Ashington admission price held

ASHINGTON CFC have frozen admission prices to Northern League games at Woodhorn Lane.

Some clubs in the STL Northern League have raised charges for the new season but Ashington chairman Ian Lavery, in labelling his supporters as being the best in the league, believes that they should be treated accordingly.

He said: “The admission prices for Ashington CFC home games in the league will remain the same as last season and there will be a guarantee that the prices will not rise during the season.

“As a club we understand that people in and around the town are living in times of austerity and with that in mind it is only right that the community club accepts some financial responsibilities.

“I think we have the best supporters in the league and we should treat them as such.”

Admission to matches at Ashington in the STL will be £5 for adults with a £1.50 fee for concessions.

Meanwhile on the pitch, striker Gareth Bainbridge bagged a hat-trick on Saturday as Ashington had to come from behind before clinching a 5-2 victory over STL second division newcomers Alnwick Town at St James Park.

Recent acquisitions Chris Fawcett and Glen Taylor were also on the mark after strikes from Scott McMullen and Tony Brown had given Alnwick a 2-0 lead.

The Colliers were due to play West Allotment Celtic at the Hirst Welfare on Tuesday before making the short distance to play Blyth Spartans at Croft Park on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.