ARDAL South West League sides Cwmamman Utd and Garden Village played out a competitive friendly on Saturday, December 5, ending in a 2-2 draw.

Following some days of strong rain the heavy pitch took it’s toll as players looked to develop match fitness.

Cwm were the first into their stride and in a dominant first half where they spurned a number of chances they scored two well worked goals through debutant centre forward Matthew Hughes who had an excellent game.

Cwm would live to regret not being more ruthless as an energised Garden Village started the second half in a much more determined fashion and soon pulled the two goals back, one through a penalty.

It remained tight until the final whistle with neither side able to find the killer punch and an excellent Kyle Marsh save for Cwm proving vital.

A number of injuries in the back four unsettled the Cwm side early on but Ben Thomas had a great match in the Cwm defence.

It was another excellent work out for both sides as they move forward in the hope of starting league matches in late January.