Ammanford suffer more cup heartache
WITHIN the space of two weekends, Ammanford AFC have crashed out of two cup competitions.
Last Saturday, Ammanford went out of the Nathaniel League Cup at the round-two stage, losing 3-2 at Caerau.
Ammanford decided to keep strikers Matthew Fisher and Ben Soal on the bench and were unable to select Rhys Fisher, Shaun Fender and keeper Jamie Rano, so it was a much-changed side to the one that drew 3-3 with Caerau a couple of weeks ago.
Ammanford got off to a disastrous start, leaking a goal within the opening two minutes. And slack marking in the 15th minute enabled Caerau to double their lead.
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On the half hour, Ammanford had clawed a goal back via Owen James.
But five minutes before the half-time whistle, Ammanford conceded goal number three.
In an attempt to pull the tie around, Ammanford brought on strikers Fisher and Soal during the interval.
And this immediately proved productive, with Matthew Fisher sending Aled Thomas into space and he made no mistake to cut Ammanford's deficit to one.
Teenage keeper James Kirkwood made a spectacular save underneath his crossbar to deny Caerau another goal, with the visitors also denied a chance that would have sent the game into extra time.
Ammanford revert to Welsh League division two action on Saturday when they host Caldicot Town.