Both sides started well today retaining the ball well and both playing decent football. Ashford looked the more likely to score the opening goal of the game, the return of Joe Bennett to the club and in the starting line up today gave Ashford the extra experience which is required at this level. Joe was involved from the start and his movement was causing the away side some problems early on. Aylesbury defended well as Ashford piled on the pressure, The away side  now creating chances of their own the game was end to end. Ashford defended well and skipper Russell Canderton was back to possibly his best, Jack Mullan also looks close to his best making some crucial challenges in and around the Town penalty area to deny the away side taking the lead. An injury to Robbie Sitch early on looked a worse than it was and luckily he managed to find his feet and return to the field. Referee Duffy awarded Aylesbury a highly disputed  free kick for a dive that would have been worthy of a medal. Along high ball into the crowded Town area could not be dealt with and Jason Blackett headed home past otherwise faultless Tyler Tobin, Ashford dusted themselves down and Aylesbury now defending very deep it was only a matter of time before Ashford would equalise, Adam Turner worked tirelessly up top  as also did Elliot Jones in midfield looking to find the equaliser it wasnt to be and this left Manager Ben Murray needing to rally the troops in readyness for the second half.

The gaffers team talk looked to have worked as Ashford looked for the equaliser and Aylesbury defended in numbers to to hold on to their slender lead, a loose ball in midfield was scooped up by the away side and Blackett latched on to a through ball to fire home an unstoppable effort to make it 0-2, Murray rung the changes and it was not long before Ashford where camped in the away sides half and the pressure paid off when Elliot Jones slotted home the long awaited goal. Now it really was game on with chance after chance for Ashford, a breakaway found  Blackett to leave him one on one with Tobin who saved exellently at the feet of Blackett. Enter Javan Alexander who carved out his own effort only to strike the post with Jack Beadle unable to adjust to allow a decent strike of the ball, moments later Beadle found himself with another glorious chance and only he will know why he never found the back of the net to make it 2-2. Full time and the word unlucky is no longer permitted here, man of the today is Skipper Russell Canderton.