United dispatch City again
Ashford United completed their fourth win of the season against City in front of a crowd of nearly 400 at Homelands on Monday.
All the goals came in the first half, as United continued to go toe-to-toe with Southern Counties East League title rivals Crowborough – 6-2 winners at bottom club Fisher.
This latest win took United’s goal tally against City this season to 11, with the ‘home’ side playing their penultimate game at Kingsnorth, before leaving to groundshare with Deal next season.
Rory Hill put United ahead after 24 minutes, only for City to lose skipper and defender Laurence Harvey, injured in the build-up to Matt Martin’s equaliser 10 minutes later.
He was still being assessed and treated, after being carried from the field by United goalkeeper George Kamurasi, when Welford took advantage, restoring Ashford’s lead five minutes before the break. Skipper Stuart West added the third in stoppage-time.
Lively Hill went close twice, before putting United ahead, charging down City defender Chris Webber’s attempted clearance, before producing a calm finish to beat keeper Daren Hawkes. Kamurasi tipped Martin’s