Ashford made the long journey along the M1 to high fliers Rugby Town, despite results of late a very bouyant Ashford started the game with a real purpose. It was evident early on that the confidence and belief had returned within the squad, the returning Jack Mullan & Scott Weight added experience to a very young Ashford side albeit they are of such a young age as themselves. The away side gave a really good account of thereselves as the first half started to settle into a very even game with both sides cancelling each other out. As the first half came to a close Ashford where looking the more likely to score and by no means had the difference in league positions been witnessed.

Half time over and at the restart is was Ashford who looked the better side, Mark Gallagher work tirelessly and was proving to be a real handful for the homesides defenders who at times required four players to win the ball and with Joe Hughes carving out several half chances early on surely it was only a matter of time before Ashford scored the first goal of the game. Rugby to be fair gave as good as the got but for some superb defending from Captain and My Man of The Match Russell Canderton Ashford may well have found theirselves behind. Harry Driver & Scott Weight also made some very important last ditch blocks and tackles around the edge of the Ashford penaly area. On 80 minutes  a loose ball in midfield gave the homeside the breaktrough they had been looking for with a long ball into the Ashford penaly area being met with a crisp well placed volley giving Tyler Tobin no chance. Ashford continued to look for an equaliser with several half chances but it wasnt to be.

On the whole for those that missed it this new look side really is and will be the future of the Club and more than capable of pulling together a string of results to mirror their ability in the very near future.