Ingles Edge Ashby in Local Derby
Ingles were made to work hard by a well drilled and energetic Ashby Ivanhoe side.
Ingles 2-1 Ashby Ivanhoe
Monday 27th August 2018
Written by Kieran King
Ingles made it 3 wins out of 3 at home in the East Midlands counties league with a 2-1 win on bank holiday Monday over local rivals Ashby Ivanhoe.
After 3 wins in there first 4 games and 16 goals in the process, it only took 5 minutes for Ingles to open the scoring with Sam Kee driving a free kick laid off to him from 25 yards out into the bottom left corner. That was Kee’s 2nd goal in 2 games after his late goal in the 11-1 thrashing of Arnold Town last time out. Nik Ivanov the goalkeeper in the Ashby net could do nothing due to the sheer power in the strike.
Not long after, the away side created there first real meaningful shooting opportunity with Sam Carline blasting a half volleyed effort over the crossbar from the edge of the area.
Ashby started the brighter of the two sides but it was the hosts who had the chance to double the lead as the dangerous Laithan Hammond was bought down in the area. That left Sean Woolley the chance to join Hammond on 6 goals for the season. That he truly obliged too, sticking the penalty away with ease into the bottom right corner putting Ingles 2-0 up with 17 minutes gone.
2 minutes after the restart, the lead was cut in half after a chipped cross from Kerr Horn was headed home at the back post from the powerhouse Carline with Oliver Buchanan the Ingles goalkeeper getting a hand onto the effort but couldn’t stop it going into the top of the net. This topped off a entertaining first 20 minutes at the dovecote with the away side giving themselves hope of getting back into this local derby.
Ashby then started to grow into the game and created a few opportunities and on 33 minutes, Elliott Bott who was tricky all afternoon was bought down in the Ingles box but the referee didn’t give it, despite Ashby, who were adamant that it should’ve given.
The away side had another good opportunity 5 minutes from the break but a smart stop by Buchanan denied Horn from his 3rd of the campaign. But Ingles had the last good spell of the half, with first the powerful Hammond coming close from a left foot effort saved at the near post. From the resulting corner Billy Blackshaw headed just wide from 8 yards out but Ingles lead 2-1 at the break.
Within 5 minutes of the restart, Ashby created other great chance with the talismanic Horn one on one with Buchanan but the Ingles number 1 made another smart save to deny Ashby to equalise the scores.
The start to the second half was fairly scrappy with neither team getting a real foothold to the game. But Ashby created another good opportunity with 15 minutes left, Bott beat Dan Tuck down the left side but Buchanan who was very impressive and my man of the match made another quality save.
Ingles had a flurry of chances at the end of the game to seal it with manager Matt Smith bringing former Sileby midfielder Dean Copson on and he went close with a half chance shooting straight at Ivanov from around 12 yards out with the outside of his left boot. Deep into stoppage time Laithan Hammond who caused Ashby problems on the counter all afternoon should’ve made it 3 but Ivanov denied him from adding to his tally this term but it didn’t matter to the result this afternoon as the referee blew his whistle for full time at the dovecote with Ashby who only have 6 points on the board deserving more out of the game but it was Ingles who was celebrating and have won 4 out of there first 5 league games and next up face Melton Town in the FA Vase on Saturday (1st of September) for a 3pm Kick Off.