Five-star display by Town
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