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First Team - Match centre

Witton Albion
Ashton United
Full time
P Phillips (87' Sent Off), D Johnson (74'), C Baguley (63')
Sat 22 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 312

Wincham Woes!

Robins given the bird by free scoring Albs. Report by David Robinson.

Ashton suffered a disastrous reverse against the team starting the day as bottom of the league which culminated in joint manager Paul Phillips being sent off. Home winger Danny Andrews completed a second half hat trick as the visitors’ defence was breached five times following a goalless first period.

Albion were the first to threaten with just 5 minutes gone as Luke Clark burst clear through midfield and his clever chip over Phillips needed Jack Higgins to clear off the line and Ashton themselves went close on 20 minutes when Connor Roberts-Nurse’s cross rebounded to Lee Rick whose header gave Brad Robinson a clear sight of goal which he put wide from 6 yards out. The best chance of the half fell to Martin Pilkington, put clean through on Porter by Ashley Young but he saw his effort saved by the home keeper who also denied Robinson from the rebound.

Less than ten minutes of the second period had elapsed when Witton moved ahead as Titchener won a free kick outside the area which Andrews curled around the wall and into the net despite Phillips getting a touch and within 4 minutes Andrews had scored his second as Henders’ flick sent him running into the area where he provided a fine finish in off the post. To complete a disastrous 8 minute period for the Robins, Clarke picked out Corbett’s overlapping run and the third goal hit the back of the net to leave Ashton absolutely reeling.

14-15 Witton/Ashton
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To their credit United immediately reduced the deficit as Kayde Coppin’s cross was laid back by Scott Harries for fellow sub Chris Baguley to place a fine side foot effort home and nerves were jangling in the home crowd as Dale Johnson further reduced the deficit on 74 minutes converting Richard Bennett’s flick. However within 4 minutes the good work was undone as an inside pass found Andrews being brought down by Rick for a clear penalty which was confidently converted by the winger.

With 5 minutes left on the clock a long ball was cleared by Phillips resulting in a clash with Henders, the keeper seemingly incensed by the forward’s reaction to the challenge resulting in a red card and the scoring was completed as a quick break saw Gardner find Andrews who teed up Shaw to beat stand-in keeper Young.

Team: Phillips, Roberts-Nurse (Bennett), Pearson, Williams, Higgins, Young, Robinson (Harries), Rick, Pilkington (Baguley), Johnson & Coppin.

SNU: Haslam & Halford.

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Jack Higgins (VC)

Player of the Match

Jack Higgins (VC)

Key moments

Goal Chris Baguley scores for Ashton United
Goal Dale Johnson scores for Ashton United
Red Card Paul Phillips is sent off for Ashton United

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14-15 Witton/Ashton
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14-15 Witton/Ashton
Replay game

As it happened

  • Witton Albion
  • Ashton United
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  • Martin Pilkington Sub Off 45:00'
  • Chris Baguley Sub On 45:00'
  • Brad Robinson Sub Off 47:00'
  • Scott Harries Sub On 47:00'
  • Connor Roberts-Nurse Sub Off 50:00'
  • Richard Bennett Sub On 50:00'
  • Scott Harries Assist 63:00'
  • Chris Baguley Goal 63:00'
  • Kayde Coppin Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Richard Bennett Assist 74:00'
  • Dale Johnson Goal 74:00'
  • Paul Phillips Red Card 87:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. FC United of Manchester 46 92
2. Workington 46 90
3. Ashton United 46 84
4. Curzon Ashton 46 83
5. Ilkeston FC 46 81
6. Blyth Spartans 46 79
7. Skelmersdale United 46 73

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