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Ashton United Football Club is an association football club, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. Founded 145 years ago in 1878, the team currently compete in the Northern Premier League, the 7th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Hurst Cross, and are nicknamed "The Robins".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by adidas.


Ashton United won promotion to the Premier Division in 2002 and became a founder member of the Conference North in 2004.

They were relegated after just one season and, after narrowly avoiding relegation in 2007, Danny Johnson was appointed as manager.

He led the club to a first ever NPL League Challenge Cup victory in 2011 before leaving for Nantwich Town at the end of the 2012-13 season.

His assistant-manager, Craig Robinson, was promoted to manager but resigned before the season commenced, with Paul Phillips and Steve Halford taking over as co-managers.

The club went close to promotion in 2014, losing out in a dramatic penalty shoot-out after equalising in injury time of added time in the play-off semi-final.