The Suburban side returned to winning ways on Monday evening with a solid sounding 3-0 home victory against neighbours Hanworth Villa.

An experienced Villa side with many of their Combined County Premier Squad on show started the game with good tempo and caused a youthful Ashford side some concerns.  Ashford were unable to retain the ball with any quality initially but after the initial period the pattern began to change midway through the first half.

Once the confidence grew Ashford began to dictate passages of play and but for a little more quality might have nudged in front towards half time. Jim Mann had been drafted into the squad and with him brought some calming words and controlled play in the unusual position of central midfield.

Goals are what the game is about though and Ashford broke the deadlock after starting the second half in comfortable fashion.  Jamie Tompkins, making his starting debut, reacted quickest when the ball was fumbled by the Villa keeper and gave Ashford the lead.  Worse was to come for the keeper though, unfortunately for him, when a clearance by Ashford keeper Jacob Fuller was sent down the pitch and bounced before the onrushing keeper and settled into the back of the net. 2-0 Ashford. 

Villa made changes and the quality of Ashford's play subsided. But again it was the Villa keeper who truly was the Villain of the piece on this occasion when once more he made an error and Jack Beadle leathered the ball into the vacant net. This game wasn't just about the keepers though. Some of the play by Ashford was very good indeed and at last the team seemed to gel well and played with great spirit for each other and the badge.