If ever proof was required that there are no easy matches, last night’s game at home to North Greenford, with just one win all season, amply demonstrated the point as the visitors led by two goals to nil with just twelve minutes of the ninety left on the clock.  Ashford had not played particularly poorly but had failed to take any of the numerous chances that had come their way whilst the visitors had done just the opposite with far fewer opportunities.

They must have thought that the three points were in the bag when the second, a well struck free kick, went in but a double substitution finally turned it round as Hanif Boyle tapped in the first, followed two minutes later with an equaliser from Kofi Lockhart-Adams who swivelled to send the ball into the net after Samad Kazi had hit the woodwork. 

The writing was now on the wall and the third and winning goal was not long in coming.  Sure enough it was super-sub Kazi who did the trick.  After having a superb effort ruled out for offside, his winning effort looked goalbound anyway but a small deflection gave the visiting keeper no chance.

The general view amongst Ashford supporters was that the team had enjoyed possession to the extent that they deserved to win despite the lateness of the goals, but it was tough on the visitors who, with the determination they showed for much of the match, will surely climb the table under new manager Neil Shipperley.