We must avoid wooden spoon, demands Ashford chief executive

Friday 20th October 2006

Ashford Town chief executive Mark Jenner insists his club must win their basement battle against Corinthian Casuals at The Homelands tomorrow, writes Stephen McCartney.

The Nuts & Bolts lost 3-2 at Maidstone United on Wednesday night, which was overshadowed by a sickening injury to midfielder Gary Clarke during the first half.

Mr Jenner told www.ashfordtownfc.co.uk late last night the latest situation with Clarke, who fell to the ground in agony at Bourne Park as goalkeeper Simon Overland cleared the ball up field.

He revealed: “Latest information I have today is that Gary is on crutches and due to see a specialist on Monday with the possibility of an operation maybe a week later.

“Difference on opinion on the damage done between cruciate damage and a torn meniscus cartilage which will be diagnosed by the specialist.

“Either way its painful and likely to keep him out of the side for a while.”

Mr Jenner demands that his underperforming side collect all three points against the Tolworth based side tomorrow - to climb five places in the Ryman League Division One South table in the day’s only league game.

This is the third successive campaign that the club have slipped into the relegation zone. Ashford’s switch from the Southern League into the Ryman League has been miserable for the Homelands faithful.

Mr Jenner added: “Saturday’s game is even more crucial now that both teams are vying for the wooden spoon position.” He tells disillusioned fans: “Come along and make sure it doesn’t happen.”

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Ashford Town v Corinthian Casuals
Ryman League Division One South
Saturday 21st October 2006
Kick Off 3:00pm
At The Homelands, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford