Ashford returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-0 home success against Uxbridge, both goals coming in the first half.

The opening 45 minutes were close to being Ashford’s best of the season as they dominated possession and exerted considerable pressure upon the Uxbridge goal, the first goal coming on 18 minutes.  It was something of a corker as Alex Fisher sent in a penetrating long ball to Mark Bitmead whose ferocious effort flew past Paul McCarthy in the Uxbridge goal.

Six minutes later it was two as Dan Fleming was tripped in the area, Bitmead making no mistake in slotting away the penalty kick.

Ashford failed to add to the tally before half-time and for quite a while afterwards 2-0 looked a perilous lead as Uxbridge shook off their lethargy and enjoyed far more of the game than hitherto.  Despite their superior possession though, Ashford keeper Kav Keadell was not unduly troubled and as time wore on the game evened up again and McCarthy made one fantastic save to deny Dan Fleming from close in.  Max Herbert hit the post in the dying minutes but overall this was a satisfying day for the club with a solid victory and a clean sheet to boot.

The three points keep Ashford in the leading pack in 6th place, just three points behind leaders Farnborough, but there is now a rest from league action as two cup matches take precedence.  The first is on Tuesday when we visit Slough Town’s new ground in the League Cup (directions etc, are shown in a previous article) whilst next Saturday we go to AFC Hornchurch in the FA Trophy.  More on that one later in the week.

Forthcoming Events

28 Apr 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v AFC Rushden & Diamonds (a)
10 May 2018
07:30PM -
Annual General Meeting
02 Jun 2018
11:00AM -
Junior Presentation Day and Evening
09 Jun 2018
09:00AM - 09:00PM
Junior Tournament