In a match that saw a vital refereeing decision go against Ashford, two late goals for the visitors meant the scoreline did not really reflect the overall play.

Referee Creswick, more than aware of the difficulties that marred the matches between the sides last season decided that he was not going to let that happen to him, the upshot being that nine yellow cards had been incurred by the end of the game, although the match itself was never out of hand. The vital decision though was to disallow a header from Adam Baigent from close range in the second half that, had it been allowed, would have put Ashford back on level terms, and maybe have gone on to win. As it was the goal was disallowed by an alleged push on the Marlow keeper. On another day it might have been given but not this time and with Ashford left with no option but to push up in the closing stages the visitors sealed the win with two late strikes.

We move on and, with no midweek match, the next match is away to Uxbridge on Saturday. There will be more on that one later in the week.