Learning Curve for New Side

With a number of new signings making their debut at this level it was no surprise they lost to a very good Ammanford side. We did make a good start and Ioan Evans one of a couple of first team players having a run out did well to get to the byeline but the Ammanford keeper gathered his cross to remove any danger. Ammanford responded with an attack down the right but the long range shot went wide. Lido took the lead on 12 minutes when Ben Kenn headed in a long cross. Again, Ammanford attacked down the right but new keeper Will Lewis made a fine save. James Radford broke up another attack and set Jay Thomas in on goal but his long range shot was easily saved. Lido went two up on 35 minutes with a fine shot from Sean Hanbury giving the keeper no chance. Lido were good for their lead at this point but conceded on 43 minutes with the shot hitting the inside of the post before nestling in the back of the net. The early period of the second half belonged to Ammanford, they equalised on 49 minutes, went ahead on 52, made it 4-2 with a penalty on 54 and as Lido struggled, they increased their lead with two more goals on 60 and 61 minutes. To their credit the team dug deep at this point and despite having most of the game Ammanford did not score again until the 87th minute. In added on time Luke McDonald was unlucky not to score when his shot from the edge of the area went just over the bar. A massive learning curve tonight, hopefully lessons will be taken on board before the next game on Bank Holiday Monday.