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4/3/17 Lordswood Won 4-0

Match Report by Kevin Hall posted on 6th March 2017

Davisson double dents Lordswood survival hopes

Match Stats

Date: Sat 4 Mar 2017

Kick Off: 3.00pm

Match Type: Southern Counties East Football League

Venue: Homelands

Score (FT): 4-0

Score (HT): 3-0

Goalscorers (Ashford): Ben Davisson (6, 30), Rory Hill (15), Ryan Palmer (60)

Referee: Glen Childs

Assistants: Ollie Smith & Simon Jackson


Yellow Cards: None

Red Cards: None

Yellow Cards: Jason Hollick (37)

Red Cards: None


Ashford United

George Kamurasi
Ryan James
Frazer Walker
David Botterill
Stuart West
Pat Kingwell
Ryan Palmer
Ben Davisson (off 50)
Adrian Stone (off 60)
Jason Goodchild
Rory Hill (off 71)


Luke Eldridge (on 50)
Clark Woodcock ( on 71)
Danny Lye
Brett Ince (on 60)
Harry Lavender


Ryan Chandler
Carl Harrold
Bode Olajide
Charlie Plummer
Jamie Blunden
Jason Hollick
Kyle McDowall (off 68)
Shane Uings
Remell Davis
Sean Bremner (off 85)
Tom Carter (off 60)


Samuel Lovage
David Smith (on 68)
Mitchell Goee
Liam Matthews (on 60)
Jake Everett (on 85)

Attendance: 279

Ben Davisson scored twice as promotion chasing Ashford United extended their winning run to 11 matches with a comfortable 4-0 victory over struggling Lordswood at the Homelands.

The result was another blow to the Lords survival hopes as United easily completed the double over them with an aggregate score of 11-0 over the two matches played, having won 7-0 at Martyn Grove in September.

Against a side without a win since 10 December, the match was effectively settled inside 15 minutes with United by then already two goals to the good, thanks to Davisson & Rory Hill.

The Nuts & Bolts took the lead in the sixth minute when Davisson showed neat footwork inside the box to finish well and they never looked back after the opening strike.

Ryan Palmer then teased Tom Carter on the right wing to ping in a decent cross, but with Lordswood failing to clear their lines Hill was on hand to take a touch, before drilling an unstoppable shot into the net to double the lead.

United goalie George Kamurasi was virtually a spectator throughout the match and in a rare sortie into the Ashford penalty area Shane Uings shot narrowly wide for the visitors.

Davisson added his second in the 30th minute, when he let fly from 22-yards with a dipping and swerving shot which proved too good for Ryan Chandler.

United almost added a fourth before the break when Stone looked to have headed home at the far post from Ryan Palmer’s neat cross, but the ball was cleared off the line.

Ashford continued to press for further goals in the second-half, Frazer Walker – who had another impressive match – setting up Palmer, but Chandler was alert to thwart the lively winger.
Then from the resultant corner the keeper reacted well to deny substitute Luke Eldridge from close range.

However with an hour gone Ashford completed the scoring when Jason Goodchild set up Palmer who notched his ninth of the season, via an incisive angled shot into the roof off the net from eight-yards out.

Ryan James tried his luck from long range and substitute Brett Ince spurned two good chances, whilst fellow sub youngster Clark Woodcock missed his chance for glory by screwing an effort wide of the target.

Then in the final minute the hard working Goodchild – who recently turned down a move to Greenwich Borough – drew a neat save from the busy Chandler.

Ashford remained in the ascendancy but unable on this occasion to add to their goal tally and had to settle for four goals. But even without unavailable top scorer Shaun Welford, United were far too good for their gallant opponents, who will look to gain points against lesser sides in the division.

It was a professional and solid display by the hosts against a struggling side with good individual performances all round, which augurs well for the tougher challenges ahead in the remaining two months of the season.

It remains though as it was at the top after Crowborough Athletic won 3-1 in a feisty affair against Whitstable, which saw the Oystermen finish with eight players.

In a busy month of football Ashford now host Erith Town on Tuesday evening, before visiting Bearsted at the weekend, with a possible reunion against former players, Peter Williams, Andy Irvine & Keelan Mooney.