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Emphatic win for Ashton - Match Report

Emphatic win for Ashton - Match Report

The Yellows23 Mar - 10:03
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Ashton Athletic 5 Garstang 1 - Sat Mar 23rd

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Match Report: Ashton Athletic vs Garstang

In a thrilling encounter at Brocstedes Park, Ashton Athletic secured a convincing 5-1 victory over Garstang in challenging weather conditions. Here's a breakdown of the match:

Dramatic Start: The game kicked off with a bang as three goals were scored within the first 10 minutes. Josh High opened the scoring for Ashton just three minutes into the game, followed by Zach Conway adding a second in the 8th minute. However, Garstang quickly responded with a goal from Andrew Murphy, keeping the game intense from the start.

First-Half Dominance: Ashton maintained their momentum throughout the first half. Thomas Romano, awarded Man of the Match, extended their lead with a goal in the 37th minute. Just before halftime, Dek Hill found the net, sending Ashton into the break with a commanding 4-1 lead.

Second-Half Display: The Yellows continued to assert their dominance in the second half, with Dek Hill adding his second goal of the game in the 64th minute. Despite Garstang's efforts, Ashton's strong performance prevailed.

Overall Performance: Ashton showcased an excellent all-round display, with standout contributions throughout the team. Despite Garstang's resilience, Ashton's skill and determination secured a well-deserved victory.

Looking Ahead: With this win, Ashton Athletic prepare for their upcoming fixture against Ilkley Town next Saturday in the North West Counties Division One North and are hoping to make it 5 wins from 5 games.

A commendable display of skill and teamwork over the last month from The Yellows sets a positive tone for their future matches.

Starting XI
1 James Aspinall
2 Zach Conway
3 Reece Carrington
4 Calum Wilson
5 Chris Cottington
6 Conal Larkin
7 Joshua High
8 Niall Partridge
9 Thomas Romano
10 Deklan Hill
11 Joshua Nicholson (C)

Substitutes: Ross Ellison, Sullivan Barker, Kingston David, Jack Smith, Jason Foulds.

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Next Four Matches:
Date Opponent K.O.
30/03/24 Ilkley Town (A) 15:00
01/04/24 Ashton Town (A) 15:00
06/04/24 Bacup Borough (H) 15:00
13/04/24 Atherton LR (H) 15:00


Match Preview - Here's a glimpse of what to expect:

Ashton Athletic enter the match riding high on a wave of success, having secured three consecutive wins in their last three outings. With an impressive tally of 10 goals scored during this winning streak, Ashton are brimming with confidence and hungry for another victory.

In contrast, Garstang finds themselves in a precarious position, languishing in 16th place with only one win in their last six matches. Eager to climb out of the relegation zone, Garstang will be determined to upset Ashton's winning streak and make a statement on the pitch.

As today marks National Non League Day, all footy fans are encouraged to get down to Brocstedes Park and show their support for grassroots football. With the international break providing a perfect opportunity to enjoy local football, the atmosphere promises to be a good one. The bar and kitchen will be open from 1:30 pm, welcoming all spectators.

Despite Garstang's recent struggles, they remain a formidable opponent capable of causing upsets. Ashton Athletic must remain vigilant and maintain their winning momentum to secure another crucial three points in the league.

With both teams eager to make their mark on National Non-League Day, the stage is set for a thrilling encounter at Brocstedes Park. All are welcome to witness the excitement unfold as Ashton Athletic and Garstang battle it out on the pitch.

Admission prices are £6 for adults, £4 for concessions, and £1 for Under 16, Juniors are Free accompanied by adults, making it an affordable outing for families and fans of all ages. Also Wigan Athletic and other Season Ticket holders are welcome for the £4 concession price.

Please Note: It is Cash only on the Turnstile. The Bar and Kitchen are Card/Contactless Only.

Ground: Brocstedes Park
Address: Downall Green, Ashton in Makerfield
Postcode: WN4 0NR.

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