Match Reports 2014/15
Saturday 22nd March 2014 The Wells 2 Ashford United 3
A game of controversial, hotly contested decisions went the way of the visitors today. Please use the following link to a match report provided by the Courier;
Wells were indeed aggrieved by the key decisions that went against them. The first penalty seemed to surprise every one on the pitch and was compounded when the referee initially awarded a goal after Kingwell knocked hom the rebound from his own spot-kick. The view from behind the goal, and presumably the referees vantage point, was clear and Steve Lawrence had not touched the ball before it struck the post. Fortunately for the home team the assistant referee had also seen this. Penalty number two came with the Wells ahead by 2-1. The ball was struck with some velocity and struck the hand of Lewis Mingle. It was one of those that pundits would refer to as one 'you have seen given' when implying that it was extremely harsh. This time Kingwell scored an equaliser and the Wells had not re-composed themselves when Mickleborough struck his winner soon after.
All in all it was a shame as Wells had looked bright for the first hour with debutant, Rhys Lawson, looking a particular threat on the right.
The day had also seen the opening of the new turnstiles and, with the fencing now in place around the ground, the club is ready to accept a promotion when achieved. Long-time servant of the club John Weddell and his young colleague, Jess Harris-Benson admitted a gate not far short of 400 through the turnstiles in their inaugural match. Whatever the outcome this season, the future is still as bright as the red as the new block that houses them.