AMMANFORD suffered defeat on the opening day of the 2019’/20 season, as they shipped three goals to Taffs Well.

A consolation goal from the head of Ammanford substitute Ricky Martin in the 88th minute from a Richard Lewis cross was not enough to stop a 3-1 defeat in the JD Cymru South League at the hands of the Wellmen of Taffs Well.

Ammanford had made a couple of changes at the heart of their defence from last week’s line up at Newtown and were missing influential midfielder Mathew Fisher as well as their latest ex Swans legends signings, Lee Trundle and Andy Robinson.

The first half saw both teams have limited chances with Ben Soal and Euros Griffiths probably creating the best chances for the visitors.

As the first half was about to end it was Taffs Well’s Jordan Carey who scored with literally the last kick of the half to give his side the lead.

Twenty minutes into the second half Carey scored his second goal of the game making it 2-0 to Taffs Well.

Ammanford reacted and made some changes but it wasn’t enough to turn the game around and they conceded a third goal when Richard French netted in the 77th minute which effectively sealed the win for the home side.

The hosts managed to pull one goal back when substitute Ricky Martin met a Richard Lewis cross, but Ammanford fell to a 3-1 defeat.

On another day, Ammanford’s central defender Euros Griffiths, who was a threat at set pieces may have ended up with the match ball.

But it wasn’t to be, and instead it was a disappointing start to the new campaign for Ammanford, who continue against Briton Ferry Llansawel away on Friday.

They will then host Swansea University back in Ammanford next Tuesday.