Robins take on the Yellows

Get ready for March madness because on Tuesday evening the first of Ashton United’s 8 games in just 25 days takes place! Play off chasing Warrington Town take on the mighty Robins for the first time this season in the Northern Premier League at Hurst Cross as Ashton United aim to prove to the yellows that 2020 is red and white.

The Robin’s spent the weekend dusting off their boots and grasping an important point away to Whitby Town in a close game where it was young defender Billy Sass-Davies who grabbed a deserved equaliser late into the game rounding off a high-quality performance from the wonderkid centre back. Interestingly Saturday saw a debut for a new Robin as Harvey Macadam who experienced a great cameo and has been touted by manager Michael Clegg as a diamond in the rough. The game finished 1-1 and has left Ashton United 18th in the division, the club currently sits 12th positions below the Yellow’s.

Despite the current league standings, Ashton United may be quietly confident given the previous meeting between the two sides in a cup clash earlier this season, a tight match separated only by a Sam Sheridan goal unsurprisingly the goal was a screamer. Sam Sheridan doesn’t score tap ins.

For the Yellows, Saturday brought about an 8-goal thriller against FC United of Manchester. Warrington experienced late heartbreak dropping a 4-3 lead in the 96th minute to a last second equalizer however the Yellows are sure to still be proud given the calibre of their attacking performance. Warrington are scoring for fun recently having finished an impressive 9 in their past 3 games, worthy opponents for the Ashton Alisson Greg Hartley. It will be the yellows poor defensive form which gives hope to the Robins especially forwards Josh Wilson and Steven Tames who may be the key to a Hurst Cross victory having scored 3 goals in the past 3 games collectively.

Michael Clegg had lots to discuss in his recent post-match interview where he credited his side for a resilient performance against uncomfortable weather conditions. The manager has shown a monumental amount of belief in his lads and is confident coming into the Tuesday night game.

There’s no better time to be a Robin’s supporter then March given the plethora of games Ashton United have to offer. Let’s start the run with a bang and pick up those vital 3 points, we hope to see as many Robin’s as possible at the nest on Tuesday at a game which screams quality. Ashton United versus Warrington Town see you there!

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, and the link you need to do so is here:

Home support for the Robins would be appreciated but for those who cannot attend on Tuesday night live match commentary will be provided as ever-enthusiastic yet analytic duo Tom Langford and Matt Clayton: http://mixlr.com/ashtonunitedfc/

Zak Taylor