Ashton & Backwell held to a goal-less draw

PUBLISHED: 15:16 25 February 2015

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Ashton & Backwell were held to a goal-less at home to Cribbs in a top of the table clash.



IT WAS a point apiece at the Lancer Scott Stadium which probably did not help either side in their respective Division 1 promotion challenge.

Despite playing up the slope, the home side enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges without creating a clear cut opening. Against the run of play, Dave Gilroy broke through for Cribbs, but shot wildly over the bar on 20 minutes.

After Leon Britton was fouled, the resultant Conor Biggins free kick fell to Ryan Crouch, who similarly fired over for the Stags. A series of corners and free kicks followed for the home side, but they could not find an opener.

With a clear sight of goal, Sam Thomas looked set for a shot, but was denied by a covering tackle. Five minutes before the break, Biggins broke from his own half and crossed, but Lee Delaney could not apply a finishing touch.

As the half entered added time, Brendon Abood was adjudged to have fouled Gilroy on the edge of the Ashton area. Gilroy’s free kick looked destined for the bottom corner, but Lewis Coombes got down well to tip behind for a corner.

Backwell were quickly into their stride at the start of the second period, with Lee Pitman and Delaney both having chances. On the hour, Miles Allen chanced his arm from 35 yards, but Cribbs keeper Turner gathered at the second attempt.

The game followed a similar pattern, the hosts enjoying territorial advantage, but failing to break down a resolute Cribbs back four, but the visitors threatening on the break as the game petered out to a goal-less draw.

Team: Coombes, Callum Biggins, Abood (Aaron Allen), Crouch, Miles Allen, Paris Allen, Thomas, Pittman (Flicker), Britton, Connor Biggins, Delaney (Skidmore).

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