By Brian Bennett
Dylan Williamson made his first team comeback for Ashington in the closing stages of the Colliers away game against Seaham Red Star on Saturday.
And the 27 year old striker – sidelined for almost two years after sustaining an horrific injury – was clearly delighted to return to action: “I’ve had a few games for the reserves [Ashington Colliers] but to get back on the pitch for the first team was great,” he said, “I’ve been out for a year and ten months after rupturing my ACL and PCL in my knee and my lateral ligament had also come off the bone.
I had an operation followed by nine to ten months rehab then slowly returned to training. It’s been a long time out - but all the hard work to return is worth it when you get back on the pitch.” Bedlington-based Williamson added: “The call up for the Seaham game initially came earlier last week then it was confirmed at training and I was over the moon about it.
I got five minutes today and I would like to build on that now with more minutes followed by a run in the team,”