam John rifled a venomous shot from 30 yards which whistled over the bar whilst Ellis Williams’ header was tipped superbly onto the bar by Cameron Clarke in the opposition goal.

But the visitors were level seconds before the interval. Schwank danced his way into the area and his shot looped into the back of the net via a wicked deflection.

Despite the setback going into the break, Ammanford didn’t let it deter them as they were back in front just five minutes into the second half.

Clarke was again the source of the Town danger as he was brought down inside the area giving the referee little option other than giving a penalty. Jenkins sent the keeper the wrong way to restore the advantage.

Two minutes later, the lead was increased. Jenkins broke through the defence and forced keeper Clarke into a superb save. However, the danger wasn’t dealt with by the visiting defence allowing Jenkins to score his second of the afternoon with a sumptuous finish.

The Black and Whites pushed for a fourth with Jenkins and Reed being denied by fine stops again from Clarke in the opposition goal.

To their credit, Abergavenny continued to take the game to Ammanford and carved out two fantastic chances of their own. George Clarke pounced on a defensive error but could only roll the ball wide before Paolo Marenghi forced Jack Lansdown into a fine save down low.

Ammanford did create one more chance at the death as a goal-mouth scramble saw Clarke and sub Leon Luby go close. But the ball could only spin wide of the post, rounding off a successful afternoon for the men in Black and White.