Ashford Town secured their third consecutive away win with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Leighton Town.

The game will not live long in the memory and was a largely scrappy affair played on a difficult pitch and, although both sides tried to play good football, the match lacked goalmouth action.

The visiting contingent became increasingly aggrieved at the constant holding and shirt-pulling deployed by the home centre-halves so there was a certain "poetic justice" that the result turned on a penalty awarded after Bairoh Conteh was pulled back by Charlie Cunningham.  Mark Bitmead's spot kick gave Haydn Dodge no chance.

Kofi Lockhart-Adams had a chance to make the game safe, but blasted over the bar and Leighton enjoyed a late spell of sustained pressure that might have seen them earn a point, but Ashford's defence, expertly marshalled by skipper Russell Canderton, held firm.

After the match, Assistant Manager Steve Battams spoke to the Official Website and you can play the interview using the controller, below:

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