Ashford have their final away match of the season on Tuesday evening when they will visit Farnham Town for the first time since October 1999 when a rather dull 0-0 draw ensued.  The ground does have some happy memories for Ashford though as it was at Farnham’s Memorial Ground that Ashford clinched the league title in May 1996 with a 2-0 victory, both coming from the prolific Paul German.

Farnham are currently in mid table with 13 wins and 17 defeats in their 37 matches to date and, although not mathematically certain, do not have any relegation fears.  They have had something of a fluctuating season with some impressive results, including doing the double over Windsor and scoring 10 goals in the process.  On the other side of the coin though, they have suffered a few heavy defeats, the heaviest being a 0-7 reverse at home to Badshot Lea.  They have not been in particularly good form lately with just win from their last six matches.

Ashford came out fighting on Saturday at Camberley, which they had to do if they were not going to be steam rollered.  The Farnham match will doubtless have less intensity but Ben Murray will certainly want his troops to maintain their form right through to the end to hopefully secure 3rd place, maybe even 2nd were Molesey to blow up, although that seems unlikely.

The address of the ground is The Memorial Ground, West Street, Farnham, GU9 7DY and it is an interesting place to visit, with the pitch sunken below the terraces at the top end, and with the changing rooms actually outside the ground and on the opposite side to the clubhouse.  The car park adjacent to the clubhouse is very small so unless you arrive very early you won’t get in it, so best park on the changing room side at the Memorial Hall and walk back to the clubhouse, either round the pitch, or round the road.

Kick-off is 7.45 p.m.

Looking further ahead, the final 1st Team match of the season looms on Saturday when we will welcome Hanworth Villa to Short Lane.  The game has been designated “Junior Day” when all of our players from any of our junior teams can come in for nothing and hopefully enjoy the day with no pressures and some lovely sunshine, if the forecast is correct.

All adults, including our visitors and especially our loyal and regular supporters, will be able to come in at just £5 on Saturday (£3 for OAP’s) as a small gesture of thanks for your support over what has turned into a very enjoyable season overall.