Ben Harmison seeking good run for Ashington in FA Vase

Ben Harmison netted shortly after half time to give Ashington a 2-1 win at Easington Colliery in the FA Vase. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com
Ben Harmison netted shortly after half time to give Ashington a 2-1 win at Easington Colliery in the FA Vase. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com

Ben Harmison secured Ashington’s place in the first round proper of the FA Vase on Saturday with a goal on his full debut.

And afterwards the 29-year-old said he would relish the prospect of a good cup run for the club.

“I should have scored a couple more, but I’ve never really played for a while and I’m just getting used to finding my feet again,” he said.

“For the goal I tried to hit the target and luckily it went in, but I probably should have put the ball nearer the corner of the net.

“It was a decent game and Easington are a good side who worked hard and passed the ball. However, I thought we showed good character to come back after a hard game against Guisborough on Tuesday.”

As for his role as a striker, Ashington-born Harmison added: “I played all my junior football as a defender but I feel comfortable anywhere and I like it up front.

“I’ve just got to try to be a handful and try to flick the balls on for Dylan Williamson and Andrew Johnson.

“I’m loving it here and it would be nice to have a good cup run.

“The lads are great with everyone wanting to do well for the club and the town.

“It’s onwards and upwards as far as I’m concerned. Hopefully some of our players will get over some niggles and we’ll be able to get a fit 16 to 18 players in the squad.”