ASHINGTON AFC vs STOCKTON TOWN
COMPETITION: Pitching In Northern Premier League East Division
DATE: Saturday 7th October, 2023
ENTRY: £9 Adult, £5 Concession, U16 £3 (Matchday Prices) £8.00 Adults
£4.00 Concessions, £2.00 Under 16s (Online prices available until 1.30pm) at https://ashingtonafc.ktckts.com/event/asn2324home05/ashington-afc-vs-stockton-town
GROUND: Woodhorn Lane, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9FW
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Stockton Town are back on the road as they make the trip North to take on Ashington.
The Anchors returned to winning ways last Saturday with a 3-0 victory over North Ferriby. Michael Sweet got Stockton rolling with an early before second half goals from Mikey Roberts and Glen Butterworth sealed it.
It was an excellent answer to back-to-back 2-0 defeats which they had suffered at Pontefract Collieries in the league and then at home to Bootle in the FA Trophy.
Stockton will be boosted this Saturday with the return of Shane Henry to the squad, who has spent over a year side-lined.
Stockton Town and Ashington have met ten times in all competitions. Here are the results of the last five
19 Aug 23- Stockton Town 2-1 Ashington- FA Cup Preliminary Round
09 Sep 20- Stockton Town 3-0 Ashington- Northern League Division One
01 Feb 20- Stockton Town 2-0 Ashington- Northern League Division One
11 Sep 19- Stockton Town 2-0 Ashington- Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup
Ashington AFC: L W W L L
Last Game: Cleethorpes Town 1-0 Ashington
Stockton Town: W L L W L
Last Game: Stockton Town 3-0 North Ferriby
Ashington are newly promoted to the Northern Premier League after they beat Glossop North End in their Inter-Step Play-Off at the end of last season.
They currently find themselves in 17th with seven points from their first eight games. Last time out they battled well with an understrength side but fell to a 1-0 defeat at Cleethorpes Town.
During their last home league outing they earned their most impressive result of the season with a 3-1 win over North East rivals Dunston UTS. Recent signing Paul Van Zandvliet netted a brace in that game.
Looking ahead to the game, Manager Michael Dunwell said:
“We are looking to build on our excellent win and performance from last week against North Ferriby.
“This is the start of a tough month and Ashington are very good at home. It’ll be a difficult game but one that may suit us as Ashington like to play also as we seen in the FA Cup earlier this season.
“If we can provide the same work rate and organisation that we did last time out we are confident of winning and pushing further up the table.”