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Sunday 28th October 2018

Kent Youth League Cup
Ashford United Under 15s 4-1 Danson Sports Under 15s
Location – Mayplace Sports Ground

Ashford United’s U15 Kent Youth League team were in Cup action again last Sunday, this time they faced Danson Sports in the League Cup. Danson who have this season relocated to Kent Youth League North were one of Ashford’s main rivals last season when both teams played in Central and a tight game was expected and 4 minutes after the start Danson took the upper hand when they managed to foil Ashford from a set piece play and took the early advantage, this early goal seemed to be the wake up call the Nuts and Bolts boys needed to look lively and get into the game and they did not disappoint as apart from 3 unconvincing half chances Ashford did not allow Danson back into the game. After 15 minutes of play in which Danson didn’t see very much of the ball Ashford’s break through came from a corner kick from Ollie Halls found its mark and after a tense few seconds in the box was struck home by Rowan Shardlow to bring the game back to 1-1. Less than 4 minutes later Rowan Shardlow was back in the mix when his pass from a run up the right wing found Ronald Sithole who broke the opposition defence and gave Ashford the lead. With 2 minutes remaining in the first half Ashford struck again when a throw in only 6 yards from their own goal line saw a 4 man move finished when a through ball from George Mcilroy found Jeremiah who powered home Ashford’s 3rd. The second half was only 5 minutes old when Ashford found the final goal of the day when a lovely left wing move from Jayden Wilson was put across the face of the Danson goal past 2 defenders straight into the path of Jeremiah who slotted home Ashford 4th without hesitation. The remaining 35 minutes of play saw Danson given a real lesson in how to keep possession and play a full team passing football style and although no more goals were scored the Ashford boys energy and work rate did not drop and they had a number of near misses and really pressured the Danson keeper who was forced to make save after save. A great result against a team who Ashford struggled against last season just goes to show what work was done pre-season and how the boys have now really come together as a unit.