Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC v Cwmamman United
On a cold, dry evening at the Old Road stadium, Briton Ferry, Cwmamman took on a recently improved Briton Ferry Llansawel team for a Friday evening JD Cymru South League match. On the night it was very much a game of two even teams battling for league points and ultimately it was the home side that took the win with a goal in each half, 2-0 to Briton Ferry Llansawel.
A large Briton Ferry crowd of 300 saw an end to end match which was a good advertisement for the JD Cymru League South. It was a much changed Cwmamman, with the initial early pressure having successive corners through the strong running of Calem Rees and Luke Williams but as the match progressed the BFL Reds became a real attacking threat to the Cwmamman United team. Briton Ferry Llansawel were well led by captain Rory Healey and ex-Blue Colin Harris and for the rest of the half the Cwmamman side had to soak up a lot of Briton Ferry Llansawel pressure with captain Gareth Howarth, Nathan Davies and goalkeeper James Kirkwood showing up well. But on the 41st minute a header from a corner from experienced frontman Mark Jones crept into the Blues goal, 1-0 to the Reds.
In the second half Cwmamman were playing with the slope and started strongly with wing backs Aaron Richards and Richard Brain driving down the wings effectively, Cwmamman had some clear goal opportunities with Sam Harrison taking on the Ferry defence. However despite the good play of Ross Morgan, Liam Berner and youngster Dylan Williams in midfield, it was the home team that started to dominate play with Joe Hunt showing up well. On the 75th minute it was Hunt that provided a fantastic cross that set up the all important second goal for Briton Ferry Llansawel, Colin Harris scoring with a strong header from close in, 2-0 to the home team. In the final minutes it was Calem Rees of the Blues that threatened the Reds goal but goalkeeper McFenton made some fine saves and Cwmamman could not get that key goal, despite some good attacking play right up to the end of the match. A 2-0 win for Briton Ferry Llansawel but a match where a young Cwmamman United team missing some key players did compete throughout.
Cwmamman United’s Manager Ryan Stephens said after the match ‘An away defeat but a brave performance from a young and much changed Cwmamman United team. I wish to thank all our great supporters that came to Old Road tonight. We now plan for Llantwit Major AFC at home on Friday evening.’
Cwmamman next play Llantwit Major AFC at Home (Grenig Park) 7.30pm 20th September, entry is £5 (including match programme) and free for children., ‘Cwmamman United your community team’
Luke Reynolds, Press Officer (07904 102400),
Lance Williams Chairman of Club (07598 500797).