Robins good form continues in Christmas Bank Holiday clash

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Ashton United took all three points, courtesy of a goal in each half, from the Christmas Bank Holiday Monday clash at the Four Crosses Arena in Colwyn Bay.
The pitch had survived an early morning inspection but was soft under the top surface which took its toll on the players as the game wore on.
 
Early on a fine long ball from Eddie Toner picked out Martin Pilkington who miscued his left wing cross. Colwyn Bay then piled on the pressure with a couple a couple of corners the second of which landed on the top of Ashton’s crossbar.
 
Three minutes before the break toner exchanged passes with Martin Pilkington before firing home a fine low effort from the edge of the area then on the stroke of half time Pilkington nearly addeed a second when he clipped the top of the Colwyn Bay crossbar.
 
Both teams were finding the conditions heavy going in the second half and Colwyn Bay struggled to get out of their own half. The Robins added a second goal as substitute Adam Morning’s corner travelled all the way across the area where it was headed home by Jay Gorton.
 
The Robins could have made the score line even more comfortable as a poor clearance by Fagbola saw Johnson put his effort well wide and Morning and Chris Baguley combined to force Pearson into a low save. Ashton united ran out worthy winners and have now won the last five games in the Evo-stik Northern Premier League. The result takes the Robins up to sixth place just one point behind the play off positions.
 
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