Ashington’s Scott returns to haunt former club

Striker Lee Scott puts Ashington into the lead despite being surrounded by five West Allotment defenders in their 3-1 away win. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com
Striker Lee Scott puts Ashington into the lead despite being surrounded by five West Allotment defenders in their 3-1 away win. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com
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Ashington’s new striker Lee Scott returned to his former club West Allotment Celtic on Saturday and helped to put the skids under them with a well worn trend.

With the scores locked at 1-1, the 24-year-old, a supervisor at the Hirst Welfare Centre in Wansbeck, came off the bench and within eight minutes had fired the Colliers into a 2-1 lead before his side triumphed 3-1.

Ashington-born Scott said: “Obviously I’ve had a few clubs and when I’ve gone back to face them I’ve scored.

“When I netted today I wasn’t going to celebrate, but the goal put us 2-1 up and was important.

“It was interesting because I went up for the header and Andrew Johnson nudged me in the back.

“If he hadn’t done that, the ball wouldn’t have landed to me, so unofficially he has claimed an assist.”

Scott had hoped to be in the starting 11 but accepted that it was difficult for manager Steve Harmison to alter the line-up from the side which had won 3-0 at Newcastle Benfield in midweek.

“I was a bit disappointed not to start today,” he admitted.

“Obviously the lads did well at Benfield on Wednesday so it was hard for the boss to change the side when as a team they played well.

“To be fair Allotment are a decent side who play the right way and work hard as well.

“They have a young team and although there was a bit of naivety from them, I thought our quality showed in the end.”

Scott acknowledged that he could have scored a hat-trick.

“I was delighted with the goal I got,” he said.

“But I had good chance which keeper Jak Wells has saved quite well after I turned the centre half then at the end Chris Moore has fired in a cross and there were three bodies in the way of me.

“You have got to throw yourself at chances like that and hope for the best, and unfortunately it came off the wrong part of my foot.

“Most importantly we got the win. We are on a good run and hopefully we can push up the table.”