Chertsey TownAshford get back to league business this evening with a short trip to neighbours Chertsey Town and manager Paul Burgess should have a full squad from which to select his squad.

Both Ashford and Chertsey are in vital need of league points with both clubs having made poor starts to the season.  Ashford have demonstrated in a number of matches that the quality is there, not least during the first half at Hampton on Saturday but they need to sustain it for 90 minutes and stop handing goals to the opposition when they could have been prevented.

Kick-off at Chertsey this evening is 7.45 and you are advised to get there early as car parking is extremely limited at their Alwyns Lane ground.

On Saturday Ashford’s first ever match against Kettering Town will go ahead at Short Lane, despite their opponents having been the subject of a recent winding up order.  The Club have been allowed to appeal against the order and this will be heard on 7 October.  As far as we are aware, they are allowed to continue to play at least until the appeal has been heard and we wish them luck as no-one ever wants to see football clubs going out of business, especially one with Kettering’s history.

Don’t forget that the Suburban side entertain Berkhamsted Reserves at Short Lane on Wednesday evening in a 1st Round, 1st leg Suburban League Cup tie.  Kick-off is 7.45 p.m.


Sadly the Under-18’s cannot get their season going having had some extremely tough fixtures with which to start the season.  On Monday they put up a brave show but were beaten 0-5 by Woking U18 in the Lucas-Fettes Youth Cup.