Ashford will be relieved to be back at home on Saturday on a decent surface as they welcome neighbours Bedfont Sports to Short Lane, kick-off 3.00 p.m.

Bedfont come into the match in good form having won their last four league games and, on form alone, will be the favourites to win this tussle.  Ashford need though to recover from the indifferent performance at Raynes Park Vale on Tuesday and it is hard to imagine they could be quite so poor at the back again as they were in midweek.  That said, good teams do not become bad sides overnight and all Ashford supporters will be aware of just how good the squad can be when they put their minds to it.  Your full support will be particularly welcome which can only help.

The attendance will be augmented tomorrow by the presence of a number of our junior sides with the match designated as “junior day” following the success of previous occasions.  Sadly we suffered a break-in probably last Monday when some scum broke in to the boardroom and stole the boardroom fridge plus assorted drinks.  They also emptied the fridge in the kitchen and took the till which fortunately was empty.  If anybody has a small fridge that they could donate to the club we would be delighted to accept it.

It is all action at the moment, with another away match coming up just 48 hours afterwards, when the Tangerines go to Sutton Common Rovers, who play at Sutton United.  The writer stands to be corrected but this will possibly be the first ever time that the club has played a competitive match on an artificial surface.  More on that one later.

Here are Sunday’s junior fixtures:

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

Craig U13s v Kew Park Rangers 10am

Fin U13s v SCR Colts 11.30

Ashford Town 5 – 5 Pitch

Matt U8s v Kew Association 10am

Bill U7s v Spelthorne Sports 11.15

Ashford Town 7 – 7 Pitch

Graham U10s v Esher Colts 10.30

Away Games

Neil U7s v Walton & Hersham

Tom U7s v Twickenham Tigers

Andy U8s v Claygate

Nelson U10s v AFC Walcountians

Conor U15s v South Park

Marco U15s v Yateley

Tim U16s v Corinthian Casuals

Carl U17s v Staines Albion

No Games

Matt U9s

Larry U12s

Martin U14s

Ben U15s

Results from Sunday 6 March 2016

Bill U7s 2-2 West Side

Tom U7s 3-4 Staines Town

Matt U8s Tournament W/W/D

Andy U8s Tournament L/W/D

Graham U10s 7-2 Rocks Lane

Larry U12s 4-0 SCR Colts

Craig U13s 0-2 Croygas

Fin U13s 5-0 Met Police

Ben U15s 6-0 Met Police

Conor U15s 2-1 South Park

Marco U15s 2-4 Spelthorne

Tim U16s 3-3 Kew Park Rangers

Carl U17s 1-6 Horsley