12 September 2017 / Team News

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Ammanford 7 Ystalyfera 21

After a fine effort away at Bridgend Athletic last Saturday, Ammanford’s supporters were looking forward to seeing their side going through their paces at home against Ystalyfera. Unfortunately there was only one team performing and that was Fera. Ammanford did not turn up.

From the outset the big Fera pack dominated in the set pieces and within the first 10 minutes had won two kickable penalties from scrum offences to take a 0-6 lead.

With Ammanford first tidy attack, a break by centre Andrew Owen forced a deliberate knock on and the visitor’s first yellow card. The pressure that Ammanford applied on the Fera line with the one man advantage came to nothing as the forwards tried to take on the visiting back instead of taking advantage of the overlaps created.

As the half came to a close a poor home line out gave the visitors a scrum close the Ammanford line which resulted in the inevitable penalty try and gave Fera a 0-13 halftime lead.

Ammanford came out positively in the second half and within minutes a counter from a clearance kick saw wing Steffan Howells set off on a weaving run, after some slick inter passing flanker Owen Davies scored near the posts and outside half Ceri Morris added the extra points 7-13.

The home side looked as if they were coming into the game but from a clearance kick the Fera right wing galloped down the touchline. A clear foot in touch was missed by the official and the resulting try took the steam out of Ammanfords brief recovery, 7-18.

As hard as Ammanford tried the visitor could always rely on their scrum to get them out of trouble and gain numerous penalties, some can be attributed to weak refereeing, but the visitors deserved their victory and a final penalty, coming from another scrum infringement summed up the game and gave Fera a well-earned 7-21 win.

Ammanford travel to Waunarlwydd next Saturday hoping regain their impit

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