AMMANFORD maintained their positive start to the campaign with a point on the road against Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan.

On an afternoon where both sides struggled in front of goal, Lewis Reed forced young Llantwit ‘keeper Ryley Allen into two superb stops either side of half time in Ammanford’s first lockout of the season.

The first half passed by without any incident, aside from Tom Pratt’s effort from distance and Reed’s header which was palmed over the bar superbly by Allen.

The hosts started the second half the stronger of the two sides and could have easily been in front had Rob Jones’ freekick curled a few inches lower.

With the freekick acting as a wake-up call for the Black and Whites, they began to enjoy a little more possession and mustered two good opportunities of their own. Pratt’s effort was deflected wide before Morgan Clarke went even closer as his strike shaved the post.

Both sides struggled to control the game but the home side went close when Tyler Jackson made space for himself at the back post but could only volley over the crossbar.

Reed reignited his battle with Allen in the final ten minutes of the game but ultimately it was the stopper that came out on top. The Ammanford striker unleashed a powerful volley from the edge of the box but the ‘keeper flung himself magnificently across goal to prevent Town from opening the scoring.

Both sides exchanged corners in the game’s final minutes but neither side could break the deadlock and both sides had to settle for a point.