The season is rapidly drawing to a close and on Saturday Ashford have their penultimate home league match when they welcome Knaphill FC to Short Lane for their first ever competitive 1st Team match at Short Lane.

Knaphill have been an example to all in the manner of how they have developed their ground in recent seasons and were rewarded for all their efforts when they were promoted to the Premier Division at the end of last season.  After a somewhat shaky start to life at Step 5, results improved and they seemed to have done enough to maintain their place at this level.  In recent weeks though they have stuttered just a little, with just two wins from their last six games and that, coupled with the fact that just about every club below them has been picking up points, they now find themselves hovering dangerously close to the relegation area.

That, of course, will make them dangerous opponents for the Tangerines, as evidenced by recent matches against both Frimley and Hanworth Villa.  Ashford though have knocked in eight goals in their last two matches, picking up maximum points and whilst we are dependent upon both Camberley and Molesey dropping points, we have certainly not yet given up on the championship, especially with Camberley and Molesey still to play each other and the fact that we still have to go to Camberley.

Talking of the latter, we congratulate both them and Colliers Wood United, who will contest the Final of the Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup on Friday 1 May, at Woking FC.  Thanks to two goals in a minute last Tuesday Camberley overturned Windsor’s lead whilst the following evening, Colliers Wood needed a late equaliser, but having got it, scored three goals in the later stages of extra time, to record a 5-2 win, which was possibly a little tough on their opponents Farnham Town.

Off the field we have coming up the next Race Night on Friday 10 April.  The last one was hugely successful and hopefully this one will be as well.  Everyone is welcome.

The evening begins from 7.00pm onwards with the Tote opening at 7.15pm for the First Race which starts at 7.40pm. There are 8 Races, with the last race being an auction race. 

To own a horse it will cost you £5 and you get to name your horse. To sponsor and name a race it will cost you £20. 

It is also the night before the Grand National, so there will be a £5 sweepstake on the night for the 40 horses that will take part, with £100 for the winner.