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  • JOHNSON: “IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO SCORE – BUT GETTING THE THREE POINTS WAS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT”
    By Brian Bennett Striker Adam Johnson was the match winner on Saturday as Ashington won their Ebac Northern League first division clash away at Crook Town. Johnson, who had come on as a substitute for the injured Dan Maguire, struck in the 37th minute of the clash – but was quick to point out that […]
  • COYLES: “WE’VE BOUNCED BACK – AND WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RESULT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington Football Club’s assistant manager Andy Coyles was naturally delighted on Saturday night after a goal by substitute Adam Johnson had secured the Colliers all three points against Crook Town – and also a third consecutive win. Johnson’s all important strike came in the 37th minute and proved to be decisive as […]
  • SKINNER: “THE GOALS WE CONCEDED WERE VERY DISAPPOINTING”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner saw his side go out of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup on Wednesday night after they went down 3-1 against Heaton Stannington at Grounsell Park. With a home tie beckoning for the winners of the clash, a quickfire start from the hosts – where they scored […]
  • COYLES: “IT’S ALL TO PLAY FOR”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s assistant manager Andy Coyles licked his lips in anticipation ahead of tonight’s quarter final tie of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup against Heaton Stannington at Grounsell Park and said: “It’s all to play for!” The two sides met twice in a little over five weeks earlier in the season […]
  • MASON: “I KNEW I WAS ON PENALTY TAKING DUTIES!”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC’s Lee Mason took his goalscoring exploits to a round dozen for the season on Saturday when his 42nd minute strike clinched a 1-0 victory over Seaham Red Star. The 31 year old striker stepped forward to take over the role of penalty taker – and successfully […]
  • COYLES: “IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW YOU WIN”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC’s assistant manager Andy Coyles was delighted after the Colliers had strung back to back victories together with the slender 1-0 verdict against Seaham Red Star on Saturday. Lee Mason’s emphatically struck penalty just prior to half time was enough to make it maximum points from two […]
  • JOHNSON: “IT WAS NICE TO GET BACK ON THE GOALS TRAIL”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Adam Johnson scored the winner for Ashington on Saturday against Penrith – and afterwards said that it was nice to get back on the score sheet. Although the Colliers dominated proceedings throughout against the Cumbrians and led with a Robbie Dale goal shortly before half time, they were […]
  • SKINNER ON PENRITH STOPPER AARAN TAYLOR
    “THAT PERFORMANCE IS UP THERE AS BEING AS GOOD A GOALKEEPING DISPLAY THAT I’VE EVER SEEN” By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner hailed a crème dela crème goalkeeping performance on Saturday as his outfit hit the victory trail for the first time in five matches with a narrow 2-1 verdict over Penrith. Colliers […]
  • SKINNER: “THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE WON”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – delighted with his outfit after the 2-1 victory over Penrith at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday – said that the most important aspect was the result. The Woodhorn Lane boss commented: “The most important thing is that we won and put three points on the board. We […]
  • SKINNER LAYS DOWN CHALLENGE TO HIS PLAYING SQUAD
    IAN SKINNER: “LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GO ON ANOTHER POSITIVE RUN – WHICH WE ARE MORE THAN CAPABLE OF DOING” By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner has challenged his squad to replicate the vast majority of the first half of the season as the second segment gets under way on Saturday (January […]
  • SKINNER: “WE NEED TO GET BACK TO BASICS”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said after the 2-1 Boxing Day defeat by Whitley Bay that his side need to get back to basics. In front of a crowd of 771 on a bitterly cold day in Wansbeck, Skinner saw his outfit look lively early on. They took […]
  • COLLIERS LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC will be looking for two Christmas presents to be delivered on Boxing Day when they take on Whitley Bay at Woodhorn Lane. Following the recent cold snap, the first is the weather forecast which looks favourable to allow the tussle between these two local sides to go ahead. Having banked […]
  • SKINNER UPDATE ON SQUAD INJURIES
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner is hoping to strengthen his squad ahead of Christmas and the New Year – with several of his players scheduled to make a return. The Colliers were due to make the short trip to face Heaton Stannington on Wednesday (December 14) in the quarter final of the […]
  • SKINNER: “WE’VE JUST GOT TO KEEP BELIEVING IN THE PROCESS AND WHAT IT IS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner shrugged his shoulders as he acknowledged that the weather had scuppered back to back away games for his side last week in the Ebac Northern League’s first division. The Colliers clash at Whickham on Tuesday fell foul of a waterlogged surface at the Glebe following heavy rain […]
  • SKINNER: “THE KEY WORD IS ‘PERSPECTIVE’
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – obviously disappointed after watching his side come out on the wrong end of a 4-0 defeat at West Auckland – said that the key word surrounding the Woodhorn Lane based outfit at the moment is ‘perspective.’ After trailing to a Jordan Blinco opener shortly before half […]
  • SKINNER: “I THOUGHT IT WAS TWO POINTS DROPPED”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said he thought his side dropped two points after the 1-1 draw at Heaton Stannington on Wednesday night. The Colliers trailed in to a 27th minute opener from Daniel Stephenson before skipper Ben Harmison stoked home the equaliser 11 minutes from the end or normal time. Skinner […]
  • RESERVES REACH CUP FINAL
    BLUEFIN SPORTS INS NEVILLE COWEY CUP SEMI FINAL: Whickham under 23’s   1,     Ashington Reserves   2 By Brian Bennett Ashington Reserves booked their place in the final of the Bluefin Sports Ins Neville Cowey Cup final after winning their semi final tie away to Whickham under 23’s on Saturday. Ashington took the lead through striker Kai […]
  • SKINNER: “IT’S A BLIP – NOT A DISASTER”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said his sides 2-0 defeat against Sunderland RCA on Saturday was a blip and not a disaster. A first half brace from striker Kyle Fryatt brought the Colliers sequence of five consecutive wins to a halt at Sunderland LGV Park and afterwards Skinner commented: “Obviously it was […]
  • SMITH: “WE ARE STILL WINNING AND THAT’S THE SIGN OF A GOOD TEAM”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC midfielder Liam Smith reckons there is more to come from the Colliers – even though the Woodhorn Lane side have won their last five matches in the Ebac Northern League and sit third from top of the first division table. South Shields-born Smith scored his second goal of the season […]
  • HARMISON: “WE GOT COMPLACENT AND MADE THINGS HARD FOR OURSELVES”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison blasted home a 96th minute penalty which secured a 3-2 victory for the Colliers over West Allotment Celtic at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. And afterwards, Harmison admitted that his side – 2-0 up at the break – had not fired on all cylinders: […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TWO POINTS DROPPED IF WE HADN’T GOT THE WINNER”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner gave himself several minutes to draw breath before giving his postmatch assessment after his side had claimed a dramatic 3-2 win with the last kick of the game against West Allotment Celtic at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. Skinner had seen his outfit – who led 2-0 at […]
  • HARMISON: “WE HAD TO GRIND IT OUT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison admitted that the Colliers had to dig deep before collecting all three points – as well as a season’s double – over Northallerton Town at The Calvert Stadium on Saturday. Striker Dan Maguire scored the all important goal during the first half as the Wansbeck side – […]
  • COYLES JOINS COLLIERS MANAGEMENT STAFF
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC’s newly appointed coach Andy Coyles, said at the weekend that he had ‘no hesitation’ in joining the Woodhorn Lane club. Coyles had a ‘watching brief’ at Northallerton on Saturday where a goal in the first half goal by striker Dan Maguire resulted in the Colliers winning […]
  • SKINNER: “I THOUGHT WE PROBABLY FOUND A DIFFERENT WAY OF WINNING”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said after the slender 1-0 away win against Northallerton Town on Saturday that his side had found a different way of winning. The Colliers bagged all three points after a flash of brilliance from striker Dan Maguire had seen him net the only goal of the game […]
  • COYLES JOINS COLLIERS
    Ashington Football Club can announce that Andy Coyles has joined the clubs coaching staff with immediate effect. Andy, a Uefa ‘A’ licence coach, is senior lecturer and practitioner in sport coaching/PE at Northumbria University in Newcastle, and head coach of the England Universities National Squad. Andy left his position as manager of Consett last week […]
  • Club Announcement
    Following a transfer request from Danny Anderson last week the club can confirm we have cancelled Danny‘s contract (pending FA confirmation). We can also confirm that coaching staff Lee Anderson and Neil Cooper resigned from their roles following Saturday‘s game against Bishop Auckland. The club would like to thank all three for their time and […]
  • SAMPSON: “I DON’T SCORE MANY – BUT THE GOAL TODAY IS UP THERE AS BEING ONE OF MY BEST EVER”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Brian Bennett Midfielder Ben Sampson put the icing on Ashington’s cake on Saturday when he scored a wonder goal in the 5-0 hammering over Bishop Auckland at Woodhorn Lane. Sampson’s strike – an outstanding chip over ‘keeper Nicky Liversedge from fully 35 yards – was the Colliers fifth on the […]
  • MAGUIRE: “I’M THOROUGHLY ENJOYING MY TIME HERE”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC striker Dan Maguire got back on the goals trail on Saturday as a strong and convincing second half display by the Colliers saw them rip the Bishop Auckland defence to shreds in a dominant 5-0 victory. And afterwards Maguire, delighted to get his name on the […]
  • MASON: “I’M STILL CARRYING AN INJURY”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Lee Mason scored Ashington’s opening goal on Saturday as the Colliers crushed Ebac Northern League leaders Bishop Auckland 5-0 at Woodhorn Lane. It was Mason’s tenth strike of the season and his second in three games – but the 31 year old admitted that he is still playing […]
  • SKINNER: “WE’LL ENJOY TODAY’S RESULT – BUT WE CERTAINLY WON’T BE GETTING CARRIED AWAY”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was naturally euphoric after his sides convincing 5-0 win over Ebac Northern League first division leaders Bishop Auckland at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. Lee Mason fired the Colliers ahead in the first half then the goals flowed after the break with Ben Harmison […]
  • “LET’S RAISE THE ROOF” – SKINNER ASKS FANS TO BE VOCAL
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – appreciative of the support his team receives from the Woodhorn Lane fans – has asked them to again come out in force and ‘raise the roof’ for his sides top of the table clash against Bishop Auckland at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. The Colliers attracted another […]
  • POSTMATCH INTERVIEW | IAN SKINNER
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner emerged after the 4-1 victory over Whickham at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night and said that although his side were not at their fluent best, he was nevertheless delighted with back to back victories following Saturday’s 2-0 result over Thornaby. The Colliers led 2-0 at half time […]
  • DALE: “WE’VE GOT A BIG POINT TO PROVE THIS WEEK”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Robbie Dale said the Colliers have got a ‘big point to prove’ when they face back to back home league games against Whickham and Bishop Auckland this week. The Lang Jacks visit Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday (November 1) for a 7.30pm start whilst the clash against Ebac Northern League leaders […]
  • McKINNON: “I’D LIKE TO THINK MY GOAL WILL BE THE FIRST OF MANY!”
    By Brian Bennett Ryan McKinnon scored his first goal for Ashington at Thornaby on Saturday – and said that he hopes it will be the first of many! As the Colliers exciting run in the Emirates FA Cup captured the attentions of the Wansbeck public before it came to an end with a 3-1 defeat […]
  • DALE: “IT WAS JOB DONE”
    By Brian Bennett Robbie Dale described Ashington’s 2-0 victory over Thornaby at Teesdale Park on Saturday as ‘job done.’ Ryan McKinnon notched his first goal for the club midway through the first half before a thunderbolt strike from Lee Mason 13 minutes from full time sealed the result. Newcastle-born Dale – currently sidelined with an […]
  • SKINNER: “IT’S BEEN A TOUGH WEEK”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner pulled no punches when he gave his postmatch verdict following his sides 1-0 defeat against Heaton Stannington at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. “It was a tough watch at times today,” he said, “Firstly, I don’t think we (Ashington) played anywhere near the levels […]
  • SALMON: “AFTER OUR SECOND HALF, IT FEELS LIKE TWO POINTS LOST”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Luke Salmon felt it was two points lost rather than a point gained following Ashington’s thrilling 3-3 draw against Newcastle Benfield at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. The defender who netted the Colliers third goal – and equaliser – ten minutes from time said: “Football wise it wasn’t […]
  • SKINNER: “THE BIGGEST POSITIVE I CAN TAKE IS THAT WE HAVEN’T LOST”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner used the words ‘disappointing’ and ‘poor’ to describe several aspects of his sides performance in the 3-3 draw against Newcastle Benfield at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. “It was a disappointing performance,” he said afterwards, “There were lots of things to be disappointed with which isn’t something […]
  • CHAIRMAN: “WE’VE GOT TO TURN THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF NOT WINNING TODAY INTO LEAGUE POINTS”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton said after the Colliers had gone out of the Emirates FA Cup against King’s Lynn following a 3-1 defeat on Saturday that they need to turn their attentions towards league points. The Woodhorn Lane outfit went down at the fourth qualifying round stage […]
  • HARMISON: “WE DEFINITELY DIDN’T GO OUT WITH A WHIMPER”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison remained upbeat on Saturday night – even after the Colliers had exited the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-1 defeat against King’s Lynn at The Walks. Harmison said: “The result was disappointing but we definitely didn’t go out with a whimper. They (King’s […]
  • SHOTTON: “EVERYBODY CAN HOLD THEIR HEADS UP HIGH”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton paid manager Ian Skinner and his players the ultimate compliment within minutes of the Colliers bowing out of this season’s Emirates FA Cup competition as they went down 3-1 against National League North table toppers Kings’s Lynn at The Walks on Saturday. Mr […]
  • SALMON: “WE COULD HAVE GOT A RESULT OUT OF IT”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC’s versatile left sided player Luke Salmon was adamant that the Colliers could have forced a draw or a win against King’s Lynn in their Emirates FA Cup tie at The Walks on Saturday. The Woodhorn Lane outfit – who have performed heroics throughout an exciting and […]
  • SKINNER: “THE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN IMMENSE THROUGHOUT THE CUP RUN”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup at the fourth qualifying round stage after a 3-1 defeat against King’s Lynn on Saturday. However, manager Ian Skinner praised his players to the hilt, describing them as having been ‘immense.’ Luke Salmon scored for the Colliers as his side […]
  • SKINNER: “WE’LL BE GOING TO KINGS LYNN LOOKING TO GET A POSITIVE RESULT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington go into tomorrow’s fourth qualifying round clash of the Emirates FA Cup against Kings Lynn Town in Norfolk, looking to bridge a gap of over 60 years. The Colliers bowed out of the competition at the same stage over a decade ago, after travelling to face Grimsby but the last occasion […]
  • SHOTTON: “WE’VE MORE THAN ACQUITTED OURSELVES IN THE PREVIOUS ROUNDS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton says the Woodhorn Lane outfit have showed no fear and have acquitted themselves exceptionally well – as they head into tomorrow’s fourth qualifying round tie of the Emirates FA Cup against Kings Lynn in Norfolk. Mr Shotton said: “Obviously we will be looking to progress. The club […]
  • DALE: “IT’LL BE A GOOD TEST FOR US”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC midfielder Robbie Dale says the club’s away tie in the FA Cup against Kings Lynn on Saturday will be a good test for the players. Dale said: “I know we beat Bradford Park Avenue who are in the same league as Kings Lynn a couple of […]
  • DRYDEN: “MOMENTUM IS A KEY FACTOR FOR US”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC goalkeeper Karl Dryden believes momentum will be a key factor on Saturday when the Woodhorn Lane outfit head down to Norfolk to face Kings Lynn in their Emirates FA Cup clash. Dryden was in goal for the Colliers the last time the club reached the fourth […]
  • SAMPSON: “WE’LL BE GOING DOWN THERE WITH A POSITIVE MINDSET”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC midfield general Ben Sampson has insisted that the Colliers will travel down to Norfolk with a positive mindset when they tackle Kings Lynn in their fourth qualifying round clash of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. Sampson, who was on the score sheet when the Wansbeck […]
  • LOUGH: “WHY SHOULDN’T WE GO DOWN TO KINGS LYNN AND GET SOMETHING”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC central defender Darren Lough acknowledged that the Woodhorn Lane club face their biggest challenge for over a decade on Saturday when they go to Kings Lynn in the Emirates FA Cup – but believes the Colliers can return back home to Wansbeck with a result. Lough […]
  • SALMON: “THE BALL WAS JUST RIGHT FOR ME TO DIVE AND HEAD IT IN”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC’s Luke Salmon has now scored in consecutive league matches – and the left sided defender or wing back is naturally delighted. After being on target in the away match at Penrith, Salmon once again showed whole hearted commitment as he met a pinpoint cross from the […]
  • SKINNER THANKS TO HEATON STANNINGTON & EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner spoke at the weekend of his to Ebac Northern League outfit Heaton Stannington – and the ENL – after the Colliers clash at Grounsell Park scheduled for Wednesday (October 12) was postponed by mutual consent. The reason behind the move was to give the Wansbeck side a […]
  • SKINNER DELIGHT AS DALE DOUBLES UP WITH NEW ROLE
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie There was double delight for Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner on Saturday. The boss saw his side follow up their cup upset win over Stocksbridge Park Steels in midweek with a hard fought 2-1 victory in their Ebac Northern League encounter against Tow Law. Skinner then announced after […]
  • SKINNER JOINS IN WITH THE FANS DOING ANNUAL WALK FOR PROSTATE CANCER
    By Brian Bennett Supporters and friends of Ashington FC successfully completed their annual walk to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK on Saturday. The group set off from St James’ Park in Newcastle and after calling in at fellow Ebac Northern League clubs Heaton Stannington, Newcastle Benfield and Bedlington Terriers along the way, arrived at […]
  • SKINNER: “IF SOMEONE HAD SAID TO ME BEFOREHAND THAT WE WOULD WIN 2-1, I WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was clearly chuffed after his side returned to league duty against Tow Law at a windswept Woodhorn Lane on Saturday and ground out a 2-1 win. The Colliers – a goal behind when Andrei-Vasile Ardelean stunned the home supporters as he put the […]
  • HARMISON: “I KNEW IF WE WERE IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND THAT THERE WOULD ONLY BE ONE WINNER”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Keith Saint Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison said he was confident that the Colliers would win their Emirates FA Cup replay against Stocksbridge Park Steels – even before a ball was kicked on Tuesday night. Early goals from Yannick Azikonou and Paul Robinson put the home side in command before […]
  • SAMPSON: “OUR RUN IN THE FA CUP IS MAKING UP FOR VASE EXIT”
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Keith Saint Ashington FC’s Ben Sampson notched his first goal of the season in the Colliers 3-0 win over Stocksbridge Park Steels in their Emirates FA Cup replay – and the midfielder could not have opened his account at a better time! After a sensational start when Yannick Aziakonou and […]
  • ROBINSON: “WE WENT INTO THE CLASH FANCYING OUR CHANCES”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC midfielder Paul Robinson revealed after the Colliers had advanced into the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup with victory in their replay against Stocksbridge Park Steels that the players had gone into the rematch in buoyant mood. Robinson, scorer of the second goal in a 3-0 win, said […]
  • AZIAKONOU: “THE FANS SUPPORT IS MASSIVE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC midfielder Yannick Aziakonou said it was ‘unbelievable’ to play in such a red hot atmosphere on Tuesday night at Woodhorn Lane as the Colliers brushed aside a higher status club for the third time this season in the Emirates FA Cup when they completed a 3-0 victory over Stocksbridge Park […]
  • COOPER: “THE FANS HAD WOODHORN LANE JUMPING”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC coach Neil Cooper was full of praise for the vocal fans at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night following the Wansbeck outfit’s 3-0 victory over Stocksbridge Park Steels in their Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round replay. Cooper said that ‘without a doubt’ the Colliers supporters were their ‘12th man. Cooper […]
  • WOR MARCH FOR MEN
    By Brian Bennett One of the organisers behind an annual event to donate funds for Prostate Cancer UK has said that they will carry on indefinitely with their annual walk. On Saturday (October 8), over a dozen supporters and friends of Ashington Football Club will walk 23 miles from Newcastle to Woodhorn Lane, the home […]
  • COOPER: “WE THOROUGHLY DESERVED IT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC coach Neil Cooper was naturally ecstatic after the Colliers had marched into the fourth qualifying round of this season Emirates FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Northern Premier League East Division outfit Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday night. Two goals in the first eight minutes from Yannick Aziakonou and […]
  • EMOTIONAL CHAIRMAN SPEAKS AFTER EPIC CUP WIN
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton spoke about being overawed and quite emotional after the Colliers had progressed to the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-0 win in their replay against Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday evening. Mr Shotton said afterwards: “I’m actually quite speechless about the whole […]
  • SKINNER: “THERE WERE SOME FINE MARGINS IN THE GAME”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that there were some ‘fine margins’ in Saturday’s 2-2 draw in their Emirates FA Cup clash against Stocksbridge Park Steels at Bracken Moor: “I’m not sure how I feel because it was a bit of a strange performance and if I’m honest, I thought it was […]
  • MASON: “I’M A BIT DISAPPOINTED THAT WE DIDN’T WIN”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC striker Lee Mason was delighted to fire home his sides first goal against Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday in their third qualifying round clash in the Emirates FA Cup – and admitted that had he scored with another opportunity later on, the Colliers would ‘probably not have been facing a […]
  • ADRENALIN KEEPS SHATTERED HARMISON GOING!
    By Brian Bennett Ben Harmison admitted that adrenalin played a massive part in helping him to get through Ashington’s prestigious Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round tie against Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday which ended in a 2-2 draw. The Colliers were spurred on by a terrific following from their supporters – three coach loads […]
  • ASHINGTON CHAIRMAN EYES FOUR FIGURE CROWD FOR REPLAY
    By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton has his eyes on a bumper attendance at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night when the Colliers meet Stocksbridge Park Steels in the replay of their Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round tie which finished 2-2 at the Eco power Stadium on Saturday. With […]
  • PREVIEW | FA CUP – THIRD ROUND QUALIFYING
    Who are FA Cup opponents Stocksbridge Park Steels? By Luke Duden (Twitter: @LukeDudenUoS) Ashington face a trip to South Yorkshire for the third qualifying round of the FA Cup, but what do we actually know about Stocksbridge Park Steels? Our opponents currently compete one step above us, alongside North Shields, in the Northern Premier League […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS CUP FOOTBALL AND ALL THAT MATTERS IS THE RESULT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said the result was all that mattered after watching side advance into the second round of the Northumberland Senior Cup following a 3-1 win over West Allotment Celtic on Tuesday night. The boss commented: “It was cup football – and all that matters is the result. Were […]
  • SALMON: “IT WAS MY FIRST GOAL OF THE SEASON – AND IT CAME AT A GOOD TIME”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Luke Salmon scored his first goal of the season in his sides 2-0 victory over Penrith on Saturday – and the 31 year old was delighted to get off the mark: “We got the three points which we came for as well as a clean sheet and to score my […]
  • SKINNER: “WE WERENT AT OUR FLUENT BEST – BUT IT WAS A CASE OF JOB DONE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that his team did not fire on all cylinders in their 2-0 victory over Penrith in Cumbria on Saturday – but said afterwards that it was very much a case of ’job done.’ On their return to league action, goals from Luke Salmon and Adam Johnson […]
  • 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 […]