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  • 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 on Saturday. And afterwards, the midfielder admitted that his stunning effort from close to the half way line in the 4-4 draw at Consett […]
  • 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 […]
  • SKINNER LOOKING FOR MAXIMUM POINTS
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner has targeted maximum points from his side’s final two league games. The Colliers host Thornaby at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday (April 9) then travel to face Consett the following week (April 16). Skinner said: “Our aim in the league is all about can we get six […]
  • SKINNER PRAISE FOR MIDFIELD DUO
    By Brian Bennett Midfielder duo Craig Spooner and Ben Sampson earned warm praise from manager Ian Skinner on Tuesday night after both were on the score sheet in Ashington’s 3-1 win over Guisborough Town in the quarter final of the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup. Spooner – on his return to the side – […]
  • SKINNER: “AS A MANAGER YOU TRY DAFT LITTLE THINGS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted to using a bit of kidology with his Guisborough counterparts in the build up to his sides quarter final match of the Ebac Northern League Division One Cup against Guisborough Town on Tuesday. The Colliers advanced into the semi finals following a fine 3-1 win with […]
  • SKINNER: “RED CARD TOOK THE GLOSS OFF WHAT WAS A GOOD NIGHT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that Luke Salmon’s late red card in the excellent 3-1 victory over Guisborough Town on Tuesday night took the gloss off what was a ‘good night.’ The midfielder had been shown a yellow card in the first period of the Division One Cup quarter final tie […]
  • SKINNER: “WE GOT THE RESULT WHICH WAS THE BIGGEST PLUS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was delighted on Tuesday evening after his side had won their quarter final tie of the Division One Cup against Guisborough Town with a merited 3-1 result over Guisborough at The dwmedia Stadium. The reward for the Colliers is a home tie in the semi finals against […]
  • SKINNER: “OUR SEASON HINGES ON QUARTER FINAL TIE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner looked on as his outfit arrested a four match losing streak on Saturday with a 3-3 draw against basement side Billingham Town on Teesside. Now Skinner says the Colliers season hinges on Tuesday night’s Division One cup quarter final tie against Guisborough Town at Woodhorn Lane: “We’ll […]
  • LASHLEY: “I’M JUST HAPPY TO HELP THE TEAM IN ANY WAY”
    By Brian Bennett Jordan Lashley came off the bench to help rescue a point for Ashington after scoring a late equaliser against Billingham Town on Saturday. The 23 year old – who after being introduced as a substitute scored four in the league clash at Redcar Athletic at the beginning of last month – said: […]
  • SALMON: “IT WAS CLOSE – BUT IT WAS NOT A GOAL”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s left sided player Luke Salmon emerged from the dressing rooms after the 3-3 draw against Billingham Town on Saturday and helped to clear up the ‘incident’ which occurred with only seconds of the contest remaining by emphatically stating that the whole of the ball had not crossed the line when […]
  • SKINNER: “I THOUGHT I HAD SEEN IT ALL IN FOOTBALL UNTIL TODAY!”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was left pulling his hair out after his side threw away an early two goal lead at Billingham Town on Saturday and came within a whisker of losing the contest at Bedford Terrace. Skinner said afterwards: “I thought I had seen it all in football. However, I’m […]
  • BRAMLEY & SAMPSON MAKE SURPRISE COMEBACKS
    Photograph: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett March has been a month of frustration for Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner. His side collected a midweek win at Redcar in addition to a Division One cup victory over Thornaby but are now on an unwanted run of four consecutive defeats in the league. However, ahead of Saturday’s […]
  • SKINNER: “GAME WAS DECIDED ON MISTAKES”
    Photograph: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said mistakes cost his side dearly as they tumbled to a fourth consecutive defeat against Newton Aycliffe at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday. Striker Liam Jarvie scored both goals for the visitors – the second from the penalty spot shortly before the interval – […]
  • JOHNSON RULED OUT FOR REST OF THE SEASON
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC striker Adam Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The 25 year old picked up an ankle injury quarter of an hour before the end of the Colliers home clash against Seaham Red Star: “I went to Wansbeck General Hospital the following day,” he said, “I […]
  • KALTHOEBER & SAMPSON HAVE HOPES OF MAKING A RETURN
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Thomas Kalthoeber and Ben Sampson are hoping to give manager Ian Skinner a double boost – despite the end of the season being just around the corner! The two defenders are currently out of action with hamstring injuries but both are eyeing the possibility of a return before the Colliers […]
  • SKINNER: “IF THE PLAYERS CAN’T GET MOTIVATED FOR THE CUP GAME, THEN WE REALLY HAVE GOT PROBLEMS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC boss Ian Skinner said at the weekend that if his players can’t look at Saturday’s 6-1 defeat at the hands of Guisborough and get motivated for the forthcoming quarter final cup clash against the Teessiders early next month, that his outfit have got problems. Speaking in the wake of the […]
  • SKINNER: “THAT’S THREE SATURDAY’S IN A ROW WHERE WE HAVE FALLEN WAY, WAY SHORT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was seething after watching his side slump to a 6-1 defeat at home to Guisborough Town on Saturday. The Woodhorn Lane boss said there were no excuses and that his players ‘need to have a look at themselves.’ After being one win away from going second top […]
  • SKINNER: “WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington will take on Guisborough Town in the quarter final of the Ebac Northern League first division cup at The dwmedia Stadium on Tuesday April 5. Following Wednesday’s terrific 1-0 win away in the second round encounter at Thornaby, Colliers boss Ian Skinner had said he wanted a home tie – and […]
  • SKINNER: “FRUSTRATION IS THE KEY WORD – BUT LET’S NOT FORGET HOW FAR WE HAVE COME”
    Photo: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner talked about frustration being the key word in the aftermath of Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Seaham Red Star. Skinner said: “We had a fantastic 1-0 win away to Thornaby in the cup in midweek so we thought that because of […]
  • Divisional Cup Quarter Final details confirmed
    We are now able to confirm the details for our EBAC Northern League – Division One Cup – Quarter Final against Guisborough Town FC. The match will be played The dwmedia Stadium (Woodhorn Lane) on Tuesday 5th April 2022, with a 19:30 kick off. We are delighted to reward fans of both sides with discounted […]
  • DIVISION ONE CUP DRAW
    The draw has been made of the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals of the 2021/22 EBAC Northern League – Division One Cup. After our 1-0 victory at Thornaby on Tuesday night, we will now face Guisborough Town at home in the Quarter Final of the competition. Should we advance through that game, we will again […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET A HOME TIE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said after his sides 1-0 victory over Thornaby on Wednesday night in the Ebac Northern League first division Cup that it would be nice to get a home draw in the next round. The Colliers have been on their travels over the past 12 days making consecutive […]
  • SKINNER: “THOMAS COULD BE OUT FOR THE SEASON”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s progression into the last eight of the Ebac Northern League first division cup following a 1-0 win over Thornaby on Wednesday night was tarnished by an injury to Thomas Kalthoeber. On the hour mark, the 20 year old defender made a brilliant last ditch tackle inside the Colliers penalty area […]
  • SKINNER: “DISAPPOINTING AND FRUSTRATING – AND I’LL TAKE SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITY”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner described Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Northallerton Town as being disappointing in ‘a multitude of ways.’ And the boss admitted that he would shoulder part of the blame after making changes to the line up following Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Redcar Athletic on Teesside. Skinner […]
  • SUPERSUB LASHLEY BAGS FOUR IN COLLIERS COMEBACK WIN
    By Brian Bennett Jordan Lashley was still on cloud nine – after hitting all four goals in Ashington’s 4-1 victory over Redcar Athletic on Wednesday night. The 23 year old ex Bedlington Terriers striker came off the bench midway through the second half with his side trailing 1-0 – and completely transformed the game in […]
  • SKINNER: “I’M DELIGHTED WITH THE RESULT – AND FOR JORDAN!”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said he was doubly delighted on Wednesday night – with his sides 4-1 win against Redcar Athletic – and for four goal marksman Jordan Lashley. Trailing 1-0, Skinner made a triple substitution thrusting Max Cowburn, Bobby Taylor and Lashley into the fray – and to say the […]
  • ROSS: “I’VE COME BACK INTO THE SIDE AND HAVE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING”
    Br Brian Bennett Midfielder Karl Ross scored Ashington’s opening goal against Newcastle Benfield on Saturday – with his side going on to claim a comfortable 3-0 win. And afterwards, Ross, who has waited patiently on the bench to get back into the team, admitted that after returning to the starting line up the previous week […]
  • SALMON: “IT’S ALWAYS A BETTER FEELING WHEN YOU GET A GOAL”
    By Brian Bennett Luke Salmon’s goal in Ashington FC’s 3-0 victory against Newcastle Benfield on Saturday may not have been in the spectacular bracket – but that didn’t alter the happiness which it brought to the versatile defender or midfielder. After a spell on the sidelines, Salmon was recalled to play at full back for […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS A GOOD PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was clearly delighted after watching his side claim a thoroughly deserved victory on the road on Saturday as they brushed aside Newcastle Benfield at Sam Smiths Park. And afterwards, Skinner was pleased on several fronts when he said: “First and foremost, I thought it was a good […]
  • SKINNER “WHY I MADE WHOLESALE CHANGES”:
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – furious with his side who threw away a 3-2 lead before ending up with a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Whickham the previous weekend – made wholesale changes on Saturday and was delighted as they came from behind to win 2-1 against Bishop Auckland at […]
  • SUDDICK: “THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WAS THE RESULT”
    Photo: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Lewis Suddick netted the winner against his former club Bishop Auckland on Saturday as the Colliers wrapped up a 2-1 victory at The dwmedia Stadium. It was Suddick’s third goal in five matches since he put pen to paper for Ian Skinner’s side and significantly was the […]
  • KALTHOEBER: “I HOPE I DID ENOUGH TO KEEP THE SHIRT”
    Photo: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Thomas Kalthoeber played a significant role on Saturday as he was involved in both goals as Ashington came from behind to win 2-1 win against Bishop Auckland at Woodhorn Lane. And afterwards, the 20 year old defender – who slotted in on the right hand side of the back […]
  • FIRST DIVISION CUP
    The EBAC Northern League Management Committee has decided to run two separate cup competitions for Division One and Division Two. Previously the plan was to run the Brooks Mileson League Cup which is for teams in both divisions, along with the Ernest Armstrong Cup which is just for Division Two clubs. However, the two competitions […]
  • SKINNER: “TO BE HONEST, I MISSED OUR EQUALISER”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said after the 2-1 victory over Bishop Auckland at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday that he was looking forward to watching the video footage of the game – after revealing that he missing his sides equaliser scored by Bobby Taylor! The boss – wearing a broad smile […]
  • BRAMLEY: “I WANT TO RETURN – BUT I COULD BE OUT FOR THE SEASON”
    Photo: Keith Saint By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Tom Bramley could be excused for not knowing which way to turn after picking up a freak injury which has left him on the sidelines – almost six months later! The 24 year old defender revealed that the ankle knock which he sustained in a friendly for […]
  • SKINNER: “I’M STILL IN SHOCK”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington manager Ian Skinner emerged from the dressing room following his sides 5-3 away defeat at Whickham on Saturday and revealed: “I’m still in shock.” The Colliers went ahead in the contest on no fewer than three occasions but gave an abject second half performance, capitulating in the final ten minutes and […]
  • HARMISON: “DON’T RULE US OUT OF THE PROMOTION RACE”
    Photo: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison said after the 4-2 victory over West Allotment Celtic on Saturday that the players at the Woodhorn Lane club are still harbouring thoughts of promotion come the end of the season. Following consecutive yet narrow 2-1 defeats against both Sunderland Ryhope and North Shields, […]
  • SPOONER: “AS SOON AS THE BALL LEFT MY FOOT I KNEW IT WAS GOING IN”
    Photo: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett For Ashington FC’s Craig Spooner, his second goal in the 4-2 win over West Allotment Celtic at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday was just another to add to a rapidly growing collection of outstanding finishes! The midfielder took his tally for the season to seven after scoring a peach of […]
  • HARMISON BREAKS NEW GROUND AS A DEFENDER
    Photo: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Ashington FC skipper Ben Harmison broke new ground on Saturday in the 4-2 victory over West Allotment Celtic at Woodhorn Lane. For the former striker revealed afterwards that it is the first time in his career that he has scored twice in a match – since switching to the […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS NICE TO GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that it was nice to get back to winning ways following his sides 4-2 success over West Allotment Celtic on Saturday: “After back to back defeats then losing the game at Northallerton due to the weather conditions, it was nice to get back out there and […]
  • SKINNER: “THE RIGHT DECISION WAS MADE – BUT IT’S SO FRUSTRATING”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said he was both ‘disappointed and frustrated’ after Saturday’s away trip to face Northallerton was called off due to high winds amid Storm Malik – but was nevertheless emphatic in his thoughts that the right decision was made. Skinner said: “Whilst I was disappointed and frustrated, I […]
  • SKINNER: “KALTHOEBER CAME IN AND DID VERY, VERY WELL”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner accepted the plaudits which came his way after a battling performance from his team – despite watching them go down to a 2-1 defeat against North Shields on Tuesday night. Skinner said: “After the final whistle, a lot of people said to me that we probably deserved […]
  • SKINNER: “WE SHOT OURSELVES IN THE FOOT – NOT ONCE BUT TWICE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner praised his outfit after they had put up a spirited showing despite losing 2-1 against promotion chasing North Shields at The dwmedia Stadium on Tuesday night. The Woodhorn Lane boss said afterwards that their were aspects of the performance which had pleased him but also spoke bluntly […]
  • SUDDICK: “ASHINGTON ARE A CLUB ON THE UP”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s newest recruit Lewis Suddick was naturally pleased to score on his debut for the Colliers at Sunderland Ryhope CW – but his overall joy was diluted as his side conceded a late goal which saw them go down to a 2-1 defeat. The North Shields-born 24 year old joined the […]
  • SKINNER: “THE RESULT WAS HARSH ON US”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner had sympathy with his outfit after they had lost by the odd goal in three in their top of the table clash against Sunderland Ryhope CW at the Recreation ground on Saturday. Skinner said afterwards: “To be honest, I thought the result was harsh on us because […]
  • SPOONER: “SHIELDS ARE DOING WELL – BUT I’M HOPING WE CAN TURN IT ON”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Craig Spooner is looking forward to Tuesday night’s clash against his former club North Shields at The dwmedia Stadium on Tuesday (January 25). Spooner has the utmost respect for the Shieldsmen and their management team who gave him the opportunity to trade his skills after he was released by Newcastle […]
  • TAYLOR: “I’LL BE KNOCKING ON THE MANAGER’S DOOR!”
    Photograph: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Ashington FC winger Bobby Taylor says he will be ‘knocking on manager Ian Skinner’s door this week’ hoping to book himself a place in the starting line up against Sunderland Ryhope CW on Saturday – after coming on as a substitute against Sunderland RCA at the weekend and hitting […]
  • SKINNER: “AS A MANAGER YOU’VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner took a few minutes to draw breath after watching his side win a cut and thrust contest 1-0 against Sunderland RCA at the LGV Park ground on Saturday. Substitute Bobby Taylor struck the all important goal eight minutes from time and apart from the result, the boss […]
  • BRIGGS: “WE WANT TO GET AS HIGH UP THE LEAGUE AS WE CAN”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC midfielder Dean Briggs says that the target for the Woodhorn Lane side is to finish as high up the Ebac Northern League’s first division table as possible. Wideopen-born Briggs returned to the fold last month and was included in the starting line up for Ashington’s Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup […]
  • SKINNER: “THE LADS SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT THE CHALLENGE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner looked on as his outfit were forced to come from behind against a ten man Penrith side on Saturday before they ‘successfully carried out the challenge’ with a 3-1 win at The dwmedia Stadium. Indeed the first footing Cumbrians – looking to climb away from the bottom […]
  • SKINNER LOOKING FOR HIS SIDE TO FINISH THE SEASON STRONGLY
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that it has been a festive period with a difference – and that he will ‘proceed with caution’ before the Colliers kick off 2022 with a clash against Penrith at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday (January 8). When the teams run out onto the pitch, it […]
  • CLUB’S SPECTACULAR SUPPORT
    Since being promoted back to the top flight of The EBAC Northern League ahead of the 2004/05 season, there have been fifteen complete seasons (and two additional cut short due to COVID). Across these completed seasons, we have seen our average crowd fluctuate between 155 and 242, with the fifteen season average sitting at 206. […]
  • ROSS & SPOONER: “SCORING AGAINST NEWCASTLE WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE FEELING”
    Photo: Rachel McDonald By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s midfielders Karl Ross and Craig Spooner have both said that being on the score sheet for their home town club against Newcastle United under 23’s in the quarter final of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup at The dwmedia Stadium was ‘something special.’ The game finished all […]
  • SKINNER: “I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS CLUB OUT OF THIS LEAGUE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said at the weekend that he would like the Woodhorn Lane club to continue making progress – and in the ‘not too distant future’ he would like to take them up to the next step on the footballing pyramid. The Colliers – now in the middle of […]
  • SHOTTON: “THE PEOPLE OF ASHINGTON GAVE US FANTASTIC SUPPORT”
    Photo: Rachel McDonald By Brian Bennett Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton was still beaming from ear to ear days after his Ebac Northern League outfit had hosted Newcastle United under 23’s at The dwmedia Stadium last week. The event saw the Woodhorn Lane based side set a new attendance record for the ground as a […]
  • WALKERS DO IT AGAIN
    By Brian Bennett One of the organisers behind a drive to raise funds for Prostate Cancer via an annual walk said they will continue with the event ‘as long as people want to do it.’ North Seaton based Stevie Baptist has now completed five walks in as many years alongside colleagues labelled as the ‘Wor […]
  • SKINNER: “WE’LL HAVE SOME FESTIVE FUN INSTEAD”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s exit – following the penalty shoot out against Newcastle United under 23’s on Tuesday night in the quarter final of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup at Woodhorn Lane – signalled the start of a double period of disappointment for manager Ian Skinner and his squad. After reflecting on the […]
  • SKINNER: “I’M ALWAYS PROUD OF THIS GROUP OF PLAYERS”
    Photo: Rachel McDonald By Brian Bennett Ashington FC boss Ian Skinner looked on from the dugout as his players proved him wrong – despite them going out of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup after a penalty shoot out against Newcastle United under 23’s on Tuesday night in front of a record attendance of 1,357 […]
  • SKINNER: “I DON’T WANT DANNY TO DWELL ON PENALTY MISS”
    Photo: Rachel McDonald By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner says he fully expects Danny Anderson to put Tuesday night’s penalty miss firmly behind him – and move on. After the game had finished 2-2 after 90 minutes, the midfielder stepped up to take his sides fourth spot kick in the shoot out against […]
  • SKINNER: “WE GOT A BIT OF MOMENTUM – AND COULD HAVE NICKED IT”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was naturally disappointed after his outfit had lost on penalties against Newcastle United under 23’s in their Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup quarter final tie in front of a record breaking attendance at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. A bumper crowd of 1,357 saw the young Magpies […]
  • COLLIERS MESSAGE TO FANS
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton has urged supporters to arrive in plenty of time ahead of the 7.30pm kick off when the Colliers take on Newcastle United 23’s in the quarter final of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup at The dwmedia Stadium on Tuesday (December 14). Advanced ticket sales are going […]
  • SKINNER: “WE’LL NEED TO BE AT OUR BEST”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner has said that his outfit will need to be at the top of their game if they are hoping to find success when they tackle a Newcastle United under 23’s side at The dwmedia Stadium next week. The Colliers meet the Magpies in the Techflow Marine Northumberland […]
  • JOHNSON: “I COULD HAVE SCORED A HAT-TRICK”
    Photo: Keith Saint By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s recent signing Adam Johnson scored a brace as the Colliers went on a goalscoring spree with a 6-1 win over Whitley Bay at Hillheads on Saturday. However, the striker revealed afterwards that he could have grabbed a treble: “It’s always nice to score your first goal for […]
  • DEBUT DELIGHT FOR LASHLEY AFTER SKINNER U TURN
    Photo: Keith Saint By Brian Bennett Jordan Lashley could be forgiven in believing his debut for Ashington against Whitley Bay on Saturday was a ‘walk in the park!’ Following his transfer from Bedlington Terriers on Friday, the Colliers newcomer scored twice and claimed an assist as the Wansbeck outfit comprehensively wrapped up a 6-1 win […]
  • COOPER: “THE LADS CARRIED OUT THE GAME PLAN TO PERFECTION”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Neil Cooper was clearly delighted after the Colliers had hit Whitley Bay for six on Saturday. And after the 6-1 away victory, the first team coach revealed that the key factor behind the success was how the players executed the game plan to perfection. Cooper said: “Following the defeat at […]
  • STORM ARWEN WREAKS HAVOC AT FOOTBALL GROUND
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s home match against Guisborough Town was called off on Saturday morning – after Storm Arwen had wreaked havoc on areas of the Woodhorn Lane ground. Large parts of fencing were blown down whilst the home dugout – which had been secured to a concrete base – was lifted over the […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS FRUSTRATING AS WELL AS DISAPPOINTING”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner said the 4-0 away defeat at Crook Town on Saturday was frustrating as well as disappointing – especially as it came on the back of an inspired performance against Consett the previous week. Ewan Forster was an early marksman for the Black & Ambers then Edward Thomas […]
  • ASHINGTON AFC SUPPORT WANSBECK VALLEY FOOD BANK
    Ashington AFC have supported the Wansbeck Valley Food Bank for a number of years now and once again are looking to help boost their supplies by running a food drive at our next home game against Guisborough Town on Saturday 27th November. On the day, we will act as an extra collection point for the […]
  • ASHINGTON TO BREAK WITH TRADITION
    Since the early 20th Century, Ashington FC have played their home matches in their traditional colours of Black and White. For our game against Newcastle United U23s in the Northumberland Senior Cup next month, we will however be breaking this tradition to wear our all blue away kit to promote the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease […]
  • JOHNSON: “A GOAL WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CHERRY ON THE TOP”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s newest recruit, Adam Johnson was pleased with his debut in the 3-3 draw against Consett on Saturday – and revealed that had he scored, it would have topped the day off. Johnson – who was signed from Blyth Town in midweek – had a hand in the first goal as […]
  • ANDERSON: “THE FANS DESERVE A LOT OF CREDIT”
    Photo: Ian Brodie By Brian Bennett Ashington FC midfielder Danny Anderson paid a glowing tribute to the supporters at Woodhorn Lane labelling them as being ‘quality’ – following the Colliers thrilling 3-3 draw against Consett at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday. With only four minutes of normal time remaining and his side trailing 3-2, Anderson […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS A GAME WHICH WE COULD HAVE WON”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner took time out at the end of a see-saw thrilling encounter at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday before giving his postmatch thoughts on the 3-3 draw with Consett. The boss then emerged from the dressing room and said: “It was a game this afternoon between what I […]
  • MASSIVE BLOW AS EMMERSON RULED OUT FOR THE SEASON
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC midfielder Max Emmerson has been ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The 20 year old sustained what can only be termed as a freak injury eight games into the campaign in the 1-1 away draw against North Shields. Last week North […]
  • HARMISON: “HOPEFULLY OUR FANS CAN HELP US”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC captain Ben Harmison is looking enlist the help from the fans at Woodhorn Lane to help spur the Colliers on when they welcome Ebac Northern League first division league leaders Consett to The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday (November 13). Harmison was appointed as the new skipper last weekend to replace […]
  • UPDATED MATCHDAY FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS
    From Saturday’s home game with Consett we will be changing some of our food at drink options at the Football Club. Please find below availability at each outlet: Bar Serving Draught or Bottled Beers / Ciders, Soft Drinks & Snacks Bar Kitchen Chicken Creamy Masala Curry & Rice £3.50 Beef Chilli Con Carne & Rice […]
  • HARMISON: “CAPTAINCY CAME AS A SURPRISE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC’s Ben Harmison said being asked to be the new captain of his home town club came as a surprise. However, Harmison – who took over the armband from Dean Briggs after the midfielder emigrated to Dubai last week – is delighted to take on the role and added he will […]
  • SKINNER: “THE TWO QUICK GOALS KNOCKED THE STUFFING OUT OF US”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner admitted that a quick double by Thornaby midway through the first half had a telling effect on his side who eventually went down to a 5-0 defeat on Saturday. “We lost the game in the first half when two goals in as many minutes knocked the stuffing […]
  • CLUB UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2021
    With a frantic start to the 2021-22 season it’s a good time to update everyone of where we are currently at as a club. It has certainly been a positive start for the lads sitting in fifth place in a very tight league table and we played our part in very entertaining yet desperately disappointing […]
  • SKINNER: “AS A CLUB WE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD, BUT NOT AT ALL COSTS”
    By Brian Bennett In a week where there have been player departures from Ashington FC, manager Ian Skinner stated that he would never contemplate leaving the club given the facilities at Woodhorn Lane. Brandon Slater, David Luke and Ryan McGorrigan have moved on to Blyth Town, Heaton Stannington and Newcastle Benfield respectively but Skinner said: […]
  • MULLEN EARNS HIGH PRAISE FROM BOSS SKINNER
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner says he is confident that the players already at the club can step up and fill the boots of Damen Mullen – after the midfielder returned to Hebburn Town having completed a month’s loan at Woodhorn Lane. Mullen played his final game for the Colliers against Billingham […]
  • SKINNER: “BRIGGS IS IRREPLACEABLE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner stated at the weekend that talismanic skipper Dean Briggs is quite simply irreplaceable – after the midfielder emigrates to Dubai today (Monday). Briggs – who had plundered 15 goals for the Colliers already this season including one in his final game against Billingham Town on Saturday – […]
  • BRIGGS: “IT’S A BIG CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR ME”
    By Brian Bennett Dean Briggs revealed he could not turn down a career move to Dubai – as he sets off for pastures new tomorrow (Monday). Briggs signed off with a goal in Ashington’s 4-0 victory over Billingham Town at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday to take his tally up to 15 goals in all […]
  • SKINNER: “IT WAS A REAL SOLID PERFORMANCE”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner saw his side hit double figures at The dwmedia Stadium on Saturday with victory over Billingham Town. For the 4-0 result was the Colliers tenth league win of the season and afterwards, the boss labelled the display as being a real solid performance: “We had to make […]
  • CHAIRMAN’S DELIGHT AT SENIOR CUP DRAW
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC chairman Brian Shotton was clearly thrilled after the draw for the quarter finals of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup landed his Woodhorn Lane side a plum home tie against Newcastle United under 23s. The date for the game at The dwmedia Stadium has quickly been finalised and will take […]