Prac­tice makes per­fect

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

Shaun Welford says a mid­week train­ing ses­sion paid div­i­dends against Dun­ston at Home­lands on Satur­day. The Ash­ford United as­sis­tant man­ager ad­mit­ted: “I have been strug­gling with my head this sea­son. “I am nor­mally good for 15 or 20 (headed goals) a sea­son but only had one be­fore to­day. “So last Tues­day night in train­ing, we did cross­ing and fin­ish­ing and it worked. “What a peach of a cross (from Taser Has­san). I didn’t have to move and got it in the cor­ner. “We could have nicked an­other two be­fore half-time and we had an­other cou­ple at the death. If one of those had gone in it would have been game over.” Welford’s goal was his 19th of the sea­son, adding: “It was nice to get one with my head and I’ll take that con­fi­dence into the re­play. “It’s a trip up North, my home­land and it means my fam­ily will get the chance to see me play for the first time in a long while, so they will be happy.” Re­flect­ing on the re­play, he added: “We would have rather got it done on the day but we’ll go up there and give it a good shot. “It’s go­ing to be a bat­tle you can guar­an­tee that and we have got to be ready for that. “We are go­ing up there, into the lion’s den and they will be well up for it. If we match them for de­sire, we’ll do all right “We’ll do it the right way, trav­el­ling up on Fri­day, ready to go again. “The boys were buzzing in the dress­ing room af­ter the game and hope­fully we’ll come back with the re­sult.” United’s re­play means the sched­uled home game against Erith & Belvedere will have to be re-ar­ranged. Ash­ford have not played a South­ern Coun­ties East League game since the 2-0 win over Can­ter­bury on Box­ing Day.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4198355

Ash­ford’s Shaun Welford at full-stretch against Dun­ston

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