Scott hopes sojourning days over as he signs with Ashington for third time

Lee Scott has returned to Ashington FC. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com
Lee Scott has returned to Ashington FC. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com

Lee Scott described his decision to sign for his home town club as being a ‘no brainer.’

And the 24-year-old striker, a supervisor at the Hirst Welfare Centre in Wansbeck, now hopes his sojourning days are over as he made a third return to the Woodhorn Lane-based club.

Scott put pen to paper from West Allotment Celtic in time for him not only to make his debut in the midweek 4-3 defeat by Guisborough but also to notch a double.

The Ashington born player said: “When I got a phone call from the management wanting me to sign, it was a no brainer.

“I know this is the third time I have been at the club but I’m hoping that it will be my last.

|”I reckon I have another ten to 15 years left in the game and the plan is to see out my career with Ashington.”

Scott netted two second half goals, one from the penalty spot, against the Priorymen, but admitted afterwards that he would have been happier with a home victory.

“I thought we performed well on the night and definitely deserved a point,” he said.

“It was nice to get a brace against a side who like to pass the ball, but I’d much preferred us to have won the game without me scoring.

“For the first goal, before the corner came in, I had a discussion with Liam Atkin who told me to go to the back post and I would get something, and I was pleased as my header hit the roof of the net.

“Then when I was fouled in the area and the referee awarded a penalty, I had no hesitation in wanting to take it.

“I just want to do my best and I’m delighted to be back in the fold.”

Colliers boss Steve Harmison said: “Lee Scott has come back to the club at the right time for the right reasons,and that was for him to play.

“I didn’t want to have four or five centre forwards and Lee not to figure.

“He scored two against Guisborough, albeit one of them with a penalty, but netted with a good header and his link up play was very impressive on his debut.

“I’m pleased for him because he’s all Ashington and I think he has come back to us a better player from having the experience of playing in the Northern League and scoring goals.”