The Directors and Committee of Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC wish all their supporters and everyone connected with the Club a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.  A big thank you goes out to everyone involved in turning the Club’s fortunes around after last season’s disaster, especially the players and the Management and we can hopefully face the future with confidence.  There are too many individuals who have either made donations or worked hard for the club (or both) in various respects to name but we thank every single one of you.

January and February are traditionally the months when income is at its lowest and we would ask all members, especially those from the Junior Section, who have embraced the club in so many ways this year, to use the clubhouse whenever you can, especially if you are thinking of holding a party or similar gathering.  As previously mentioned we will be open throughout the holiday, especially on Christmas Eve, to 1.00 a.m. and at lunchtime on Christmas Day.  There will also be New Year Celebrations to see in the New Year, when again, everyone is welcome.

In the meantime, Ashford have one match left in 2014, which will be the home game against Spelthorne on Saturday 27 December, kick-off 3.00 p.m.  Thanks to Spelthorne’s remarkable rise up the football ladder, upon which we congratulate them heartedly, it is now a match of great interest, with both teams harbouring thoughts of possible promotion at the end of the season.  We hope to see a very healthy attendance on Saturday.

Spelthorne, under the control of one of Ashford’s best ever players, in player/manager Paul Johnson (and it still seems odd to see him in any colours other than tangerine) took Division One by storm last season and currently sit in 6th place in the table, 12 points behind Ashford but with two matches in hand.  The match at Spelthorne earlier in the season showed that he had not taken too long to learn the tricks of management and a tough game can be predicted with some confidence. 

Ashford, for their part, seem back on form with the win at Cove a fortnight ago a great morale booster and with hopefully a full squad from which to choose his side, Ben Murray will be expecting a performance from his team.