While Ashton's now infamous dive has caused a stir in the rugby world, Short is much more accustomed to touching down before receiving a pat on the back from his teammates, although he couldn't resist flying over the try-line for his first.
"It just opened up for me," he said. "The pitch was quite soft so I just made a dive for it. It wasn't quite as spectacular as Ashton's but I'll take the comparisons if it means scoring four tries every week!"
"From a personal point of view I'm over the moon to get four. It's the most of ever scored in a match - I normally play centre but I'm getting a taste for being out on the wing now!"
Short was joined by London Wasps centre Elliot Daly in heading over the white wash on four occasions in a blistering display of ruthlessness and precision by Rob Hunter's men at Bath Rugby's Recreation Ground.
Short though is quick to quell any murmurings of a Grand Slam just yet, and said: "We're just taking it one game at a time. It's a cliché, but the moment anybody's focus moves beyond the next match is the moment you've lost it.
"Our preparation for the Italy game was spot on. We all put a lot of hard work in during the week and we took that into the game. We were accurate and absolutely nailed it, everything that we've been working on in training came off for us."
England Under-20s take on France Under-20s in their next match at Short's home ground - Sixways Stadium - in Worcester. Tickets can be purchased from the Warriors Box Office for as little as £10 for adults by calling on 01905 454183.