Ashford bounce back
Town Under 14’s have started their first season together playing the top
three teams in the league. After
losing to Canterbury City 4-0 and Maidstone United 9-2 they faced a
Chatham side that lost only won game last season making them winners of
the league, writes Stephen McCartney.
into the game having only 12 players, two of which are Under 13 and two
who where ill, Ashford faced a full strength Chatham Town side with 16
players, seven of which Kent players, people around thought that the game
would be clear cut, but this was definitely not the case.
reaction to this was wonderful their attitude fantastic.
The training that the squad is putting in is starting to pay off
and this game saw them battle to the very end.
went into the lead in the first half when a cross from Michael Thomas
found Hayden Clottey who protected the ball well and won a penalty kick,
which Ashley Easton scored to make his first goal of the season.
kept this lead until seven minutes from full time when they lost
concentration for a second and Chatham took a shot that found the back of
was Ashford's best game by a mile and even being under pressure for the
best part of the game their back five played exceptionally well with the
keeper having to make no real saves.
Town's squad: Sam Barnes, Ashley Easton, Karl Towersey, Daniel. Dolland,
Tom Watmough, Craig Puddefoot, Shaun Matharu, Michael Murrell, Hayden
Clottey, Kirk Howard, Michael Thomas. Sub: Harry Powell (used)
Ashford Town Under 14’s are looking for new players to add to the
is held at the Ashford Mini Soccer Centre on a Tuesday and Friday evening
further information contact Stephane Ollier 07747 531 786