Five-star dis­play by Town

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

ASH­FORD turned in a five-star dis­play to thump Leather­head on Tues­day night and make it three con­sec­u­tive wins.

Town were quick off the mark and opened the scor­ing on five min­utes with a su­perb goal, writes Sam Dixon.

Af­ter a neat build-up in­volv­ing Paul Jones and Craig Wilkins, James Humphreys was teed up 25 yards out and the mid­fielder fired past Chris Lew­ing­ton in the Tan­ners’ goal.

Ash­ford con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate and dou­bled their lead 13 min­utes later.

Char­lie Glyde’s cor­ner was only par­tially cleared to Humphreys and his header was flicked on by El­liott Brath­waite into the path of Wilkins, who headed home his first goal for the club.

Both sides then ex­changed chances be­fore Leather­head pulled a goal back just af­ter the half hour mark when Ja­son Henry was left un­marked to nod in a Devon Wil­liams cor­ner.

But just be­fore the in­ter­val, Town re­gained their two-goal lead.

Ryan Briggs hit in a danger­ous free-kick, Wilkins flicked it on and Sean Ray bun­dled in his first goal of the sea­son at the far post.

Leather­head looked to pile on the pres­sure in the sec­ond half but Town soaked it all up and con­tin­ued to look danger­ous on the counter-at­tack.

And 16 min­utes from time the im­pres­sive El­liott Brath­waite struck his first goal for the club with a sharp turn and shot.

Sub­sti­tute Mitchell Sher­wood then com­pleted the rout deep into in­jury time.

De­fender Sean Ray grabbed his first goal of the sea­son at Leather­head

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