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Tue 13 Oct 2020<br />

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division<br />

Matchday<br />

Programme<br />

Season<br />


T H E Y E L L A M E N<br />

Yellow and Blue<br />

T H E H A M M E R S<br />

Red and Black<br />

twitter.com/<strong>Ascot</strong><strong>United</strong>FC<br />

www.ascotunited.net<br />

Sam Gray (GK)<br />

Alex Sykes (GK)<br />

Sam Hayes (GK)<br />

Aaron Berry<br />

Aiden Higgs<br />

Ben Hodges<br />

Calum Ferguson<br />

Chris Ellis<br />

Dan Bailey<br />

Elliott Carey<br />

Ethan Burden<br />

George Lock<br />

Harry Laflin<br />

Ian Davies<br />

James Haworth<br />

James Richardson<br />

Jonny Denton<br />

Josh Masters<br />

Lawson Jones<br />

Louis Bouwers<br />

Riccardo Andrady<br />

Rory Merrick<br />

Sam Evans<br />

Taylor Morgan<br />

Tom Bailey<br />

Lee Norman (GK)<br />

AJ Morrison<br />

Harry Murphy<br />

Jake Dowling<br />

Martin Weighill<br />

James King<br />

Michael Dart<br />

Danny Campion<br />

Ben Senior<br />

Chris Davis<br />

Craig Lewington<br />

Nathan West<br />

Sammy Taylor<br />

Anthony Nazareth<br />

Niall Stillwell<br />

Ayran Kugthas<br />

Ryan Debattista<br />

Callum Wilson<br />

Dominic Lugard<br />

Jonathan Hood<br />

Prince Otto<br />

Danny Jones<br />

Donell Sama<br />

Rhys Weston<br />

Jamie Tompkins Manager Sam Merison<br />

Dan Masters Asst. Manager James Cameron<br />

Jamie Ashdown GK Coach<br />

Bjorn Dunkley Coach Thierry Messi, Tayo Oladele<br />

Steve Quelch Coach F. Abbattecola, J.Rossi, D. Parker<br />

Georgia Buddin Therapist Danni Van Murkerk<br />

Craig<br />

Davenport<br />

Match Officials<br />

Derrick<br />

Laing<br />

Andrew<br />

Liddicott<br />

Last Match: Spelthorne Sports<br />

A Sat 10 Oct<br />

Next Match: CB Hounslow H Tue 20 Oct<br />

D 1-1<br />

COCO<br />



Racecourse Ground, Winkfield Road, <strong>Ascot</strong>, SL5 7LJ<br />

Chairman: Simon Negus<br />

Club Secretary: Dan Birchmore<br />

Director of Football: Neil Richards<br />

1st Team Manager: Jamie Tompkins<br />

Assistant manager: Dan Masters<br />

Coaches: Bjorn Dunkley, Steve Quelch<br />

Goalkeeping Coach: Jamie Ashdown<br />

Allied U18 Manager: Josh Nice<br />

Therapist: Georgia Buddin<br />

Racecourse Facilities Manager: Jo Gavin<br />

Administration Manager: Emma Paton<br />

Bar Manager: Ellen Stearn<br />

Clubhouse Catering: Lisa Richards<br />

Reporting, Comms and Programme: Neal Jeffs<br />

Directors:<br />

Doug Page<br />

Mark Cooper<br />

Rob Jones<br />

Mike Harrison<br />

Phil Wray<br />

Zoe Reilly<br />

Chris Day<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Football Club Limited. Registered in<br />

England and Wales. Registration No. 6883550<br />

Registered Office: Ternion Court, 264-268 Upper Fourth<br />

Street, Central Milton Keynes MK9 1DP.<br />

Affiliated to the Berks & Bucks F.A. No. Q-B&B0165<br />


with Simon Negus<br />

A warm welcome to <strong>Cobham</strong> for today's<br />

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties<br />

League Premier Division fixture.<br />

A warm welcome to you all and especially our visitors<br />

from <strong>Cobham</strong> for this Combined Counties Premier League<br />

fixture.<br />

One of the pleasing things I have noticed over the past<br />

week or so is the continued faith the management team<br />

put in the youngsters at <strong>Ascot</strong> Utd. We have seen first<br />

team competitive debuts for Tom Bailey (17) and Lawson<br />

Jones (16), joining regular squad member Sam Evans (16).<br />

These three players have all been at <strong>Ascot</strong> since a very<br />

young age and it’s great to see a real pathway from soccer<br />

school right through to the First Team and hopefully<br />

beyond. That’s got to be the right model for non-league<br />

clubs and will enhance the community spirit around the<br />

place.<br />

The FA Vase draw hasn’t been too kind, with a nice tie away<br />

at Newhaven – a chance for revenge after being on the<br />

wrong end of a result there a few years ago! Whatever the<br />

distance, we are lucky to have a very loyal band of away<br />

supporters – it’s not unusual for us to make up over 25% of<br />

the fans at away games, and the relationship between<br />

fans and players is great to see.<br />

We are very lucky to have fantastic facilities here at The<br />

Racecourse Ground. We have had a great relationship<br />

with Lyne FC who have ground shared with us since the<br />

start of last season, and whose supporters seem to enjoy<br />

the arrangement – they had over 70 fans here on Saturday.<br />

We are also pleased to reveal that Jersey Bulls will be<br />

playing some of their “home” games here this season –<br />

there are obviously a lot of Covid challenges for them this<br />

season as far as playing on their home Island, but I hope<br />

they find a great temporary home here until they return to<br />

normal business. We’re delighted to be able to host them<br />

and hope to see many of our own fans get behind the<br />

Bulls!<br />

Hope you all enjoy the game tonight…<br />



Jamie Tompkins<br />

First Team Manager<br />

Welcome to the players, officials<br />

and supporters of <strong>Cobham</strong>. Enjoy<br />

the game!<br />

Hello and welcome to <strong>Cobham</strong> FC players, staff and club committee and to all supporters in attendance this<br />

evenings Combined Counties Premier League fixture.<br />

Since our previous home game, our form in terms of results has changed to become more positive and with<br />

three home league games in a row, it is a great chance to finally find our feet in the new season. It has been<br />

challenging since restarting the new season and being the ‘team to beat’ has meant competition has been<br />

fierce.<br />

Despite the squad being decimated with injury and suspensions already, we have come through with a good<br />

record and we will only get better now players return fresh and raring to go.<br />

There have been opportunities for youth team players Lawson Jones (16) and Tom Bailey (17) to make their<br />

senior debut which further demonstrates the successful football pathway we have at the football club. I would<br />

also like to take this opportunity to welcome new signing Taylor Morgan to the club.<br />

<strong>Cobham</strong> will be a very organised side and Sam Merison, along his squad, will approach the game with<br />

confidence after their recent form.<br />

We find ourselves without a game on Saturday and chance to regroup and refresh after a gruelling schedule –<br />

we have already played 25% of our league game in the space of 6 weeks!<br />

We hope to see a great crowd this evening and thank everyone for your continued support. Thank you to our<br />

sponsors, club officials and volunteers for all the fantastic work they do for our football club.<br />

Enjoy the game! Jamie<br />


Dan Masters<br />

Assistant Manager<br />

Jamie Ashdown<br />

Goalkeeping Coach<br />

Bjorn Dunkley<br />

Coach<br />

Steve Quelch<br />

Coach<br />

Georgia Buddin<br />


ON COURSE!<br />

With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs<br />

Welcome to the players, officials and<br />

supporters of <strong>Cobham</strong> for this Cherry Red<br />

Records Combined Counties League<br />

Premier Division match.<br />

Happy<br />

reading, and<br />

enjoy the<br />

game! Neal<br />

W E L C O M E T O T H E H A M M E R S<br />

Good evening and after a 1-1 draw on Saturday it will be great to pick up 3 points tonight. Last<br />

weekend we drew 1-1 which looked like it would be a 1-0 win having led with then men entering the<br />

closing stages. However, every cloud has a silver lining and for me there were 2 highlights: (1) the<br />

return of Chris Ellis after a year out and (2) the introduction of 17-year old Tom Bailey, further<br />

underlining the depth of talent coming through from the youth ranks. Away from here I read a story<br />

about a player with Brora Rangers in Scotland who goes to great lengths to play for his team.<br />

Those of you who know your geography will get this. He actually lives on the Orkney Islands so to<br />

get to home games he firstly takes a 2-hour ferry crossing to the Scottish Mainland, then makes<br />

the 2-hour drive down to Brora. So, when his side played at Hibs in the league cup last Wednesday<br />

he had to do all that BEFORE the onward 210-mile, 4-hour drive to Edinburgh! Hibs won 3-1!<br />

Fortunately he doesn’t make the commute for training and during the week he trains with a local<br />

side on Orkney, so he only meets up with his team mates on match days. Back with us and you will<br />

see our sponsors pages are filling up, and our Ladies team now have their own page as their<br />

support grows. Another 120-plus crowd came down to see their FA Cup match a week last Sunday<br />

despite the rubbish weather which they were incredibly grateful for.<br />

Newhaven, Oldfaces! <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong><br />

will return to Sussex to face<br />

Newhaven in the FA Vase on 31st<br />

October. Striker Lee Robinson<br />

scored an injury time winner for<br />

them last time, and still plays for<br />

The Dockers.<br />

The only thing about the sponsors is that one of the players’ brothers plays for Sheerwater and<br />

their management team have sponsored her so now we have the Sheerwater logo on our<br />

programme every week! For the record, striker Shane Rideout is Kelly Rideout’s sibling. In terms of<br />

fixtures, we have been drawn away at Newhaven in the FA Vase on 31s October – some of you will<br />

recall we lost there 2-1 in the Vase 4 years ago – only Louis Bouwers (in injury time sub) will<br />

remember that trip from the current crop of players, before we entertain Chessington and Hook in<br />

the league cup three days later. Finally, please remember to keep your distance. Last week at<br />

Didcot there was a big crowd for the FA Youth Cup tie against us and they had a pretty good system<br />

in place whereby blue markings on the terracing depicted where you could and could not stand to<br />

help COVID-19 containment. We probably won’t need to start graffitiing our terracing here as we<br />

only get 100-120 through the gate, but we all have a responsibility to stop the spread seeing as the<br />

infection rates continue to rise. And please remember to use the hand sanitizer, especially before<br />

you all bring me a pint of lager behind the goal... Enjoy the game! Neal<br />



Date Opposition<br />

H/A Comp Result Att Scorers<br />

01-Sep Christchurch<br />

A FAC XP L 1-1*<br />

Higgs<br />

05-Sep Molesey<br />

A COCO W 7-1<br />

Davies 3, Laflin 3, Hodges<br />

08-Sep Camberley Town<br />

A COCO L 0-1 60<br />

12-Sep Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> H COCO W 5-2 70 Higgs 3, Laflin 2<br />

15-Sep Frimley Green<br />

H COCO W 6-0 112 Berry 2, Davies 2, Richardson, OG<br />

19-Sep Southall<br />

A COCO W 1-0<br />

Bailey<br />

26-Sep Hanworth Villa<br />

A COCO L 0-3 116<br />

29-Sep Abbey Rangers<br />

H COCO L 0-4 93<br />

03-Oct Redhill<br />

A COCO W 4-3 68 Morgan (2), Higgs, Laflin<br />

06-Oct Tooting Bec<br />

A LC 1 W 1-0 55 Davies<br />

10-Oct Spelthorne Sports<br />

A COCO D 1-1 162 D. Bailey<br />

13-Oct <strong>Cobham</strong><br />

H COCO<br />

20-Oct CB Hounslow<br />

H COCO<br />

24-Oct Knaphill<br />

H COCO<br />

31-Oct Newhaven<br />

A FAV 1<br />

03-Nov Chessington / Hook Utd H LC 2<br />

***Fixtures will continue to be released by the<br />

Combined Counties League Fixture Secretary as the<br />

season unfolds.<br />

* Christchurch won 7-6 on penalties<br />

COCO - Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division, FAV - Buildbase FA Vase, FAC - The Emirates FA<br />

Cup, BBT - Berks&Bucks Trophy, LC - Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup


Weekend results:<br />

Camberley Town 0-4 Southall COCO<br />

Spelthorne Sports 1-1 <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> COCO<br />

Sutton Common Rovers 0-0 Banstead Athletic COCO<br />

Abbey Rangers 1-1 (3p4) Guildford City<br />

FAV<br />

CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> 2-2(4p2) Easington Sports<br />

FAV<br />

Crawley Down Gatwick 1-1 (3p4) <strong>Cobham</strong><br />

FAV<br />

Erith & Belvedere 3-0 Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> FAV<br />

Hanworth Villa 4-0 FC Deportivo Galicia FAV<br />

Redhill 0-1 Raynes Park Vale FAV<br />

Sheerwater 2-1 Horsham YMCA FAV<br />

Sheppey <strong>United</strong> 6-0 Molesey FAV<br />

Tadley Calleva 1-2 Frimley Green FAV<br />

Midweek fixtures:<br />

Sutton Common Rovers 4-0 Molesey COCO<br />

Abbey Rangers v CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> COCO<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> v <strong>Cobham</strong> COCO<br />

Badshot Lea v Guildford City COCO<br />

Frimley Green v Hanworth Villa COCO<br />

Raynes Park Vale v Banstead Athletic COCO<br />

Southall v Egham Town COCO<br />

Spelthorne Sports v Sheerwater COCO<br />

Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> v Redhill COCO<br />

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Premier Division Table (12/10/20)<br />

P W D L GD PTS<br />

1 Sutton Common Rovers 8 6 2 0 18 20<br />

2 <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> 9 5 1 3 9 16<br />

3 Southall 7 5 0 2 13 15<br />

4 Abbey Rangers 6 4 2 0 13 14<br />

5 Hanworth Villa 5 4 1 0 10 13<br />

6 Spelthorne Sports 7 4 1 2 9 13<br />

7 Badshot Lea 6 4 0 2 2 12<br />

8 Knaphill 7 3 2 2 2 11<br />

9 Raynes Park Vale 6 3 1 2 -2 10<br />

10 Banstead Athletic 8 1 4 3 -2 7<br />

11 <strong>Cobham</strong> 6 2 1 3 -5 7<br />

12 CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> 5 1 3 1 2 6<br />

13 Egham Town 6 2 0 4 -2 6<br />

14 Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> 6 1 3 2 -4 6<br />

15 Camberley Town 6 2 0 4 -6 6<br />

16 Frimley Green 6 2 0 4 -8 6<br />

17 Sheerwater 6 1 2 3 -4 5<br />

18 Guildford City 5 1 1 3 -5 4<br />

19 Molesey 8 1 0 7 -28 3<br />

20 Redhill 5 0 0 5 -12 0


Below are the updated <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> appearance and scorers' records for<br />

this season's squad.<br />

2020-21 All-time<br />

App Goals App Goals<br />

R Andrady 10 10<br />

D Bailey 11 2 15 2<br />

T Bailey 1 1<br />

A Berry 7 2 15 5<br />

L Bouwers 9 137 11<br />

E Burden 1 32<br />

E Carey 8 49 4<br />

I Davies 11 6 46 29<br />

J Denton 11 162 19<br />

C Ellis 1 54 1<br />

S Evans 3 5<br />

C Ferguson 4 20 1<br />

S Gray 10 71<br />

J Haworth 9 80 1<br />

S Hayes 1 2<br />

A Higgs 9 5 32 14<br />

B Hodges 9 1 104 10<br />

L Jones 1 1<br />

H Laflin 9 6 94 41<br />

G Lock 10 110 5<br />

J Masters 3 4<br />

R Merrick 20<br />

T Morgan 5 2 5 2<br />

J Richardson 10 1 59 10<br />

L Sankoh 1 23 1<br />

154 25 1151 156<br />

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Title contenders share spoils in entertaining affair<br />

Saturday 10th October 2020 - Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League<br />

Premier Division - Spelthorne Sports 1 - 1 <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong><br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> survived a first-half onslaught to draw 1-1 at Spelthorne Sports on Saturday. At half time it would have been<br />

viewed as a point gained, but after taking the lead <strong>Ascot</strong> conceded a late equaliser against ten-man Sports to leave it<br />

more of a case of two points dropped.<br />

Both sides had chances in the first half but it was the home side who created most of them – Harrison Livingstone one of<br />

the standout players – and he was denied by a superb save from Sam Gray in the sixteenth minute after latching onto a<br />

horrible back-pass.<br />

Two minutes later, Taylor Morgan might have done better when goal-side for <strong>Ascot</strong> only to cross instead of shoot; Aiden<br />

Higgs not anticipating the far-post delivery. Higgs then curled agonisingly wide of an upright and Dan Bailey’s header<br />

back across the goal somehow eluded everyone, but from that moment on the visitors were indebted to Gray for keeping<br />

them in it.<br />

Billy Frost’s rising effort fizzed over, Livingstone played in Chris Martin Thomas who saw Gray save with his feet, before<br />

Frost’s sensational through-ball released Livingstone – who fired into the side-netting. Gray’s fine punch averted danger<br />

when Lewis Flatman swung in a dangerous cross as half time approached and even when he was beaten two minutes into<br />

first-half injury time his goal remained intact as Martin-Thomas’s deflected effort squirmed inches wide.<br />

But the second half was a much better affair for <strong>Ascot</strong> and after changing their formation, it looked for long periods as if<br />

they would nick something. And, they almost did early on – Higgs nipping into to capitalize on defensive hesitancy, only to<br />

see his header cannon back off the left-hand post.<br />

Defensive qualities were certainly not in the shop window as <strong>Ascot</strong> reached for the self-destruct button – gifting the ball<br />

away in defence once again – only for Livingstone to blast over. Defender Chris Ellis made a welcome return after his<br />

nightmare year out as he joined Ian Davies in a brace of 64th minute substitutions, and then <strong>Ascot</strong> looked a different<br />

proposition with Harry Laflin pushed forward into midfield.<br />

And, they took the lead in the 67th minute. This time, Riccardo Andrady’s cross deflected for a corner, from which Dan<br />

Bailey met Denton’s delivery with a thunderous header that flew into the back of the net. Home defender Sam Rees then<br />

saw red for a late challenge on Josh Masters with fifteen minutes to go, although Sports rolled up their sleeves and after<br />

Martin-Thomas was hacked down in the penalty area only to see play waved on, they equalised five minutes from time<br />

when Veron Kokurinkov was on hand to tap-in after Gray could only parry a deflected cross.<br />

Incredibly, the Denton-Bailey combination almost led to a carbon-copy goal as <strong>Ascot</strong> looked to win it in the 88th minute,<br />

but the ball stayed out amid a sea of legs, and the game fittingly ended one-all.<br />

Morgan (hamstring) and Higgs (head) will no doubt be assessed ahead of Tuesday’s visit of <strong>Cobham</strong>, but with Ellis back in<br />

the action and Louis Bouwers on the fringe of match fitness there is light at the end of the treatment room corridor.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong>: Gray, Lock, Masters, Denton, Laflin, D. Bailey, Andrady, Hodges (Ellis 64’), Morgan (Davies 64’), Richardson,<br />

Higgs (T. Bailey 83’). Subs unused: Jones, Berry


Both of <strong>Ascot</strong> Ladies’ teams suffered<br />

disappointing league defeats on Sunday<br />

afternoon. Darrel Evans’ side were edged<br />

out 1-0 at home by Woodley <strong>United</strong> in the<br />

Southern Regions’ Women Football<br />

League. The Yellawomen dominated for<br />

long spells, although the only goal of the<br />

game came from a bullet header from a<br />

corner ten minutes in the second half.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> hit the woodwork and saw<br />

numerous chances go begging as time<br />

ticked away, but the visitors held on to<br />

edge the local derby. They will be at home<br />

again next Sunday for the visit of Warsash<br />

Wasps (2pm). Meanwhile, <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong><br />

Ladies Reserves lost 5-2 at league leaders<br />

Penn and Tylers Green, who maintained<br />

their 100% record. <strong>Ascot</strong> remain sixth in<br />

the Thames Valley League Division 3 East,<br />

with one win and three defeats.<br />

50 up! Sarah Davern, below, made her<br />

50th appearance for the Yellawomen on<br />

Sunday against Woodley <strong>United</strong>.


<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Ladies play in the Southern Region Women's’ Football League – the highest level at which they<br />

have competed. The Ladies’ section starts down at the junior level with a host of teams – beginning with<br />

mixed teams at U7 - rising through girls’ sides from U10 up to a senior Development (reserve) side playing in<br />

the Thames Valley League. The junior sides operate on Saturdays or Sundays, with the Seniors (First and<br />

Development) playing on Sunday afternoon. The first team are managed by Darrel Evans and coached by<br />

Stephen Jeffery. The reserve team is managed by Jon Swallow. Find out more on our website. Sponsorship<br />

packages now available - ask a member of the committee!<br />

Amy Woollard Hannah Swallow Georgia Bowers<br />

G<br />

Lisa Phillips<br />

Darcy Young<br />

Kelly Rideout<br />

Freya Johnson<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Ladies FC Development Team


A selection of photos from Saturday's draw at Spelthorne Sports (shooting-stars.co.uk).<br />

Clockwise from top left: Yellamen wrestle possession<br />

back, Dan Bailey hammers forwards, Riccardo<br />

Andrady shields the ball, Chris Ellis is back - twice!,<br />

The Burton family look on - celebrating their bulk<br />

discount on <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> merchandise, Josh Masters<br />

in possession during his first full 90 minutes of<br />

league action.


A selection of photos from Saturday's draw at Spelthorne Sports (shooting-stars.co.uk).<br />

Clockwise from top left:<br />

Dan Bailey heads…and<br />

scores. MOM Sam Gray<br />

punches clear, Ben<br />

Hodges looks for a pass,<br />

George Lock gets<br />

airborne, Dave Bucktrout<br />

volunteers for something<br />

(to buy everyone a drink<br />

tonight?), James<br />

Richardson breaks clear.

Ian is a Biomechanics coach, supporting players returning from injury and<br />

improving strength and conditioning.


Sam Gray – goalkeeper<br />

Solid goalkeeper, confident with the<br />

ball at his feet. Established first<br />

teamer since 18/19 and was players’<br />

player of the year in 19/20 when he<br />

appeared in every league game.<br />

Sponsors: Gorilla Hub and Westcott<br />

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Sam Hayes – goalkeeper<br />

Talented Youth Team ‘keeper who<br />

made his debut in a league cup win<br />

over Balham in 19/20. Sponsor: FJ Lane<br />

& Son<br />

Alex Sykes – goalkeeper<br />

Former England international Futsal<br />

team goalkeeper<br />

James Haworth – defence<br />

Winger who joined in 18/19 from Fleet<br />

Town, having previously played for<br />

Aldershot Town. Likes to get forward.<br />

Sponsor: <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Ultras<br />

Louis Bouwers – defence<br />

A physical and dominant centre half<br />

and a leader on the pitch. Signed from<br />

Faringdon Town FC in 16/17 and now<br />

well-established as club captain.<br />

Sponsors: Just Mortgages and <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

<strong>United</strong> U18 Racing<br />

Chris Ellis – defence<br />

Signed for 18/19, a strong and<br />

dominant defender. Vastly<br />

experienced having played for<br />

Camberley Town, Egham Town and<br />

Chipstead.<br />

George Lock – defence<br />

A fearless right back previously with<br />

Binfield and Bracknell. Technically<br />

strong and a consistently high<br />

performer. Supporters POY in 18/19,<br />

part of a select few who have made<br />

100 appearances. Sponsors: Dave<br />

Bucktrout and Total Market Solutions<br />

Dan Bailey – defence<br />

Experienced centre back who<br />

skippered Flackwell Heath in 19/20.<br />

Previously played at a higher level<br />

with Marlow and has a level 2<br />

coaching qualification. Sponsor: Total<br />

Market Solutions<br />

Jonny Denton – midfield<br />

Former <strong>Ascot</strong> Youth team star who<br />

returned in 17/18 after a scholarship in<br />

the U.S. A dead ball specialist with<br />

over 150 appearances, he has twice<br />

won the player of the year award.<br />

Sponsors: Darcliffe Homes and<br />

Westcott Building Services<br />

Elliot Carey – midfield<br />

Combative midfielder who was signed<br />

in 18/19. Has a good ability to read the<br />

game. Sponsor: Code 3 Security<br />

Ben Hodges – midfield<br />

A talented player previously with<br />

Holmer Green. Very committed, Ben<br />

has great composure and an eye for a<br />

killer pass. Sponsor: P&P Litho<br />

Josh Masters - midfield<br />

Sponsor: Carrier


Calum Ferguson – midfield<br />

Signed in 19/20 having previously starred for<br />

a National League youth side. Also had a spell<br />

with Highworth Town. Sponsor: <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong><br />

Foundation Academy<br />

Sam Evans – midfield<br />

Played for the U16s and U18s in 19/20 before<br />

making his first team debut in the same<br />

season. Exciting prospect having been with<br />

the club since his debut for the U8s. Sponsor:<br />

SL4 Vintage Handpicked Clothing<br />

Taylor Morgan - Forward<br />

Pacey forward who impressed whilst playing<br />

against us for Fleet Town during pre-season.<br />

Has played at a higher level including several<br />

seasons in the US Major League. Previous<br />

clubs include Toronto, Ostersunds (Sweden),<br />

Falkirk, Airdrie and Whitehawk.<br />

Aiden Higgs – forward<br />

Energetic forward who always gives 100%.<br />

Signed from Burnham during 19/20 and was<br />

in excellent form just before the season<br />

ended. Sponsor: Terry's Badges<br />

Rory Merrick – forward<br />

Signed for 19/20 and continues to improve.<br />

Calm and composed figure on the pitch and<br />

has great technical ability. Sponsor: Fitness<br />

Clinic<br />

Ian Davies – forward<br />

Prolific goalscorer who scored 25 goals for<br />

Binfield in 18/19 before top scoring for <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

with 23 goals in the curtailed 19/20<br />

campaign. Sponsor: Zipcar UK<br />

James Richardson – forward<br />

A talented forward who made his debut in<br />

17/18 aged just 16 and has won several<br />

England Schoolboys International caps. An<br />

exciting prospect with dazzling skills,<br />

tremendous work ethic and an abundance of<br />

energy. Sponsor: <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> U12 Aces<br />

Harry Laflin – forward<br />

Laffers joined in 18/19 when he scored 13<br />

goals. Added another 22 goals in 19/20<br />

despite often playing out of position, earning<br />

him the supporters’ player of the season<br />

award. Sponsor: Cameron Webb<br />

Aaron Berry – forward<br />

Returned in 19/20 for his second spell at the<br />

club. Strong and leads the line well.<br />

Previously with Burnham.<br />

Riccardo Andrady – forward<br />

Signed from Basingstoke Town for 20/21.<br />

Pacey and skilful wide player. Sponsor: Omni<br />

Plastering, <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

Jamie Tompkins – manager<br />

Highly respected throughout the club who<br />

guided the team to league cup glory in 18/19<br />

before taking the team to top of the league<br />

before the 19/20 campaign was curtailed.<br />

Football Development manager at Brentford<br />

FC. Sponsors: <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> U16 Youth and<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> U12 Youth<br />

Jamie Ashdown - goalkeeping coach<br />

Needs little introduction, former professional<br />

Jamie began his career with Reading before<br />

making over 100 appearances for<br />

Portsmouth between 2004-2012. A huge asset<br />

to the club where he coaches at all levels.<br />

Sponsor: <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> FC Veterans<br />

Dan Masters – asst. manager<br />

Dan is in his third season with <strong>Ascot</strong> Utd and<br />

is a crucial part of the coaching staff.<br />

Sponsor: <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> U12 Youth<br />

Georgia Buddin - Therapist<br />

Stepped up to be the lead therapist at <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

<strong>United</strong> in 19/20, supporting the fitness and<br />

recovery of the squad


<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> as we know it, was founded in 1965 by a men’s team who played their games at Sunninghill with “after<br />

match meetings” in The Wells in Cheapside village (now Mikado’s). teams playing as long ago as 1928 under the name<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> but nothing to link them directly to the current club. In 1965, the club had gained permission from the <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

Racecourse Trustees to convert the land east of coach park 10 into a football pitch. A wooden clubhouse was built and<br />

this team went on to win many prestigious trophies in the years that followed.<br />

Various youth teams represented <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> over the years up to 1988, and 1992 the East Berks 7-a-side Association<br />

was formed by our then Chairman Keith Wicks introducing small-sided junior games and having disbanded in 1980 the<br />

men’s team also reformed. The club continued to grow, entering into partnership with Charters School and being<br />

awarded FA Charter Standard status in 2004. The men’s senior team enjoyed early success through the East Berks<br />

League gaining continued promotions to the Senior division and winning various Cups including the Fielden Charity Cup<br />

in 1996/7. 2001 saw the 1st team join the Reading Senior League and winning the Evening Post Senior Cup at the<br />

Madejski Stadium in 2006. Promotion to the Hellenic League soon followed in 2007, followed by promotion to the<br />

Hellenic Premier Division in 2009. The club today has grown to become one of the largest Community football clubs in<br />

the UK with over 1000 registered players and over 70 teams playing every weekend embracing all ages and abilities<br />

from 5 year olds through to Vets. A new clubhouse opened in September 2010, together with an improved main pitch,<br />

floodlights and a stand.<br />

The club has enjoyed much success at all levels particularly in the Ladies and Girls Section where they are regularly<br />

winners of leagues and county Cups. Our senior Ladies won promotion to the Premier Division of the Southern Region<br />

Women’s’ Football League in 2017-18 and consolidated their position with a mid-table finish in 2018-19. Meanwhile, 2018-<br />

19 was an outstanding one for our junior Boys’ teams who won an array of county cups at various age groups, a feat<br />

we’ve rarely previously achieved.<br />

The past decade has been hugely successful for our first team; our debut in the FA Cup in 2011 attracted 1,149 people to<br />

the Racecourse on a Friday evening where the famous trophy itself was on display and the match was streamed live on<br />

Facebook. Between 2012-13 and 2015-16 we reached the Quarter Final of the FA Vase twice, enjoyed two top-three<br />

finishes in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division, and won both the Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup and Perpetua<br />

Press Floodlit Cup. More recently, our players’ development took the spotlight, as a host of Yellamen have enjoyed<br />

success with other local sides and many of our talented development players stepped up into the first team. After<br />

finishing 2017-18 in style, in 2018-19 new manager Jamie Tompkins led his side to the top of the table for long spells,<br />

winning two team-of-the-month awards, and finishing with league cup glory once again by defeating Windsor 3-1 on 6th<br />

May.<br />

We were transferred into the Combined Counties League for the 2019-20 season, playing on our new 3G pitch facility,<br />

which transformed the club by facilitating more of our teams’ matches and training at The Racecourse. The stronger<br />

platform facilitated further player development, and Jamie’s young side would lead the table for long periods before<br />

establishing what looked like a title-winning margin at the top shortly before the league was aborted due to the global<br />

virus pandemic.<br />

Jamie has retained most of his squad for the 2020-21 season and they are eager to make another attempt at winning the<br />

title. One of the benefits of not winning promotion last season is that we will re-acquaint with some of the new friends we<br />

made along the way! But most importantly, the club is committed to ensuring the health and safety of players, officials<br />

and supporters so that grassroots football can continue to thrive in the way that it should.


<strong>Cobham</strong> Football Club was formed on Friday 5 November 1886 by Founding President, Hon. Alan<br />

Egerton MP and villagers connected with the local Coffee Tavern. The Vicar offered to supply it with<br />

a football. On 4 November 1890, The Evening Telegraph reported on the death of our Centre Half,<br />

Arthur Smith, following injuries sustained in a match vs Kingston Wanderers. In 1892, the Club<br />

affiliated to the Surrey FA. The home ground was never settled with various fields around the<br />

outskirts of the village being used at different times. During the late 1920's they played in the<br />

Kingston and district league winning division 1 in 1928/29 and 1929/30. In the 1930's they gained<br />

intermediate status and quickly achieved senior status in 1938 upon election to the Surrey senior<br />

league. The war years between 1939 to 1945 saw a vote to agree a temporary merger with the<br />

Avorians Sports Club to form <strong>Cobham</strong> Avorians to ensure local football continued. After the War, the<br />

Club made home at <strong>Cobham</strong> recreation ground until 1955/6 when it moved to Anvil lane also known<br />

as the Leg o' Mutton field. The club took its nickname from the word anvil and thus became the<br />

Hammers. During the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s the club had a really good local feel with the ground being<br />

a vibrant hub of football. The floodlights were installed in1996/7 and were christened with a game<br />

against Conference side Woking. The Hammers were founder members of the Combined Counties<br />

League moving up from the now defunct Surrey Senior League. They finished second to Ash <strong>United</strong><br />

in 1998/9. Amongst long serving stalwarts such as Dave Tippetts who first joined the club in the<br />

1980’s, the pride of place on the clubhouse wall goes to a painting of Reg Madgwick, who served as<br />

player, committee member and fund raiser. When he died in 1995, he requested his ashes be<br />

scattered on the pitch and left all his worldly possessions to the club and the decision was made<br />

to rename the ground The Reg Madgwick Stadium in his honour. The Club won the Combined<br />

Counties Premier League Challenge Cup in 2001/2 beating Bedfont FC 3-2. After the stand went up<br />

in 2004, the club was a mainstay in the Combined Counties under the overall guidance of the late<br />

Ken Reed who died in 2018. After a new committee was elected in 2015, the club has built its Junior<br />

football with 16 sides to compliment the men’s team and the new seated stand, new fencing and<br />

the dual turnstile were put in during April 2016 to allow the ground to achieve a Grade D (Step 4)<br />

rating. 2017/2018 saw the club promoted for the first time in its history to the Combined Counties<br />

Premier Division under the stewardship of Sam Merison and the introduction of an U23 side to<br />

support the first team. Indeed, the Hammers most recent silverware was in 2018/19 when the<br />

<strong>Cobham</strong> Under 23’s beat SCR FC Under 23’s on Penalties to win the Development League Cup. The<br />

Summer of 2019 saw the Hammers become an FA Charter Standard Club. With many of the towns<br />

businesses now on board as sponsors and suppliers, the Hammers are on a firm footing for<br />

progression and are delighted to have Committee members who have so many ties between them<br />

and their families who have the club and town at heart.

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