Ashington striker Glen Taylor adamant FA Vase goal is his

Striker Glen Taylor shrugged off suggestions that his goal in Ashington’s 2-1 defeat by Newcastle Benfield in their FA Vase clash on Saturday should not be attributed to him.

Several sources have made reference to the fact that his powerful effort was deflected into the net, but Taylor said emphatically: “It was my goal – 100 per cent.

“Yes, I admit it took a clip on its way off a defender, but my shot was already on target.”

He continued: “At our level, there is no dubious goal panel to make a final decision so no one is going to take Saturday’s strike away from me.”

Meanwhile the ex-Blyth forward, who was forced to sit out the Colliers’ 3-0 defeat in the quarter-final of the Northumberland Senior Cup against Spartans on Tuesday as he served a one match suspension, is looking forward to rejoining the squad for Saturday’s trip to Dunston.

James Taylor, who also missed the midweek Cup exit through injury, faces a late fitness test.