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  • McKINNON: “IT WAS A NO BRAINER TO SIGN FOR ASHINGTON”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC central defender Ryan McKinnon has said that it was a ‘no brainer’ to sign for the Colliers. However McKinnon, who joined the Woodhorn Lane outfit from Tow Law Town, has still to make his debut – more than a fortnight after putting pen to paper! The 26 year old played […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WILL BE A REAL TOUGH TIE AWAY FROM HOME”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner’s immediate reaction on hearing the draw for the next round of the Emirates FA Cup was one of disappointment – and that his side will face a ‘real tough tie away from home’ when they travel to face Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday week (October 1). The […]
  • SKIPPER HARMISON “DAY TO REMEMBER”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison described the Colliers’ win over Bradford Park Avenue in the Emirates FA Cup at Woodhorn Lane as being a ‘day to remember.’ Harmison went into the contest with an extra spring in his step after helping Ashington Cricket Club to win promotion to the Premier Division of […]
  • SKINNER PRAISES ‘FANTASTIC’ SUPPORT
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner has praised the ‘fantastic’ support his side received before, during and after their 2-1 victory over Bradford Park Avenue in their FA Cup clash on Saturday. He said: “The supporters have excelled themselves again. With all the local football which was on in the area, they came […]
  • SKINNER: “I JUST COULDN’T TAKE A RISK”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner revealed he had to make a ‘big’ decision ahead of his sides second qualifying round clash in the Emirates FA Cup against Bradford Park Avenue at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday which the Colliers won 2-1. Skinner brought skipper Ben Harmison back into the team with Thomas Kalthoeber […]
  • SKINNER: “MY INITIAL REACTION IS ONE OF DELIGHT ALL ROUND”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner certainly did his homework on opponents Bradford Park Avenue in preparation for Saturday’s second qualifying round tie in the Emirates FA Cup which the Colliers won 2-1 at Woodhorn Lane. And after the final whistle, Skinner’s immediate thoughts were one of delight – for so may people […]
  • SKINNER: “TEAMS WILL NOT WANT TO COME TO FACE US”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said within minutes of his side knocking Bradford Park Avenue out of this season Emirates FA Cup after a merited 2-1 victory, that when the draw for the third qualifying round is made on Tuesday, that no team will fancy a trip to face his side at […]
  • SKINNER: “I’D BE DELIGHTED TO TAKE ON ANYBODY AT HOME”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner says he would ‘love’ another home draw in the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup. The boss was speaking minutes after his side had produced another cup upset at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday when a crowd of 711 – which bettered […]
  • PREVIEW | FA CUP – SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING
    We very much look forward to welcoming one of our Football League rivals from the 1920s to Woodhorn Lane in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 17th September. We will add various information about the tie and our history against each other to this page throughout the course of this week. PREVIEW – BY BRIAN […]
  • HELP US TO GROW OUR SUPPORT
    Next Saturday (17th September) we welcome Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC to Woodhorn Lane in the Emirates FA Cup – Second Round Qualifying. This will be the first time in eleven seasons that the club has reached the Second Round Qualifying of the competition and it would be great to see as many local people as […]
  • JOHNSON: “I’M DELIGHTED TO GET OFF THE MARK”
    By Brian Bennett Adam Johnson was delighted to get off the mark – after the striker netted his first goal of the season for Ashington in their 3-0 win over Ashton United in the Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round replay at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. The 25 year old – who came off […]
  • ASHINGTON BOSS HEAPS PRAISE ON OPPONENTS ASHTON
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner took time out from celebrating Tuesday night’s 3-0 replay victory over Ashton United in the Emirates FA Cup – to heap praise on the outfit who are based in Greater Manchester. Ashton were blown away on the night by a sensational performance from Skinner’s side but the […]
  • SKINNER: “THE LADS WILL BE BACK IN FOR TRAINING ON THURSDAY”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner has told his players to soak up the current euphoria which is reverberating around the Woodhorn Lane club – until they report back for training on Thursday night! The whole club were buzzing on Tuesday night after stunning goals from Dan Maguire, Craig Spooner and substitute Adam […]
  • SKINNER PRAISES FANS
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner has praised the Woodhorn Lane fans following his sides 3-0 win in their Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round replay against Ashton United on Tuesday night. Spurring their team on from minute one, Skinner said: “The fans have been brilliant all season and they were on top […]
  • SKINNER: “WE DESERVED TO WIN”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner afforded a wry smile after watching his team dismantle higher status Ashton United and comfortably go through to the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup following a 3-0 win in their replay at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. The Colliers will now host National League […]
  • INJURED BRIGGS ADMIRES PERFORMANCE
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC midfielder Dean Briggs admitted that he ‘kicked every ball’ during the Colliers away clash against Ashton United in the first qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday which ended in a 0-0 draw. Briggs picked up an injury during Ashington’s midweek 1-1 draw with Carlisle City in Cumbria […]
  • ASHINGTON TO GO GREEN AGAINST ASHTON
    Ashington AFC take on Ashton United in an FA Cup First Qualifying Round Replay at Woodhorn Lane tonight (Tuesday). The team will wear our brand new away kit – paying tribute to FA Cup Winner and Ashington hero Jack Charlton. Chairman Brian Shotton “We have just taken delivery of our new kit and thought it […]
  • LOUGH: “HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET AN EVEN BETTER RESULT IN THE REPLAY”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s stand in skipper Darren Lough was cock-a-hoop after leading his side to a deserved replay from their Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round tie against Ashton United at Hurst Cross on Saturday. The 32 year old was given the captain’s armband before the game and said afterwards: “I thoroughly enjoyed […]
  • SKINNER: “WE PROBABLY SHADED THE GAME”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner emerged from the dressing rooms on Saturday following the 0-0 draw against Ashton United in Greater Manchester and gave maximum credit to his players: “There’s not many nil-nil games involving an Ashington team that I have been in charge of – and although it’s not a first, […]
  • SKINNER: “PLAYERS WHO DIDN’T TAKE PART DESERVE CREDIT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – clearly delighted with the performance from his side who were excellent in the goalless draw away to Ashton United on Saturday – has praised the players who didn’t take part in the Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round game at Hurst Cross in Greater Manchester. Skinner […]
  • SKINNER & LOUGH WANT FANS TO PLAY THEIR PART
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner and stand in skipper Darren Lough have both outlined the key role which the general public can play on Tuesday night when the Colliers meet Ashton United in their Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round replay at Woodhorn Lane. The Colliers deservedly earned the right to the […]
  • SKINNER: “I THOUGHT IT WAS A DECENT BATTLING PERFORMANCE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was disappointed that his outfit conceded a late goal against Carlisle City on Tuesday night – but was nevertheless happy with what he described as being ‘a battling performance.’ Paul Robinson fired the Colliers ahead shortly before half time and the goal looked to be leading the […]
  • SKINNER: “WAS IT MEANT NOT TO BE OUR DAY”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was naturally disappointed after his side had gone out of the Isuzu FA Vase following a 6-4 home defeat at the hands of Billingham Town on Saturday. In one of the most unbelievable of games ever staged at Woodhorn Lane, the home side led on two occasions […]
  • DRYDEN: “I’M HAPPY TO COMMIT TO THE CLUB”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC goalkeeper is delighted to have signed a contract with the Woodhorn Lane based outfit. Dryden said: “I’m happy to commit the next year to the club. Going off how we finished last year, I enjoyed my time after returning to the club and I think its worth giving it back. […]
  • SKINNER DELIGHT AT NO MIDWEEK MATCH
    By Brian Bennett Robbie Dale’s late winner from the penalty spot on Saturday not only clinched Ashington a place in the next round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup – but also saved them from the possibility of a midweek replay against Tow Law. Colliers manager Ian Skinner was delighted on both fronts: “We now […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WASN’T A CLASSIC – BUT WE’RE THROUGH”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was pleased with his side after they got through a difficult Emirates FA Cup match against Tow Law on Saturday. Skinner said: “At the end of the day we are in the hat for the next round. It wasn’t a classic or a vintage cup tie and […]
  • SKINNER ON SIGNING SMITH: “YOU HAVE NOTHING TO PROVE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – delighted with his sides 2-1 comeback win over Sunderland RCA on Tuesday night – has added to the squad by signing midfielder Liam Smith. Skinner said: “Liam will come in and add even further competition to what is already a really strong squad. I worked with […]
  • HARMISON: “IT’S EARLY DAYS – BUT WE CAN SEE SOME SORT OF SUCCESS BUILDING”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison believes the Woodhorn Lane outfit are heading in the right direction for success – even though he reckons its ‘early days!’ The Colliers put their first piece of silverware for nine years in the trophy cabinet at the end of last season when […]
  • DRYDEN PUT PEN TO PAPER ON A CONTRACT
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC goalkeeper Karl Dryden has put pen to paper on a contract with the Woodhorn Lane outfit. Manager Ian Skinner said after the 2-1 win over Sunderland RCA on Tuesday night: “Karl (Dryden) has signed a contract and we are delighted. We have got two very, very […]
  • HARMISON: “WE DIDN’T PANIC”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison poured praise on his team mates and the management team at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night after the Colliers came from behind to beat Sunderland RCA 2-1. The victory kept them at the head of the Ebac Northern League’s first division and also […]
  • SKINNER: “THESE LADS DON’T KNOW WHEN THEY ARE BEAT”
    By Brian Bennett Manager Ian Skinner emerged from a noisy Ashington dressing room on Tuesday night following the 2-1 win over Sunderland RCA and revealed: “These lads don’t know when they are beat!” The boss was referring to his sides late, late show against the Wearsiders in front of a crowd of 427 at Woodhorn […]
  • SKINNER HAPPY AS A FEW INJURED PLAYERS RETURN TO ACTION
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said the 5-0 win over Crook Town wasn’t the sole reason why he wore such a big smile on Saturday night! The Woodhorn Lane boss was also delighted after some of his players – who have been nursing injuries – returned to action: […]
  • SKINNER PRAISE FOR STRIKER JOHNSON
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner took time out to give a special mention to striker Adam Johnson after Saturday’s emphatic 5-0 home victory over Crook Town at Woodhorn Lane. Johnson made his first Ebac Northern League start of the season in Tuesday’s win over West Allotment Celtic – […]
  • BRIGGS: “HOPEFULLY I’M BACK ON THE GOALS TRAIL”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Dean Briggs says he hopes he is back on the goals trail – after netting a superb hat trick in Ashington’s 5-0 victory over Crook Town at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. The midfielder admitted that he was getting a ‘bit of banter’ from his team mates recently after […]
  • SKINNER: “BREAKING THE DEADLOCK WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was extremely happy with his outfit after they had notched their fourth consecutive victory in the Ebac Northern League first division on Saturday – a win which saw them regain pole position. Dean Briggs smashed a hat trick with other goals coming from Robbie Dale via the […]
  • SKINNER: “WE WEREN’T AT OUR BEST – BUT IT’S ANOTHER THREE POINTS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was delighted with his side who maintained their 100 per cent record in the Ebac Northern League with a 2-1 win at West Allotment Celtic on Tuesday night. After three games, the Colliers sit at the top of the division – but Skinner admitted that his outfit […]
  • BRIGGS: “I HOPE MY GOAL WILL PUT AN END TO THE BANTER”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC skipper Dean Briggs scored the winner – and his first goal of the season – on Saturday as the Colliers advanced into the next round of the Emirates FA Cup after a thrilling 3-2 win over Newton Aycliffe at Woodhorn Lane in the extra preliminary round. […]
  • SKINNER: “CUP FOOTBALL IS ALL ABOUT THE RESULT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington have started to make a habit of it at Woodhorn Lane – only it’s something which manager Ian Skinner hopes his side will quickly eradicate! For the second time in a few weeks, home supporters went into raptures after their team – who trailed by two goals – staged a magnificent […]
  • SKINNER: “IT’LL BE A RIP ROARING CUP TIE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC take a break from League action on Saturday (August 6) when they tackle Newton Aycliffe at Woodhorn Lane in the extra preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup. Colliers manager Ian Skinner adopted a cautious approach to the clash – purely and simply because of his philosophy of taking one […]
  • SKINNER: “IF ANYONE HAD OFFERED ME TWO WINS IN TWO GAMES I WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that his side had to work hard before collecting all three points against Northallerton Town at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night – but said it was a ‘pleasing result.’ Robbie Dale’s first goal for the club put the hosts ahead but Northallerton levelled five minutes before […]
  • SHOTTON’S DELIGHT AT LANDING MAJOR SPONSOR
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton said he was delighted after the club had secured Lynx Precast as their major home and away kit sponsors. The company – who are based at Lynefield Park near Ashington – are specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of precast concrete flooring […]
  • MASON: “IT WAS A GREAT START – AND NOT JUST FOR MYSELF”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Lee Mason, one of manager Ian Skinner’s summer signings at Ashington, said he was delighted to open his goal scoring account in the 6-0 hammering of Seaham Red Star on Saturday – but added that it was a great start to the new season for the club. In […]
  • SKINNER: “I DON’T THINK ANY TEAM WILL RUN AWAY WITH THE LEAGUE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – after watching his side reach top gear on the opening day of the campaign where they won 6-0 against Seaham Red Star at Woodhorn Lane – believes the first division of the Ebac Northern League will be ‘very competitive.’ Skinner said: “I think we’ll see a […]
  • BRIGGS: “I THOUGHT WE WERE A LEVEL AHEAD TODAY”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Skipper Dean Briggs described Ashington’s performance as ‘brilliant’ – after they had demolished Seaham Red Star 6-0 at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. Briggs said afterwards: “We know we are going to have a bit of a target on our back this year. We have signed some good players […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS A FIRST CLASS PERFORMANCE REALLY”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner described his sides performance as ‘first class’ after they had demolished Seaham Red Star 6-0 in their opening Ebac Northern League first division fixture of the season at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. The goals flowed in each half with Lee Mason and Lewis Suddick both notching braces […]
  • SKINNER: “OVERALL PRE SEASON HAS GONE QUITE WELL”
    By Brian Bennett With Ashington ready to embark on a new season in the Ebac Northern League first division tomorrow at home to Seaham Red Star, manager Ian Skinner reflected on his sides concluding game against Blyth Spartans on Tuesday night which ended in a 3-0 defeat. “At Blyth, we mixed it up a little […]
  • SUDDICK: “AS SOON AS THE BALL LEFT MY HEAD, I KNEW IT WAS GOING IN”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Lewis Suddick scored the winner on Saturday as the Colliers won the JR Cleator Cup after a thrilling 3-2 result over North Shields – and the midfielder admitted afterwards that he knew he had put his side ahead in the contest before the ball had hit the back of the […]
  • SKINNER: “WE’LL BE READY FOR THE LEAGUE OPENER”
    By Brian Bennett Ian Skinner said at the weekend that his squad will be ready for Saturday’s Ebac Northern League first division opening fixture at home to Seaham Red Star (July 30). The Ashington boss was speaking minutes after watching his side lift the JR Cleator Cup with a 3-2 win over North Shields – […]
  • SKINNER: “THERE WAS A TOUCH OF IRONY ABOUT THE WINNING GOAL”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that there was a touch of irony attached to Lewis Suddick’s goal which clinched the Woodhorn Lane outfit victory over North Shields in the JR Cleator Cup final on Saturday. The Colliers – 2-0 behind at the interval – clawed themselves back into the contest to […]
  • SKINNER: “LOTS OF THINGS IN THE PERFORMANCE PLEASED ME”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC boss Ian Skinner reflecting on his sides 3-2 win in the JR Cleator Cup over North Shields on Saturday said their were ‘lots of things’ which pleased him. Skinner commented: “I thought we started the game quite brightly and Dan Maguire had a great chance after a couple of minutes […]
  • SKINNER: “I THOUGHT WE THOROUGHLY DESERVED TO WIN”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was naturally ecstatic on Saturday evening after his side had fought back from a two goal deficit to win the JR Cleator Cup against North Shields at Woodhorn Lane. Indeed the Colliers were unfortunate to go into the break trailing to goals from David Robinson and Dan […]
  • JUNIORS RECEIVE LONG SERVICE AWARDS
    For the fifth year running Ashington AFC Juniors celebrated Long Service Awards with a remarkable seven players having reached the landmark of ten years with the club during the 2020/21 season.  At the presentation awards Club Secretary, Gary Bell, commented that while long service to clubs is rare these days Ashington AFC Juniors have been […]
  • AWAY SHIRT REVEAL – A TRIBUTE TO JACK
    Ashington AFC are delighted to reveal our 2022-23 away kit in tribute to Ashington hero Jack Charlton. Jack was born and grew up in the Hirst (Beatrice Street) and spent countless hours on Hirst Park playing football. He had a superb playing career winning domestic and European honours with Leeds United. Along with brother Bobby, […]
  • NEW SHIRT SPONSOR CONFIRMED
    Ashington AFC are delighted to announce Lynx Precast as our Home and Away kit sponsors for the 2022-23 season. Lynx Precast – based at Lynefield Park near Ashington – are specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of precast concrete flooring systems. Club Chairman Brian Shotton “We are absolutely thrilled to have Lynx Precast on […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE CAN PLAY A LITTLE BIT BETTER”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington will go into Saturday’s Cleator Cup final (July 23) against North Shields at Woodhorn Lane with three of manager Ian Skinner’s summer signings – Damen Mullen, Darren Lough and Lee Mason – fighting fitness battles. Of the trio, Mullen is the biggest doubt – with Skinner adding that the midfielder is […]
  • SKINNER: “WE’VE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF BAD LUCK WITH INJURIES SO FAR”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager has given an update on the current fitness doubts surrounding three of his players – Darren Lough, Damen Mullen and Lee Mason. Skinner said: “We’ve had a little bit of bad luck pre season. Darren (Lough) has missed quite a bit of training after he […]
  • SKINNER: “WE ARE PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT BEHIND OF WHERE WE WANT TO BE”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said that his squad are a little bit behind schedule -with the countdown to the new season rapidly approaching. The Colliers had two friendlies on Friday and Saturday against Newcastle Blue Star and Charnock Richard respectively and the boss said: “We are probably […]
  • JACK CHARLTON MEMORIAL CUP
    Aidan Brett (YBIG team manager), Liam Murray (founder of YBIG and captain), Pat Charlton and Carina O’Brien (Vice-Consul General of Ireland for the North East of England representing the government of Ireland). By Brian Bennett The ‘You Boys in Green’ from Eire won the Jack Charlton Memorial Cup which was held at Ashington’s Woodhorn Lane […]
  • SKINNER: “I DON’T THINK WE COULD HAVE GOT TWO TOUGHER DRAWS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington have been handed home ties in both the Emirates FA Cup and Isuzu FA Vase after the draw was conducted on Friday. Manager Ian Skinner’s reaction was to say that the two fixtures ‘couldn’t have been tougher’ – but reckons his counterparts will have said exactly the same! In the Emirates […]
  • CONNOR: “WE LOST AGAINST A TEAM WHO IN MY EYES ARE PROBABLY FAVOURITES FOR THE TITLE”
    By Brian Bennett Blyth Town manager Michael Connor has tipped neighbours Ashington for promotion – ahead of the new Ebac Northern League season which is rapidly approaching! Connor looked on as his side went down 1-0 on Friday night after a goal by Paul Robinson early in the game against the Colliers – but although […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS A BRILLIANT GAME FOR US”
    By Brian Bennett A sensational fifth minute strike by Paul Robinson proved decisive as Ashington ran out 1-0 winners over Blyth Town at Gateway Park on Friday night. And Colliers manager Ian Skinner was delighted after the final whistle when he said: “It was a brilliant game for us. Credit to Blyth Town who were […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS ALL ABOUT FITNESS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner says the main aspect of warm up games is fitness. The boss took virtually a full squad up to Alnwick on Tuesday night and he commented afterwards: “It was a great work out and we say thank you very much to Alnwick for hosting us. They have […]
  • McHUGH: “I HAVE LOVED MY TIME AT ASHINGTON AND LEAVE WITH A HEAVY HEART”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Adam McHugh admitted that he has left Woodhorn Lane with a heavy heart. The ‘keeper said that working shifts coupled with the amount of travel involved from his Spennymoor base, meant he couldn’t fully commit to attending training sessions on a regular basis. The 30 year old said: “With where […]
  • HAYES: “IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK”
    By Brian Bennett Kyle Hayes has put pen to paper at Ashington – with the ‘keeper making a return to the club he first signed for when he finished junior football. For the past four and a half seasons, the 31 year old – a logistics and supply chain co ordinator – has been with […]
  • ASHINGTON TO HOST CLEATOR CUP FINAL AFTER SWITCH
    By Brian Bennett The Ebac Northern League’s Cleator Cup final clash between North Shields and Ashington will now be staged at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday July 23. The decision was made last week for what is the curtain raiser to the start of the new season after North Shields – the first division champions last […]
  • SKINNER: “PRE SEASON IS GOING REALLY WELL”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC begin a series of warm up games on Tuesday (July 5) when they make the short trip up the Northumberland coast to play Alnwick Town at St James’ Park (7.30pm kick-off). And manager Ian Skinner is looking forward to seeing his revamped squad in competitive action after revealing that pre […]
  • ASHINGTON TO HOST CHARITY MATCH FOR LATE JACK CHARLTON
    By Brian Bennett Two sets of football fans from England and Ireland are to contest a charity match at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday July 9 to honour one of Ashington’s favourite sons. EnglandFans FC will take on ‘You Boys in Green’ from Eire to celebrate the life of Jack Charlton, one of England’s 1966 World […]
  • SKINNER EXPRESSES MIXED REACTIONS AFTER FIXTURES ARE RELEASED
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner expressed mixed reactions after the new fixtures for the 2022/23 were released by the Ebac Northern League on Friday. After contesting the Cleator Cup final against North Shields on Saturday July 23, the Colliers begin their Ebac Northern League first division programme with a clash against Seaham […]
  • RESERVES CUP DRAWS
    The draws have been made for the Northern Alliance George Dobbins League Cup and the Third Division Neville Cowey Cup. Ashington Reserves will host fellow third division side Blyth Rangers in the George Dobbins League Cup whilst in the Third Division Neville Cowey Cup they have received a bye straight into the Quarter Final stage. […]
  • HARMISON: “THE TALKING IS DONE – NOW WE’VE GOT TO DO THE BUSINESS ON THE PITCH”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison says the talking has been done and now it’s up to the players at Woodhorn Lane to perform on the pitch. Manager Ian Skinner called his players in for the start of pre season training last week – and Harmison is the captain of a squad excited […]
  • SKIPPER HARMISON: “WE NEED A GOOD PRE SEASON”
    By Brian Bennett The players returned to pre season training at Ashington FC last week – and skipper Ben Harmison says that the lead up to the start of the new campaign is vital. Manager Ian Skinner has been busy during the summer bringing in Robbie Dale, Andrew Cartwright, Lee Mason, Darren Lough, Damen Mullen […]
  • SKINNER: “MAGUIRE SIGNING IS THE CHERRY ON THE TOP OF THE CAKE!”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner has described the signing of striker Dan Maguire as being the ‘cherry on the top of the cake.’ The Colliers announced Maguire’s arrival to Woodhorn Lane on Saturday taking Skinner’s tally of newcomers during the close season to six after Robbie Dale, Andrew Cartwright, Lee Mason, Darren […]
  • PLAYER SPONSORSHIP
    We are pleased to offer our player sponsorship for 2022-23. What you get…… • Exclusive sponsorship of your favourite Ashington AFC Player • Signed home shirt and photograph with the player • Name / logo on website and social media • Advert in matchday programme throughout the season • Two tickets to a game of […]
  • CARTWRIGHT: “I’M LOOKING FOR BACK TO BACK PROMOTIONS”
    By Brian Bennett Andrew Cartwright is hoping to achieve back to back promotions – with different clubs in the Ebac Northern League. The 27 year old – one of five new signings made by Ashington manager Ian Skinner – put pen to paper after switching from Ebac Northern League first division champions North Shields. Now […]
  • MASON: “WE WANT TO GIVE EVERYBODY CONNECTED WITH THE CLUB A BIT OF EXCITEMENT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington’s new striker Lee Mason has set the bar high with the ambitions he would like to see come to fruition at Woodhorn Lane. Mason was the third signing made by manager Ian Skinner who came through the doors last week – and the Newcastle-born forward was quick to point out that […]
  • LOUGH: “OUR TARGET SHOULD BE TO WIN THE LEAGUE”
    By Brian Bennett Darren Lough says he is delighted to return to his hometown club Ashington – bridging a gap of ten years since he last played for the Colliers. Two years ago, the Morpeth-based defender – a drainage engineer – was in the Hebburn Town team when they visited Woodhorn Lane for a midweek […]
  • MULLEN: “IT JUST SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT PLACE TO COME BACK”
    By Brian Bennett Damen Mullen said Ashington seemed to be ‘the perfect choice’ – after he put pen to paper on a contract with the Woodhorn Lane outfit following his release from Hebburn Town. Mullen will need no introduction to supporters at The dwmedia Stadium. The versatile 33 year old enjoyed a highly successful one […]
  • CHAIRMAN BRIAN SHOTTON: “I CANNOT BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN DELIGHTED”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton could not hide his joy after the Woodhorn Lane club had secured the services of Blyth Spartans legend Robbie Dale.  Astonishingly, Dale made over 700 appearances in 18 years for the National League North outfit and Colliers chairman Brian Shotton said: “Obviously I cannot be anything other […]
  • ASHINGTON SKIPPER HARMISON HAILS DALE SIGNING
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison has hailed the signing of Robbie Dale. The Blyth Spartans legend put pen to paper and Harmison said: “It’s a massive coup for the club. Robbie is someone who has experience and it shows the ambition and direction in which the club are trying to go. I […]
  • SKINNER: “I’M DELIGHTED TO BRING A PLAYER OF ROBBIE’S CALIBRE TO THE CLUB”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – having watched the ink dry on the signature of Robbie Dale – was clearly delighted after announcing his first addition during the close season. Skinner said: “I’m delighted to bring a player of Robbie’s calibre to the club. His experience will be invaluable to our youthful […]
  • SHOTTON: “BEING CHAIRMAN AT ASHINGTON IS THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGEI’VE EVER DONE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington Football Club’s Brian Shotton compèred the awards presentation evening at the Woodhorn Lane based outfit on Saturday night which brought the curtain down on another campaign. The chairman then enjoyed a few minutes relaxation where he reflected on the progress which the club has made under his four year tenure and […]
  • SUMMERLY: “TO SAY I’M DELIGHTED IS A HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Jordan Summerly could not hide his joy after being chosen as the management Player of the Season at the presentation awards ceremony on Saturday. And – fingers crossed – the North Shields-born defender is looking to maintain a clean bill of health on the injury front and hoping that he […]
  • SAMPSON: “IT’S GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE APPRECIATED BY THE FANS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington Football Club’s Ben Sampson was delighted on Saturday night after being named as the supporters Player of the Year. The versatile Sampson – who played for his hometown club at full back or centre midfield – said afterwards: “It came as a bit of a surprise really but I’m very pleased. […]
  • 2022/23 ENTRY PRICES ANNOUNCED
    Ashington AFC can confirm Matchday Entry prices for the 2022/23 season. As always we will be offering advanced ticket sales at a cheaper price which can be bought online at our ticketing website. Matchday Entry Prices (at the turnstile) £8.00 Adults £4.00 Concessions (aged 65 and over, Under 16 or Students) Advanced Entry Prices (on […]
  • BRIGGS: “THAT GOAL IS PROBABLY THE BEST I’VE EVER SCORED”
    By Brian Bennett Dean Briggs picked up two trophies on Saturday night – as top goal scorer as well as goal of the season – at Ashington Football Club’s presentation evening. And afterwards, the midfielder admitted that his stunning effort from close to the half way line in the 4-4 draw at Consett ranks as […]
  • HARMISON: “IT’S NICE TO GET RECOGNITION FROM YOUR FELLOW PLAYERS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison spoke of his ‘surprise’ – after he scooped the ‘Players Player of the season’ award at the club’s presentation night which was held in the Woodhorn Lane function suite on Saturday. The 36 year old was unable to attend the event but said: “I received the news […]
  • KALTHOEBER: “I WAS BLOWN AWAY WHEN I FOUND OUT I WAS PLAYING”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC defender Thomas Kalthoeber said he was ‘blown away’ when he found out an hour before kick off that he was in the Colliers starting line up for their Ebac Northern League Division One Cup final showdown against Newcastle Benfield on Bank Holiday Monday. The Wansbeck side […]
  • ROBINSON: “THE LAST TIME ASHINGTON WON A TROPHY, I PLAYED AGAINST THEM!”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Winning trophies is nothing new to Paul Robinson. After all, the stylish midfielder has his own collection of medals and treasured memories. In an outstanding spell with Ebac Northern League outfit Whitley Bay he not only won the FA Vase with them once or twice at Wembley Stadium […]
  • HARMISON: “YOU CAN SEE WHAT THIS MEANS TO THE LADS AND THE FANS”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC won their first piece of silverware for nine years on Bank Holiday Monday when they clinched the Ebac Northern League’s Division One Cup after outclassing Newcastle Benfield at the Daren Persson Stadium in North Shields. And afterwards delighted skipper Ben Harmison – who was presented with […]
  • SKINNER: “I CAN’T REMEMBER TOO MUCH ABOUT THE GAME TO BE HONEST”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was wrapped up in a whirlwind of emotions as the Woodhorn Lane outfit picked up their first piece of silverware for nine years after winning the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup on Bank Holiday Monday. The Colliers took the lead through Paul […]
  • SKINNER: “I’M DELIGHTED FOR SO MANY PEOPLE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was ecstatic at the final whistle after his side had swept Newcastle Benfield away to win the Ebac Northern League’s Division One Cup on Bank Holiday Monday. The game was staged at the Daren Persson Stadium – the home of newly crowned ENL champions North Shields who […]
  • HARMISON: “TO WIN THE CUP WOULD BE MASSIVE FOR US”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison said at the weekend that if the Colliers were to win the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup it would be just rewards for the effort put in by the squad over the season. Harmison will lead his hometown club out against Newcastle Benfield on Bank Holiday […]
  • SKINNER: “IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO TURNS UP ON THE DAY”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner takes his side into the final of the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup against Newcastle Benfield at North Shields’ Daren Persson Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday (May 2) with an 11am kick-off, hoping they can reproduce some of their early season form. The two sides have […]
  • SKINNER: “MY INITIAL REACTION IS ONE OF DISAPPOINTMENT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted after Saturday’s thrilling encounter against Consett had ended all square at 4-4 that a draw was a fair result – but the boss could not conceal his overall disappointment. Skinner said afterwards: “My initial reaction is one of disappointment if I’m honest because on two occasions […]
  • SKINNER EXPRESSES HIS DELIGHT FOR SUPPORTERS – AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS BEHIND THE SCENES
    By Brian Bennett || Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – understandably euphoric after his outfit had won a titanic contest to go through to the final of the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup after a 4-3 margin over Consett at The dwmedia Stadium on Tuesday night – has expressed his overall […]
  • AZIAKONOU INVOLVED AT BOTH ENDS OF THE PITCH
    By Brian Bennett || Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC defender Yannick Aziakonou said he was ‘absolutely buzzing’ after helping the Colliers to reach the final of the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup following a pulsating 4-3 win over Consett at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. The 22 year old was heavily involved at both […]
  • BRIGGS: “I THOUGHT WE DESERVED IT TO BE HONEST”
    By Brian Bennett || Photo: Ian Brodie Dean Briggs recaptured his early season form on Tuesday night as he scored twice in Ashington’s fabulous and dramatic 4-3 victory over Consett in the semi final of the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup at The dwmedia Stadium. Briggs ran from almost halfway in the first half […]
  • SKINNER: “THIS GROUP DESERVE TONIGHT’S WIN FOR THEIR LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE AND COMMITMENT”
    By Brian Bennett || Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner could not have been more proud of his squad of players than on Tuesday night when they won an epic cup tie 4-3 at Woodhorn Lane against Consett to reach the final of the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup. And afterwards, the […]
  • SKINNER: “LOSING A SEMI FINAL IS A HORRIBLE FEELING”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington will go into Tuesday night’s showdown in the semi final if the Ebac Northern League Division One cup against Consett with a blunt message from manager Ian Skinner ringing in their ears. He said: “I’ve experienced a few semi finals and it is the worst game possible to lose. It’s horrible […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS A DRAB END OF SEASON GAME”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Thornaby wasn’t a game for the footballing purists – and highlighted that the deciding goal had materialised with his side ‘a bit disjointed.’ There was nothing to choose between the sides particularly in the second period of a […]