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They Shall Not Pass!

3 years ago By Steve Hobson

James Burch talks to Club Captain, Jay Gorton.

“There is no better feeling than knowing you have gone ninety minutes without conceding!” Jay Gorton, Captain.

Having helped Ashton United keep two clean sheets in the past two matches, Jay Gorton is ‘extremely pleased’ with the way his back four are shaping up and hopes with two home and two away games coming up the defence can carry on their good form;

“As a member of the defence, I have been extremely pleased with the co-operation and teamwork we have all put in to keep clean sheets. Along with Sam, Mark, Jack and Phillo we have picked up two clean sheets from our last two fixtures and we will be hoping to gain our third against Workington!"

With the exception of Sam Egerton-Wilson, the goalkeeper and defence is the same one that nearly guided the Robins to promotion last season. Gorton thinks the friendship in the side helps the team reach their goals every match;

"For a defender there is no better feeling than knowing you have gone ninety minutes without conceding and for us it is like scoring a goal or playing a splitting pass. We are all a unit, and friends off the pitch, so we have a real understanding and it helps we are all singing from the same hymn sheet.”

Ash Young has played the most minutes for Ashton United this season and our Jay has singled him out for a pat on the back, thanking him for going about his business behind the scenes and helping the defence stay solid in a ‘Makelele' role;

“I’d like to give special praise to Ashley Young who has helped marshal the defence and keep us so tight this season. The work he does is paramount to the team and despite not getting the credit he deserves, his work does not go un-noticed by us players.”

Where next?

Manager's Blog - We Have Shown Plenty of Character Manager Danny Johnson couldn’t hide his delight as his team overcame a stern test at home to second placed Chorley on Saturday.

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