Bulford plans to celebrate as usual if he scores against former team

Ashington FC's Andrew Bulford. Picture by Gary Welford
Ashington FC's Andrew Bulford. Picture by Gary Welford

Ashington FC striker Andrew Bulford will celebrate in his usual manner if he scores on Saturday, even though it would be against his former club Dunston UTS.

Newcastle-born Bulford was in his eighth season with the Blues when he joined the Colliers, via South Shields, at the end of January.

He scored both goals as Dunston beat West Auckland 2-0 to lift the prestigious FA Vase in 2012.

“Nothing comes close to rival that as being the highlight of my career,” said the 29-year-old.

“Playing at Wembley is a fantastic dream and you have to pinch yourself to enjoy the moment.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s clash, Bulford said: “It’s obviously going to be weird because apart from being in the Ryton side for a friendly against Dunston, I’ve never played a competitive game against them.

“Games between Ashington and Dunston are usually close and hard fought, but we are flying at the moment and will be going into the game with every expectation of winning it.”

He continued: “At Dunston they have a very close club committee and it will be good to see some familiar faces again.

“I’m looking forward to it, but if I score I’ll celebrate as normal.

“I am an Ashington player now and I will be giving everything I’ve got for them.”