Draw a Shawe thing at Trafford

Trafford FC 2 Ashton Utd 2  Pre-Season Friendly 1.9.20

Draw a Shawe thing at Trafford

Honours finished even between the Robins and their near neighbours as the sides shared 4 second-half goals. The action opened with Sam Sheridan comfortable clearing the crossbar after Louis Almond had been pulled back and shortly afterwards Millenic Alli did likewise from another free kick.

Sheridan dragged an effort wide from the edge of the area but a great run from Elstone set up Ford for Trafford who could only scuff his effort to the near post. Shawcross then cleared the bar when well placed and just before the half hour Elstone’s clever volley was just tipped over at full stretch by Hartley. Almond then powered between 2 defenders before bringing a good low save out of Cooper and Hartley had to provide a point blank save to deny Elstone’s header from Roberts’ corner.

The deadlock was broken with 18 minutes left as a right wing cross allowed Yosian to slide home the opening goal but 4 minutes later Tom Bentham equalised converting Cottrell’s neat chip into the area at the second attempt. Sub Chris Rowney then saw his cross helped home by a defender for an own goal and the final action saw Max Hazeldine pick up a pass through midfield before finishing off the post.

Team: Hartley, Brewster, Pritchard, Baird, Raynes, Sheridan, Almond, Wilson, Hardcastle, Cottrell, Alli. Subs: Trialist, Lynch, Grimshaw, Rowney, Bentham.  

David Robinson