Ashford hope to end February on a bright spell when they entertain Horley Town on Saturday at Short Lane.  The two most recent league matches have seen Ashford score nine goals and take maximum points against Hartley Wintney and Colliers Wood United respectively but Horley, whilst not in the upper reaches of the table, have pulled off some good results at times this season and they will certainly not be taken lightly.

The enforced rest through waterlogged pitches has been good in some ways, allowing time for some  minor knocks to clear up and Ashford will also be able to welcome back  Alex Fisher, fresh from playing for Middlesex County FA last week up in Lancashire and helping them to secure a place in the FA County Youth Cup Final, which is due to be played on Saturday 11 April.  We will doubtless be without Alex’s services once again, although we can hardly begrudge him the opportunity, especially as it is many years since Middlesex reached the Final.

Horley are currently in 18th place in the table having won six but lost fifteen of their league matches to date.  Like us, the weather has seen them idle for a fortnight but prior to that they drew three goals apiece at Guildford City, having previously lost heavily at Spelthorne Sports by four goals to nil.

Kick-off tomorrow is at 3.00 pm as usual.  The pitch took a hammering in midweek with both the Lammas match on Tuesday evening and the Ryman Youth game against Aldershot going ahead on Wednesday butSteve and Liam will have done their best to get it playable today, although it may not be quite as good as it has been for much of the season.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Meat Draw on Sunday, kindly sponsored this week by Nick Bailey.  They are available over the bar at just £1 each and we will put your prize in the freezer if you are not in the Club around 3.00 p.m. when the draw will be made.   It is a huge day on Sunday also in terms of televised football.  We will be showing the Liverpool v Manchester City match, kicking off at midday, followed by Arsenal v Everton, at 2.05 pm and after that, the League Cup Final between Tottenham and Chelsea.  All three games will be shown in the clubhouse, and as an added incentive, the winner of the first piece of meat drawn out, will also receive a bottle of wine with the Club’s compliments but only if you are there at the time of the draw.