Ammanford made it three consecutive wins in the JD Cymru South with a strong 6-2 victory over Goytre United at Glenhafod Park.

The Black and Whites, who’d previously lost all eight encounters with the Blues, were on scintillating attacking form and secured the important win thanks to efforts from Euros Griffiths, Lewis Reed, Mark Jones, Cian Cable as well as a pair of goals from Tristan Jenkins.

Things didn’t start well for the visitors as they found themselves behind after just 17 seconds without even touching the ball. Keane Watts was played in down the right wing and lashed home a powerful effort past Luke Martin.

Given that Ammanford had lost 5-0 at the same venue last year, many of Town persuasion were fearing the worst. However, any thoughts of a repeat outcome evaporated quickly as they were level ten minutes later. Ellis Williams delivered a delicious corner perfectly onto the head of Griffiths and the centre half powered his header home.

The turnaround was complete half way through the opening stanza. Liam Samuel’s superb cross found Jenkins inside the penalty area. The winger, who’d missed a number of opportunities the previous week against Pontardawe, made no mistake this time with a volley matching the quality of the cross to give the Black and White’s the lead.

Much like Ammanford had recovered well from going behind, Goytre did too. The hosts were enjoying a lot of the ball and looking to get forward but struggled to create any chances of note aside from Martin’s point blank save at the far post. 

It was the hosts' determination to push forward that was their downfall just seconds before the break. From a defensive corner, Morgan Clarke broke forward and fed in the marauding Samuel down the right flank. The full back delivered yet another brilliant cross to the feet of Jenkins and despite the best effort of Conah McFenton to keep the ball out, the winger rolled the ball home to give Gruff Harrison’s men a two-goal cushion at the interval.

Ammanford started the second half the brighter and had it not been for a marvellous defensive block from Adam John’s goal bound effort, they would have found themselves further in front.

The heroic actions at the back spurred on Laurie Marsh’s men and they halved the arrears just after the hour. Rhys Thomas did brilliantly to turn inside the area and with a finish akin to that of a striker, curled an unstoppable effort past Martin in the Town goal.

Ammanford’s two-goal gap was re-established five minutes later when Lewis Reed prodded home from close range after some excellent work down the left wing from Adam John.

This goal was the buffer Ammanford needed as they closed the game out in style. Mark Jones added the fifth after John had pounced on a defensive error before substitute Cable got his first in Town colours with a low finish from Williams’ well weighted assist.