Michael Clegg’s mighty Robins return to their nest for the final time in January against 2nd place Lancaster City in a clash sure to draw excitement as the inform Ashton United will hope to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
The previous meeting between the two sides ended a 3-0 away loss for the Ashton so revenge will likely be in the minds of the Robins this weekend.
Ashton United’s last game played out as a 1-1 draw in a midweek away trip to Radcliffe where Liam Tomsett’s powerful header accounted for the Robin’s only goal of the game. Assistant Manager Andy Heald saw many positives in the game and discussed the next fixture against the Dolly Blues as difficult but winnable due to the fantastic attitudes of the players and tactical improvements over the course of the Michael Clegg Resurgence.
Having lost their last game to South Shields in a 2-1 home fixture, Lancaster City come to Hurst cross suffering from a dip in their otherwise strong form this season.
Brad Carsley could be the greatest threat to the Robins chances at 3 points as he will surely aim to continue his goalscoring form after scoring 2 goals in 2 games for the Dolly Blues. Although Carsley will have to overcome Ashton’s resident Iceman Greg Hartley, who has been in sensational form having saved a penalty last week against Morpeth Town and showing his stoic experience during the Radcliffe midweek draw.
Beautiful goals are becoming a normality in Ashton United games thus far in 2020 posing the question who will break the net this week against Lancaster? Could Sam Sheridan repeat his rocket? Is the ever-reliable Josh Wilson due a screamer? Find out this Saturday at Hurst Cross in an unmissable Northern Premier League clash as the Robins look leave Hurst Cross on a high.
Home support for the Robins is appreciated as always but for those who cannot attend on Saturday live match commentary will be provided: http://mixlr.com/ashtonunitedfc/
Ticket prices for Hurst Cross are as follows:
Under 12s: £3