Ashford get themselves along the A30 this Tuesday evening to play Hartley Wintney, kick-off 7.30 p.m.

Boosted by a number of ex-Cove players from last season, HW are in something of a purple patch at the moment having reached the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup on Saturday and having won all six of their league matches to date, although they have not yet played anyone in the top six. 

As a result, the Ash Trees face probably their most difficult match of the season especially coming off the back of a disappointing display at Westfield on Saturday.   Apart from that game though, Ashford themselves have been in superlative league form this season and will certainly not be there as cannon fodder.  Indeed it is an opportunity for manager Ben Murray and his squad to show their mettle this evening and Ashford supporters will hope they do not disappoint.  Hopefully, as many Ashford supporters will get themselves to the game as possible as, doubtless, the home side will have picked up some extra support on the back of their cup run.  Whether they will still be there in January and February remains to be seen but that has no relevance to this evening’s match.

The address of the ground is The Memorial Playing Fields, Green Lane, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8DL.  From the Ashford area, the journey is either, all the way along the A30 until reaching the town, where you turn left at the duck pond at the end of the high street, and then right into Green Lane, or you can use the M3.

Hartley Wintney play in orange so Ashford will be wearing blue this evening.

Whatever happens, the match is unlikely to be as farcical the game at Hartley in November last season, when the match was played throughout in torrential rain for much of the time.  It was doubtful whether or not the it should have started in the first place but there was little doubt by the end, that with the pitch a quagmire and flooded in places, it should never have run the full course.  Neither side managed to break the deadlock on that occasion.

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28 Apr 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v AFC Rushden & Diamonds (a)
10 May 2018
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Annual General Meeting
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09 Jun 2018
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