Johnson Bags Three

Robins secure Willow Wood Cup and trio of signings

After an encouraging 4-0 victory at the home of neighbours Mossley, Danny Johnson not only secured the Willow Wood Cup (named after a local hospice which benefits from the annual pre-season competition) he added three new players to his Ashton United squad for the forthcoming Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division season.

Former Curzon Ashton winger Wayne Cahill caught the eye with two well-taken goals and there were solid contributions from Peter Wright (once an FA Trophy winner with Burscough and well-known in non-league circles) who has joined from Bamber Bridge; and George Melling, an experienced defender from Kendal Town who has also featured at Morecambe, Altrincham and Lancaster City, amongst others.

A number of trialists also featured in the win at Mossley, however competition for places is going to be tough with the majority of last season's League Cup winning squad also returning for duty last night.

Where next?

Friendlies Preview 22nd, 23rd and 24th July 2011
Curzon To Run Coaching Courses Curzon Ashton statement

Match centre

Northern Premier League - Premier
Northern Premier League - East
Northern Premier League - Midlands
Northern Premier League - West

Latest photos

2024/25 NPL East
2 photos
2024/25 NPL East
Npl 2425
4 photos
Npl 2425
North Riding Senior Cup Final Preparation
71 photos

The Pitching In Northern Premier League newsletter

Keep up-to-date with our exclusive email newsletters.