FC finish off unbeaten October with point at Ashford

Lamar Simpson
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Aylesbury FC rounded off an unbeaten October with an evenly contested 1-1 draw at Ashford Town.

On a very breezey afternoon the game kicked off with Ashford attacking with the wind. The home side had the early play and a shot was well saved by Simeon Charles, writes April Benson.

After some chances for both sides on 27 minutes Wayne O’Sullivan picked the ball up from midfield, made a run and passed to Sonny French who clinically found the corner.

The second half was a bit stormy in more ways than one, with the wind finally dropping but the hail coming down. It would be fair to say that those watching who thought the referee had a bit of a shocker in the first half, were about to see his consistency in the second.

A mix up in the Ashford goal saw the ball nicked from Brian Haule and passed back to the keeper, who picked it up, the objections from the Aylesbury players and fans alike were dismissed and the keeper then handled the ball outside of his area when taking a goal kick.

Ashford increased the tempo and along with it their niggling tackles and a few moments later their persistence paid off with an equaliser on 70 minutes.

Back in the Aylesbury half, Jamie Connor and an Ashford player both jumped for a ball and Connor received an elbow in the temple which saw him knocked out cold. The stretcher was brought on and Davis Haule replaced him. The final 15 minutes saw chances for both teams but the match remained deadlocked with FC’s six-game winning run brought to an end.

Lamar Simpson picked up the man of the match award for a typically solid performance.