08 Oct 2020 in Post Match Interview
COWBURN: “I HOPE MY FORM WILL SEE ME KEEP THE SHIRT”
By Brian Bennett
Max Cowburn is hoping his goal scoring form - where he has netted three times in two games since his return to the Ashington side - will be enough to see him pencilled into the team for Saturday’s trip to face Nelson in the Buildbase FA Vase.
The former Whickham winger has been on target in back to back matches with right footers from distance against Guisborough Town and Sunderland RCA respectively and said: “The lads were playing well and I was on the bench but I came in on Saturday at Guisborough and scored - and have hit two tonight so I’m happy with that.”
Newcastle-born Cowburn - who is a partnership manager for a sportswear company - added: “I’m pleased with my form and would like to hope I’ve done enough to keep the shirt for the FA Vase game on Saturday.”
The 20 year old revealed that he exploited the space to smash his double against RCA on Tuesday night: “For my first goal, we played some good football around the box and it’s just opened up and I thought to myself ‘have a go’ - and luckily it has beaten the ‘keeper. It came at an important time – they (RCA) were already demoralised after going down to nine men – and I wouldn’t say it killed the game off but put extra pressure on them to come back into it. Then for my second I looked up and again it opened up and I thought I’ll ‘have a pop’ – and the ball flew into the bottom corner.”
Ashington will travel to Lancashire on Saturday on the back of six consecutive victories which they last achieved five years ago and Cowburn is looking forward to the clash: “I can’t wait,” he said, “It’ll be good to have a bit craic with the lads on the coach - and hopefully we will get the right result.”