Ashford completed the double over relegated Egham Town on Saturday winning 2-1 in a match that was arguably a little more comfortable than the score suggests.
The opening exchanges belonged to Egham but they failed to trouble Tyler Tobin to any degree and it wasn’t too long before the Tangerines came into the match, with Nebay Haile’s pace often the catalyst for their attacks. Indeed it was Haile who opened the scoring from the penalty spot after he had been pushed over in the box.
That was it up to the break but on 53 minutes Adam Baigent was given time and space to forcefully head home from a corner kick and Ashford looked home and dry. Just a few minutes later though, an unnecessary foul by Steve Loveridge saw Egham pulling one back from the spot which gave the Sarnies some hope. Despite some immediate flurries the match soon settled down again with Ashford generally looking comfortable and they duly secured the three points for their second win in four days with their long and often very unlucky losing run firmly behind them.
There are now just two league matches to come, the next one being tomorrow, Easter Monday, when we welcome Bedfont Sports to Short Lane. This will be the final home match of the season before we go to Bracknell Town next Saturday. Kick-off on Monday is at 3.00 p.m.
We then close our season on Tuesday 7 May with the Middlesex Charity Cup Final against Uxbridge, to be played at Hanwell Town, kick-off 7.45 p.m. Reaching the Final has given us a renewed degree of impetus and it will be our fourth final in this competition, having won the previous three in which we have taken part. The last time was two seasons ago when we got the better of Wealdstone, also played at Hanwell.
The AGM will be on Thursday 16 May when anyone with an interest in the club is welcome to attend.