AMMANFORD put an end to their recent poor form with a 2-0 victory at the Recreation Ground over Afan Lido.

It was two first half goals which proved the difference for the hosts in somewhat difficult playing conditions.

The blustery conditions with bands of rain sweeping in did not detract from nearly 200 supporters turning up and enjoying this JD Cymru South encounter.

Ammanford forced the tempo of the game and with 17 minutes gone it was Ammanford’s Richie Lewis who broke free on the left and fired a low shot which hit the side netting.

Four minutes later, it was the same player who again beat the Lido defence but saw his close range shot hit the foot of Lido’s goal post.

The deadlock was eventually broken shortly after the half hour mark when an Ammanford cross from the right was floated into the Lido box and it was Lewis who rose above his marker to powerfully head the ball home to make it 1-0.

It didn’t take long for Ammanford to double their advantage when another superb cross from Captain Mathew Jones found teammate Luke Borelli in space at the far post.

Borelli took his chance by placing his half volley shot into the back of the net from close range for 2-0.

The attack meant the hosts carried a more comfortable, and well deserved lead into half time.

The second half saw the weather conditions deteriorate with both teams trying to gain the upper hand in possession of the ball.

Ammanford’s Mathew Fisher had the first real chance of the second half but saw his shot blocked and slow up on the muddy surface as it rolled towards the goal and eventually cleared away to safety.

Lido were dealt a major blow to their hopes when their playmaker Liam McCreesh sustained a nasty injury which held the game up for quite a few minutes as the midfielder was being treated.

Ammanford were in control and asserting themselves on the game with Dale Jones, Ben Soal and Mathew Fisher seeing more of the ball in the middle of the park whilst the back four of Ammanford dealing with any attacking play from the visitors.

Ammanford forward Gavin Jones was twisting and turning the Lido defence and showing a fair degree of skill on a difficult surface.

Ammanford brought on forwards Lee Trundle and Tristan Jenkins in the latter stages of this game.

Trundle played in his fellow substitute Tristan Jenkins with what seemed a clear run in on goal but the Lido defence held firm and managed to clear the danger.

The game ended with Ammanford running out deserved winners.