Report and Photo by Ian Parfitt
AMMANFORD were saved by the weather as a waterlogged pitch resulted in this Cymru South fixture on Tuesday evening (Mar 21) being abandoned at half time.
The game started on a saturated pitch following two hours of persistent rain and it was Cambrian who adapted the better with some early pressure. This paid off in the eighth minute when Keiron Coles rose highest in the area to head home from a corner.
Ammanford grew into the match with Jay Thomas finding plenty of space on the left flank which resulted in him having two good chances in quick succession, firstly shooting wide of the far post from a cross ball and then again narrowly missing the goal after good work by Jordan Langley.
A counter attack from Cambrian led to them extending their lead in the eighteenth minute, Oliver Amos striking home from just inside the area after the Ammanford defence failed to clear the ball. Ammanford continued to press with Morgan Clarke particularly prominent in midfield.
Cambrian keeper Morgan Davies parried a shot from Jordan Langley with the ball then coming to a stop in a muddy goalmouth.
A couple of minutes later Davies saved with his feet from a Callum Thomas shot. Ammanford were desperately trying to get a foothold in the game but were unable to find a way past Davies and a particularly sticky goalmouth not helping matters.
Players were finding it difficult keeping their feet as torrential rain made conditions under foot particularly difficult.
The referee took to the pitch at half time and deemed the pitch unplayable following an inspection. Hopefully it will be third time lucky for this fixture which had already been rearranged following an initial postponement.
On Saturday, March 25, Ammanford visit Taffs Well while Cambrian and Clydach host Cwmbran Celtic.