BurnhamAshford’s Suburban side got the midweek off to a good start with a fairly comprehensive 4-1 home victory over a youthful Hartley Wintney side.

In the early stages the visitors belied their lowly position in the table, playing some slick football, that possibly caught Ashford in the hop and it was no real surprise when they took the lead on seven minutes with a fierce effort.  That was about as good as it got for them though as Ashford started to impose themselves on the match in possibly some of the coldest conditions ever experienced well into March.  It was not until the half hour mark though that the equaliser arrived and it was scored by Darrell Burgess, a much improved player these days and once again it was a superb effort from just outside the penalty area.

Eight minutes later Robbie Sitch hit the evening’s third impressive strike to put Ashford ahead and they never really looked back after that point.

In the second half Ashford dominated possession throughout and should have scored more goals.  Shane Gibson made it three when he took advantage of an awful clearance by the visiting keeper, who had trouble with his kicking all evening, rolling the ball goalwards with just enough impetus to see it cross the line despite a valiant but unsuccessful effort by the keeper to claw it back.

With around a quarter of an hour to go, Grant Cooper surprised the keeper with a worthy effort from a wide angle which flew past the custodian for the fourth and final goal.

The 1st Team now take up the cudgels, hopefully not literally, this evening (Tuesday) making the short trip to meet league leaders Burnham FC.  Burnham have surprised many this season with their direct and physical style which has seen them in the higher reaches of the table all season and they are currently right at the top, having scored more goals than any other club in the division, largely thanks to striker Ryan Bird whose league total currently stands at 33, ten more than anyone else.

Kick-off is 7.45 pm and the address of the ground is Wymers Wood Road, Burnham, Bucks SL1 8JG.  Directions to the ground, as shown on the Burnham web site are as follows:

From junction 7 of the M4 you need to take a left turn at the roundabout onto the A4 signposted Maidenhead. You go straight through a set of traffic lights and when you reach a roundabout with a Sainsbury’s Superstore on your left you turn right into Lent Rise Road. Follow this road through the traffic lights, under the railway bridge (height limit 13’3’’), over the double mini roundabouts passing the petrol station on your right, past the BRICKMAKERS ARMS on the right, past THE PHEASANT on your left, straight through the double roundabouts and then fork right into Wymers Wood Road. Look for the sign PINES HOTEL. The entrance to the ground is 50 yards on the right after turning into Wymers Wood Road.

The Under-18’s are without a match this midweek and finally we have the junior results from Sunday, courtesy of Nick Bailey, as follows:

Scott U11s 5-5 Hampton Juniors
Conor U12s 2-1 Meadow Sports
Conor U12s 0-0 Meadow Sports
Jason U13s 3-3 Farnborough Elite
Mick U14s 3-1 Guildford Saints
Nick U14s 3-2 Kempton
Dave U16s 4-2 Farncombe Vipers

It was good to see that not one of our junior teams lost a match last Sunday.

Forthcoming Events

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