Essex Senior League: Clapton duo Johnny Ashman and Dylan Ebengo join Cheshunt

PUBLISHED: 14:30 22 June 2017

Johnny Ashman of Clapton and Samuel Philips (right) of Redbridge battle at the Old Spotted Dog (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Johnny Ashman of Clapton and Samuel Philips (right) of Redbridge battle at the Old Spotted Dog (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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The Ultras bid farewell to two players who excelled at the Old Spotted Dog last season

Isthmian North outfit Cheshunt have snapped up two players from Essex Senior League side Clapton over the past week.

Johnny Ashman and Dylan Ebengo have departed Tons after successful 2016/17 campaigns to move up a division.

Both shone for Clapton manager Jon Fowell and the Old Spotted Dog boss tipped the pair to attract the attention of bigger clubs.

Cheshunt announced the signing of Ebengo last week and hailed the potential of the young defender.

The former Tons ace captained Clapton on two occasions and won their Player of the Year award and Players’ Player of the Year honour.

A statement on the official Cheshunt website read: “Dylan has a bright future ahead of him and we’re delighted to have him with us.”

The Ambers revealed yesterday Ashman would be linking up with his old Clapton team-mate.

Ashman attracted plenty of interest after a stunning campaign with the Essex Senior League club.

Fowell waxed lyrical about the winger on numerous occasions, as he scored 10 times for Clapton in helping them achieve a record second-place finish.

“I’m very excited to sign at this growing club,” 20-year-old Ashman told the official Cheshunt website.

“Just looking at the ground, the facilities are brilliant and I believe this club has everything in place to progress, as well as developing me as a player.”

While the departures of Ashman and Ebengo will disappoint Clapton supporters, they will be proud of their progress.

And as with most players who leave the Tons, they are bound to always be welcomed back by the Ultras.

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