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So far, this season Ashbrooke look to be set for another mid-table finish, a position they seem to have been glued to since their promotion in 2007, with their highest finish being 8th.

Top scorer for Ashbrooke this season, midfielder Nathan Burrell, could be looking to secure a high scoring season, having already grabbed six goals this season, higher than any other player in the squad.

Defensively Ashbrooke have looked shaky, failing to keep a clean sheet in 19 games. And club manager Asa Dobbing will be hoping his squad can tighten up defensively if they look to climb higher than mid table.

Dobbing’s side will be looking to emulate some of their strong results earlier on in the season, results such as 6-0 against the Darlington 1883 Reserves and 6-2 against Gateshead Leam Rangers are ones that Dobbing will have to look at and see what they did right.

Ashbrooke with four games in hand on the teams at the top of the table have the potential to finish in the top five, however with Richmond FC and Jarrow FC duelling at the top of the league, both on 56 points, and Redcar close behind on 51, realistically finishing 4th or 5th place would not be an achievement to scoff at.

The Wearside outfit will look to push on after their last two games, winning against Seaham and South Shields Reserves, and could see a turning point in their fortunes if they manage to take all three points from Jarrow this weekend.