ASHINGTON CFCs progress into the last 32 of this season’s FA Carlsberg Vase with victory over Spennymoor was one thing – but to achieve the 2-0 win with sublime goals from Andrew Johnson and Jonny Godsmark was another.
And to put the icing on the cake, the duo’s moments of glory were captured on video by Northern League Football Premiership Passion (www.northernleaguefootball.co.uk).
Johnson and Godsmark have already been online to view for themselves.
Johnson, 24, said: “I reckon in my time that that was the best free kick I have scored – and one of the most important.”
Johnson said: “I picked my corner and after hitting the ball nicely thought I had a chance when it was half way in flight, then I saw that the keeper was going to get nowhere near it and I knew it was going to go in.
“I was overjoyed and pleased because it was the opening goal – and it was important.”
Twenty-two-year-old Godsmark, pictured, said: “After watching the footage, I actually ran further than I had thought after receiving the ball.
“There were not many options to play it off to anyone and I got it in my mind straight away to go alone.
“I saw the defender, used my pace to get past him, luckily saw that the keeper was square on and took the ball around him.
“I thought I had gone a bit wide but managed to squeeze my shot into the goal.
“It’s one of the best goals I’ve ever scored coming at an important time and in an important game, which more or less put the seal on our victory.
“Being one nil up, the opposition have always got a chance but the goal gave us a nice cushion and it was going to take something disastrous from us to allow Spennymoor to get back into it at that stage.”
In midweek, Ashington went out of the Sage Northumberland Senior Cup after a 2-0 defeat against holders Newcastle United Reserves at Whitley Park, despite an encouraging performance.
Brad Inman scored both goals for the Magpies.