ASHINGTON suffered their second defeat in four days on Tuesday night when they went down 2-0 at title contenders Dunston UTS.
In a game played in gale force winds, the home side took all three points courtesy of first half strikes from Anthony Hume and Michael Dixon.
The Colliers went into the game with a new signing.
Following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Whitley Bay, manager Gary Middleton picked up Tommy English from neighbours Bedlington Terriers.
The attacking left-sided player started on the bench last night and came on for the final half hour.
Ashington were left to rue missed chances before the home side went ahead on the half hour mark.
Dixon’s thunderous effort crashed against the bar and Anthony Hume slotted in the rebound.
Then right on the stroke of half-time, a cross from the right saw Dixon turn the ball home.
Conditions were awful with chances few and far between, but Dixon ought to have added another in the 72nd minute with substitute Steven Preen also missing a one-on-one opportunity.
Ashington: Dryden, Grieve, Scott, Taylor, Atkin, Rees, Johnson, Dugdale, Bell, Bainbridge (Hogg 80 mins), Mullen (English 60 mins), Subs not used: Buzzeo, O’Dea, Morris.