Ashington’s Walton dedicates goal tpo his grandad

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Ashington striker Marc Walton netted for the sixth time this season in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Consett at Woodhorn Lane.

And he dedicated the goal to his late grandad, Mick Walton, who had passed away just over a week ago.

The 27-year-old said: “I was very close to my grandad. He was not really a football man but travelled alongside my mam, dad and grandma the whole length of the country to watch me.

“Friday was a bad day as we held the funeral and it was a relief for me when I scored, so I’d like to dedicate the goal to him.”

The striker, who came off the bench to hit both goals in Ashington’s FA Cup win at Albion Sports, is delighted to be back in the side.

“I said I needed to get a run of games to get sharper and that has happened,” he said.

“Our performance against Billingham Synthonia gave us our confidence back and kick-started our season.

“I thought over the two games we were the better side against Scarborough and were unlucky to go out, but it was a great result against Consett and I was happy with my goal which sealed the win.”