Our apologies for the delay in posting a match summary from Tuesday night, not helped by the very sad news of Alan Pincham’s death.  He will be greatly missed and even had Ashford won on Tuesday this news would have put a damper on it.

As it was, although perhaps the three goal difference was a little harsh, there was no doubt that Camberley deserved to win the match and we wish them well in the Final.

From an Ashford perspective, the game got off to the worst possible start, with Camberley achieving something they couldn’t manage in the recent league match between the sides, and scoring in the 4th minute following some early relentless pressure.  Indeed Ashford’s normally steady defence seemed all at sea on occasions, partly due maybe to the absence of both Will Boye and Josh Andrew, both cup-tied.

A defining moment came shortly before the half-hour mark when Dan Fleming turned and hit a drive that hit both posts without going in.  Had that resulted in a goal, the scores would have been level and who knows what might have happened but a second Camberley goal very quickly afterwards more or less sealed Ashford’s fate.

The second half saw an improvement from Ashford and in terms of possession they possibly shaded it but the experienced Camberley side absorbed any Ashford attacking moves with comparative ease and Ashford rarely looked as if they could retrieve the situation.  All hope disappeared on 73 minutes when a miscued clearance from Tyler Tobin went straight to a Camberley player, who with no further ado volleyed the ball back into the net from an acute angle to make it 3-0 to the visitors.

Given that Ashford won the equivalent league match just two weeks earlier rather more comfortably than the 1-0 scoreline suggested, this was something of a disappointment for Ashford supporters as Camberley took full revenge.  There is no time for moping about the result though as the intense battle between Ashford, Camberley and now Epsom & Ewell for promotion hots up on Saturday, especially with Camberley going to Epsom, whilst the Tangerines make the short trip to Windsor, who are as good as anyone on their day.  More on that one on Friday.

There is no news yet concerning the funeral arrangements for Alan but details will be put on the web site when we know them.

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