Ashton & Backwell away day woes continue

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:00 04 October 2017

Archant

Ashton & Backwell slipped to their fifth away defeat of the season at Radstock Town.

Radstock Town 3

Ashton & Backwell 0

It was another disappointing day on the road for Ashton & Backwell as they slipped to their fifth away defeat of the season.

The visitors defended well in the first half, denying Radstock any clear-cut chances, while Backwell had chances through Conor Biggins, Allen, Read and McCormack.

When the game was limping to a half time stalemate, the Stags’ defence were found wanting when Radstock netted in the second minute of time added on.

The Stags came out in determined manner after the break and within two minutes, Allen’s free kick was met by Read’s head, forcing the keeper into a great save, with his follow-up shot going wide with Skidmore better placed.

A minute later, Walker, Allen and Biggins combined to great effect, but all the good work was undone when Bishop, who had otherwise been decisive in both attack and defence, sent a casual header back to Coombes which was intercepted by Radstock to double their lead.

As Backwell pressed to get back into the contest, they were further undone in the 75th minute when Radstock’s Rustell netted the third goal.

Team: Coombes, Bishop (Hemmings), Read, McCormack, Walker, Saunders, Thomas, Hardidge (Higginson), Allen, Connor Biggins (Callum Biggins), Skidmore.

This Friday sees the start of the annual Toolstation Western League ground hopper weekend and Ashton & Backwell have been chosen to host the opening fixture against local rivals, Bishop Sutton (7.45pm).

Several hundred supporters (ground hoppers) from all around the country descend into the West Country to take in seven Western League fixtures over the weekend, for many of whom it will be their first visit to the Lancer Scott Stadium, Backwell. Chairman Jim Biggins said: “The players are looking forward to playing in front of a large crowd and we welcome the extra revenue the event will bring. We ask everyone to arrive early as it will be a busy one with an anticipated crowd five or six times more than our average attendance.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:01

Clevedon & District Bowling Association has a new sponsor, Britannia Windows, who stepped in after Co-op Funeralcare ended their five-year association.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club has announced the signing of their overseas player for the new season.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:59

Nailsea Cricket Club start the new season with net sessions at the Downs School.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:59

North Somerset Athletics Club is planning another 24-hour relay on Weston’s Grand Pier on March 10-11.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:58

Clevedon Athletic Club members were out in force over the weekend, taking part in three events.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:57

More than 50 runners from North Somerset Athletic Club took part in the penultimate Gwent Cross Country League meeting at Pontypool.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:35

Backwell Swimming Club enjoyed a successful time at the Somerset County Championships, with three members returning as county champions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:34

Nailsea Tennis Club has arranged a selection of special events throughout the year as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:34

Two Gordano School pupils won gold medals at different Badminton England tournaments.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:34

BS20 Sports A recorded a narrow 3-2 victory over Mizzymead in the Clevedon & District Snooker League.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications