Ammers open gap over drop upto 6 points with victory over Ollerton

Ammers opened up a six-point gap in their search for NCEL Division One safety with a 3-0 victory over Ollerton Town on Saturday afternoon.

Ousainey Juwara (2) and Liam Parker separated the sides at The Southerns Stadium, Wilfred Frimpong unable to extend the lead, his penalty saved by Sam Riches with the score at 2-0.

Bruce Fernando’s inclusion was the only change from the side that drew away at Worsbrough Bridge seven days ago.

Ousainey Juwara’s continued replacement Marcel Chigumira was exploited by Ammers immediately as the forward opened the scoring within 9 minutes. The opposing style brought by  Juwara was able to expose the little opportunity spared in the opening period, constantly looking beyond Ollerton’s defence, away from the congestion. Birama Diallo’s speed freed him from the pressure of Joshua Brentnall before finding the run of Juwara attacking the space behind, moving into the left-hand channel of the box and placing the ball across Riches into goal.

Ammers’ outlet continued to be Juwara in the opening 25 minutes, Korbel supplying the pacey forward by being the middle-man between midfield and attack. The latest through-pass was however read by Charlie Line recovering on the slide.

Korbel got his own chance as Ammers enjoyed possession on the edge of Ollerton’s box from the following throw-in from the right, the finish can be excused as his first effort, high over.

Advanced, Korbel had to go first time with his favoured pass in-behind for Juwara who opened his body, leaning back too far, spared by the linesman’s flag, anyway.

Diallo assisted the second, also, finding Liam Parker’s head from a set-piece. The corner from the left was met by the protruding Parker in the centre of the box, heading downward and back across goal past Riches.

Even with Diallo inverted and able to increase the tempo centrally, assisted by the one-two from Korbel, the limited space demanded a perfect touch which deserted the full-back to halt the pair’s combination.

Frimpong was stopped unfairly inside the box to handed a chance to put Ammers three-up from the spot. He himself stepped up, Riches equal to the shot to his left, parried away mid-height.

It wasn’t a surprise to see Diallo eventually gets his chance to run beyond the Ollerton defence, given his likeness to both Juwara and Frimpong. A heavy touch at the culmination of his run knocked the ball into Riches and the ‘keeper cleared away to his left with his feet.

Frimpong, with only Riches to beat, did so but was delayed a route to goal, rounding the ‘keeper to the left but the angle’s too tight. On firing, the post blocked the little target he had to aim for.

The opening chance of the second-half unsurprisingly fell to Juwara against constantly looking to extend Ammers’ shape beyond Ollerton’s defence. He mishit his volley, however, straight at Riches.

He did get his second of the game just minutes later, the same run of that which opened the scoring. One-on-one inside the left half-space of Ollerton’s box, he poked this effort under Riches.

Frimpong’s run on 63 minutes was wider. The left-winger’s move inside onto his right-foot made the angle more appealing, enough to look to bend his shot inside the far post but there’s not enough turn on the shot.

Ammers gave Ollerton and Alex Weall an opportunity by being second to the ball in the centre-circle. A first-time forward pass evaded the congestion, meeting Weall’s run into the left half-space inside Ammers’ box. Left-footed, he can’t get over the shot to keep it under the bar.

Korbel’s pressure put Ammers three versus three. The ball along the edge of Ollerton’s box found Cheetham who’s able to shield the ball from pressure but not escape it ahead of his shot, blocked.

He had more space out wide, alone, minutes later, but couldn’t connect with the shot correctly to beat Riches.

With Juwara withdrawn, his replacement in Cheetham was positioned deeper, Hines swapping positions with his new number nine by taking the mantle of attacking the space behind and was lined up infront of goal. Juwara’s replacement, Cheetham was involved in the build-up, amongst others crowded on the edge of Ollerton’s box, Riches denying with his legs.

Ollerton countered two versus one immediately, but the forward pass around the sole Ammers defender, slowed the move down, the pass being behind the target, Viles able to deal with the shot.

Cheetham too benefitted from starting wide and moving infield before shooting but the right-footed shot’s sliced outward, wide of the far post.

The full-time whistle exended Ammers’ gap over Glasshoughton to six points.

The first of the remaining five league fixtures commences with Nostell Miners Welfare’s visit ton Wednesday, 27th March.