Ashton & Backwell suffer two defeats in a week

PUBLISHED: 14:46 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:46 11 March 2015

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Ashton & Backwell suffered a bad week, with two defeats in the league.

Ashton & Backwell Utd 0

Wincanton Town 3

IT WAS not a good week for Ashton & Backwell following a midweek 2-1 defeat at Cheddar and then saw Wincanton Town leapfrog them into fourth position after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat.

Perhaps for the first time this season the Stags were truly second best for most of the contest, even in the second half when Lee Pittman threatened on goal three times, the Wincanton keeper was faultless.

Wincanton took the lead on 18 minutes when Matt Peters converted a penalty following a clumsy handball. Jamie Jordan doubled the lead 15 minutes later with a

header. Peters got his second of the game in the second half to secure the three points for Wincanton.

Manager Rich Coombes said: “It’s the performance that was more disappointing than the result. We have made a lot of progress this season, we play with a lot of energy and pace, but most of that was missing today.”

Chairman, Jim Biggins, congratulated the Ashton & Backwell Under-21s, managed by Nick Smart, who have won the Bristol and Gloucestershire Combination Sunday League in convincing style, 13 points clear of second place.

They hope to receive their league trophy at their last home game on March 17 (7.30pm). The Under-21s also have a league cup final to look forward to on March 29 at Brislington (2pm).

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