Super sub Ronny takes his chance for Moles
MOLESEY beat a hardworking Ashford United to record their first clean sheet of the season.
Craig Lewington was the first to go close when he found himself with time in the box but flicked his header wide, while at the other end goalkeeper Liam Allen produced a good save with his feet.
The Moles grew into the game with Olu Akinsanya linking up well with Josh Andrew to allow Antonio Simeone a shooting chance though he was off target.
Manny Quarshie was a constant threat to the Ashford defence, yet it was Akinsanya who forced a fine save from their keeper as the first half ended goalless.
The hosts had the first attempt of the second half but Allen saved with his feet again before Quarshie saw his shot blocked at the other end. Chances came and went for both sides with their respective goalkeepers making good saves and players putting their bodies on the line.
With both teams tiring, Moles manager Peter Lelliott sent on Ronald Sobowale, who made an immediate impact when he made his own space on the edge of the box and curled a shot into the back of the net.
Ashby Charles had a chance to double the lead from a tight angle but the ball somehow came away between the Ashford keeper and woodwork.
Lelliott said: “‘It wasn’t pretty, we changed our normal style of play as I felt we needed a change for this game. We dug in and got the valuable three points thanks to a great strike by Ronny.
“I am also pleased we are still creating chances, but what is somewhat disappointing at the moment is we need to take these chances to give us some breathing space. With hard work in training it will come.”