Ashford Preview

Ashford visit the WW martin community stadium tomorrow in a tantalising top of the table clash as First host second.

Ramsgate will be hoping TJ Jadama can shake off an injury and top scorer Ashley Miller is fit as we take on an Ashford side who come into the game fresh off a 4-0 home victory against Haywards Heath last Saturday.Goals from Omar Lawson, Lanre Azzez, Gary Lockyer and Henry Muggeridge gave the Nuts & Bolts there first victory in four games and catapulted them up into second place in the Isthmian South East.

Ashford have won 8 of their 14 games and will start the day just one point behind the Rams. Talisman Gary Lockyer has once again been in fine form for Ashford leading their scoring charts with 7 league goals so far this term after returning from a short spell at Cray Wanderers.

The teams last met at the back end of last season at Southwood with Ashford coming out 4-2 winners to all but end Ramsgate’s promotion hopes last season. Tommy Fagg put the visitors ahead before Ben Fitchett equalised but a Lockyer brace and a goal from Mamadou Diallo meant Karn Miller-Neaves 90th minute strike was nothing but a consolation goal.

There are similarities between both sides off the field with Ramsgate rapidly closing the gap that had appeared between them in recent years. 3G pitches have allowed greater community involvement at both of the towns clubs and investment in Infrastructure has grown income to make them both competitive on the pitch.

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