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Late drama in an entertaining last game - Match Report

Late drama in an entertaining last game - Match Report

The Yellows11 Apr - 09:41
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Ashton Athletic 3 Atherton LR 3 - Sat 13th Apr

In a thrilling season finale, Ashton Athletic and Atherton Laburnum Rovers battled to a 3-3 draw at Brocstedes Park.

There was a bright start to Ashton's last game of the season. After just 5 minutes Dek Hill directed Chris Cottington's free-kick just wide of the post.
Unfortunately, Atherton LR showed their quality, taking the lead in the 8th minute.
Despite Ashton's efforts, which included Jack Smith's powerful shot from range and a Ross Ellison header, saved from a Josh Nicholson free kick. The visitors held on to their lead until halftime. 0-1

The second half witnessed an explosion of goals. Jack Smith levelled the score with a brilliant solo effort in the 52nd minute. Smith doubled his tally just two minutes later with another impressive strike. Ellison extended Ashton's lead to 3-1 in the 59th minute.
However, Atherton LR fought back, scoring twice to get back into the game and to level the score at 3-3, which included a dramatic penalty conversion in stoppage time.

The match concluded in a thrilling 3-3 draw, providing spectators with an entertaining end to the season. Both teams displayed resilience and attacking prowess, showcasing the unpredictable nature of football.

Thanks to our match reporter Ed Bazeley for his help and social media content.
You can Follow Ed on Twitter/X @EdBazejourno

View the Match Programme HERE

Ashton Athletic Starting XI
James Aspinall
Conal Larkin
Reece Carrington
Ethan Pearce
Chris Cottington
Calum Wilson
Zach Conway
Deklan Hill
Ross Ellison
Jack Smith
Joshua Nicholson

Substitutes: Joshua High, Niall Partridge, Kingston David, Jason Foulds

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Thanks everyone for your support throughout the season. We'll be back after the summer break and we look forward to seeing you all again at Brocstedes Park.
Please remember our U21's and Wigan Ladies still have several games left to play which you are always welcome to come down to.

Admission is free of charge to all. Fixtures to Follow.


Before we get onto the match preview everyone at the club would like to congratulate our number 9 Tom Romano on winning the Player of the Month for March. Tom has been a great addition to the side with his goals, attitude and work rate. Thanks to Paul Moran for the photo.

Match Preview

Ashton Athletic prepare to host Atherton Laburnum Rovers in their final game of the season at Brocstedes Park, with a 3:00 PM kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

Atherton LR have enjoyed an outstanding season, securing 2nd place in the table and confirming their spot in the promotion playoffs. They boast impressive form, winning 5 of their last 6 games, making them a formidable opponent.

Ashton Athletic, positioned comfortably in mid-table, will finish the season in 11th place. Recent improvement in form has seen them secure 3 victories and a draw in their last 6 matches.

In their previous encounter, The Yellows dominated with a convincing 4-1 victory over Atherton. Goals from Dek Hill, Josh Nicholson, and a brace from standout performer and current player of the month Tom Romano sealed the win.

With both teams eager to end the season on a high note, the match promises excitement and unpredictability. Ashton Athletic will aim to replicate their previous success against Atherton LR, while LR will be determined to maintain their momentum heading into the playoffs.

As Ashton Athletic bids farewell to the season, fans can anticipate a thrilling clash down at Brocstedes Park. With the potential for surprises, supporters will be hoping for an exciting finale as The Yellows strives to conclude the season with a memorable performance.

Come and join us for what's sure to be an entertaining game.
The bar and kitchen will be open throughout the afternoon.

Admission prices are £6 for adults, £4 for concessions, and £1 for Under 16, Juniors are Free accompanied by adults, making it a great and 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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