By Brian Bennett
Ashington FC’s new midfielder Lewis Green was happy with his full debut against Guisborough Town on Saturday – but said afterwards that the most important aspect was that the team left Teesside with all three points.
After joining the Colliers from Consett, the 27 year old said: “Obviously I knew Ashington’s assistant manager Andy Coyles (from when I was at Consett) and as soon as he became aware that I was available for transfer, it (Ashington) was the first place I wanted to come. I’m glad to put pen to paper and get back playing.”
He continued: “It was a tough game today which it is whenever you come here (to play Guisborough). It’s a long heavy pitch and I hadn’t played a full 90 minutes since the end of November but I’ve been trying to keep myself ticking over by working out in the gym. I was happy with my debut but the most important thing was that we got the win.”
Green added that he had enjoyed his first appearance for the Colliers and could possibly have scored – if he had been match fit: “I wasn’t quite sure whether I would be starting today or would be on the bench – but I really enjoyed it,” said Hartlepool-born Green, “I had a half chance in the second half but I couldn’t adjust my body due to tired legs – if it had been in the first half it might have been a different outcome!”
He continued: “The few occasions I’ve been to Ashington with Consett and my previous clubs, it’s a good pitch with good fans and a good atmosphere. The games are coming thick and fast – but as a squad, we’ll be looking forward to them.”