Crows Swoop For New Striker

PUBLISHED: 17:16 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:21 04 May 2010

By Tom Brown ROYSTON Town have announced the signing of talented striker Ashley Townsend. Townsend, from Ryman League side Arlesey Town, follows fellow striker Craig Hammond to the club as The Crows second paid transfer in six weeks. The deal was fina

By Tom Brown

ROYSTON Town have announced the signing of talented striker Ashley Townsend.

Townsend, from Ryman League side Arlesey Town, follows fellow striker Craig Hammond to the club as The Crows' second paid transfer in six weeks.

The deal was financed by Royston's ambitious chairman, Rob Stewart, and has been described as a "modest nominal fee".

Stewart said: "This is another top signing for Royston and we're all delighted to have a player of Ashley's ability on board. Like Craig Hammond, he's a player that will help take us forward."

The 18-year-old was targeted by manager Paul Attfield, who had Townsend under his wing at Buntingford Town.

Attfield said: "Ashley was part of a successful Buntingford youth setup and he played a number of games for the first team before a productive move to Arlesey in October 2006.

"He's got an eye for goal in and around the box, he's strong on the ball, has a lovely touch, and is generally an all-round natural striker."

For more details see tomorrow's (Thursday) Royston Crow.

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