Kofi Lockhart-AdamsAgainst a Chertsey side, who named just two subs, Ashford started well and the visitors were indebted to their keeper Chris Baker who was looking sharp.  As the game wore on though, the visitors came fully in to it, coming close themselves on more than one occasion, but neither side really looked like scoring in a disappointing first half overall.

Ashford looked more purposeful in the second period and took the lead within five minutes when Bairoh Conteh headed home a loose ball from close range.  Ashford piled on the pressure after that, with one effort being cleared off the line, followed by a save from Baker on the line that looked at first as if it was going to elude the custodian.

The next goal though was scored by the visitors, when they were awarded a penalty for a foul by Conteh, with fifteen minutes on the clock.  It looked a rather soft one but Chertsey skipper Tommy McGarry took full advantage with a cheeky chipped penalty, a brave way of taking one in the circumstances.

Paul Burgess brought on both Ed Thomas and Perry Luckins to freshen things up and both were instrumental in doing just that as Ashford made the final breakthrough with five minutes to go when a cross from Thomas was not dealt with and Kofi Lockhart-Adams (pictured) was on hand to give the Tangerines all three points.

Ashford will continue their holiday programme with another home match on Saturday, when Northwood are the visitors, followed by a New Year’s Day trip to Burnham, weather, of course, permitting.