Ashford picked up another point on relegation rivals North Greenford on Saturday as they drew one apiece at Potters Bar Town, to make it five unbeaten matches in a row, an unthinkable situation just a few weeks ago.  The great escape is still on!

On a hard and bumpy surface coupled with a stiff breeze, it was inevitable that the football would not be pretty but once again Ashford scrapped for every ball and should probably have won the match after getting well on top in the final 15-20 minutes, although that said, the visitors were indebted to stand-in keeper Jacob Fuller who pulled off a superb stop right at the death to prevent the Potters claiming all three points.  Indeed Jacobs, in only his second match of the season was excellent throughout, even though he was not over troubled.

It was the home side who struck the first blow midway through the first half when Ben Ewing, possibly deceived by the flight of the ball in the wind, failed to clear and a slick finish gave Fuller no chance.

Heads don’t go down these days though and a deserved equaliser came in the second half when a corner rebounded out to Elliott Jones who hit an unstoppable effort into the roof of the net.  Ashford felt they might have had a penalty when sub James Awosifan seemed to be hauled down in the area but referee Cheek had the cheek to give it the other way. 

There will be another stiff test this Tuesday when champions elect Daventry Town visit Short Lane but Ashford’s new found resilience will hopefully hold them in good stead just as it did last Tuesday against another class side in Rugby Town.