For the first time, this season in the Northern Premier League, Ashton United take on play off chasing Warrington Town. The fixture is scheduled to take place on this Saturday at Hurst Cross dependent on the weather as the Robins ground staff have a mammoth task competing with Storm Ciara this week.
Warrington currently sit at an admirable 10th, 9 places higher than the Robins who continue to climb the table under Michael Clegg. Ashton United may be quietly confident given the previous meeting between the two sides, a tight match separated only by a Sam Sheridan goal unsurprisingly the goal was a screamer. Sam Sheridan doesn’t score tap ins.
Ashton come into the game off the back of a sensational 3-1 comeback against Witton Albion, Steven Tames got his long awaited goal to draw the Robins level at the end of the first half leading into a stupendous second half Ashton United display with Mr Reliable Josh Wilson and workhorse Michael Brewster adding their names to the scoresheet to secure the 3 points. Even with massive goalscoring performances from the likes of the Ashton skipper Wilson it was January Player of the Month Greg Hartley who stole the show with yet another highlight reel 90 minutes.
Warrington Town travel to Hurst Cross carrying a 2-1 defeat to Lancaster City in a close fixture overshadowed by a touchline scuffle between both staff and players. Other then that defeat the yellows have been in fantastic form having only been beaten once in 2020. Warrington have made themselves difficult to beat amassing 10 draws this season the joint highest in the league this success could be credited to there prolific attacking plan which has earned the squad 10 goals in their last 6 games.
The Robins will welcome back Jono Hunt with open arms returning from suspension having seen the Yellow’s attacking statistics. Recent debutant Billy Sass-Davies may also be a player to watch after a strong debut against Witton, a partnership between the new Robin and Hunt is a fantastic thought which could be interesting if used this weekend against the Yellows.
In a post-match interview manager, Michael Clegg backed the Robins for a result this weekend but showed a great amount of respect to Warrington. Michael grows increasingly confident with his side as they continue to develop and show massive character. Clegg also spoke highly of the atmosphere at Hurst Cross this past week, the club hopes this can be replicated this weekend so be sure to come down and show your love for the mighty Robins on Saturday.
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, and the link you need to do so is here: https://ashtonunitedfc.ktckts.com/event/ash1920h16/ashton-united-v-witton-albion.
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/