After ending a run of five consecutive league defeats, Newcastle Benfield’s vital 2-1 victory against Bishop Auckland on Wednesday evening could be a key turning point in their Northern League campaign.
Their opponents on Saturday, Ashington FC, currently sit in 11th place in Division One, just three points ahead of 15th-placed Benfield.
The Colliers, managed by former Benfield favourite, Steve ‘Bowsa’ Bowey, have won their last two league fixtures against Whickham and Shildon respectively to climb up the table after losing four out of their opening six league matches.
Ashington have averaged over two goals per league game but have conceded 18 goals so far this season, with their away form consisting of one win, one draw and two defeats.
Two former Ashington players Craig Scott and Dale Pearson who have been quality signings this season will be looking to assist the Lions in a win against their old team mates
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