Tan­ger­ines en­joy four-midable day to leap six places

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ASH­FORD Town (Middx) se­cured three more points on Satur­day with a 4-2 win away at Uxbridge.

The Tan­ger­ines were quick out of the blocks and took the lead in the sec­ond minute when Scott Weight de­liv­ered a per­fect pass for Jack Bea­dle to ri­fle past home goal­keeper Paul Mc­Carthy.

Ash­ford’s neat pass­ing game looked likely to pay dividends but in­stead it was the hosts who scored next, lev­el­ling the game on 19 min­utes when Bea­dle’s clumsy foul left Luke Warn­er­ley to find the net with a free-kick.

Just 10 min­utes later Ash­ford, who still looked the stronger side, were in front again thanks to Mark Bit­mead’s un­stop­pable strike. Strike part­ner Dan Flem­ing then joined him on the score­sheet when he latched on to Bit­mead’s free­kick and fired across the goal to give the vis­i­tors a 3-1 lead at half-time.

Uxbridge mounted a come­back in the sec­ond half but were un­able to break through Ash­ford’s de­fen­sive duo of Rus­sell Can­der­ton and Sa­mad Kazi.

And the vis­i­tors’ fourth goal ar­rived just past the hour mark.

Bit­mead was brought down in the act of scor­ing by Mc­Carthy and Alex Fisher put the penalty kick away.

Though Uxbridge were able to pull a goal back on 76 min­utes through Dy­lan Kear­ney, they were un­able to make any fur­ther head­way.

Ash­ford’s vic­tory saw them jump six places in the ta­ble to fifth. Their next out­ing is away to Mar­low (to­mor­row) Satur­day in the sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round of the FA Cup.

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