This Saturday Ashton United have a 3pm date with Grantham Town, Grantham are hot on the heels of the Robin’s sitting just two positions below our beloved Ashton in the Northern Premier League table. The current 6-point gap between the sides will make this weekend’s fixture all the more important as both teams need to rise up the table, the Robin’s especially given their current phenomenal form.
Ashton United proved once more on Tuesday that they are a team to watch by defeating Mickleover Sports 3-1 in a midweek clash rife with controversy. 2 penalties and an abundance of cards gave the game a hostile Sunday league feel but the Robin’s showed their grit and determination to recover from an early 1-0 deficit. The Captain Josh Wilson was the man to step up for the Robin’s delivering a fantastic finishers hattrick to seal 3 points for Ashton.
Grantham Town are not a team to be underestimated, the side are under the control of new manager Martin McIntosh who picked up his first point as the gaffer on Tuesday against Whitby Town. The Gingerbreads game finished 1-1 and showcased Grantham’s sturdy defence which has been a staple of their recent results with the side only conceding 4 goals in 3 games. The robin’s will likely need the support of any of their goal scorers even the most unlikely such as Chris Rowney who came close to scoring midweek and earning himself a much-deserved goal. Dom McHale may also be called upon for his first start since returning to the club after a majestic second half display which saw him garner a man of the match award on Tuesday. With an abundance of quality and inform players manager Michael Clegg seemingly has a difficult selection on his hands for Saturday’s game a problem he will love to hate.
The manager discussed player performance in his latest post-match interview showing his pride for the resilience of his lads. Michael Clegg also said that the recent run of from can help to drive the Robin’s on and hopefully pick up a 3rd win in a row this weekend.
The Robin’s will be motivated as ever to keep the good run of form going and make it 6 games undefeated. The recent form has been a testament to the incredible impact Michael Clegg and his team have had on Ashton United. We hope that you can join Michael and his team this weekend for the final home game of our recent 4 game stretch at Hurst Cross, showing your support and adoration which has been vital in the Robin’s recent success.
Admission prices for Hurst Cross are as follows:
Supporters should also be aware that they can save £2 per ticket by purchasing tickets online in advance, online tickets are available through the club website.
Home support for the Robins would be appreciated but for those who cannot attend on Saturday live match commentary will be provided as ever by charismatic duo Tom Langford and Matt Clayton: http://mixlr.com/ashtonunitedfc/