Two wins and a close defeat for Ashington boxers

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The first outing for Ashington Amateur Boxing club ended with two good victories and a harsh defeat.

The first of the three bouts was for young boxer Dylan Thomson against Ryan Bamborough of Sunderland Amateur Boxing Club.

The venue was the Roker Hotel in Sunderland and Thomson boxed well and put up a tight defence against the taller opponent.

He managed to get inside with some brilliant combinations but unfortunately for the young Ashington boxer he found himself on the wrong end of a split decision.

Despite the outcome, Thomson did a great job and is hoping that he will get a rematch with the Sunderland opponent.

Next up was a trip to Bridlington with junior boxers Daryle Jobling and Josh Johnstone both on the bill.

First up was Jobling, who fought Leah Smith from Bridlington.

Jobling exerted relentless pressure throughout the bout and came out with the unanimous decision.

The bout was exciting from start to finish with Jobling picking up the accolade of best boxer on the night for her performance.

A rematch with Smith has been pencilled in for November 5.

Johnstone stepped up for the Ashington club against Jake Morgan for Merlin Youth Amateur Boxing Club.

His opponent had more experience but Johnstone showed great ability and determination to take the much deserved win.

Coaches Alan Buller and Keith Jobling commended all three boxers on their performances, which gives the club seven wins from ten in 2014, which is also testament to the hard work put in by all of the club’s boxers and coaches.