It is much closer to home but Ashford face another tough away match on Saturday, away to Hanworth Villa.

Last season the Villains endured a troubled season but have been doing far better this time round and they currently hold 5th place in the table with 15 wins and 9 defeats from their 27 league matches to date.  Last time out they surprisingly lost by 3 goals to 1 at home to Guildford City but prior to that had been in good form and Ashford know they can expect a tough match.  In the Tangerines’ favour though is the fact that, against Hanworth Villa in two previous games this season, one in the League and one in the Middlesex Senior Cup, they have played some of their best football of the season.

Personnel wise, along hopefully with others, Ashford should be able to welcome back both Perry Luckins and Samad Kazi to the squad, both missing the midweek epic against Enfield Town, due to Perry being cup tied and Samad suspended. 

For anyone who doesn’t know the address of the ground is Rectory Meadows, off Park Road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN and kick-off is 3.00 p.m.  There is ample parking but it may be wise to allow a little extra time with the England v Ireland Rugby match taking place later in the afternoon at Twickenham.

There is a fairly full junior programme on Sunday and here are the fixtures:

Ashford Sports Club – Short Lane 11-a-side Pitch

Tim U16s v Kew Park Rangers 10.30

Craig U13s v Kew Park Rangers 12pm 

Ashford Town 5 – 5 Pitch

Billy U7s v Epsom Athletic 11am

Andy U8s v AFC West End 12.15

Ashford Town 7 – 7 Pitch

Graham U10s v Kew Park Rangers 10.30

Ashford Town – Outfield

Marco U15s v Staines Lammas 10am 

Ashford Town– Stadium

No fixture 

Away Games

Neil U7s v Rocks Lane

Tommy U7s v Spelthorne

Matt U8s v Esher Colts

Matt U9s v CB Hounslow

Nelson U10s v Hanworth Sports

Larry U12s v Motspur Park

Fin U13s v G4G

Ben U15s v Sheen Lions

Conor U15s v G4G

Marco U15s Staines Lammas

Carl U17s v Imber Court

Gary Sunday Men v Bedfont Sunday 

No Game

Martin U14s

Last Week;s Results

Larry U12s 2-2 Kingstonian Youth

Craig U13s 6-1 Meadow Sport

Fin U13s 5-0 G4G

Martin U14s 1-2 Wallington Wanderers

Ben U15s 4-2 Royals Elite

Conor U15s 7-1 Woking Cougars

Carl U17s 3-5 Horsley

Ladies 3-0 Greenhouse (for full report, go to ATFC Ladies’ web site)