It is time to concentrate back upon the League on Tuesday evening as Ashford entertain Farnham Town at Short Lane, kick-off 7.45 pm.

Tyler Tobin is expected to be back in goal for the Tangerines, with Samad Kazi also in contention, as manager Ben Murray has a strong squad from which to pick his side.  As a result of their cup exploits, Ashford now find themselves with additional midweek away fixtures in October, so it is important to pick up as many points as possible when at home.

Visitors Farnham though are unlikely to be an easy touch, getting the better of the Tangerines at their own ground towards the end of last season, and indeed, being the only side to inflict a league defeat upon Ashford in their last 14 such matches.  They are currently 14th in the table with two wins and two defeats from their five league matches to date.  The two wins have been substantial ones, by 4 goals to nil at home to Spelthorne and 3 goals to nil at Cove whilst they have lost to Badshot Lea, 1-2 at home and Guildford City, also 1-2, away.  The solitary draw was a home game against Chessington which finished one apiece.

Last season, as mentioned, Ashford lost 0-1 at Farnham but managed to win at home by three goals to one, the goals coming from the three B’s, Bitmead, Brunton and Beadle, all of whom will be in contention to start the match tomorrow.

Ashford Ladies did rather well on Sunday, knocking in 18 goals to win 18-0 at Club Langley.  They have scored 36 goals in their opening three matches and it does now rather look as if they have been placed in too low a division by the Greater London Women’s League.  Sadly the ladies web set is not bang up to date so we can’t bring you the details of the scorers but doubtless that will follow.

Our partners British Airways FC won again, this time by three goals to two, at home to CB Hounslow Reserves and now have four wins from six and stand 5th in the Middlesex County League Premier Division table, three points below the leaders, Hillingdon FC, with a game in hand.  Goal scorers were J.Kalejaiye(2) and S.McCormick.

Back to Ashford, and if he plays tomorrow, it will be Tommy Brunton’s 100th competitive match for the club.  Tyler Tobin also recently reached that milestone while Mark Bitmead needs three more for his 200th game in Ashford’s colours.