Ammers successfully crack Glasshoughton test

Yorkshire Amateur patiently tested a tempered Glasshoughton Welfare resistance, The Ammers scoring twice in the second-half to win 2-0 in the NCEL Division One on Saturday afternoon.

Whilst the hosts pushed for the opener themselves, Ammers’ substitutes Jonas Badibalowa & Wilson Ramos put clear distance between the two sides.

Ammers made five changes, Suruwa Bojan, Jose Mboma, Amari Smith, Rio Korbel & Marcel Chigumira introduced.

Fre Tewolde was disposed in the early minutes, forfeiting space for Romalho ferreira to attack the touchline. His cross was cut back to Jonas Ndombasi who is first denied a shot at goal by Jake Boyd’s sliding challenge and then Bojan at his near post, at close range forcing the ‘keeper to parry.

Idris Atta was handed a shooting opportunity from deeper, shooting over. Ferreira’s success with the low, cut back’s tempting him into another.

Ammers switched sides via the long-route, Mboma finding Korbel centrally who continued the ball on it’s path, wide-right, to Smith. Mossolo too found space via deep support, receiving, and turning to shoot across goal, watched wide by ‘keeper Mark Bower.

As Korbel made an off-the-ball run beyond Adam Walsh, the pass from Mossolo was intercepted on 15 minutes.

Diallo hit a powerful shot wide but it was the impact of Mossolo’s pressing that created the chance. Diallo, cutting in from the left, reaped the rewards of Mossolo’s work high on the opposite flank, hurrying the pass into Ammers’ middle.

With Chigumira in possession, deep, Diallo made use of the space behind, ahead of his base on the left. Freddy Bernard in cover for Glasshoughton, Diallo returned the ball to Chigumira, against the hosts’ deep line, having time to locate Korbel across the box and chip a cross to the midfielder to attack, caught at his nearside by Bower.

The reaction from Glasshoughton was to hit the bar, typically from winger George Mwale, a lofted delivery chipping Bojan, skimming the bar on its way across goal.

Chigamura’s first-touch permits him to be blinkered towards a shot at goal but it’s not the correct option, turning into danger and intercepted with just minutes of the first-half remaining.

Ammers continuing to hold their high base after the break meant Diallo’s individuality resulted in a shot from the edge of the box. The winger’s quick feet escaped his marker on the left, placing a right-footed effort straight at Bower.

He’s then fortunate to get past Bernard, the defender misjudging the flight of the pass, but the winger’s drag back inside the hosts’ box intentionally rounds Walsh. The attacker is held up on the third occasion, turning into several bodies who clear.

Teenager Smith showed maturity through composure, driving down the right, ignoring Mossolo out wide and looking at goal himself, intercepted on the edge of the box.

Boyd fortunately got his angles right when heading the ball over his own bar, his ‘keeper beaten, Ammers’ failure to clear inside their own box giving Mwale a shot at goal, blocked between the bodies in red, the ball dropping inside the pitch parameters but for Boyd.

The ball was in the back of Ammers’ net on 65 minutes, courtesy of ‘keeper Bojan but he’s bodied as he rises to claim the ball, forcing him backwards over his own line. The referee spotted the foul and play restarted from the ‘keeper.

Ammers’ attempt at the opener did count as Jonas Badibalowa registered first goal on 73 minutes, requiring the inside of the post to divert the ball into goal with his shot from the tightest of angles. Diallo’s quick side-step inside to round his marker and then vision to find Badibalowa, from the half-way line, played in his forward down the opposite right flank. Mossolo offered support but the ball returned to Badibalowa, seemingly hitting the ball along the goal line as the post finished his efforts.

Nana Nyarko’s long throw was flicked on at the near post but evaded the supporting blue shirts behind.

Glasshoughton and Mwale reminded Ammers of the hosts’ threat through pace, a simple pass down the middle playing the winger one-on-one. Unable to meet the ball immediately, he chased it’s trajectory away from goal slightly, making the shot more difficult, choosing to go across goal, across the grass, wide.

As Glasshoughton pushed forward, Ammers’ second followed as the spaces remained, suiting Ammers’ front line. Substitute Wilson Ramos had only Bower to beat, running onto the through ball, his shot aimed at the awkward space close to the right of the body of the ‘keeper, too powerful to stop.

The opportunities kept coming, Ammers hitting the post seconds before the final whistle.

A first seven-day break in a month follows for The Ammers who next compete in the NCEL Division One against Brigg Town at The Southerns Stadium.

Tickets for Brigg Town: Adults – £6, Concessions – £4, U16s – £3