As anticipated, Ashford have been allocated to the Central Division of the Southern League for next season.

We will be playing against the following clubs:  AFC Dunstable, AFC Kempston Rovers, Arlesey Town, Aylesbury, Aylesbury United, Barton Rovers, Beaconsfield, Bedford Town, Chalfont St. Peter, Egham Town, Farnborough, Fleet Town, Hanwell Town, Histon, Kidlington, Marlow, Northwood, Petersfield Town, Potters Bar Town Royston Town, Uxbridge

Of the clubs in the Division there are four that we have never previously met, namely AFC Dunstable, Farnborough, Histon and Petersfield Town.  We have only played Bedford once before and that was in a friendly in July 2006.

Perhaps the “stand-out” clubs are for us Farnborough and Histon, both of whom have played at higher levels, plus Kidlington (just about the best team we faced last season on the day) who knocked us out of the Vase after a replay, and AFC Kempston, who we managed to beat in the FA Cup by a solitary goal, but they barely lost a match after that.

It will be good to play against local rivals Egham Town and Uxbridge again whilst, without completely working it out as yet, the longest journey is probably to Histon, in Cambridgeshire, a journey of around 80 miles.  The longer journeys that we used  to undertake when we were last in the league to places such as Rugby, Bedworth, Daventry, Woodford  etc. have largely disappeared as all the clubs mentioned are now in different leagues.

Our pre-season matches are gradually taking shape and they will be announced fully as soon as the arrangements are complete.  There will also be a report upon last night’s AGM shortly.

The clubhouse refurbishment will be virtually complete today with the flooring going down and there will be an unofficial opening this evening at 6.00 p.m., with everyone welcome.  Great thanks go to Vice-Chairman Nick Bailey who has master-minded the project and also to Bill and colleagues who have done the work for us at a discount or even free as far as the flooring is concerned which is greatly appreciated.

Forthcoming Events

24 Feb 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Hayes & Yeading United (a)
24 Feb 2018
03:01PM -
British Airways v Kensington Dragons
25 Feb 2018
10:30AM -
British Airways Vets v Twickenham Rangers
25 Feb 2018
02:00PM -
Greater London Women's League v New London Lionesses (a)
02 Mar 2018
08:00PM -
Quiz Night @ Ernie's Bar
03 Mar 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Thame United (H)
04 Mar 2018
02:00PM -
John Greenacre Trophy v QPR Ladies Development (H)
05 Mar 2018
07:45PM -
Bostik Youth League v Camberley Town (H)
09 Mar 2018
08:00PM -
Ladies Night @ Ernie's Bar
10 Mar 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Fleet Town (a)
10 Mar 2018
03:01PM -
British Airways v South Kilburn
17 Mar 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Beaconsfield Town (a)
18 Mar 2018
10:30AM -
British Airways Vets v Shebu Old Stars
21 Mar 2018
07:45PM -
Bostik Youth League v Hayes & Yeading United (a)
24 Mar 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Barton Rovers (H)
26 Mar 2018
07:45PM -
Bostik Youth League v Northwood (H)
31 Mar 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Uxbridge (H)
02 Apr 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Moneyfields (a)
04 Apr 2018
07:45PM -
Bostik Youth League v Wealdstone (a)
07 Apr 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Chalfont St Peter (H)
11 Apr 2018
07:45PM -
Bostik Youth League v Hendon (a)
14 Apr 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Marlow (a)
15 Apr 2018
10:30AM -
British Airways Vets v Bedfont Sunday Vets
16 Apr 2018
07:45PM -
Bostik Youth League v Staines Town (H)
21 Apr 2018
03:00PM -
Evo-Stik League South v Hartley Wintney (H)
22 Apr 2018
10:30AM - 05:00PM
Middlesex FA Sunday Intermediate Cup Final
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