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Reserves (Development Squad) - Match centre

Ashton Athletic Football Club
Bamber Bridge
Thu 22 Oct 19:45 - Cup Full time

1st leg Victory for Development Squad

Ashton Athletic 4 Bamber Bridge 1

The Development squad were in action again last night in the 2nd round 1st leg of the Galaxy Lancashire Football League Cup.
The Yellows got off to a great start with a cracking goal from Danny Green after 5 minutes. The ball wasn't cleared properly, Green immediately latched on to it on the edge of the box and smashed it home giving the keeper no chance.
Within 5 minutes though Bamber Bridge were back level with a great move down the right which resulted in a powerful shot, our keeper got his hands to the ball but couldn't prevent it crossing the line.
The Ashton strike force always looked lively and before the break we struck again thanks to Tom Jackson with another quality goal, taking the lead into Half time at 2-1.
After the break Bamber Bridge still looked strong but were dealt a cruel blow after a superb Ashton break down the left. The resulting shot rebounded off the keeper, hit a defender and ended up in the back of the net - an own goal.
Ashton weren't finished and continued to press forward and Bamber Bridge had no real answers to the pressure. A great performance was capped off by a fourth goal from Daz Hale completing an excellent move, tucking the ball away cleanly.
A 3 goal lead going into the 2nd game should be enough but there's no time for complacency in any cup game.
Good luck to the boys in the next leg.

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