A disappointing performance at home to Barnard Castle ended with Ashington finishing in their worst ever position since the league’s began.
The team has some players with excellent potential, some with ability and some who always play with 100 per cent. They also have enough experience to do better.
However, not enough always give 100 per cent, and there is a lack of fitness, consistency, cohesion and a system and pattern that will enable them to win enough games to have a good season next year.
The only way it will change is by being more professional in their approach. That begins on the training pitch on Tuesday and Thursday nights and keeping themselves fit for the Saturday.
Despite leaking tries on a regular basis to a free-flowing Barnard Castle, there was some excellent tackling by Elliot, Whitworth and Metcalfe, some strong runs from full-back Dodds and a well taken try by Connor Nichol.
The game was also marred by the sending off of the Barny No.8 and Ashington scrum-half.
After the game coach Rosser had serious words with the squad and it is hoped they listen to what was said and put in a hard close season which will enable them to have a much better season next year. Only the players can put this right.
This years AGM takes place at the club at 1.30pm Saturday, May 9, followed by the traditional vets game.