07 Sep 2021 in First Team
COWBURN: “YOU ALWAYS LOVE SCORING AGAINST YOUR FORMER CLUB”
By Brian Bennett
Max Cowburn’s early double strike helped to put Ashington on the road to a 4-0 victory over Whickham at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday – and the winger admitted that it was a thrill for him to find the back of the net against his former club.
Cowburn, in his second season with the Colliers, opened the scoring in the eighth minute and added a quickfire second only five minutes later.
Newcastle-born Cowburn said afterwards: “Obviously I always back myself on set pieces like against West Auckland when I hit two and was happy when they both went in because it’s not very often that you achieve that in the same game. Today for the first, I looked up and there wasn’t much on but I always back myself to test the ‘keeper from anywhere really and this one has gone in the top corner. I thought the second one was well worked. It was a great ball in from Danny Anderson and it was just up to me to put it away - and I did.”
The 21 year old – a partnership manager for a sports company – added: “I was at Whickham for about two years. Obviously I still know some of the lads and I have some good mates there to be fair. You always enjoy playing against your mates - but you always love scoring against your former team!”
Wallsend-based Cowburn is a firm believer of leaving every ounce of energy on the pitch: “I always try to do what I can to keep the shirt,” he said, “I’ll not always have a good game but I’ll always work hard and show that I want to be here and that I want to play (for the club).”
Cowburn’s quick one-two on Saturday took his goals tally for the season to six.