Youth Team complete a hat trick of victories hammering Ashton Town.
By Derek Buckley
Thirteen goals scored as Witton youngsters make it three in a row.
Full Time Score from Congleton High School:
North West Youth Alliance:
Witton Albion Youth 6 Ashton Town AFC Youth 0.
Witton Albion Youth Team captained by Luke Walton returning from illness made it three successive wins in the North West Youth Alliance with a comprehensive 6-0 demolition of Ashton Town on Sunday afternoon.
The half time interval score of 1-0 did not reflect Witton’s dominance as lack of composure and poor decision making in the final third had let the visitors off the hook.
Witton took the lead as James Rogers raced onto a Luke Draysey through ball to head past the onrushing Ashton keeper and win the foot race to the loose ball to finish at close range on 28 minutes.
The second half was only 2 minutes old when Draysey played a first time angled cross to find Tom Collin’s perfectly timed run who volleyed in with a one touch finish. That was to be the first of 4 goals for the Witton forward.
Five minutes later Draysey himself volleyed home excellently into the left hand bottom corner from the edge of the box to make it 3-0 and then the hosts were able to relax.
The young Albion played superbly in the remaining half hour with Collins taking the limelight to score 3 quick-fire goals. 2 were forced home from close range but the pick of the bunch being a back post header after excellent work down the right hand side from Dwyer and Birkenshaw.
The only blight on the afternoon was a knee injury to left back Sam Cryer.
TEAM: Lee Wilkinson, Jorge Dwyer, Samuel Cryer, Luke Walton, Samuel McLaughlin, Cameron Brookfield, Luke Draysey, Tom Edwards, James Rogers, Tom Collins, Macauley Clifton.
Subs: Elliott Cooper, Billy Jones.
MOM Tom Edwards. Harsh on Collins but his role as Defensive Centre Midfield allowed the team to function well as a whole.
Match Report courtesy of John Salmon - (Chairman) Witton Albion Football Club.