Ashton & Backwell cruise to comfortable victory

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:00 11 February 2015

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Ashton & Backwell enjoyed a comfortable victory over Warminster Town.



TWO GOALS in each half saw Ashton & Backwell enjoy a comfortable win at the Lancer Scott Stadium.

The first chance fell to the home side on seven minutes, played in by man of the match Sam Thomas, Leon Britton broke into the box but his shot was denied by Town keeper Carl Crabtree. The Stags took the lead on 22 minutes, an in-swinging corner from Conor Biggins was headed home by Britton. A minute later Charlie Walton came close to levelling, but his shot was turned over by Lewis Coombes.

With Thomas and Paris Allen controlling the midfield, it was no surprise when Ashton & Backwell went two up on 25 minutes when Marcus Brown was judged to have handled in the box receiving his second yellow and his marching orders. Lee

Pitman made no mistake with the spot kick.

The Stags made it 3-0 on the hour. Pitman sending a direct free-kick into the bottom corner from 25 yards. A wonderful four-man move ended with Miles Hardidge seeing his shot from 20 yards come back off the Warminster post as Ashton & Backwell continued to enjoy total domination.

Conor Biggins nearly added a fourth in the closing minutes, but Crabtree made a good save, but in injury time, Hardidge put the icing on the cake, tucking home from a Biggins corner.

Team: Coombes, Callum Biggins, Crouch, Miles Allen, Broad, Paris Allen (Sam Britton), Thomas, Pittman, Delaney (Radnidge), Leon Britton, Conor Biggins.

On Saturday, Ashton & Backwell travel to Corsham Town.

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