ASHTON CLAIM TOUGH POINT
AN ALL-ACTION encounter saw the Robins of Ashton rescue a point from the league leaders after they had trailed 3-1 just past the hour mark.
The visitors started the better with John Johnston’s decent run seeing Max Harrop’s shot blocked and Harrop then forced David Carnell into a save.
Just past the half-hour Johnston ran into the area but his cross had insufficient power to reach Jordan Hulme. However, James Poole’s attempt to reach the loose ball saw a penalty awarded, and it was fired home by Johnston.
Ashton immediately showed their metal as Liam Tomsett’s fine pass put John Pritchard in on Thompson and he tucked the ball away on his right foot.
Alty regained the lead 11 minutes after the restart as Johnston made a run right across the area and exchanged passes with Harrop before guiding his effort home, and minutes later Carnell failed to collect Poole’s corner allowing James Jones to knock the ball over the line.
Jake Moult fouled Matty Chadwick in a perfect position for Pritchard to curl home, and Tomsett headed Josh Granite’s cross against the bar, with the rebound falling for Chadwick to equalise.