By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie

Ashington FC’s teenage defender Ben Williams believes he has fitted ‘quite comfortably’ into the Ashington set up – thanks to his team mates!

The 19 year old has put in some sterling performances over the past few games after coming into the side and he said: “I think I’ve slotted in quite comfortably. The lads around me have all helped and I’m really loving my football.”

The Newcastle-born defender was happy with his own performance on Saturday as Ashington crushed North Ferriby 5-0: “I thought everything which I did today was solid,” he added, “I block tackled everything which came my way so I was very pleased with how I performed.”

Williams looked on as the Colliers hit all five goals in the second half against an outfit that are in a play off position: “I have played in a few games in my time but not many like this one,” he said.

Bedlington-based Williams says the Ashington forwards play an integral part: “It’s such a relief when you see our strikers always making those runs – or you can find others in-between,” he commented, “It makes things so much easier for us to play out from the back.”