Scarborough Athletic suffer 2-0 loss at Ashton United

Scarborough Athletic's poor away form continued with a 2-0 loss at struggling Ashton United.

Sunday, 8th March 2020, 7:51 am
Scarborough Athletic

The first chance fell to Ashton United in the 11th minute when a mix up at the back for Scarborough lead to the ball going into the air and Josh Wilson volleyed home from close range to give Ashton the lead.

Ashton had the chance to make it two when goalscorer Wilson nearly became provider when he headed on the ball to Louis Almond whose shot went straight at the keeper.

Boro worked their way back into the game and the visitors' first chance fell to Harry Spratt who headed a cross from Ryan Watson over the bar.

A long cross goalward fell to another visiting defender, Tom Allan, in the United area but his header lacked any power and ended up being a comfortable save for goalkeeper Greg Hartley.

The first chance of the second half fell to Wayne Brooksby, who cut inside from the left but his shot was driven wide of the post.

Boro continued to pile on the pressure looking for the equaliser and it nearly came when a long ball played forward towards the box, but Allan's resulting header just went over the bar.

A great run from Connor Thomson ended with him crossing a low ball across the six-yard box, which was then laid of by sub Ryan Blott and into the path of skipper Michael Coulson but his shot lacked power and was a easy save for Hartley.

A penalty in the 83rd minute of the game sealed the points for Ashton United. Sub Dom McHale was taken down in the box and the resulting penalty was put away by Wilson who sent keeper Tommy Taylor the wrong way.

Scarborough kept battling for a consolation goal and it nearly came when Coulson sent through Thomson one on one, but Hartley came out to meet him and made another superb save.

At the other end Ashton nearly made it three when a great individual effort from McHale saw him cut inside the box and go past one but his shot was brilliant saved by Taylor.

The final chance of the game fell for the away side, Blott's shot had the keeper backpedalling, but again Hartley made the save as a resurgent Ashton extended their unbeaten run to four games and added to Boro's away-day woes.