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  1. West Region League 2 2018/19

    Match Report from Ashfield`s game v Vale of Leven yesterday (22/9/18). All other Match Reports and Pics on https://www.ashfieldfootballclub.com Bright sunshine greeted both teams onto the Saracen turf as Ashfield and Vale of Leven set about getting `back on the rails` after last week`s defeats against Newmains and Lesmahagow respectively. Ashfield made two enforced changes and started with Patrick Cullen and top scorer Graeme Hearton in midfield berths with Billy Stevenson back in action partnering Keigan Parker up front. It was the visitors that made the first chance of the match in the opening minutes as McNaught got clear of his marker only to be denied by the legs of John Mullen in the Ashfield goal. Ashfield heeded the warning and played some nice football resulting in a number of corners. Ashfield almost went ahead in the 12th minute when a lovely whipped in corner was met by Ciaran Friel and his glancing header missed the far post by inches. A few minutes later however and the `field went ahead following a sweeping move. Keigan Parker picked the ball up just inside the Vale half and drove towards goal before slipping in an onrushing Graeme Hearton. The ex-Rossvale striker drove the ball low and hard towards goal with the Vale keeper getting something on it which diverted the ball onto the post only to see Billy Stevenson tap the ball home despite the attentions of the Vale defence. Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 0. The `field continued to press and Kenny Hadden`s long throw-ins were causing problems in the visitors back four however on the whole the Vale Keeper did very well. Billy Stevenson and Mark McManus had efforts which went narrowly over the bar as the home side finished the half on a high. HT:- Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 0. The home support were clearly hoping that missed chances would not come back to haunt them however this game was a completely different affair in the 2nd with the Alexandria outfit putting on an excellent show which was appreciated by their travelling support. The visitors seemed to re-organise their front line and put the `field back four under pressure firstly in the 55th minute, following a sweeping move the ball broke to a midfielder who drove the ball low and hard past John Mullen only to see the ball cannon back off the post and straight into the arms of the big Ashfield Keeper. A real let off for the `field. Next up was a succession of corners which on the whole were well defended however the last one saw an onrushing Vale player win the header only to see the ball blocked on the line by Paddy Cullen. The `field were restricted to break-aways and they still looked dangerous with Stevenson and Hearton going close however with 12 minutes to go the visitors equalised. A move down the left wing saw the ball cut back into the penalty spot area with Gallagher for the Vale being first to react as he volleyed the cross into the top corner of the net to the delight of the travelling support. Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 1. The match then began to become very open as the home side went in search of trying to get a winner. This was helped by the dismissal of a Vale player for a 2nd yellow card with 8 minutes to go. Ashfield Captain Ciaran Friel thought that he had won the Match for the `field as he weaved past 4 defenders in the 90th minute only to see his net bound effort blocked by the legs of the Vale Keeper. Referee Craven brought proceedings to a close shortly after and taking the whole game into account, a draw was probably a fair result. Both teams had put in a very good shift and as for the `field they still remain top of the League albeit are now `catchable`with Lanark and Lesmahagow`s game in hand. The `field`s next League game is a mouth watering one at Lesmahagow on the 6th October at Craighead Park however before that the League takes a rest and Ashfield welcome Banchory St Ternan to Saracen next Saturday (29th - 2.30pm KO) in the 2nd Round of the Scottish Junior Cup. (Photos of today`s game on `Match Photos` Section). FT:- Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 1
  2. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Match Report from Ashfield`s game v Vale of Leven yesterday (22/9/18). All other Match Reports and Pics on https://www.ashfieldfootballclub.com Bright sunshine greeted both teams onto the Saracen turf as Ashfield and Vale of Leven set about getting `back on the rails` after last week`s defeats against Newmains and Lesmahagow respectively. Ashfield made two enforced changes and started with Patrick Cullen and top scorer Graeme Hearton in midfield berths with Billy Stevenson back in action partnering Keigan Parker up front. It was the visitors that made the first chance of the match in the opening minutes as McNaught got clear of his marker only to be denied by the legs of John Mullen in the Ashfield goal. Ashfield heeded the warning and played some nice football resulting in a number of corners. Ashfield almost went ahead in the 12th minute when a lovely whipped in corner was met by Ciaran Friel and his glancing header missed the far post by inches. A few minutes later however and the `field went ahead following a sweeping move. Keigan Parker picked the ball up just inside the Vale half and drove towards goal before slipping in an onrushing Graeme Hearton. The ex-Rossvale striker drove the ball low and hard towards goal with the Vale keeper getting something on it which diverted the ball onto the post only to see Billy Stevenson tap the ball home despite the attentions of the Vale defence. Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 0. The `field continued to press and Kenny Hadden`s long throw-ins were causing problems in the visitors back four however on the whole the Vale Keeper did very well. Billy Stevenson and Mark McManus had efforts which went narrowly over the bar as the home side finished the half on a high. HT:- Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 0. The home support were clearly hoping that missed chances would not come back to haunt them however this game was a completely different affair in the 2nd with the Alexandria outfit putting on an excellent show which was appreciated by their travelling support. The visitors seemed to re-organise their front line and put the `field back four under pressure firstly in the 55th minute, following a sweeping move the ball broke to a midfielder who drove the ball low and hard past John Mullen only to see the ball cannon back off the post and straight into the arms of the big Ashfield Keeper. A real let off for the `field. Next up was a succession of corners which on the whole were well defended however the last one saw an onrushing Vale player win the header only to see the ball blocked on the line by Paddy Cullen. The `field were restricted to break-aways and they still looked dangerous with Stevenson and Hearton going close however with 12 minutes to go the visitors equalised. A move down the left wing saw the ball cut back into the penalty spot area with Gallagher for the Vale being first to react as he volleyed the cross into the top corner of the net to the delight of the travelling support. Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 1. The match then began to become very open as the home side went in search of trying to get a winner. This was helped by the dismissal of a Vale player for a 2nd yellow card with 8 minutes to go. Ashfield Captain Ciaran Friel thought that he had won the Match for the `field as he weaved past 4 defenders in the 90th minute only to see his net bound effort blocked by the legs of the Vale Keeper. Referee Craven brought proceedings to a close shortly after and taking the whole game into account, a draw was probably a fair result. Both teams had put in a very good shift and as for the `field they still remain top of the League albeit are now `catchable`with Lanark and Lesmahagow`s game in hand. The `field`s next League game is a mouth watering one at Lesmahagow on the 6th October at Craighead Park however before that the League takes a rest and Ashfield welcome Banchory St Ternan to Saracen next Saturday (29th - 2.30pm KO) in the 2nd Round of the Scottish Junior Cup. (Photos of today`s game on `Match Photos` Section). FT:- Ashfield 1 Vale of Leven 1
  3. West Region League 2 2018/19

    Bad day at the Office yesterday however firstly we wish the boy Hannaway well having been stretchered into an Ambulance. The 30 Minute delay to the game didn`t help the flow of the Match however we lost our way and Newmains finished the stronger team with some talented individuals playing for them this Season. It is just one of those grounds that we never manage to play well at - last Season we scraped through 4-3 there. We must `dust ourselves down` and look forward to the next two League Matches against Vale of Leven (h) and Lesmahagow (a). Every game this year has been a cracker and I do believe that the standard is higher this Season.
  4. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Many thanks for the message, Indeed we are in process of building another good team with right blend of youth and experience in order firstly to get out this difficult League. After that then our aim will be to get back to the higher Leagues. We always talk about our games with the Talbot fondly, one of our best performances was in the WoS Cup Semi at Auchinleck (3-0) however for me unfortunately one of the one`s that still sticks in the memory was when we reached the top of the Premiership for 1 week after winning 5 out of our first 7 Matches as `new kids on the block` in the League when Messrs Spence, White and Milliken gave us a masterclass in beating us 9-1 to bring us back down to earth !! All the best for the Season Ewan
  5. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Ashfield Team Photo for Season 2018-19:- Ashfield F C 2018-2019:- Top Row (L-R) - Ryan McLaughlin, Kenny Hadden, Dean Leverage, Graeme Hearton, Mark McManus, Gavin Goodall and Jordan Lynch. Middle Row (L-R):- Nicky Hughes (Kit Man), Gary McLenaghan (GK), Alan Cairns, Gordon Passmore, Michael Giblin, Billy Stevenson, Colin Leverage, John Mullen (GK), Robert Fairfield (Physio) and David Goodall. Front Row (L-R):- Patrick Cullen, Ross Hamilton, Ryan Cairley (Assistant Manager), Ciaran Friel (Captain), Paul Maxwell (Player/Manager), John Gaynor and Keigan Parker.
  6. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    It all starts in earnest today and a Season we are very much looking forward to. Some new places to visit and we have a young squad that will improve week on week. The League Cup was an excellent early season test against SuperLeague opposition and we are all looking forward to first game at Carluke this afternoon...........`mon the `field !
  7. West Region League 2 2018/19

    It all starts in earnest today at Carluke for us today, so would like to wish all the Teams all the best for the coming season and look forward to travelling to a couple of grounds that we haven`t played at for a number of years.
  8. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Ashfield 1 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 5 After Pre-Season Friendlies against Greenock and Irvine Meadow it was down to competitve business at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium yesterday with the two `Maxi`s locking horns as Ashfield welcomed Rob Roy for the first time in 6 Seasons. It was a case for the home side that the game was over before it really started after a whirlwind start from Rob Roy saw Ashfield 4-0 down after half hour and staring at a very heavy defeat. In between conceding the goals the field had Jordan Lynch in the Ashfield defence having to go off injured and John Gaynor hitting the bar during a frantic start however a combination of terrific play from the visitors and bad defending showed Ashfield what it was like to play a SuperLeague Premier side and how clinical they can be. To be fair to the `field they rolled up their sleeves and finished the half strongly with a header from Mark McManus reducing the deficit and Alan Cairns being denied by the legs of the Rob Roy Keeper. The second half was less frantic and when Rob Roy scored their fifth the home side had to work hard defensively and offensively to ensure no further damage and were unlucky on a number of times not to claw back some of the deficit being denied by the Rob Roy Keeper. The `field must dust themselves down and prepare for the visit of St Roch`s on Monday before heading up the road to Petershill on Wednesday.......`mon the `field.
  9. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Club Statement:- We are delighted to announce that Paul Maxwell is the new Player/Manager of Ashfield F.C. Paul will be ably supported by Ex-Ashfield Midfielder Ryan Cairley who will join the Club as Assistant Manager. We wish them both all the best..........`mon the `field !!
  10. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Club Statement:- It is with great disappointment that Robert Docherty has stepped down from his role as Ashfield Manager due to personal circumstances. `Doc` has been a terrific ambassador for the Club in the past 3 Seasons on and off the Park. Despite a big improvement last Season, the Club didn`t quite manage promotion which would have been aptly deserved for Doc and his Staff`s efforts. It goes without saying that the biggest achievement in Docs reign has been the creation of our Academy set up with over 150 Kids involved from Ages 5 to 15 years old. Whatever happens next for Robert we wish him all the very best. A terrific coach, ambassador and Manager and the most obvious a terrific guy and gentlemen. All the best Doc and thank for all your endeavours.
  11. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    We are all looking forward to the coming season, like every Club, with optimism and will update our news, views and Links to Match Reports throughout the Season. New format for the West Region League 2 with 15 teams competing. During the close season we have built a new Website to replace our `old` one (which will still remain for viewing). Ashfield`s new Website is https://www.ashfieldfootballclub.com
  12. Jim Ross , Club Treasurer , Ashfield Football Club

    Please note that Jim`s Funeral Service is at Glasgow Crematorium, Tresta Road, on Friday 29th June, at 10.30am. Friends and family are respectfully asked to wear black and white for his beloved Ashfield F.C. to celebrate his life and loves. No flowers please.
  13. It is with great sadness that we have to report of the passing of our Club Treasurer Jim Ross. Jim was a magnificent servant to Ashfield Football Club and had been involved with the Club for over 60 years. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time. Ashfield Football Club
  14. Ashfield F.C. - 2017-18

    Many thanks for this.
  15. Ashfield F.C. - 2017-18

    Many thanks for the comment. I must have missed this and wasn`t aware that the Ashfield Bar and Social Club was changing. The Football Club did own this however I believe was sold in the early 1970`s.
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