Ammanford exited the Nathaniel MG Cup in the second round after giving a good account of themselves as they travelled to JD Cymru Premier League outfit, Newtown AFC.

The weather was blustery showers mixed with a glimpse of blue sky, not the best conditions for either side.

As the game commenced it was Newtown, nicknamed The Robins, who started the game on the front foot. As early as the third minute Nicholas Rushton saw his rasping shot shake the Ammanford crossbar. The deadlock was broken after 21 minutes when Ammanford goalkeeper Craig Morris palmed a cross onto his crossbar, but the ball rebounded and fell kindly to Newtown paceman Lifumpa Mwandwe who poked home from close range.

Newtown almost doubled their lead five minutes later but wasted the opportunity.

Ammanford responded and probably had their best chance of the first half when Gavin Jones raced away down the line and forced a good save from Newtown goalkeeper David Jones.

The game ebb and flowed but at the interval it was the home team who held the slender 1-0 lead.

The Second Half saw both sides continue to move the ball around and Newtown saw efforts saved by Morris.

Then in the 90th minute Ammanford Goalkeeper Craig Morris came out of his area trying to make a clearance but the ball fell nicely to Newtown’s Sean McCallister who cleverly chipped the ball from 30 yards out into the unguarded Ammanford goal to effectively seal the victory.

Speaking after the game, club captain Rhys Fisher said: “All the boys were brilliant.

“They were a good outfit and not one of our players looked out of their depth.

“We had a chance at the death and on another day who knows.”