Robins take on inform Seadogs

This weekend brings Ashton United a Saturday with the Seadogs. Scarborough Athletic travel to Hurst Cross in another huge game for the Robins that could stretch the recent unbeaten run to 4 games, interestingly it was Scarborough who were the last team put a brake on the Michael Clegg revolution over a month ago. Revenge could taste so sweet for the Robins.

The reverse fixture was a demoralising penalty party where the Robins lost 3-1, Josh Wilson was the lone Ashton scorer converting from the spot after which 3 seadog’s goals finished the Robin’s off. The first came from a Coulson penalty with the second and third being a Coulson brace and a late strike from ex-robin Ryan Watson to close out the game. The game was an eye opener against a strong side but with the match suffering from a controversial red card handed to midfield maestro Liam Tomsett, questions were asked as to who are the better team 11 versus 11 for 90 minutes. This Saturday those questions will be answered.

Ashton United come into the game against Scarborough in solid form 3 games unbeaten against top tier opposition within the Northern Premier League. The Robin’s are back sharp again having played 2 games already since last Saturdays game. Ashton’s most recent result was a hard-fought draw against Warrington Town that ended 1-1. It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance for the Robin’s where a fantastic first half brought numerous goalscoring opportunities for the Boys but in the end, it was forward Louis Almond who stamped himself onto the scoresheet sending the Robin’s into halftime with the lead. The second half was tough and brought the best out of Ashton’s defence however Warrington were deserving of a goal and they got one courtesy of Tony Gray.

Scarborough travel to Hurst cross off the back of victory against Radcliffe which finished 3-1. The seadogs have been in great form this season and currently sit 8th in the league 10 positions above Ashton, 18 points clear of the Robins. A win for Ashton United could see a rise to 17th with plenty of games in hand of the above.

Manager Michael Clegg was positive towards his side in Tuesday’s post-match interview and suggested his team are favourable for Saturday’s game. Recent fan support has been fantastic and is vital for on the pitch success. The club invites fans this weekend to come down to Hurst Cross and enjoy a fantastic footballing experience.

Admission prices for Hurst Cross are as follows:

 £12 Adults

 £8 concession

 £3 Under-12s.

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/

Zak Taylor