Bore Draw Offerers Poor Fare
Report Steve Lee
Ashton United and Frickley Athletic shared the spoils for the second time this season in a match of little quality and goalmouth action.
Ashton did have the ball in the net after five minutes following a fine finish by Matty Barlow, but celebrations were premature as he was flagged offside.
Frickley’s first effort came courtesy of Jimmy Ghaichem, but his free kick was comfortably saved by Paul Phillips.
Barlow did have Ashton’s best chance of the opening half as he received a well placed through ball, but with Jamie Green to beat, shot
wide of the far post.
Gavin Allott wasted a golden chance when clean through only to be let down by poor control, gifting Phillips the ball and then Joe Wilcox
headed over from a corner.
Danny Walsh saw his shot deflected wide and Ghaichem had a free kick straight at Phillips.
Jamie Green was the busier of the two keepers in the second half, spreading himself to deny Danny Lambert after the diminutive winger had
got clear of the impressive Wilcox.
Michael Connors headed straight at the keeper from a Matty Burke free kick before Chris Amadi marked his appearance from the bench with a
strong run that ended with a shot saved by Green at the near post.
Ashton’s next chance came when the Yorkshire side could only half clear a Burke corner, but Lambert saw his shot go wide.
Wilcox was given a lot of room to run into, but his long range effort curled wide of the target.
Ashton increased the pressure late on, Aaron Burns turned and shot wide and then glanced a header over from a pinpoint cross from Lambert.
In between a quick break from the visitors saw Luke Hinsley shoot weakly at Phillips.
In injury time Burns saw his shot blocked as the Frickley defence held firm.
ASHTON Phillips, Lynch, Harrop, Moore, Robinson, Frost, Kosylo (Amadi 63), Burke, Barlow (Sherriff 80), Connors (Burns 80), Lambert. subs
not used Baguley, Murty