Rampant United hit Greenwich for seven to go third in the table

Match Report by Kevin Hall

Ashford ran riot at the Homelands, smashing seven goals without reply past struggling Greenwich Borough, as they comfortably completed a league double over their visitors, having previously won 3-0 at Badgers Sports during November.

The hosts took the lead inside nine minutes, when Danny Parish latched onto a long ball, before neatly controlling the ball to finish for his 13th goal for the club.

It was just the start the Borough could have done without, having conceded 15 goals in their previous three games, including seven at home to Herne Bay last weekend.

United could and probably should have increased the lead, as Trey Williams and Bode Anidugbe both missed the target when well placed.

Ashford though had to be thankful to goalkeeper Sam Mott who pulled off two top saves within the space of 20 seconds. The lead however was doubled when Tom Carlse guided the ball home at the end of a good move, after a neat piece of skill by Sam Corne had created the opening for the left-back to score in the 36th minute.

In the second-half the Nuts & Bolts really turned the screw, when they added four further goals in a blistering 19-minute spell, starting with Mohamed Kamara rifling home from 12-yards in the 55th minute to make it 3-0.

Five minutes later a lob from the edge of the box saw Anidugbe open his account for the Nuts & Bolt, before Josh Wisson made it a nap hand for the hosts when he added a fifth on 68 minutes, after Greenwich failed to clear their lines.

After 74 minutes, Williams was bundled over in the penalty area and referee Ryan Head had little hesitation in awarding the spot-kick. Up-stepped Corne to duly convert when he sent shell shocked Dhesi Paljinder the wrong way, thus bringing up the sixth goal for the rampant home side.

With still 20 minutes remaining, it could have got even worse for the gallant but dejected visitors who are in real danger now of relegation, following an upturn in results by Herne Bay. However, with the result not in doubt United eased off, but there was still one more goal to come, deep in added time when substitute Usman Adeniji netted from close-range.

The 7-0 victory saw quite uniquely seven different individual scorers, a feat previously achieved by Ashford Town, but a first for United, whilst three consecutive league clean sheets was last achieved back in April 2016.

It was the 32nd time that united had scored five or more goals in a competitive match, but the first since gaining promotion with a similar score over Rochester United on the final day of season 2016-17.

The win lifts the Nuts & Bolts to third in the table, ahead of a trip next Saturday, 26th January to Three Bridges, before hosting Sevenoaks at the Homelands in a fortnight on 2nd February.

Match Reporter Kevin Hall

Match Stats

  • Date: Saturday 19th January 2019
  • Kick Off: 3:00pm
  • Match Type: Isthmian League South East
  • Venue: Homelands
  • Attendance: 259
  • Score (FT): 7-0
  • Score (HT): 2-0
  • Goalscorers (Ashford): Danny Parish (9) Tom Carlse (36) Mohamed Kamara (55) Bode Anidugbe (60) Josh Wisson (68) Sam Corne (74 p) Usman Adeniji (90+4)
  • Referee: Ryan Head
  • Assistants: Hossain Tavakkoli & Jordan Whitworth
  • Bookings:

    Ashford
    Yellow Cards: None

    Red Cards: None

    Greenwich Borough
    Yellow Cards: Eno Nteyoho (27) Lawrence Adjei (53) Dquame Copeland (70)

    Red Cards: None
  • Teams:


    Ashford United

    Sam Mott
    Jerald Aboagye
    Tom Carlse
    Josh Wisson
    Afolabi Coker
    Mohamed Kamara
    Sam Corne
    Bode Anidugbe
    Danny Parish (off 71)
    Trey Williams (off 85)
    Toby Ajala (off 69)

    Substitutes

    Usman Adeniji * (on 71)
    Clark Woodcock * (on 69)
    Kundai Munyama * (on 85)
    Tony Oladipupo
    Lee Hook (gk)

    Greenwich Borough

    Dhesi Paljinder
    Theo Osinfolarin
    Eno Nteyoho
    Ryan King-Elliott
    Dquame Copeland
    Regan Mendes
    Teshuane Tyreece-Walters
    Kayne Roberts
    Olutyobi Olasany (off 68)
    Lawrence Adjei
    Andrew Sesay

    Substitutes

    Gyan KC
    Andrew Demby
    Faruk Pooploa
    Nuno Espadaneira * (on 68)