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#WeAre<strong>Ascot</strong><br />

A S C O T U N I T E D F C<br />

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taylor MORGAN<br />


Sat 24 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 K N A P P 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 />

George Lock<br />

Harry Laflin<br />

Ian Davies<br />

James Haworth<br />

James Richardson<br />

Jonny Denton<br />

Josh Masters<br />

Louis Bouwers<br />

Riccardo Andrady<br />

Rory Merrick<br />

Sam Evans<br />

Taylor Morgan<br />

Cameron Kennedy (GK)<br />

Max Roffey (GK)<br />

Azeez Alabi<br />

Dennis Gorman<br />

Wayne Ridgley<br />

Sam Hamer<br />

Jacob Lambe<br />

Timmy Taylor<br />

Ross Murdoch<br />

Emmanuel Adetokunbo<br />

Adan Aziz<br />

Leo Medrado<br />

James Dinsdale<br />

Mark Primett<br />

Leon Byrne<br />

Connor Holland<br />

Yosef Al Amrani<br />

Cameron Miller<br />

Joe Waigot<br />

Danny Taylor<br />

Dylan Averiss<br />

Zak Horan<br />

Brett Cunningham<br />

Usman Lalustani<br />

Jamie Tompkins Manager Jamie Daltry & John Cook<br />

Dan Masters Asst. Manager<br />

Jamie Ashdown GK Coach Steve Lynch, Andy Rowe<br />

Bjorn Dunkley Coach Marc Gorman, Roland Baker<br />

Steve Quelch Coach Steve Cavey<br />

Georgia Buddin Therapist Katie Dorsett<br />

Garry<br />

Collins<br />

Match Officials<br />

Chris<br />

Williams<br />

Terry<br />

Pusey<br />

Last Match: CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> H Tue 20 Oct<br />

Next Match: Newhaven A Sat 31 Oct<br />

W 3-1<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>Knaphill</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>Knaphill</strong> for this Combined Counties Premier League<br />

fixture. After a great result on Tuesday night, it’s great to<br />

be back at the Racecourse again and looking for another<br />

three points.<br />

Today we have invited all of our junior players to attend<br />

the game for free along with their parents… we have over<br />

70 junior teams and it would be good to see even more<br />

attending our games. The link between the senior and<br />

junior sections is really important and we are making<br />

huge strides forward in this regard – the senior players<br />

regularly help at training sessions for the younger age<br />

groups, and we have had first team players and coaches<br />

helping to run our holiday camp this week. Hopefully any<br />

first time visitors enjoy their day and become regulars.<br />

I’m also delighted to see so many of our sponsors<br />

attending our games, both home and away. We are keen to<br />

build closer relationships with our partners, more than<br />

just producing a pitch sideboard and taking the dollar. We<br />

want to actively support our sponsors, whether it’s putting<br />

more referrals to them or ensuring we as a club purchase<br />

from our sponsors where appropriate – so you might have<br />

accessed this programme via our new website created by<br />

media partners Gorilla Hub or you might be eating one of<br />

the fantastic burgers supplied by T&G Wholesale Meats… if<br />

you are interested in finding out more about our<br />

partnership opportunities, drop us an email at<br />

marketing@ascotunited.net<br />

We’re delighted to be able to welcome fans to The<br />

Racecourse but realise that many clubs in higher leagues<br />

can’t do this currently. Rather than take this for granted,<br />

we must ensure we collectively follow all the guidelines<br />

and consider the implications if we don’t. As a club we<br />

have invested in signage and think we are providing a safe<br />

environment for all our visitors – but we do rely on<br />

individual responsibility rather than strict stewarding of<br />

the ground. Please help us to keep <strong>Ascot</strong> Utd and all<br />

grassroots grounds open for the fans.<br />

Hope you all enjoy the game today… Simon.


Jamie Tompkins<br />

First Team Manager<br />

Welcome to the players, officials<br />

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

the game!<br />

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

attendance this afternoon Combined Counties Premier League fixture.<br />

I would like to extend the welcome to our youth team coaches, players and parents today, it<br />

will be great to see you all in big numbers and hope you enjoy the game!<br />

In our previous fixture, we had to show a great deal of character and resilience to secure<br />

the 3 points. Having gone down to 10 men (again), the work rate and desire to the defend as<br />

a group was fantastic and demonstrated what we have been working on in training.<br />

We will be aiming to match and better this in today’s game against <strong>Knaphill</strong>, another good<br />

team in our league and I’m sure they will give us plenty to think about during the game. Full<br />

of pacey forward players and familiar faces in Usman Lalustani and Luqman Kassim (two<br />

members of our squad at the beginning of last season).<br />

We hope to see a great crowd, hear lots of noise when cheering the team on and thank you<br />

for your continued support.<br />

Thank you to our sponsors, club officials and volunteers for all the fantastic work they do<br />

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>Knaphill</strong> for this Cherry Red<br />

Records Combined Counties League<br />

Premier Division match.<br />

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

Happy<br />

reading, and<br />

enjoy the<br />

game! Neal<br />

Welcome back for what I think is only our 2nd home Saturday match of the season. Having<br />

now gone five games unbeaten we need to convert those into victories as other teams<br />

around us continue to pick up points and there were very few surprises again last weekend.<br />

Today will be tough, with three games in hand on us and being only six points behind<br />

<strong>Knaphill</strong> will be looking to close the gap and will take heart from last season when they<br />

came here and won 3-2 in December after we’d won 2-0 over there in September. I fully<br />

expect the other six teams in the top eight to win today, we are the only two side in the top<br />

eight who are playing in each other. During midweek it seems like a lot of teams rested<br />

players in their league cup matches as there were ‘shock’ results for Division 1 sides<br />

against Premier sides (Eversley and California beat Hanworth Villa, Dorking Wanderers<br />

Reserves won at <strong>Knaphill</strong>, Walton and Hersham beat Southall). What this does do is open up<br />

the competition and with our next round match being played a week on Tuesday against<br />

Division 1 opposition there is obviously a real chance of silverware – remember we’ve not<br />

lost a ‘primary’ league cup tie for 3 years!<br />

Harry Laflin talks through his<br />

midweek goal at <strong>Ascot</strong>'s<br />

soccer school. After his 725th<br />

detailed run-through of the<br />

strike, the kids were allowed<br />

to leave shortly after<br />

midnight…<br />

What this does do is open up the competition and with our next round match being played a<br />

week on Tuesday against Division 1 opposition there is obviously a real chance of<br />

silverware – remember we’ve not lost a ‘primary’ league cup tie for 3 years! Next weekend<br />

we have a tough trip to Newhaven where we lost 4 year ago. Once again they are doing well<br />

in the Southern Combination [primarily Sussex] league and seasoned striker Lee Robinson<br />

continues to knock the goals in. From my records only Louis Bouwers remains in our squad<br />

from that day and even then he only came on as an injury time substitute. However, the<br />

travelling fans remember the last-minute winner for Newhaven all too well… Anyway, not<br />

much else to report, Elliot Carey should be back next weekend which will be a big boost and<br />

with no midweek game I am sure the gaffer will have plenty of time to get his troops ready<br />

for the big match next weekend. However, back to today’s big match – enjoy and stay safe!<br />

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 Cobham<br />

H COCO D 1-1 68 Richardson<br />

20-Oct CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> H COCO W 3-1<br />

Laflin 2, Higgs<br />

24-Oct <strong>Knaphill</strong><br />

H COCO<br />

31-Oct Newhaven<br />

A FAV 1<br />

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

07-Nov Guildford City<br />

A COCO<br />

14-Nov Raynes Park Vale<br />

A COCO<br />

21-Nov Sheerwater<br />

H COCO<br />

28-Nov Spelthorne Sports<br />

H COCO<br />

05-Dec Egham Town<br />

A COCO<br />

12-Dec Frimley Green<br />

A COCO<br />

19-Dec Camberley Town<br />

H COCO<br />

28-Dec Badshot Lea<br />

H COCO<br />

02-Jan Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> A COCO<br />

09-Jan Molesey<br />

H COCO<br />

16-Jan Sutton Common Rovers A COCO<br />

23-Jan Southall<br />

H COCO<br />

30-Jan CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> A COCO<br />

06-Feb Abbey Rangers<br />

A COCO<br />

13-Feb Hanworth Villa<br />

H COCO<br />

20-Feb Sheerwater<br />

A COCO<br />

27-Feb Egham Town<br />

H COCO<br />

06-Mar Sutton Common Rovers H COCO<br />

13-Mar Banstead Athletic<br />

A COCO<br />

20-Mar Raynes Park Vale<br />

H COCO<br />

27-Mar Cobham<br />

A COCO<br />

03-Apr Guildford City<br />

H COCO<br />

05-Apr Badshot Lea<br />

A COCO<br />

24-Apr <strong>Knaphill</strong><br />

A COCO<br />

TBA Banstead Athletic<br />

H COCO<br />

TBA Redhill<br />

H COCO<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


Midweek results:<br />

Banstead Athletic 3-1 Cobham COCO Tue<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> 3-1 CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> COCO Tue<br />

Eversley & California 1-1 5p3 Hanworth Villa LC Tue<br />

Farnham Town 2'2 4p5 Badshot Lea LC Tue<br />

<strong>Knaphill</strong> 1-6 Dorking Wanderers Reserves LC Tue<br />

Redhill 4-0 Bagshot LC Tue<br />

Walton & Hersham 3-1 Southall LC Tue<br />

Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> p-p Egham Town LC Wed<br />

Guildford City p-p Bedfont & Feltham LC Wed<br />

Weekend fixtures:<br />

Abbey Rangers v Camberley Town COCO Sat<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> v <strong>Knaphill</strong> COCO Sat<br />

Cobham v Hanworth Villa COCO Sat<br />

Egham Town v Guildford City COCO Sat<br />

Molesey v Sutton Common Rovers COCO Sat<br />

Raynes Park Vale v Badshot Lea COCO Sat<br />

Redhill v CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> COCO Sat<br />

Sheerwater v Frimley Green COCO Sat<br />

Southall v Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> COCO Sat<br />

Spelthorne Sports v Banstead Athletic COCO Sat<br />

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

P W D L GD PTS<br />

1 Sutton Common Rovers 9 7 2 0 20 23<br />

2 Spelthorne Sports 10 7 1 2 15 22<br />

3 <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> 11 6 2 3 11 20<br />

4 Southall 9 6 1 2 16 19<br />

5 Hanworth Villa 7 6 1 0 12 19<br />

6 Abbey Rangers 8 5 2 1 13 17<br />

7 Badshot Lea 8 5 0 3 2 15<br />

8 <strong>Knaphill</strong> 8 4 2 2 3 14<br />

9 Banstead Athletic 11 3 5 3 3 14<br />

10 Cobham 9 3 2 4 -4 11<br />

11 Raynes Park Vale 9 3 1 5 -8 10<br />

12 Camberley Town 7 3 0 4 -4 9<br />

13 Sheerwater 8 2 2 4 -4 8<br />

14 Egham Town 8 2 1 5 -5 7<br />

15 Frimley Green 8 2 1 5 -9 7<br />

16 CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> 7 1 3 3 -1 6<br />

17 Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> 8 1 3 4 -8 6<br />

18 Guildford City 7 1 1 5 -8 4<br />

19 Redhill 7 1 0 6 -13 3<br />

20 Molesey 9 1 0 8 -31 3


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 12 12<br />

D Bailey 13 2 17 2<br />

T Bailey 1 1<br />

A Berry 7 2 15 5<br />

L Bouwers 10 138 11<br />

E Burden 1 32<br />

E Carey 8 49 4<br />

H Cliff 2 2<br />

I Davies 12 6 47 29<br />

J Denton 13 164 19<br />

C Ellis 1 54 1<br />

S Evans 4 6<br />

C Ferguson 4 20 1<br />

S Gray 12 73<br />

J Haworth 11 82 1<br />

S Hayes 1 2<br />

A Higgs 10 6 33 15<br />

B Hodges 11 1 106 10<br />

L Jones 1 1<br />

H Laflin 11 8 96 43<br />

G Lock 12 112 5<br />

J Masters 4 5<br />

R Merrick 20<br />

T Morgan 7 2 7 2<br />

J Richardson 12 2 61 11<br />

L Sankoh 1 23 1<br />

181 29 1178 160<br />

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Yellamen finally tune in to beat CB 3-1<br />

Tuesday 20th October 2020 - Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League<br />

Premier Division - <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> 3 - 1 CB Hounslow<br />

CB Hounslow fought hard but were eventually beaten 3-1 by <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> on Tuesday evening as the home side<br />

extended their unbeaten run to five matches. Leading 2-0, The Yellamen inflicted a self-inflicted wound when Harrison<br />

Cliff was dismissed before the break, but eventually sealed victory after the visitors had halved the deficit.<br />

Both sides had been hard to beat in recent matches with <strong>Ascot</strong>’s unbeaten four-match streak comparing to<br />

Hounslow’s solitary defeat in their last seven, making for a tight game on paper. There was still no return for the<br />

combative Elliot Carey who still waits for his 50th appearance, but fit-again Louis Bouwers slotted back into defence<br />

after missing the past three games – and his performance alongside the superb Dan Bailey would underpin the<br />

victory.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> were quickly about of the blocks and might have scored in the sixth minute only for Sam Bersey to react well<br />

and claw Harry Laflin’s effort away after Aiden Higgs had earlier been well-tackled when attempting to convert James<br />

Richardson’s through ball. However, it was one-nil a minute later when Higgs reacted quickest to hook home after<br />

Richardson had headed the ball back into the danger area.<br />

CB Hounslow rarely threatened and when they did were either wasteful in the final third or thwarted by an offside flag,<br />

but it was another twenty minutes before the home side threatened again when Taylor Morgan burst down the right,<br />

cut the ball back for Richardson – who saw his shot blocked – before Laflin curled the loose ball wide of the top right.<br />

But the visitors were rightly incensed when defender Harry Driver’s perfectly timed tackle on Richardson cost his side<br />

a penalty – photos would later confirm the erroneous decision – although Laflin showed no mercy in tucking home the<br />

spot kick on the half-hour mark. Bersey raced quickly from his line to smother at the feet of Cliff in the 43rd minute, but<br />

Cliff’s evening soon ended when he was dismissed for a late challenge on Thomas Ranek, leaving <strong>Ascot</strong> a man down<br />

for the second half.<br />

With their man advantage, The Dragons sniffed blood and after a decent opening spell they got their reward when<br />

Jordan Vidal’s vicious, swerving effort from distance sailed over Gray for a fine goal ten minutes after the restart. Lewis<br />

Woods might then have done better when well-placed as Hounslow knocked in the now-creaking <strong>Ascot</strong> door, but the<br />

home side would ultimately manage the game well and ultimately emerged unscathed.<br />

Indeed, Laflin almost made it 3-1 with a shot from a tight angle after Josh Masters had done well to win possession and<br />

tee him up – Bersey alert to the danger again – but he was powerless soon after when <strong>Ascot</strong> delivered a hammer blow.<br />

This time, it was substitute James Haworth’s mazy run – taking three defenders with him – that created the chance, but<br />

with work still to do his cross was dummied by Higgs for Laflin to rifle past Bersey.<br />

With fifteen minutes still to play, the visitors would find time to threaten again, although when they did it was Gray<br />

who got down well to tip Marcus Williams’ shot round a post after Bouwers made a hash of his attempted clearance.<br />

As Hounslow ran out of ideas they also ran out of a full quota of players when substitute Luke Berry saw red for pulling<br />

Higgs back in added time, but the result was already settled.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong>: Gray, Lock, Masters, Denton, Bouwers, D. Bailey, Laflin (Hodges 75’), Cliff, Morgan (Andrady 56’),<br />

Richardson (Haworth 56’), Higgs. Subs unused: Evans


A selection of photos from Tuesday's win over CB Hounslow (Neil Graham Photography)<br />

Clockwise from top left: Aiden Higgs<br />

pounces to open the scoring, Higgs<br />

causes more problems for the defence,<br />

captain Louis Bouwers - who had a<br />

strong return to the side from injury,<br />

Sam Gray safely claims under pressure,<br />

Taylor Morgan unleashes a shot.


A selection of photos from Tuesday's win over CB Hounslow (Neil Graham Photography)<br />

Clockwise from top: Harry Laflin tucks<br />

home a penalty, Jonny Denton crosses,<br />

James Richardson is challenged but a<br />

penalty is harshly awarded, Harrison<br />

Cliff sees the visiting 'keeper save at his<br />



<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Ladies are up and running in the Southern<br />

Regions Women’s Football League after a comprehensive win<br />

over Warsash Wasps on Sunday afternoon. Darrel Evans’ side<br />

quickly recovered from going a goal down to run out 10-1<br />

winners, taking their first three points of the season after<br />

defeat last weekend.<br />

Freya Johnson (pictured) scored to pull her side level in the sixth minute, barely a minute after Wasps had<br />

taken the lead, and would even Amy Woollard made it 2-1 in the 8th minute before Dom Carrington (21’), and<br />

both Johnson (28’) and Woollard (32’) added to their own tallies to make it 5-1 just after the half-hour mark.<br />

However, the visitors weren’t helped when they lost a player with a shoulder injury early-on, and after she<br />

had departed for hospital they were down to the bare bones as a couple of players went down with cramp.<br />

Carrington’s cross-shot found its way in via the ’keeper’s hand to give <strong>Ascot</strong> a 6-1 lead at half time, and after<br />

Evans changed the shape in the second half his side relaxed and knocked the ball around with more<br />

confidence. Laura Spark had a solid game in defence, mopping up most of what Warsash could muster,<br />

although credit goes to the visitors who plugged away in the second half only to be restricted mainly to<br />

long-range efforts, which Lisa Phillips confidently dealt with.<br />

After Johnson had completed her hat-trick, impressive winger<br />

Georgia Bowers found the net with an audacious cross-shot to<br />

make it 8-1, before substitute Nicole Brown bagged a late<br />

brace – although she might have had two more – had it not<br />

been for a couple of good saves from the overworked visiting<br />

’keeper. The Ladies travel to Abingdon <strong>United</strong> next Sunday<br />

(2pm). Meanwhile, <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Ladies Reserves lost 4-2 at<br />

Woking Reserves last weekend.


<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 />

Lisa Phillips<br />

Darcy Young<br />

Kelly Rideout<br />

Freya Johnson<br />

Isabel Woods<br />

Nicole Brown

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 />

Building Services<br />

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.


The club was founded in 1924 and originally played its home games at Waterer’s<br />

Park, <strong>Knaphill</strong>. Over the years the club have been one of the most successful<br />

sides in the Surrey and many players have gone onto to play at higher levels of<br />

football. In 2004 we moved to our present home of Redding Way, <strong>Knaphill</strong> and in<br />

2007 we won promotion to the Combined Counties Football League. Our first team<br />

are members of the Combined Counties Football League playing in the Premier<br />

Division which is step 5 in the national non league pyramid ladder.<br />

Our U18s compete in the Allied Counties Midweek Youth League. We also have<br />

Mini Knappers Fun Coaching for 4-6 year olds, a Under 12 girls team and a Under<br />

15s boys teams. We are a FA Standard Charter Club.<br />

Accomplished on the field and professionally organised behind the scenes, we<br />

are rightly proud of our highly-regarded set-up and football achievements down<br />

the years. Our ambition to compete successfully at the highest levels of the<br />

amateur game is underpinned by a young and exciting squad, a talented and<br />

hard-working staff and the ceaseless efforts of our management committee<br />

through whose vision and dedicated service we are constantly striving to<br />

improve every aspect of the club’s operations. While there is much that is both<br />

contemporary and progressive about our set-up, our fiercely competitive spirit<br />

on the pitch and the warm and friendly welcome extended to all in our ground are<br />

traditions which have been handed down from generation to generation through<br />

the best and worst of times since our earliest beginnings in 1924.<br />

Today, we are proud to carry on these traditions and long may they continue to be<br />

the things by which we are known.Towards the end of the 2010/11 season the new<br />

floodlights and stand were installed which enabled us to continue in our leagues<br />

and to compete in the FA Cup, FA Vase, Surrey Senior Cup and FA Youth Cup. Since<br />

then we have added a further 50 seater stand as well as additional covered<br />

standing areas. For a small village club we will continue to grow from strength to<br />

strength with help from our advertisers, sponsors and supporters.

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