Ashford Orange vs Ashford Green

May 26, 2023


With a commanding three-point lead at the top of the table, the Oranges are in a strong position after their last match. The Greens, on the other hand, will be eager to bounce back and close the gap, while the Oranges have a chance to extend their lead by six points. The upcoming battle will determine whether the Greens can regain ground or if the Oranges will solidify their dominance.

Last Game

In a thrilling match, the Oranges narrowly defeated the resilient Greens with a 9-6 victory. Jamie B’s outstanding goal and James S’s four-goal performance were standout moments for the Oranges. The Greens fought back admirably, although the Greens fell short, the match was a testament to their determination. The Oranges now sit atop the table, solidifying their status as the team to beat.


In what could be described as one of the most closely fought halves of football in recent memory, both teams reached the halftime break with the Oranges holding a narrow 2-1 lead after an intense 25 minutes of play.

However, the final scoreline of 8-3 in favour of the Oranges did not fully reflect the closely contested nature of the match. With just 10 minutes remaining, the score stood at 4-2, and a flurry of goals in the closing moments saw the Oranges extend their lead. While the Greens put up a valiant fight, it was the Oranges’ clinical finishing in the final minutes that made the difference, taking advantage of the Greens’ fatigue.

It was a result that may have seemed a bit harsh on the Greens, considering their contribution to the tightly contested match. Nonetheless, the Oranges’ ability to capitalize on their chances in the dying minutes proved decisive in securing their victory.

In a match that introduced the intriguing 10-minute per goalkeeper rule, the dynamic of the game was significantly altered, adding an exciting element that many players are eager to preserve. One standout moment came from Mike G, who unintentionally scored the goal of the game with a spectacular header, albeit in favor of the Oranges. Despite Shane B’s valiant efforts to prevent it, the ball found its way into the net.

The Oranges’ goals came from the unfortunate own goal by Mike G, as well as two goals each from Simon M, Dan V, and Mitchell M. Gary L also contributed with a goal and an impressive three assists, while every other member of the Ashford Oranges team provided an assist.

For the Greens, Michael M found the back of the net twice, with Shane B adding another goal. Steve B assisted twice, and Mike G also contributed with an assist.

With this victory, the Oranges have extended their lead at the top of the table by six points. The Greens now have a week off to reflect on their performance and strategise on how to narrow the gap in the next match, lest the Oranges pull ahead by a commanding nine points.

Man of the Match
Gary L


As It Stands

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Ashford Orange 6 4 0 2 49 44 +5 12
2 Ashford Green 6 2 0 4 44 49 -5 6



Date Time League Season Full Time
May 26, 2023 7:00 pm Ashford League Summer 23 60'


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Ashford Green123Loss
Ashford Orange268Win

Ashford Green

Ashford Orange


Ashford School Hall
Ashford School Sports Centre, East Hill, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, England, TN24 8PA, United Kingdom