Ashton & Backwell United take all three points

PUBLISHED: 12:20 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:20 19 September 2018


Ashton & Backwell United came from behind to deservedly take all three points against Bishop Sutton.

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Ashton & Backwell deservedly took all three points despite an outstanding display by one of their old boys, Will Justin, in the Sutton goal.

Justin’s heroics kept his side in the game when really Backwell should have been out of sight with at least a five-goal margin.

It was the visitors who took a fifth minute lead with a short corner to skipper Sam Downes, who whipped in a cross that was met by centre-forward Mason Dagger to head home from six yards.

Stuart Jones’ side thought they had equalised in the 25th minute following a move that started by Charlie Saunders in their own area finishing with Harry Walker’s volley acrobatically saved by Justin.

After the break, the hosts up their game by several gears and it became one- way traffic towards the Sutton goal. A sweeping 30-yard ball by Joe Ellis found Callum Townsend, his cross fell to Sam Thomas, but was saved by the keeper’s boot.

A minute later Justin denied Conor Saunders’ low shot. On 55 minutes Dan Elson’s shot beat the oncoming Justin to drift wide. Harry Walker equalised for the home side on 70 minutes following a weak clearance from a Townsend corner.

With Lewis Coombes a virtual spectator in the home goal, his opposite number pulled off further diving saves from Townsend, Walker, and George Saunders, while Regan Sollers saw his 25-yard left foot drive graze the crossbar.

With five minutes remaining Townsend gave his side the lead and all three points. Joe Bishop played a ball out to Townsend, who cut inside to curl home his shot into the far corner.

There was still time for Justin to make another great save, this time tipping over Jarret’s fierce shot from 20 yards. Finally Sutton tested the home goal, in the last minute another former Backwell player, Reece John, saw his well struck shot go narrowly wide.

Team: Coombes, Biggins, Bishop, Charlie Saunders, Sollers, Ellis, Conor Saunders (c), Thomas, Townsend (Young), Elson (Jarret), Walker (George Saunders).

On Saturday, the Stags are away to Bishops Lydeard. The next home team team game is on Tuesday (7.30pm) versus Longwell Green.

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