The Non-League Football Paper - - FA TROPHY FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING - By Rob­bie Cop­pack

ASH­TON UNITED eased past Frick­ley Ath­letic to book their place in the next round of the FA Tro­phy cour­tesy of goals from Matthew Chad­wick, Liam Tom­sett, Alex John­son and Jack Dy­che.

Gavin Al­lott equalised for the Blues mid­way through the sec­ond half, but Ash­ton then went up through the gears to pre­vent the game go­ing to a re­play.

The Robins were well worth the com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory and should have been out of sight be­fore Frick­ley lev­elled on 68 min­utes.

Dy­che and sub­sti­tute Alex John­son both missed guilt­edged chances dur­ing the sec­ond half to put the game beyond doubt be­fore Tom­sett put the Robins back in front on 76 min­utes.

John­son made it 3-1 with ten min­utes to go when he found the net at the sec­ond time of ask­ing from six yards.

And Dy­che added a fourth for Ash­ton five min­utes from time when Alex John­son was re­leased down the right and his cross was met by Dy­che, who headed past the goal­keeper.

Ash­ton man­ager Jody Banim will be de­lighted with his side’s per­for­mance as Frick­ley rarely threat­ened to add to their soli­tary goal.

STAR MAN: Sebastian Malkowsi (Ash­ton) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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