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.