Welsh League Division 1

Cwmamman United - 1

Ammanford AFC - 0

Cwmamman United secured the first ever Amman Valley derby win in Welsh League Division One in history, after a goal from Ashley Curtis late in the first half guided the home side to victory over their local neighbours Ammanford.

With a bumper crowd at Grenig, there was a keen sense of intrigue to see how the two sides would match up in their first ever derby match in the second tier of Welsh football.

However, in the opening periods neither side managed to impose themselves on proceedings.

But, with 20 minutes on the clock, the game sparked into life, as Ammanford midfielder Brett Enoch was given his marching orders for diving in on Cwmamman defender Nathan McNeill.

But, by 35 minutes, things were evened up when the host’s striker Christian Allen was given his second yellow card in five minutes for two robust challenges when rising for headers.

The home side were not discouraged thought after going down to ten men, as just before the interval Ben Soal saw his pass deflected into the path of forward Curtis, who composed himself before curling his effort under the body of keeper Ashley Morris and into the net.

In the second period, Ammanford started on the front foot in an attempt to search for an equaliser.

Liam Samuel had a chance on the right flank but fired wide.

Samuel had another good opportunity with 15 minutes remaining, and keeper Chris Curtis parried his effort, but pounced on the loose ball before striker Rhodri Jones could latch on to it.

Ricky Martin unleashed an unexpected strike from the left flank soon after, and his effort thundered off the post with Curtis left stranded, but the effort was then cleared.

Ammanford piled forward in the hope of securing an equaliser, but the home side held on for the clean sheet and all three points.