Lye’s men in fine fet­tle

Ash­ford United

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Ash­ford United rounded off their pre-sea­son build-up with a 4-0 win over Kent County League Ken­ning­ton at Home­lands on Tues­day night.

Boss Danny Lye fielded a strong side against the club man­aged by former United player Dan Scorer and in­clud­ing three other Nuts and Bolts play­ers, Scorer’s brother Tom, Sam Con­lon and Sam Fisher.

Con­lon, now with Can­ter­bury City, missed his side’s FA Cup de­feat on Satur­day af­ter get­ting mar­ried the pre­vi­ous day and played with the agree­ment of his man­ager Ben Smith.

United skip­per Richard Avery and Tyrell Richard­son-Brown made it 2-0 at half-time with un­der-21 young­ster Clark Wood­cock and Adrian Stone dou­bling the ad­van­tage in the sec­ond half.

Lye, who had a run-out him­self in the sec­ond-half, named Pat King­well and Frazer Walker in the start­ing line-up af­ter re­veal­ing last week both were strug­gling to be fit for the start of the new sea­son.

Vice-cap­tain King­well had been placed on a mon­i­tor, af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with a heart mur­mur, while left-back Walker has been

‘Pat has been given the all-clear’

side­lined with a knee in­jury.

Lye said: “Pat has been given the all-clear and got 60 min­utes but is still short of match fit­ness and Frazer played for an hour as well.”

Chris El­liott, back at the club af­ter sign­ing from Sit­ting­bourne to bol­ster United’s de­fen­sive op­tions, was also in­volved.

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