AN UNDER-STRENGTH Ashbourne FC suffered defeat to Foley last Saturday.
The visitors fielded a youthful XI with changes forced by the unavailability of several players, but both sides started brightly with the ball being moved around well.
The first chance of the game came when Williams’ shot just failed to trouble the Foley keeper.
Sears and Millward also brought the Foley keeper into play with a couple of goal-bound efforts.
The best chance of the first half came when Spencer’s cross-shot just went wide with the keeper well off his line.
The second half was a different affair as Foley proceeded to make them play and a well struck shot went past the helpless Hansen.
Ashbourne’s best efforts were not enabling them to get past the packed Foley defence.
The second goal again came when Slack, defending, was punished as Foley’s centre forward robbed Taylor and coolly lobbed the ball into the Ashbourne net to make the task even harder.
Ashbourne introduced all three substitutes for the final 20 minutes but were unable to make any inroads into Foley’s defensive rearguard.
Ashbourne’s next fixture sees them host Abbey Hulton at home on Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.
ASHBOURNE: Hansen, Lomas, Tayloe, Austin, Wright, Millward, Eherington, Taylor, Sears, Spencer, Williams, Gibson, Wibberley, Archer, Wood.