Ashford’s mini revival continued on Tuesday evening with a nil-nil draw at home to Aylesbury.  Whilst in the normal scheme of things that might not be a result that would generate excitement of any kind, it becomes almost massive when you have come off the back of 20 odd defeats in a row.

Ashford made two enforced changes from the side that drew at Royston on Saturday with both Jim Mann and James Awosifan missing.  Russ Canderton returned to the side whilst Rhys Price (apologies for wrong name on original post), following his debut from the bench on Saturday, started the match.  Dan Hughes was also back, again on the bench.

With Aylesbury equally competitive, especially ex-Ashford player Adam Logie who could well have seen red for some nasty first half challenges, the match was fast and furious.  As the scoreline indicates though, chances at either end were comparatively rare with both sides cancelling each other out overall, but from Ashford’s point of view, it was heartening to see the spirit with which the side played, and it certainly looks as if the tide may generally be turning a bit.

Once again it would be wrong to single too many players out but Price and Conor Moody ran their socks off and Conor in particular is suddenly looking a different player.  Everyone stuck to their task though and as a whole will be looking forward to the visit of Leighton Town on Saturday, especially as the performance at their ground earlier in the season bordered on the shameful.  Win or lose, that is unlikely to be the case on Saturday.  Finally, a big thank you to our supporters who are few in numbers but they were nearly all there last night and their support for the side was immense throughout.

Don’t forget that on Thursday evening, the Suburban side will be at home to Walton & Hersham Reserves in a league match, kick-off 7.45 p.m.