Tuesday 17th May 2005

Ashford roar to another Tigers Trophy success

ASHFORD Town's under 14's have successfully defended the Tenterden Tigers Trophy which they won last year by beating the hosts 2-0 in the final, writes Stephen McCartney.

Goals from Ricky Harden and Ben Ross - who was voted the Crown Personnel player of the tournament - saw Ashford captain Jacob Arnold-Smith lift the trophy for the second year running.

They qualified for the final by beating fellow MUSH Kent Youth Leaguers Maidstone United 3-0 with Arnold-Smith grabbing a brace after Ross had opened the scoring.

Ashford they defeated last year's beaten finalists Seal Valley 2-1 with Ross again finding the net and Jack Ransley grabbing the decisive goal.

It was a good all-round performance from everyone and pleasing to lift the trophy again.

The Ashford Town squad was: 

Ben Vincer, Jack Ibbotsen, Danny Shearing, Owen Kessack, Matt Reeve, Danny Keen, Laurence Harvey, Adam Mercer, Nick Walshaw, Alex Shell, Ricky Harden, Luke Selling, Chris Beasley, Jack Ransley, Ben Ross, Jake Arnold-Smith (Capt)