Lido suffer single goal defeat

We went behind in the second minute for what proved to be the only goal of the game. It followed  a goalmouth scramble resulting in Osian Dillon scoring. Lido won a corner which was headed clear but there were glimpses of Lido getting into the game. Good work from Jordan Edwards down the right who crossed and set up Ioan Evans but he could only fire wide. Cai Owens then headed a free kick over the bar before Ammanford responded with a good run by Leon Britton who weaved his way past several would be tacklers but instead of shooting he passed the ball to the left and the incoming cross was too long. Lido then attacked down their left with a deep cross which was cleared but only to a Lido player with another cross being headed over by Jordan Edwards. Lido’s attack was working well but so was the Ammanford defence. Ammanford then took a quick free kick and won a second on the edge of the area but Lee Trundle’s effort went over the bar. In a repeat Ammanford again won a free kick on the edge of the area but this was cleared by the Lido who then quickly attacked with Ben Kenn shooting at the keeper from just outside the area The ball was then played wide to Jay Thomas who with a smart turn on the edge of the box got his shot away and it was parried by the Ammanford keeper. Referee Ben Williams then booked Cai Owens for a foul on the edge of the area with the free kick again ending up over the bar. Worse was to follow for the Lido when Lewis Butler was booked for another edge of the area foul. This time the free kick hit the wall and was cleared. Jordan Edwards then made ground down the right and his cross just eluded Ioan Evans in the centre. A spell of sustained pressure from the Lido as they continued to search for the equaliser with a Ioan Evans cross met by Jordan Edwards but his shot was blocked and cleared before the ball went out for an Ammanford goal kick.

Lido started the second half on the attack but Ioan Evans could only shoot wide. Lido took a quick free kick but lost the ball, Ammanford attacked down their right but Connor Harris did well to make a clean tackle in the area and clear the ball. Jay Thomas went close for the Lido who continued to press for the equaliser. The game quickly changed with Ammanford piling on the pressure with a couple of corners but Lido defended them well. On 67 minutes Ioan Evans leapt at the back post and the Ammanford keeper made a great point blank save. With Lido pressing looking for the equaliser once again the ref made a big decision in sending Jordan Edwards off for a second yellow for hand ball. With 10 minutes remaining Patrick Finneral was felled in the penalty area but Jay Thomas signalled which way the ball was going and the Ammanford  keeper made an easy save diving to his right. Then the ball appeared to be cleared of the line as the 10 men pushed forward. Disappointingly Jackson Hall was then sent off with minutes to go for a reckless challenge on an Ammanford player. Finally, Cai Owens headed a corner over the bar from point blank range. Even with 9 men Lido pushed forward in search of the equaliser but sadly it wasn’t forthcoming