News Archive

  • 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 […]
  • IAN SKINNER: “IT CERTAINLY WASN’T OUR WORST PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON”
    By Brian Bennett Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner was naturally disappointed – but not too down heartened – after reflecting on his sides 5-0 defeat against West Auckland on Saturday. The boss said that it was not the worst performance of the campaign – highlighted that four of the five goals conceded were avoidable – […]