Robins Take on Droylsden in first pre-season game of the season

Ashton United start their pre-season to their 19/20 campaign with a home friendly against Droylsden this Saturday.

The Robins have their first of six pre-season games to start this season looking for a stronger campaign compared to last season which unfortunately ended in relegation two games before the season finished, leaving a nine-point gap between them and Guiseley. leaving the Robins playing football in the Northern Premier League.

Droylsden are in the division below Ashton looking too impress this season after finishing just below mid-table last season. They have already started there pre-season winning 7-0 away to St Helens town.

The last time these two teams met was last season when the Robins beat Droylsden 2-1 in the Tony Downes memorial trophy. However, one clash Ashton United fans were treated to between the two sides was a New Year’s Day special, hammering when the Robins beat Droylsden 9-0 in the  Northern Premier League.

Ashton will be looking to show off new signings and returning faces from last season, Josh Wilson who came from Chorley last season, and prolific goal scorer Steven Tames arriving from Bala Town will be looking to impress.

Also, Manager Jody Banim is looking to get “bums of seats” in a recent interview which is on our Youtube Channel. Jody stated he thinks he has a good squad of players this season to compete and hopefully get our robins back up into the Vanarama National League North.

Prices for tickets are seen as below and fans also have their chance at the pre-season friendly to get their season ticket for the 19/20 season, having that loyal home support cheering us on this season will be vital for us to achieve our aspirations of retiring to the Vanarama National League North, season tickets can also be bought online as well

  • Adults: £5
  • Concessions: £5
  • 12-17 Year-Olds: £5
  • Accompanied Under-12s: free

There will also be full Match Commentary:

Hurst Cross Stadium

Surrey Street



Written By Sean Murphy