The Suburban side returned to winning ways on Monday evening with a 3-0 victory over a spirited Frimley Green team, the goals coming from Clarke Thorley (2) and Oliver Krusywski.  The match was marred though by a severe injury suffered some 20 minutes from the end by a Frimley player who was taken to St. Peters Hospital with a possible broken leg after falling heavily.  We send him our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

The 1st Team travel to Northwood this evening (Tuesday) and Ben Murray has sent the following quote: 
It is now confirmed that Samad (Kazi) has rejoined us for the rest of the season and will be in the squad tonight at Northwood.  It is great to have Samad on board at this stage of the season, he brings experience of what is required at Step 4 level and will understand the style and attitude required for the club to push forward in these vital nine games remaining.  He committed himself to the squad last night and is confirmed as part of the squad tonight at Northwood"

 

Ashford have also signed last night’s two goal scorer,17 year old Clarke Thornley on first team forms after a run of impressive performances for the reserves and he is now training with the first team.  We have also signed Ex-youth team captain Jamie Pearce and Jack Mayger on forms as a back up to the squad, with the deadline looming, they are currently with Virginia Water.

 

Malcolm Pate’s funeral is now confirmed for Monday 31 March at 1.40 pm at Hanworth Crematorium, followed by a wake at the Staines Riverside Club.  It is family flowers only but there will be a box at the crematorium for anyone who might like to make a donation to the Princess Alice Hospice, who looked after Malcolm superbly in his final days.  It would be nice to see a good turn out from his friends at ATFC.

 

Unfortunately, Karen, Malcolm’s partner has confirmed that it turned out to be too late for anyone to sign Malcolm’s shirt as final arrangements for the crematorium had to be concluded yesterday so there is no need for anyone to make a special visit to the Club to do so.