Ashford now know their opponents in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, as Hoddesdon Town from the Spartan South Midlands League won what sounds an incredibly tight match last night against Romford, eventually triumphing by 5 goals to 4 on penalties, following 120 minutes football last night which was unable to separate the two sides.

Hoddesdon have already confirmed on Twitter that the match will be on Saturday 12 September at their own ground (their previous home match was played at Ware FC, presumably down to cricket although we don’t know).

We are considering a coach or mini-buses for supporters but only if they are self-funding.  There will be further details on this site shortly.

In the meantime we have an important league match at home to Badshot Lea on Saturday and that needs to be the focal point for the moment.  A full preview will be put on the site on Friday.