It was back to the League on Saturday with a home match against Guildford City and a fairly comfortable victory ensued for the Tangerines as they won by four goals to one.

It took less than two minutes for Ashford to go in front and, with the visitors already low on confidence following five consecutive defeats, it was just the start Ashford would have wished for.  The goal was a simple one with Mark Bitmead getting free and crossing for an unmarked Bailey Mummery who made no mistake.

Guildford were offering little resistance in the early stages and the lead was doubled soon after the quarter of an hour mark, when the purposeful Max Webb laid on a goal for the in-form Dan Fleming to stroke home.  There were clear signs at this point of Ashford might knock in plenty more but the visitors rallied and just three minutes later Darren Ceasar pulled one back and it was a good goal.  Ashford had been giving too many free kicks away in their own half and the goal came from another one.  It was an excellent header from the kick which gave Tyler Tobin in goal little chance.

Guildford though were unable to capitalise and the two goal margin was restored on 38 minutes when Fleming  put his effort back past the keeper for a well crafted goal, although the keeper may have felt he could have done better on this occasion although he made plenty of other decent stops.

The second half meandered along with no great excitement although Ashford had good chances to increase the lead, all rather squandered, whilst the visitors occasionally looked dangerous but without seeming to show any concerted desire to get back in the game.  With just a few minutes left though Ashford did score again when Bitmead sent in a low effort which deceived a defender who got the final touch and that was that.

Ashford now move on to Tuesday evening when Camberley Town are the visitors once again, this time in the semi-final of the Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup, to see who will meet either Farnham Town or Cobham in the Final on Saturday 7 May at Windsor FC.  Doubtless both Ashford and Camberley would have preferred to have avoided each other at this stage but it was not to be, and a close match can be expected, with a win apiece this season in the League.  Kick-off is 7.45 p.m.

Forthcoming Events

28 Apr 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v AFC Rushden & Diamonds (a)
10 May 2018
07:30PM -
Annual General Meeting
02 Jun 2018
11:00AM -
Junior Presentation Day and Evening
09 Jun 2018
09:00AM - 09:00PM
Junior Tournament