Ashford make the short trip to Molesey on Saturday.

Whilst the outcome will not settle anything, with plenty of matches still to be played, it is obviously an important fixture, with Molesey effectively having nudged ahead of Ashford in the battle for the Championship.  Ashford still retain a five point advantage but Molesey have four matches in hand.  When the two sides met at Short Lane in early December, Molesey won by the only goal of the game but in truth they deserved to win by more on that occasion, dominating much of the match, with Ashford strangely out of sorts.

Ashford have hit nine goals in their last two league matches and seem to have recovered their best form but it will be tough against an excellent Molesey side who suffered a rare blip last Saturday, losing at a much improved Farnham Town side by 4 goals to 3, their first defeat for some time.  Both clubs were due to have been in action in midweek, which Ashford managed but could only draw at CB Hounslow in the S. Comb. Cup, eventually losing on penalties.  All credit to CB whose harrying and willingness to run throughout the game was frankly impressive, as indeed were their penalties, not one giving Tyler Tobin any chance.  That said, one suspects that it will be a more committed Ashford that takes the field tomorrow.

Sadly in Molesey’s tie at Hanworth Villa, the match had to be abandoned in the very first minute of the game when George Windsor, a Molesey player suffered a broken leg and a dislocated ankle, and he could not be moved until an ambulance arrived.  It goes without saying that we wish him a full recovery as soon as possible.

The address of the ground for tomorrow is 412 Walton Road, West Molesey, KT8 2JG and kick-off is 3.00 p.m.   There is parking at the ground but it is a little restricted, so get there early if you wish to get a space.