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- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:41
- Written by Nick Bailey
Here is Nick Bailey's report from last night's Under-18 match in the CCL Grant-McLellan Youth Cup which Ashford won 8-0.
Ashford 18s enjoyed their second win in two days with an impressive 8-0 win away against Windsor in the Grant-Mclellan Cup.
There were four goals in the first half scored by Mason Roseboom, Keegan Stewart, Harry Herdman and Jacob Bennett.
Ashford moved the ball well and in the second half kept our shape and discipline, Isaac Mplane got on the score sheet with two well taken goals as did Aaron Lovett with one from the spot and one from a well worked move starting from the back.
Our backline of Gabriel Bedeko, Ilia Perovic, Tommy Fright and Kasey Williams were rarely tested and handled anything that Windsor chucked at us. The midfield three of Charlie Bailey, Mason Roseboom and Harry Herdman controlled the tempo and direction of the match enjoying the lion's share of possession and at times keeping it simple and linking up play superbly.
The forward attacking three of Jacob Bennett, Keegan Stewart and Isaac Mplane all got on the score sheet and caused Windsor constant pressure all game.
Sub Aaron Lovett got on the score sheet within 5 minutes of entering the field with a well taken penalty and got his second with 10 minutes remaining. Josh Bates came on with 15 to go and replaced Gabes at the back to help maintain our clean sheet.
Man of the match in such an open game isn’t an easy decision but we decided to award it to Charlie Bailey for his outstanding work in the centre of the park.
- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 08:31
- Written by Brady
The Under-18 side have enjoyed a good week. Following their hard fought win against Carshalton on Monday, they made it a double success on Wednesday with a second cup victory, this time in the Grant-McLellan Youth Cup, beating Windsor U18 by eight goals to nil. This means that Ashford are now in the Quarter-Finals and we await the draw. We will doubtless have a report from Manager Nick Bailey in due course.
Here are the Junior and other fixtures for the forthcoming weekend.
Ashford Sports Club - Club House 11-a-side Pitch
Conor U15s v Binfield 10am
Martin U14s v SCR Colts 11.30
Ashford Sports Club – Short Lane 11-a-side Pitch
Ben U15s v Met Police 10am
Carl U17s v Staines Albion 11.30
Ashford Sports Club – 9 – 9 Pitch
Larry U12s v Waddon Wanderers 11am
Ashford Town 5 – 5 Pitch
Matt U8s v Sheen Lions 10.30
Ashford Town 7 – 7 Pitch
Ashford Town – Outfield
Marco U15s v Yateley United 10.30
Ashford Town– Stadium
Ladies v Bedhead 2pm
Billy U7s v Woking Cougars
Tommy U7s v Bedfont Eagles
Andy U8s v Whitton Wonderers
Matt U9s v Twickenham Tigers
Graham U10s v Molesey Juniors
Nelson U10s v Kew Association
Craig U13s v Whitton Wanderers
Fin U13s v SCR Colts
Joe U17s v Guildford City
Gary Men v Whitton Park
We now have the match report from Monday’s match against Carshalton, from Nick:
“It was a great night for our young Tangerines on Monday after knocking Carshalton Athletic out of the Lucas Fettes cup by 4 goals to 2.
We started sharply as we normally do and looked very dangerous going forward. Our pace was causing our visitors problems and they couldn't deal with our midfield press.
We finished the first half 2-1 up with goals coming from Isaac Mplane and Keegan Stewart, Carshalton showed at times what a good side they are but we deserved the lead and in fairness it could have been more, Isaac in particular being a thorn in Carshalton’s side and they couldn't deal with the tempo that we set.
We were under pressure in the second half and the most impressive thing for me was the way we absorbed all the pressure that our visitors gave us, knwoing that they would react. In short we handled everything they could throw at us. When we were able to get forward we continued to look dangerous and it wasn't long before we scored again, this time a wonderful ball from Otman found our prolific goal scorer Isaac and once again he made no mistake in putting us 3-1 up.
5 minutes later Isaac found the back of the net again to make it 4-1, and our visitors were finally beaten even if they did find a stoppage time consolation goal to end the game 4-2.
Overall it was a very good display from our youngsters considering that two of our centre backs pulled out at the last minute so we had to juggle the pack at the back. Kasey Williams was superb switching from right back to left, Isaac was his clinical self in front of goal and our midfield work rate was top draw, brilliant team performance and a well deserved win from what is mostly a first year side.”
- Created on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:34
- Written by Brady
Here are the results from the Sunday Junior matches, followed by a summary from Junior Section Chairman Nick Bailey:
Graham U10s 1-1 Kingston Town
Craig U13s 0-8 Mitcham Park
Fin U13s 6-0 Shelton
Martin U14s 6-2 Hampton Youth
Ben U15s 5-5 Mat Police
Conor U15s 4-1 Leatherhead
Marco U15s 4-3 Claygate
Tim U16s 0-4 Corinthian Casuals
Carl U17s 3-1 Lyne Youth
Joe U17s 4-8 Kew Park Rangers
On a freezing Sunday morning we hosted an under 8s mini trophy event at the club. Matt our U-8s manager did superbly against strong competition and some of the football on display was a pleasure to watch.
On our other mini pitch Tommy’s under 7s entertained local side Halliford Colts, and even if we were on the losing side, it’s really pleasing to see our young Tangerines improving week on week.
Bills U-7s played Old Isleworthians in what’s proving to be a good match every time they play each other, the visitors are always strong and well organised side, the football was a pleasure to watch as both sides expressed their ability and gave the parents and coaches a real good game to watch.
Across the road I saw Tim’s U-16s play Corinthian Casuals and we ended up on the wrong side of a 4-0 loss, we must have hit the post and bar 5 times, a good game and with a little luck on our side the score line would have been a different one.
Conor's 15s made the trip to Leatherhead and came away with the 3 points after winning 4-1, the lads are making great progress in the league and are quietly moving up the table, and of course they are still in the County Cup so this could turn out to be a good season for them.
Bens 15s played Met Police in probably the game of the day, I didn’t watch this as it was away but had running updates from parents. We found ourselves 4 down inside half hour and quickly turned things around to level it at 4-4. Knowing the lads as I do and with 5 minutes remaining I knew we would take the lead and sure enough we did, but unfortunately the goals didn’t stop there, a dubious penalty from what appeared a clear dive inside the box gave Met Police a chance to equalise which they did and the match finished 5-5. This ensures that the team remains unbeaten and still top of the table.
The Under-18’s enjoyed their best victory of the season on Monday evening with a 4-2 win over highly fancied Carshalton Athletic, who had beaten Sutton United in the previous round of this competition, the Lucas-Fettes League Cup. A hatrick from Isaac Mpiana and one from Keegan Stewart enabled Ashford to go 4-1 up, after soaking up a lot of pressure, with Carshalton scoring a consolation goal at the death. We await the full match report.