After a roller coaster week that saw the appointment of Jody Banim and Will Haining as their new joint managers, Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Ashton United are hoping fans will help them pass an imminent ground-grading inspection.

The Robins are due to be visited by an FA ground grading panel on Monday (26 Ashton United FC logoSeptember) and are appealing for fans to join working parties at Hurst Cross on Saturday morning before they host Rushall Olympic in the Evo-Stik NPL’s top flight and then again on Sunday to make sure their home is looking its best.

Ground director Andrew Evans said: “We have organised a work party at Hurst Cross for Saturday and Sunday this week. I am appealing to anyone who has a couple of hours to spare to come along at 10am.

We have plenty of small simple jobs to undertake, which is mainly about a general spruce up of the ground and removing clutter.”

He added: “If you can make it on Saturday or Sunday please come along to Hurst Cross. Bring a friend along too. Everyone will be made most welcome!”

Appointed as caretakers two weeks ago following the surprise double departure of former joint bosses Paul Phillips and Steven Halford to Stalybridge Celtic, veteran striker Banim and defender Haining were unveiled on Monday night after collecting four points from two outings in the Evo-Stik NPL’s top flight, a 3-1 win at Stafford Rangers in their first game at the helm followed by a 2-2 draw at Hednesford Town last weekend.


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