Statto Paul’s Preview – Ashton United in that Doodson

FC United v Ashton United 04/12/2013  

    • Last season Ashton United finished 10th in the EvoStik Premier with 59 points, 24 points behind FCUM.
    • In the FA Cup this season the Robins defeated Witton Albion 2-1 at Hurst Cross and won 1 nil at AFC Fylde before losing 2-4 at Stamford in the Third Qualifying Round.
    • In the FA Trophy Ashton lost 0-3 at home to Sheffield in the First Qualifying Round.
    • In the Doodson Sport Cup they won 4-3 on penalties at Marine after a 0-0 draw in the First Round.


  • They have won two, drawn four and lost four of their ten Away League games in 2013-14:

Wins:      2-1 Buxton  2-1 Ilkeston

Draws:    3-3 Chorley  1-1 Skelmersdale United  2-2 Nantwich Town  0-0 Matlock Town

Defeats: 1-2 Blyth Spartans  1-2 Rushall Olympic  1-2 Kings Lynn Town  1-4 Trafford


Current League Position:

16th  Ashton United            P 19 W 7 D 6  L 6 F 35 A 31 Pts 27

8 points and 11 places below FCUM:

5th  FC United                     P 20 W 10 D 5 L 5 F 42 A 23 Pts 35


Ashton Scorers 2013-14 (40 goals)

12 – Martin Pilkington

6 – Kayde Coppin

4 – Gary Gee  Joe O’Neill Lee Rick

3 – Matt Chadwick


FCUM top goalscorers 2013-14: (50 goals)

15-  Tom Greaves

8 – Matt Walwyn

5- Greg Daniels

4 – Astley Mulholland   Michael Norton

3 – Dean Stott


FCUM goalscorers v Ashton United  2008-13 (24)

6 – Carlos Roca

4 – Matt Wolfenden

3 – Mike Norton

2 – Phil Marsh

1-  Tommy Turner  Carl Lomax  Adam Tong  Ben Deegan  Matty Tierney Lee Neville  Greg Daniels  Dean Stott  Adam Jones


FCUM Radio Tit-Bits

  • Ben Deegan, Aaron Burns, Astley Mulholland  and Stephen Johnson have played for both sides in this fixture. Deegan has also scored for both sides in this fixture.
  • Tom Greaves scored FCUM’s 50th goal of the season against Blyth Spartans on Saturday.
  • Lee Neville is now available after suspension.
  • Joint manager Steve Halford for Ashton has won the 1996-97 League One title with Bury and the 2006-07 Conference North title with Droylsden.
  • For FCUM Chris Baguley made 73 appearances and scored 25 goals between 2007-08.
  • For FCUM Cavell Coo made 1 appearance in 2013-14.
  • Defender Jason Gorton played for Glossop North End in their 2-0 FA Vase Final defeat to Whitley Bay at Wembley in 2009.
  • Striker Kayde Coppin scored twice for Mossley in their 3-3 FA Cup draw at Gigg Lane in September 2012 and once in the replay at Seel Park when the home side lost 1-3.
  • In FCUM’s only previous home game in this competition they lost 1-2 to Kendal Town in December 2009 with the game switched to the Lakeland Radio Stadium.
  • FCUM highest shots on target figure in 2013-14 is 14 versus Stocksbridge Park Steels. Lowest is 2 versus Chorley (FA Cup).
  • Against FCUM the highest is 10 by New Mills and lowest is 0 by Blyth Spartans.
  • The highest share of possession for FCUM in 2013-14 is 73.26% at home to Rushall Olympic. Lowest is 54.44% at Kings Lynn Town.
  • FCUM have not played previously on this date.




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