A busy period sees Ashford making the 50 mile plus journey down the A3 to play Petersfield Town in another Central Division match on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45 p.m.  The address of the ground is Love Lane, Petersfield, Hampshire, PO16 8BX and for anyone travelling by train, it is just over half a mile from Petersfield station.

We have never met Petersfield at any level before in our history.  They spent a number of seasons in the Wessex League before two enthralling seasons in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 saw them firstly win Division One of the Wessex League and then the Premier Division the following season, enabling them to be promoted to the Southern League.  In their first season at Step 4 they more than held their own, finishing in 14th place but have found the going tougher so far this campaign, currently sitting in 21st position.  However, many of their results have been close and last week they appointed a new manager so we know to expect a side determined to get themselves out of trouble.

For our own part, seven days is a long time in football and the competent win last Tuesday in the Middlesex Senior Cup, topped on Saturday with the amazing 6-3 win over 4th placed Barton Rovers should see us in confident mode.  There were no injuries sustained over the weekend as far as the writer is aware and Ben Murray’s main problem will doubtless be to select his squad, with so many good players on the touchline at the moment.  Should be a good game all round with any luck.

The Under-18’s are also in action this week under new manager Will Boye when they play away to Aldershot Town, but at Godalming Town FC, on Wednesday evening, kick-off 7.45 p.m. in the Ryman Youth League.