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  1. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    McBookie West Region Division 2 Ashfield 5 Newmains United 0 - Saturday 20/04/2019 An earlier Kick-Off today due to scheduling times with the Glasgow Tigers Speedway and in this regard we thank Newmains United for being accommodating at moving the Kick-Off to 12 Noon. The bright lunchtime sunshine greeted both teams onto the park and it was great to see a `guard of honour` for Ashfield stalwart Gordon Passmore, who retires at the end of Season, from both teams and also the Ashfield Academy Kids. The park was in reasonable form for the last game of the Season however was extremely hard and bumpy and the pitch will welcome a `close season` also. The `field were sporting their new strips sponsored by `Allied Mobility`and started brightly almost going ahead on the 3rd Minute when a whipped in cross from Dean Leverage was headed goal wards by Billy Stevenson only to see his effort brilliantly saved by the Newmains Keeper. The home side were knocking the ball about confidently and went ahead in the 9th Minute after a long through ball from Ciaran Friel caught out the United Defence with Graeme Hearton being first to react. The Ashfield striker still had a lot to do and lofted the ball over the advancing Keeper and just under the crossbar to put the `field 1-0 up. Ashfield 1 Newmains Utd 0 . An excellent start from the home side who were playing with a high tempo. Next up was a great move down the right with Paul McQuilken playing a lovely ball to Colin Leverage and the Ashfield Full back raced fully 30 yards before delivering a cross to the front post which was met by the onrushing Hearton however on this occasion it was the Newmains Keeper that blocked his effort and the ball was scrambled to safety. The visitors were unable to build up a head of steam however were dangerous and you could see why they had scored 7 goals in their last 2 games. However it was the home side that got the all important second on the half hour mark following a short corner. The ball was played out to Paul McQuilken who evaded one tackle before delivering a curling cross right into the box where John Gaynor bulleted a header into the back of the net to the delight of the home support. Ashfield 2 Newmains Utd 0. This was a massive goal for the `field and they almost added a third shortly after however Graeme Hearton miscued his shot wide. Referee Craven brought proceedings to a close with the home side knowing that the next goal was vital. HT:- ASHFIELD 2 NEWMAINS UNITED 0 The Ashfield support did not have to worry about an anxious second half as within a couple of minutes the game was effectively over following a corner on the far side. Again a wonderful delivery from Paul McQuilken was brillliantly headed into the corner of the net by Mark McManus who simply cannot stop scoring at the moment. That was his fourth goal in four games for the Ashfield midfielder. Ashfield 3 Newmains United 0. Ashfield made a couple of substitutions after this bringing on Gordon Passmore and Lee Cochrane however the tide was still flowing towards the Newmains goal and in the 69th Minute Billy Stevenson was played through and as he knocked the ball round the Keeper was brought down with Referee Craven having no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Billy dusted himself down and sent the Keeper the wrong way to put the `field 4-0 up. Ashfield 4 Newmains United 0. Shortly after the Newmains Keeper brought out an excellent save to deny Stevenson again however could do nothing with Ashfield`s fifth goal in the 79th minute. A cross from Alan Cairns to the back cross was met by Captain Ciaran Friel and as he headed across the goal, the ball was met by Graeme Hearton who headed into the empty net to complete the scoring. Ashfield 5 Newmains United 0. A very good performance from Ashfield and one which will give them confidence for a stern test next week at Vale of Clyde. It is still extremely tight between Vale of Leven, Vale of Clyde and Carluke Rovers with all to play for with the `field looking to secure the full three points next week. FT:- ASHFIELD 5 NEWMAINS UNITED 0 Ashfield`s Team:- C Farquhar, C Leverage, D Leverage, A Amos, J Gaynor, C Friel, M McManus, P McQuilken, G Hearton, j Lynch, B Stevenson. Subs:- L Cochrane, G Passmore, A Cairns
  2. West Region League 2 2018/19

    McBookie West Region Division 2 Ashfield 5 Newmains United 0 - Saturday 20/04/2019 An earlier Kick-Off today due to scheduling times with the Glasgow Tigers Speedway and in this regard we thank Newmains United for being accommodating at moving the Kick-Off to 12 Noon. The bright lunchtime sunshine greeted both teams onto the park and it was great to see a `guard of honour` for Ashfield stalwart Gordon Passmore, who retires at the end of Season, from both teams and also the Ashfield Academy Kids. The park was in reasonable form for the last game of the Season however was extremely hard and bumpy and the pitch will welcome a `close season` also. The `field were sporting their new strips sponsored by `Allied Mobility`and started brightly almost going ahead on the 3rd Minute when a whipped in cross from Dean Leverage was headed goal wards by Billy Stevenson only to see his effort brilliantly saved by the Newmains Keeper. The home side were knocking the ball about confidently and went ahead in the 9th Minute after a long through ball from Ciaran Friel caught out the United Defence with Graeme Hearton being first to react. The Ashfield striker still had a lot to do and lofted the ball over the advancing Keeper and just under the crossbar to put the `field 1-0 up. Ashfield 1 Newmains Utd 0 . An excellent start from the home side who were playing with a high tempo. Next up was a great move down the right with Paul McQuilken playing a lovely ball to Colin Leverage and the Ashfield Full back raced fully 30 yards before delivering a cross to the front post which was met by the onrushing Hearton however on this occasion it was the Newmains Keeper that blocked his effort and the ball was scrambled to safety. The visitors were unable to build up a head of steam however were dangerous and you could see why they had scored 7 goals in their last 2 games. However it was the home side that got the all important second on the half hour mark following a short corner. The ball was played out to Paul McQuilken who evaded one tackle before delivering a curling cross right into the box where John Gaynor bulleted a header into the back of the net to the delight of the home support. Ashfield 2 Newmains Utd 0. This was a massive goal for the `field and they almost added a third shortly after however Graeme Hearton miscued his shot wide. Referee Craven brought proceedings to a close with the home side knowing that the next goal was vital. HT:- ASHFIELD 2 NEWMAINS UNITED 0 The Ashfield support did not have to worry about an anxious second half as within a couple of minutes the game was effectively over following a corner on the far side. Again a wonderful delivery from Paul McQuilken was brillliantly headed into the corner of the net by Mark McManus who simply cannot stop scoring at the moment. That was his fourth goal in four games for the Ashfield midfielder. Ashfield 3 Newmains United 0. Ashfield made a couple of substitutions after this bringing on Gordon Passmore and Lee Cochrane however the tide was still flowing towards the Newmains goal and in the 69th Minute Billy Stevenson was played through and as he knocked the ball round the Keeper was brought down with Referee Craven having no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Billy dusted himself down and sent the Keeper the wrong way to put the `field 4-0 up. Ashfield 4 Newmains United 0. Shortly after the Newmains Keeper brought out an excellent save to deny Stevenson again however could do nothing with Ashfield`s fifth goal in the 79th minute. A cross from Alan Cairns to the back cross was met by Captain Ciaran Friel and as he headed across the goal, the ball was met by Graeme Hearton who headed into the empty net to complete the scoring. Ashfield 5 Newmains United 0. A very good performance from Ashfield and one which will give them confidence for a stern test next week at Vale of Clyde. It is still extremely tight between Vale of Leven, Vale of Clyde and Carluke Rovers with all to play for with the `field looking to secure the full three points next week. FT:- ASHFIELD 5 NEWMAINS UNITED 0 Ashfield`s Team:- C Farquhar, C Leverage, D Leverage, A Amos, J Gaynor, C Friel, M McManus, P McQuilken, G Hearton, j Lynch, B Stevenson. Subs:- L Cochrane, G Passmore, A Cairns
  3. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    McBookie.Com West Region Division 2 Annbank United 1 Ashfield 2 - Saturday 13/04/2019 Ashfield made the trip down to South Ayrshire knowing what they had to do today with the League beginning to sort itself out with other teams knowing how many points they needed. Compared to last Saturday, it was `tropical` conditions at New Pebble Park as the `field were forced into their all Red away kit following a clash of colours with the home team. It had been a long time since the `field played down here and have to go back to 2011 for the last Meeting. Annbank were on a `rich vein` of form with two excellent victories in their last home games (9-2 & 5-2) and they started the game confidently playing against the strong wind and within 2 minutes almost took the lead when Amos was short with a passback and Farquhar in the Ashfield goal managed to dive on the ball at second attempt with the home side appealing for a penalty. Ashfield looked lively going forward with young Dean Leverage making good progress down the left flank and a couple of cross balls almost found Maxwell and Hearton. The `field were trying to play their passing game with Giblin and McQuilken linking up well however the bumpy park coupled with the tenacious tackling of the home side found the visitors struggling to get any form of pressure on the home side and as the half wore on chances were at a premium. The home side however found a `bit of magic` with 7 minutes of the half remaining, when Cammy Ross broke clear from the halfway line with the Ashfield back four playing a high line. The Bankies defender still had a lot to do however as Cammy Farquhar advanced from his goal the defender drove the ball low and hard into the corner of the net to the delight of the home support. Annbank Utd 1 Ashfield 0. A real blow for Ashfield who set off from the restart trying to equalise before half time and despite pressure it was the home side that were hitting on the break. Just on the Half Time whistle the home side were awarded a free-kick which was collected well by the Ashfield Keeper however for some reason the Bankies No 3 Andy Orr followed through with his tackle taking the legs from Farquhar. The Referee had no hesitation in booking Orr, who unfortunately had been booked earlier and the home side were down to 10 men for the second half. HT:- ANNBANK UTD 1 ASHFIELD 0 The half time Cup of Tea worked wonders for Ashfield as they came out a completely different team and immediately put the home side under constant pressure. Two minutes into the half and the `field got a corner on the far side which was well delivered into the front of the box by McQuilken. Ciaran Friel was first to react and he glanced a header into the six yard box where Graeme Hearton bulleted a header into the roof of the net to the delight of the small band of travelling supporters. Annbank Utd 1 Ashfield 1. Ashfield were linking up well and with Jordan Lynch coming on at half time the `field had more energy about them. Jordan himself managed to find space at the edge of the box however his effort went well over. Graeme Hearton was causing the Bankies back four some problems with his pace as Ashfield went in search of a winner. As the half wore on chances became difficult to find and the `field made a tactical switch by putting Dean Leverage to left wing and all of a sudden the cross balls were prevalent. The `field however were given a scare with 20 minutes to go when the Bankies Goalscorer Cammy Ross gathered the ball on the left flank before cutting in and curling a 22 yard shot off the post with the resultant shot being blocked. A real let-off for the `field however within a few minutes the visitors went ahead. Again Dean Leverage delivered a wicked ball into the box which found an onrushing Graeme Hearton who managed to guide the ball into the 6 yard box with Paul Maxwell touching it on its way into the corner of the net. Annbank Utd 1 Ashfield 2. The players reaction was there to see and they tried to force the game to Annbank in the remaining minutes however with the last touch of the ball the home side were awarded a free-kick which was wasted by the Bankies to the angst of the home support before Referee James Burns brought proceedings to a close. Football is a funny old game and the `field certainly played better last week without coming away with the three points however credit to the home side as this is a tricky venue to visit. We welcome Newmains United next week to Saracen Park knowing that 3 points is a must to keep the promotion challenge going. FT:- ANNBANK UTD 1 ASHFIELD 2 Ashfield`s Team:- Farquhar, C Leverage, D Leverage, Amos, Hadden, Friel, McQuilken, Giblin, Hearton, McManus and Maxwell. Subs:- Lynch, Passmore, Cullen and Cairns
  4. West Region League 2 2018/19

    McBookie.Com West Region Division 2 Annbank United 1 Ashfield 2 - Saturday 13/04/2019 Ashfield made the trip down to South Ayrshire knowing what they had to do today with the League beginning to sort itself out with other teams knowing how many points they needed. Compared to last Saturday, it was `tropical` conditions at New Pebble Park as the `field were forced into their all Red away kit following a clash of colours with the home team. It had been a long time since the `field played down here and have to go back to 2011 for the last Meeting. Annbank were on a `rich vein` of form with two excellent victories in their last home games (9-2 & 5-2) and they started the game confidently playing against the strong wind and within 2 minutes almost took the lead when Amos was short with a passback and Farquhar in the Ashfield goal managed to dive on the ball at second attempt with the home side appealing for a penalty. Ashfield looked lively going forward with young Dean Leverage making good progress down the left flank and a couple of cross balls almost found Maxwell and Hearton. The `field were trying to play their passing game with Giblin and McQuilken linking up well however the bumpy park coupled with the tenacious tackling of the home side found the visitors struggling to get any form of pressure on the home side and as the half wore on chances were at a premium. The home side however found a `bit of magic` with 7 minutes of the half remaining, when Cammy Ross broke clear from the halfway line with the Ashfield back four playing a high line. The Bankies defender still had a lot to do however as Cammy Farquhar advanced from his goal the defender drove the ball low and hard into the corner of the net to the delight of the home support. Annbank Utd 1 Ashfield 0. A real blow for Ashfield who set off from the restart trying to equalise before half time and despite pressure it was the home side that were hitting on the break. Just on the Half Time whistle the home side were awarded a free-kick which was collected well by the Ashfield Keeper however for some reason the Bankies No 3 Andy Orr followed through with his tackle taking the legs from Farquhar. The Referee had no hesitation in booking Orr, who unfortunately had been booked earlier and the home side were down to 10 men for the second half. HT:- ANNBANK UTD 1 ASHFIELD 0 The half time Cup of Tea worked wonders for Ashfield as they came out a completely different team and immediately put the home side under constant pressure. Two minutes into the half and the `field got a corner on the far side which was well delivered into the front of the box by McQuilken. Ciaran Friel was first to react and he glanced a header into the six yard box where Graeme Hearton bulleted a header into the roof of the net to the delight of the small band of travelling supporters. Annbank Utd 1 Ashfield 1. Ashfield were linking up well and with Jordan Lynch coming on at half time the `field had more energy about them. Jordan himself managed to find space at the edge of the box however his effort went well over. Graeme Hearton was causing the Bankies back four some problems with his pace as Ashfield went in search of a winner. As the half wore on chances became difficult to find and the `field made a tactical switch by putting Dean Leverage to left wing and all of a sudden the cross balls were prevalent. The `field however were given a scare with 20 minutes to go when the Bankies Goalscorer Cammy Ross gathered the ball on the left flank before cutting in and curling a 22 yard shot off the post with the resultant shot being blocked. A real let-off for the `field however within a few minutes the visitors went ahead. Again Dean Leverage delivered a wicked ball into the box which found an onrushing Graeme Hearton who managed to guide the ball into the 6 yard box with Paul Maxwell touching it on its way into the corner of the net. Annbank Utd 1 Ashfield 2. The players reaction was there to see and they tried to force the game to Annbank in the remaining minutes however with the last touch of the ball the home side were awarded a free-kick which was wasted by the Bankies to the angst of the home support before Referee James Burns brought proceedings to a close. Football is a funny old game and the `field certainly played better last week without coming away with the three points however credit to the home side as this is a tricky venue to visit. We welcome Newmains United next week to Saracen Park knowing that 3 points is a must to keep the promotion challenge going. FT:- ANNBANK UTD 1 ASHFIELD 2 Ashfield`s Team:- Farquhar, C Leverage, D Leverage, Amos, Hadden, Friel, McQuilken, Giblin, Hearton, McManus and Maxwell. Subs:- Lynch, Passmore, Cullen and Cairns
  5. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    PLAUDITS FOR PASSMORE AS HE DECIDES TO HANG UP THE BOOTS AT THE AGE OF 40 The club can confirm that Gordon Passmore will retire at the end of this season at the age of 40. Gordon announced his retirement this week after discussions with the management team and felt that it was only apt that he finishes up his playing career to focus on his youth coaching with Cumbernauld Colts, where he has enjoyed coaching in the academy side for the past 2 years. ‘Passy first signed for Ashfield in 2005 under then manager Stevie Rankin, whom he captured from Cumbernauld Utd. His career highlights at the ‘field include winning Players Player of Year in 2005/2006 and then winning the Central League Division 2 title the following season. Passy continued his spell with the club for a further five seasons where he achieved promotion from the Central League Division 1 in 2008/2009 and then helping Ashfield win the Super First league and secure promotion to the Super Premier league for the first time in 2010/2011. Passy then ‘retired from football to focus on his family before being persuaded to come back last season by the now manager Paul Maxwell. Manager Maxwell added his compliments for Passy…. “Gordon Passmore deserves every plaudit and commemoration that comes his way after his decision to retire. He is Mr Reliable when it comes to playing and I know it might sound cliché but he is one of the most genuine and nicest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. It will be sad not to see him around the club anymore but on the other hand it is an absolute credit to Passy for continuing playing. His wonder strike against Dunipace around 13 years ago is still clear in my memory but it is even his recent performances that still stick out at the ripe old age of 40. We played Neilston in the Scottish Cup this season, a team that is two leagues above us may I add, and when we fought back to lead the tie I remember the last 20 mins performance from Gordon where he was absolutely immense and helped us see the game out to win. People will always talk about goals and creativity when winning games but Passy has modestly been an unsung hero on a continuous basis for Ashfield. He’s had an incredible junior football career, particularly here, along with spells at Cumbernauld Utd and Dunipace. I only hope we achieve promotion this year to allow Gordon to have a good sign off on his career. That said, I wish him all the best, I’m sure his wife Linda and their boys will be delighted to see Dad around more often. Good luck for the future Passy." Gordon took a moment to speak with the social media team and said… “I just want to say I’ve had a great time being back with Ashfield for the past couple of years and really enjoyed being back playing at junior level again. I’ve played 8 years all in with Ashfield and they have been the best footballing years of my career and this probably wouldn’t have happen if it wasn’t for Maxi coming back to the club 2 seasons ago. I would like to thank him for asking me to come back. The club are at a crucial time of the season at the moment with us fighting for 3rd spot so I’m really hoping the lads can pull together and manage to get promotion. For me it would end my football career on massive high and would give me great memories in years to come and for the team it would be a great achievement. I would like to thank the management Maxi, Ryan, Daks and Millsy and wish them all the best with taking Ashfield to where they should be and would also thank the lads for making my time here brilliant and wish them all the best with the club. Mon the field!" Good luck GORDON PASSMORE, Ashfield FC LEGEND!!!
  6. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    McBookie West Region Division 2 Ashfield 6 Saltcoats Victoria 0 - 30/03/2019 The `field were desperate to `bounce back `from last week`s narrow defeat at Muirkirk where they played well but did not get the breaks. Saltcoats Vics were `dangerous` opponents and it had been a terrific Match the last time the two teams met over the festive period in December on the Ayrshire coast with the `field coming back up the road to Glasgow after a 4-2 victory where they had Cammy Farquhar to thank for a magnificent display, so the `field were under no illusions that they had to be at their best today and within the first few minutes of the Kick-Off were ahead. Paul Maxwell starting only his 2nd game since Christmas replaced Billy Stevenson up front and made an immediate impact. It was good to see Kenny Hadden back in the line up and his long throw in the 3rd Minute found `Maxi` in the box and the Ashfield Striker guided his header into the far corner of the net to the delight of the home support. Ashfield 1 Saltcoats Vics 0. A great start and the `field were keen to build on this and despite some early pressure found the Vics defence in resolute form. As the game began to calm down Ashfield started to get their passing game together and after a move down the left in the 20th minute the ball broke to Graeme Hearton on the edge of the penalty box. The Ashfield striker drove the ball hard at goal with the Vics keeper saving however was unable to hold and as the ball squirmed from his grasp, Paul Maxwell was first to react to drive the ball into the net to put the `field 2-0 up. Ashfield 2 Saltcoats Vics 0. This was the start Ashfield had wanted and managed to dictate affairs for most of the half with the odd sporadic burst from the visitors notably from Ex-Ashfield winger Chris Moulangou. Graeme Hearton was looking lively up front and after a knock down from `Maxi`, the Ex-Rossvale man found himself through on goal however his volley went narrowly past the far post. As Referee Andrew Bryson brought first half proceedings to a close the `field knew that they still required that extra goal to be sure of the points. HT:- ASHFIELD 2 SALTCOATS VICS 0 The home faithful didn`t have long to wait for the nerves to be calmed as the boys in Black & White hoops put on an excellent second half performance which resulted in the `field going into third place on goal difference. After an initial early effort from Graeme Hearton, it was Lee Cochrane that found space in the crowded Vics penalty box in the the 49th Minute and drove a right footed shot into the net with a few mild deflections on the way to give the home side some breathing space. Ashfield 3 Saltcoats Vics 0. The visitors struggled to create much going forward and Ashfield were hungry for more goals. After a couple of substitutes, the home side increased their lead in the 71st minute following an excellent corner delivered by Keigan Parker. As the ball was whipped in Paul Maxwell outjumped the Vics defence bulleting a header into the net to complete his hat-trick. Ashfield 4 Saltcoats Vics 0. Despite a lot of further pressure it wasn`t until the 88th minute before Ashfield scored again. The ball was played over the visiting defence finding Player/Manager Maxwell who guided the ball into the path of an onrushing Jordan Lynch with the Ashfield Midfielder lashing the ball into the net to the delight of the home support and a few of Jordan`s fans in the Main Stand ! Ashfield 5 Saltcoats Vics 0. As the Referee thought about bringing the game to a close the `field managed one last chance with the ball being played into the box by Kenny Hadden finding Mark McManus and his header gave the Vics Keeper no chance to finally finish the scoring for the day. Ashfield 6 Saltcoats Vics 0. This was a confidence boosting win for Ashfield and they were more back to their `old self`with 4 games to go. It`s a trip to Forth next on the Cards which like every game in this League will be a very competitive Match.....`mon the `field !! FT:- ASHFIELD 6 SALTCOATS VICS 0 Ashfield Team:- Farquhar, C Leverage, D Leverage, Hadden, Friel, Amos, McManus, McQuilken, Hearton, Maxwell and Cochrane. Subs:- Parker, Lynch, Passmore.
  7. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Totally agree Kevin - They were more like Junior Cup Ties - both teams performed well considering the underfoot conditions at this stage of the Season. It`s going to be an exciting finish and I`m sure we will both be there or thereabouts. Cheers
  8. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Match Report from yesterday`s Match at Muirkirk. Separate Note - A big `well done` to Lanark Utd on achieving promotion:- McBookie West Region Division 2 Muirkirk 3 Ashfield 2 - 23/03/2019 Ashfield headed down to East Ayrshire knowing what they had to do in the next six games and that it was in their hands and with the exception of Ciaran Friel and Patrick Cullen, `Maxi` had a full team to pick from. The home side have had a very good season so far and were looking to leave where they left off against Johnstone Burgh in their last home game (6-0) so a cracking match was in prospect and that is what we got. Again, similar to the last game, both teams deserve enormous credit for their efforts and it was slightly disappointing that there were so many bookings in what was a physical game but not a dirty one. It was the home side, backed by a strong wind, that started on the front foot with a succession of long throw-ins into the box which were well defended by the `field. Ashfield were trying to find their passing game but were being hemmed in and on the 11th minute succumbed to the opening goal. A long throw into the Ashfield half found the Kirk No 7 and after taking one touch he lashed the ball from fully 22 yards into the top corner of Cammy Farquhar`s net to the delight of the home fans. Muirkirk 1 Ashfield 0. This goal gave Ashfield a jolt and they set about trying to claw back the deficit. A lovely through ball from Michael Giblin saw Billy Stevenson break clear of his marker however the Ashfield Striker elected to shoot instead of going round the Keeper and his effort was well saved . Another chance fell to the same Ashfield player from a corner with Stevenson getting ahead of his marker only to see his header miss the far post by inches. Muirkirk were still foraging forward at every opportunity and the `field had to deal with a number of corners however as the half wore on the Glasgow Team took control of Midfield and on the 20th minute were level. Graeme Hearton weaved around the `kirk defence however as he tried to break through was tripped with the Referee pointing to the spot. It was good to see Keigan Parker back from injury and the Ex-St Johnstone man finished with aplomb. Muirkirk 1 Ashfield 1. Although it was competitive, the number of bookings dished out was beginning to annoy both sides as the game stop-started on a regular basis and just on half time Ashfield had a number of corners to try and go in with a Half time lead however the home side had other ideas and on the 45th Minute were awarded a free-kick just inside the Ashfield half. The ball was delivered into the box and was met first by the tall Midfielder of Muirkirk, Rodgers, who glanced his header into the corner of the net to put the home side ahead at the interval. Muirkirk 2 Ashfield 1. HT:- MUIRKIRK 2 ASHFIELD 1 It is never a good time to lose a goal just before Half time however it did not affect the `field who lay siege on Muirkirk`s goal for the first 20 minutes of the half and will be wondering how they did not score. Backed by a swirling wind, Billy Stevenson and Keigan Parker went close initially with efforts being blocked and saved by the Keeper. Next up it was Paul McQuilken`s turn as he drove the ball into a crowded penalty box only to see it diverted away. Graeme Hearton managed to get through the packed defence on the hour mark and his net bound effort was blocked by the feet of the `kirk Keeper who was having an excellent match. Parker was replaced by Lee Cochrane and the Ex-Renfrew player managed a shot within 2 minutes which was parried to safely. As in the first half the Referee continued the dish out Yellow Cards. Ashfield were beginning to get frustrated as the rain lashed down at Burnside Park and this turned to anguish with 18 minutes left on the clock. A long ball was played into the Ashfield box and was gathered by Keenan who managed to weave his way past two tackles before drilling the ball into the far corner to the delight of the home support. Muirkirk 3 Ashfield 1. A well taken goal however a disaster for Ashfield, who after this went on full offensive bringing on Player/Manager Paul Maxwell in a bid to salvage the result. Despite a couple of close calls when Billy Stevenson`s net bound effort was diverted wide of the post, the home defence stood resolute until 3 minutes to go when the `field were awarded a free-kick 22 yards out. Billy Stevenson stepped up and curled a terrific effort into the far corner of the net and it was game on. Muirkirk 3 Ashfield 2. Despite the visitors pressure they were unable to break down the home side and this was not helped when Michael Giblin was sent off for speaking out of turn to the Referee which was down to sheer frustration. As the Referee brought proceedings to a close, the home side celebrated and the Glasgow outfit knew that this was a real dent in their promotion plans however there are still 5 games to be played and what it does mean is that the `field cannot afford to drop any more points. FT:- MUIRKIRK 3 ASHFIELD 2 Ashfield`s Team:- Farquhar, C Leverage, D Leverage, Amos, Gaynor, McManus, McQuilken, Giblin, Hearton, Stevenson and Parker. Subs:- Lynch, Cochrane, Hadden, Passmore and Maxwell.
  9. West Region League 2 2018/19

    Congratulations to Lanark on achieving promotion - Well done.
  10. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    With Ashfield`s game against Newmains United falling victim to the weather yesterday, there were some interesting results again in this really competitive League. Lanark United and Lesmahagow seemed to have secured the first two promotion places and now after yesterday there are 6 teams vying for the last Promotion place with the `field knowing if they win their last six games they will automatically be promoted. However it will not be an easy task & the `field start the first of their 6 `Cup finals` with a trip to Fullarton Park, Tollcross next Saturday (16/3/2019) to take on Vale of Clyde - Kick-Off 2pm. ...`mon the field.
  11. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    McBookie West Region Division 2 Vale of Leven 0 Ashfield 3 - Saturday 16th February 2019 It was great to get a game on a Saturday as it had been a few weeks since Ashfield had played and the game did not come any bigger than a trip to Millburn Park to take on Vale of Leven, who were now sitting in the Promotion spot after a period of positive sustained results. The `field knew what they had to do today in order to claw themselves back into the promotion race and that was really a victory and as they set about their task against determined opponents in their away strip of all red. The opening exchanges were fast and furious and Ashfield had a couple of players playing out of positions due to injuries and young Lee Cochrane moved from his Midfield berth to support Graeme Heaton up front and it was those who linked up well in the 7th minute when Graeme Hearton almost connected to a Lee Cochrane cross. Shortly after and Mark McManus found some space in the box at an acute angle and his volley narrowly missed the far post. Vale of Leven stepped up the pace shortly after and a lovely move saw McGeachy played through and after rounding Farquhar his net bound effort was cleared on the line by Alex Amos. Five minutes later and it was Ashfield``s turn to have a one on one when Giblin played through Cochrane and as the Keeper advanced his shot was blocked by the home keeper however on the 26th Minute, Sheilds in the Vale goal had no chance with an Ashfield effort. Michael Giblin, returning after long term injury, gathered the ball 25 yards out and took a step before drilling a shot into the top corner of the net to put the `field ahead. Vale of Leven 0 Ashfield 1. It was a tremendous strike from the Ashfield Midfielder and officially opened his goalscoring account for the season. The home side became rattled after this and were guilty of a couple of strong challenges in which Referee Peacock brandished his yellow card. The home side were determined to try and get on level terms before the interval however Cammy Farquhar in the Ashfield goal was commanding in the air and chances were at a premium for the home side. Ashfield had a chance on the 40th minute when a glancing header went by the far post from a free kick however were quite happy to see half time and regroup for the 2nd. HT:- VALE OF LEVEN 0 ASHFIELD 1 The Half time resfreshments were welcome on this damp day and the crowd of circa 100 were all set for another absorbing 45 minutes. No changes to either line up as the game started and for a period of time the game became embroiled in midfield and a bit stop-start due to injuries. The home side were struggling to get any sort of sustained pressure on Ashfield as the back four were extremely well marshalled and were beginning to break with pace. Mark McManus and Michael Giblin were getting joy down the flanks and Billy Stevenson who replaced Graeme Hearton in the first half was making his presence known to the Vale defence. Just after the hour mark and Ashfield`s afternoon just got better. Again it was good defensive work from Ashfield which allowed the ball to be played through the middle to Michael Giblin who then laid off a superb pass to Mark McManus on the edge of the box. The Ashfield Midfielder had time to look up and float a lovely ball to the far post where Michael Giblin came running in and bulleted a header into the roof of the net to the delight of the travelling support. A really well worked goal from Ashfield and the reaction from the players was there to see. Vale of Leven 0 Ashfield 2. The home side made a couple of changes after this however it was Goalkeeper Sheilds that kept the score down after a magnificent block from a left foot volley from Paul McQuilken, The Ex-Pollok stalwart thought that he had opened his account for the `field. Next up Cammy Farquhar had to deal with a shot from the right in which he just managed to keep the ball out before another Ashfield attack saw the ball break nicely to Mark McManus in the box however his left foot volley crashed off the post and was cleared to safety. As the game entered the last 5 minuted another clearance found Gavin Goodall on the left and as he charged in on goal floated the ball to Mark McManus and after an initial effort being blocked was brought down as gathered the loose ball and Referee Peacock had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Ashfield Captain Ciaran Friel stepped up and despite a valliant effort from the Vale Keeper, Ashfield were 3-0 up. Vale of Leven 0 Ashfield 3. Referee had still some work to do before bringing the game to a close and Lee McGeachy was shown a 2nd yellow card for an infringement. This result brings the `field back into the `mix for the Promotion place alongside Vale of Leven and Carluke. Vale of Clyde were also on the fringes however lost at home to Annbank Utd which shows how tough this League is. The `field welcome Muirkirk to the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium next Saturday and Vale of Leven are away to Thorniewood. FT:- VALE OF LEVEN 0 ASHFIELD 3 Ashfield`s Team:- Farquhar, C Leverage, D Leverage, Amos, Friel, McManus, Giblin, McQuilken, Hearton, Cochrane, Cairns Subs:- Stevenson, Gaynor, Goodall, Passmore and McLaughlin.
  12. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Big game today at Millburn today v Vale of Leven FC. One, where iif we can win, will bring us back in the promotion pack following some disappointing results lately. Its always a cracking Match between Vale and Ashfield and same is expected this afternoon. It was a 1-1 draw earlier in the Season in Glasgow.
  13. Games Off

    Annbank Utd v Ashfield - MATCH OFF
  14. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Pitch has failed inspection - Match OFF due to frozen park.
  15. Ashfield F C - 2018/2019

    Saturday - 19th January 2019:- Pitch Inspection at Ashfield - 9.30am for game v Muirkirk today.
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