26 Nov 2019 in General News
RAIN CAUSES SECOND CONSECUTIVE POSTPONEMENT
By Brian Bennett
Ashington FC were left kicking their heels for a second consecutive Saturday when their scheduled home match against Consett was called off on the morning due to a waterlogged surface.
The previous weekend, the Colliers were sidelined when their away fixture to Sunderland RCA fell victim due to the incessant rain. This match has been rescheduled for Wednesday December 18. However Woodhorn Lane manager Ian Skinner has turned the situation to his advantage as he explained: “It’s been frustrating not having played over the past two weeks but the players have been working hard in training on maintaining their fitness levels. They too have been disappointed with the call offs as players prefer to play games as opposed to training but on the positive side, the break has allowed us to work in detail on a slight change of system and way of playing now that pitches are becoming heavier and more difficult to play on.”
The boss also hinted about a new addition coming through the doors this week: “There is a possibility we might add a player to the squad who fits in with the clubs strategy of moving forward to try and develop younger players alongside more experienced ones.”
For Saturday’s clash against Billingham Town at Woodhorn Lane (November 30), Danny Anderson is ruled out through injury whilst David Edwards and Lewis Robson are unavailable. Skinner added that there are also doubts surrounding skipper Curtis Coppen, Stephen Gibson and Callum Johnston.
Kick-off is 3pm.