Ashford will go into this evening’s home match against Arlesey Town FC full of beans following their win at Cambridge City at the weekend.  Kick-off at Short Lane is 7.45 p.m. and admission prices are unchanged from last season (£9 adults, £5 OAP’s and children under 16 free).

We have come up against our Bedfordshire rivals on nine previous occasions in both the Isthmian and Southern Leagues and honours are even with four wins apiece.  There was also one cup meeting, in the FA Cup in season 2008-09, when goals from Scott Harris (2), Byron Harrison and Ricky Wellard (penalty) saw us through in a 4-2 victory.  Our first meetings with our opponents in 2000-2001 saw us defeated both home and away but we managed to turn the tables last season with a fairly comfortable away win, 3-0 but a much tighter game at Short Lane when we scraped home by 2 goals to 1, with goals from Bailey Mummery and Tommy Brunton.

We have two more games at Short Lane this week, one on Thursday when we play a ground breaking friendly against Tianjin FC all the way from China.  Given that we are playing this evening and again on Saturday in the FA Cup, of necessity, we will be fielding a mixed side but entrance to the game is entirely free so please come along and enjoy this historic occasion.  Kick-off is 7.45 p.m.

We finish off the week on Saturday, playing at home to Wembley FC from the Spartan South Midlands League in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, Wembley having beaten Windsor 4-1 in the previous round.  Although they play one level lower than ourselves, rest assured they will be difficult opponents in what is a very important match for both sides given the financial rewards on offer for progress in the FA Cup.

For the moment, though, we need to concentrate upon this evening’s game.  The League has allowed clubs to publish their match day programmes on line this season and we have taken advantage.  There is a first class publication for tonight’s match available on the club web site, thanks to Gareth Coates, Paul Blair and Graham Felce and you can read it by clicking here.

By being able to do this we will save a lot of money over the season.  In recent seasons fewer and fewer people have been buying programmes and last season, with the cost of production at around £70 a time, a figure not matched by sales, we will be saving around £50 on each and every home game. 

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