Ladies and Gentlemen, the magic of the cup has brought the Robin’s back! After a brief spell on the side-lines Ashton United return this Saturday in their first FA Trophy tie of their season, the draw has landed Ashton a tie against Clitheroe FC.
The last time the Robins faced Clitheroe was this season when Ashton travelled up to Shawbridge Street for a preseason friendly. The Robins were comfortable winners that afternoon as Clegg’s side won 4-2. Last season Ashton reached the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Trophy so will be hoping to improve this season and make it past the qualifying stages of the competition.
It’s been a difficult past few weeks at Hurst Cross after a collection of poor results, a fixture against Clitheroe who currently sit in a division below the Robins could be a great way for Michael Clegg’s boys to find the form that has made them so exciting to watch this season. In their last game the Robin’s suffered a 3-0 defeat to Mickleover Sports. That loss made it 5 games winless for the Robin’s and saw them fall to 18th in the Northern Premier League table, Ashton will have to turn their luck around and build some momentum on Saturday.
Clitheroe have been in good form in the Northern Premier League North/West division, the club have 2 wins in their past 3 games although their most recent result wasn’t quite on their side in their most recent game which ended as a 2-1 loss against Workington. Clitheroe’s attack has also been stellar as of late with the side scoring in every one of their last 4 games. Set pieces especially have been profitable for Clitheroe.
Fans are allowed inside the stadium for Saturday’s game against Clitheroe FC so please do turn up and show your love for the Robins, we ensure everyone’s safety at Hurst Cross and you can play your part too in supporting safely by respecting two-metre guidelines. If you cannot attend, then do not worry you can still catch fantastic live coverage through the Robin’s twitter account and match commentary. As Ashton look to shake of their bad form and regain some sharpness, Clitheroe hope for an upset at Hurst Cross. The magic of the cup could send this tie either way so if you want edge of your seat action Hurst Cross is the place to be, see you there!
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