Match Preview: Ashton United

Jan 5, 2024 | Club News

RYLANDS VISIT ASHTON LOOKING FOR FIRST POINTS OF 2024

We are on our travels on Saturday as we look for our first points of 2024, visiting Ashton United for a NPL Premier Division fixture.

Having not won in our last three outings since beating league leaders Radcliffe, we will be looking to maintain our unbeaten away record, being the only side in the top seven tiers of English Football to remain unbeaten away from home in league football this season.

After a New Year’s Day defeat at home to Macclesfield, our visit to Hurst Cross takes manager Michael Clegg back to the club where he was manager for nearly 4 years before leaving almost a year to the day of his return.

Ashton completed a league double over us last season winning 3-1 at Hurst Cross in August when led by Clegg and 3-0 at Gorsey Lane in his replacement Steve Cunningham’s first game at the helm. We won 2-0 earlier this season at Gorsey Lane in August with Ben Hardcastle and Scott Bakkor on target.

Ashton United emerged from the festive programme 9th in the table having drawn 2-2 at home with Hyde United on New Years Day and losing 2-1 at home on Boxing Day to FC United of Manchester.

Ashton United play at Surrey Street Hurst Cross Ashton Under Lyne OL6 8DY.

There are still a few seats remaining on the supporters coach to Ashton, contact the club to reserve your seat.