Ashington still have work to do to avoid relegation – Downey

Ashington's Kyle Downey. Picture by Gavin Perry
Ashington's Kyle Downey. Picture by Gavin Perry

Ashington’s tigerish midfielder Kyle Downey reckons the Colliers still have more work to do in order to preserve their first division status in the Ebac Northern League.

The 20-year-old, a machine operator with Cramlington-based British Engines, was man of the match in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over fellow strugglers West Allotment Celtic at Woodhorn Lane.

He said: “Our performance and win at Shildon on Wednesday was outstanding, but we had a point to prove today to show that we are not just a one game team.

“We had to carry the momentum on and I thought we did that.

“I don’t think we are quite safe yet, another three points will probably suffice, whilst we have a semi-final of the League Cup to look forward too and need to kick on towards next season.”

Downey, in his second campaign with the club, believes it is a team effort which has seen an upturn in fortunes, particularly over the past week.

“It’s been a bit surreal really with the turnaround since the new management team have come in,” he added.

“Our season is still alive and credit to everyone because there has been 100 per cent effort put in and results have shown that.”