Ashford will break new ground on Saturday with their first ever visit to Histon FC, who play at the Glassworld Stadium, Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9PH.  It will be the longest league journey of the season at around 82 miles, via the M25 (north), A1M, A505, M11 and then A414.  Kick-off is 3.00 p.m.

Histon rose to become members of the National Conference in time for the 2007-08 season and finished in 7th place in their first season at that level and then bettered it the following season with a 3rd placed finish.  Since then though they have slipped and find themselves competing at this level for the first time in many years following their relegation from the Premier Division of the Southern League last season.  They have not endured a great time this season, last winning in the League on 5 November but the win was notable, being a 6-2 victory at Barton, with five goals in the last 20 minutes.  The defeats since then though have all been by a solitary goal bar one whilst our League form, of course, has been equally poor in recent weeks.

In Wednesday's win we came close to reproducing our early season form though and Ben Murray, hopefully fortified by the return to the squad of Russell Canderton from suspension and Max Webb from injury, will look for that form to continue.  Histon will doubtless see the match as one they can win and it will probably be a close affair.

If selected, the game, incidentally will mark Russell's 599th 1st Team competitive start, with hopefully the big 600 to come at Royston next week.