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

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

shooting-stars.co.uk<br />

george LOCK<br />


Sat 9 Oct 2021<br />

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

Matchday<br />

Programme<br />

Season<br />


twitter.com/<strong>Ascot</strong>UnitedFC<br />

www.ascotunited.net<br />

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

Yellow and Blue<br />

Sam Gray (GK)<br />

Alex Sykes (GK)<br />

Adam Everiss<br />

Alex Hall<br />

Calum Ferguson<br />

Chris Ellis<br />

Dan Bailey<br />

Dan Price<br />

Danny Walden<br />

Denis Nortey<br />

Duarte Surpanu<br />

George Lock<br />

Harry Laflin<br />

Ian Davies<br />

James Harper<br />

Jonny Denton<br />

Josh Masters<br />

Josh Nice<br />

Keaton August<br />

Lenny Farhall<br />

Louis Bouwers<br />

Oliver Graham<br />

Rashid Hamid<br />

Rory Merrick<br />

Sam Evans<br />

Sean McCormack<br />

Taylor Morgan<br />

Toby Thompson<br />

Tom Scott<br />

T H E B L U E S<br />

Grey and Red<br />

Sam House (GK)<br />

Harrison Okwu<br />

Ethan Relf<br />

Sam Olanipekun<br />

Connor Butler<br />

Conor Molyneaux<br />

Kevin Maresi<br />

Georgie Brown<br />

Charlie Mitchell<br />

Harvey Killeen<br />

Joe Mills<br />

Billy Leonard<br />

Christopher Martin Thomas<br />

Alex Atkinson<br />

Kai John Charles<br />

Sam Molyneaux<br />

Jamie Tompkins Manager Paul Mills/Gary Brown<br />

Dan Masters Asst. Manager<br />

Jamie Ashdown GK Coach Mark Warwick<br />

Bjorn Dunkley Coach Dino Pashias<br />

Steve Quelch Coach Danny Glock/Simon Wright<br />

Chad Smith Therapist Chris Paladino<br />

TBC<br />

Match Officials<br />

Fadi<br />

Mansour<br />

TBC<br />

Last Match:<br />

Edgware Town<br />

A<br />

Sat 2 Oct<br />

4-2<br />

COCO<br />

Next Match: Windsor A Sat 16 Oct<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: Chad Smith<br />

Sports Psychology: Izzy Woods<br />

Racecourse Facilities Manager: Jo Gavin<br />

Administration Manager: Emma Paton<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> United 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>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> United<br />

for today's Cherry Red Records Combined<br />

Counties League Premier Division <strong>North</strong><br />

fixture.<br />

Welcome to The Racecourse ground for<br />

todays Combined Counties League game and<br />

a special welcome to <strong>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> <strong>Utd</strong>.<br />

It’s great to see that our Men’s First Team are<br />

on a good run, with some excellent recent<br />

results – including yet another comeback<br />

win after being 2-0 down early in the game<br />

last weekend. We always knew we had a<br />

talented squad, but that shows we also have<br />

great team spirit which is equally important.<br />

Our Ladies section have also started the<br />

season really well, with the First Team<br />

progressing further than ever before in the FA<br />

Cup and the Reserves on a long unbeaten run.<br />

I know Darrel thinks that we’ve never had a<br />

stronger Ladies section, and we are delighted<br />

to see our girls section also going from<br />

strength to strength with multiple teams in<br />

most age groups and we also host an official<br />

FA Wildcats centre for young girls.<br />

Just a reminder that if anyone is planning a<br />

corporate meeting or special event, our <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

Sports Bar is available to hire at very<br />

reasonable rates. We have an excellent<br />

facility available and have recently<br />

appointed Sam Knight to be our Events Coordinator<br />

so please contact her to discuss<br />

any requirements you might have.<br />

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



Welcome to the players, officials<br />

and supporters of <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Greenford</strong> United. Enjoy the game!<br />

Jamie Tompkins<br />

First Team Manager<br />

Hello and welcome to <strong>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> United FC players, staff and club committee and to all supporters in attendance<br />

for this afternoons league fixture.<br />

Back at the Racecourse Ground and hopefully with dryer weather! Following our comeback from 2-0 last Saturday, the<br />

camp is in good spirits and chomping at the bit to continue recent good form.<br />

Edgeware Town are a very talented young team and started incredibly brightly. Once we worked out what they were<br />

doing, we began to dominate the game and deservedly went in at half-time level. From there, we knew there was only<br />

one winner and pleasing to see the goals being shared within the team,<br />

We have bolstered the squad with new additions to add more depth but also add more competition for places. We<br />

welcome Denis Nortey, Rashid Hamid, James Harper and newest signing Adam Everiss who will make his debut today.<br />

Not forgetting players returning from injury – Rory Merrick is making excellent progress and not too far behind is Tom<br />

Scott and Josh Masters. Unfortunately for Dan Price, it looks a longer wait but we are supporting him all the way<br />

through his recovery.<br />

Ian Davies, and partner Anna, have recently become proud parents of twin boys and we congratulate them on their<br />

wonderful news. Ian made an appearance at training on Thursday and I’m sure it won’t be long until he’s back out on<br />

the pitch!<br />

Back to today and <strong>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> are a high goal scoring side packed full our youthful energy. A great start to their<br />

season and we will have to defend at our very best to keep them out today. Equalling we are in fine goal scoring form<br />

too so I’m sure an action packed one for the neutral.<br />

Thank you to our sponsors, club officials and volunteers for all the fantastic work and ongoing support towards our<br />

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 />

Stuart Britton<br />


W E L C O M E T O T H E B L U E S<br />

W E L C O M E T O T H E B L U E S<br />

ON COURSE!<br />

With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs<br />

Welcome to the players, officials and<br />

supporters of <strong>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> United for<br />

this Cherry Red Records Combined<br />

Counties League Premier Division <strong>North</strong><br />

match.<br />

Welcome to our visitors today, <strong>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> United, as we look to<br />

maintain our good run of form. Having not lost since the opening game of the<br />

season and with games in hand, together with the fact we’ve made some<br />

strong additions to the squad with others really finding their form, it’s really<br />

promising right now. Sean, Keaton and Taylor have all noticeably stepped up<br />

and have weighed in with goals. And when you have a goal-a-game man in<br />

Laffers then it’s a pretty potent attack. At the other end of the park many<br />

congrats to Sam for reaching 100 appearances – statto here will tell you he<br />

becomes one of 20 players to reach that mark for The Yellamen – no mean<br />

feat. Just as well he’s pretty good and we can score enough goals given we<br />

seem to be losing defenders either to injury or suspension!<br />

Happy<br />

reading, and<br />

enjoy the<br />

game! Neal<br />


the image to the right to watch<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United Ladies' opening two<br />

goals in last weekend's 3-0 win<br />

over Tilehurst Panthers.<br />

Our visitors today certainly have some arsenal – they put 5 past Dunstable in<br />

the FA Cup, 6 past Southall, 8 past Tadley and 5 past Burnham last weekend –<br />

but they also conceded 7 against Tilbury in the FA Cup!!! Unsurprisingly they<br />

are the league’s 2nd-top scorers averaging three goals per game, so let’s<br />

see how today’s scoreline ends up - probably 0-0 now I’ve built it up! Last<br />

weekend our Ladies team advanced in the FA Womens Cup (click image for<br />

goals) which sets up another home tie against Oxford City, here, 2 weeks on<br />

Sunday. We’ve already beaten Oxford City in the league so it’s a good chance<br />

of getting through to the first round proper. Tomorrow the Ladies have a<br />

home game here against Moneyfields in the league and that will be a huge<br />

test given Moneyfields have won all four league games with a goal<br />

difference of +21! That’s it, enjoy the game today. Neal


Date Opposition<br />

H/A Comp Result Att<br />

06-Aug Holyport<br />

H FAC XP 3-0 450<br />

14-Aug Southall<br />

A COCO 0-5 50<br />

17-Aug Tadley Calleva<br />

A COCO 5-1 n/k<br />

21-Aug Risborough Rangers A FAC P 1-1 175<br />

24-Aug Risborough Rangers H FAC P R 3-2 277<br />

28-Aug Reading City<br />

H COCO 2-2<br />

31-Aug Wokingham/Emmbrook A COCO 2-1<br />

04-Sep Hythe Town<br />

A FAC 1Q 0-1 278<br />

11-Sep Hengrove Athletic<br />

A FAV 1Q 2-0<br />

18-Sep Wembley<br />

H COCO A-A*<br />

21-Sep Windsor<br />

H BBT 1 3-1 120<br />

25-Sep Tadley Calleva<br />

A FAV 2Q 4-1<br />

28-Sep Burnham<br />

H COCO 5-0<br />

02-Oct Edgware Town<br />

A COCO 4-2<br />

09-Oct <strong>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> United H COCO<br />

16-Oct Windsor<br />

A COCO<br />

23-Oct Wallingford Town<br />

A FAV 1<br />

30-Oct Egham Town<br />

A COCO<br />

06-Nov Spelthorne Sports<br />

H COCO<br />

13-Nov Hanworth Villa<br />

A COCO<br />

20-Nov St Panteleimon<br />

H COCO<br />

27-Nov CB Hounslow<br />

A COCO<br />

04-Dec Southall<br />

H COCO<br />

11-Dec Virginia Water<br />

A COCO<br />

18-Dec Reading City<br />

A COCO<br />

27-Dec Wokingham/Emmbrook H COCO<br />

08-Jan Windsor<br />

H COCO<br />

15-Jan Wembley<br />

A COCO<br />

22-Jan Edgware Town<br />

H COCO<br />

29-Jan Spelthorne Sports<br />

A COCO<br />

05-Feb St Panteleimon<br />

A COCO<br />

12-Feb Holyport<br />

H COCO<br />

19-Feb Abbey Rangers<br />

A COCO<br />

26-Feb Burnham<br />

A COCO<br />

05-Mar Virginia Water<br />

H COCO<br />

12-Mar Holyport<br />

A COCO (TBC)<br />

19-Mar CB Hounslow<br />

H COCO<br />

26-Mar Tadley Calleva<br />

H COCO<br />

02-Apr <strong>North</strong> <strong>Greenford</strong> United A COCO<br />

05-Apr Hanworth Villa<br />

H COCO<br />

18-Apr Abbey Rangers<br />

H COCO<br />

23-Apr Egham Town<br />

H COCO<br />

Scorers<br />

Laflin, Lock, Surpanu<br />

Laflin 2, Lock, Morgan, Denton<br />

Laflin<br />

Scott, Lock, Evans<br />

Laflin 2<br />

Laflin 2<br />

August, Laflin<br />

Laflin<br />

Morgan 2, Laflin<br />

August, Bailey, McCormack, Nortey<br />

McCormack 2, Laflin, Denton, Lock<br />

Laflin, August, Bailey, McCormack<br />

TBC Shrivenham/Newport Pag. H BBT 2<br />

*Abandoned due to serious injury (1-1)<br />

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

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


Sponsor a Yellaman! Contact Neil Richards at neil.richards@ascotunited.co.uk.


Last weekend's results::<br />

Weekend fixtures:<br />

Looking ahead:


Premier <strong>North</strong>:<br />

Premier South::


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

this season's squad.<br />

2021-22 All-time<br />

App Goals App Goals<br />

R Andrady 2 0 20<br />

K August 14 3 14 3<br />

D Bailey 13 2 42 6<br />

L Bouwers 1 0 147 11<br />

I Davies 8 0 67 35<br />

J Denton 12 2 188 21<br />

C Ellis 11 0 68 1<br />

S Evans 6 1 23 1<br />

L Farhall 1 0 1<br />

C Ferguson 8 0 28 1<br />

O Graham 5 0 5<br />

S Gray 14 0 100<br />

A Hall 1 0 1<br />

R Hamid 2 0 2<br />

J Harper 2 0 2<br />

H Laflin 13 13 122 65<br />

G Lock 14 4 138 9<br />

J Masters 9 0 17<br />

S McCormack 12 3 12 3<br />

R Merrick 1 0 21<br />

T Morgan 9 4 25 7<br />

J Nice 3 0 5 1<br />

D Nortey 4 1 4 1<br />

D Price 2 0 46 10<br />

T Scott 8 1 8 1<br />

D Surpanu 13 1 20 3<br />

A Sykes 0 0 1<br />

J Tarrant 1 0 1<br />

D Walden 3 0 3<br />

192 35 1131 179<br />

Need a room for your<br />

function? The Clubhouse<br />

is a perfect choice for<br />

hosting work or leisure<br />

events, please email<br />

events@ascotunited.net<br />

to explore availability and<br />





Yellamen stage comeback to take three points at Edgware<br />

Saturday 2nd October 2021 - Cherry Red Records Premier Division <strong>North</strong> -<br />

Edgware Town 2 - 4 <strong>Ascot</strong> United<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> goalkeeper Sam Gray celebrated his 100th appearance for<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United on Saturday in a remarkable 4-2 comeback victory at<br />

Edgware Town. Trailing 2-0 after just twelve minutes, The Yellamen<br />

were level before half time and added two further goals to climb to<br />

eighth in the league with games in hand on all those above them.<br />

But it looked bad for them early on when Novell Sony-Bruce opened<br />

the scoring for The Wares before Theo Ofori doubled the lead a few<br />

minutes later.<br />

After both sides traded chances, Harry Laflin cut the deficit –<br />

maintaining his goal-a-game strike rate – with an excellent goal<br />

from Jonny Denton’s cross after 37 minutes. However, it was<br />

defender and captain Dan Bailey who stole the show with a fantastic<br />

effort three minutes before the break to level the scores at half time.<br />

Gray would deny Sony-Bruce in the 51st minute, but after that <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

yielded the sword as Keaton August snook one home in the 55th<br />

minute and Taylor Morgan netted a crucial fourth midway through<br />

the half.<br />

And, that is how it stayed to ensure <strong>Ascot</strong>’s fine run of form<br />

continued.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United: Gray, Lock, Surpanu, Harper, Bailey, Ferguson,<br />

McCormack, Denton, Morgan (Nortey), Laflin, August (Hamid). Subs<br />

unused: Walden, Sykes, Ellis


A selection of photos from the 5-0 win over Burnham on 28th September (shootingstars.co.uk).<br />

Clockwise from top : Sean McCormack smashes homes,<br />

George Lock dinks home to complete a wonder-goal, Denis<br />

Nortey in possession.


More photos from the 5-0 win over Burnham on 28th September (Neil Graham<br />

Photography).<br />

Clockwise from top left: Jonny<br />

Denton slams home, James Harper<br />

makes his point, The Gaffer<br />

acknowledges the win, Dan Bailey<br />

challenges in attack, Rain Rain<br />

Rain!, Duarte Surpanu on the ball,<br />

Taylor Morgan make his point.


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

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

beginning with mixed teams at U7 - rising through girls’ sides from U10 up to a senior Development<br />

(reserve) side playing in the Thames Valley League. The junior sides operate on Saturdays or<br />

Sundays, with the Seniors (First and Development) playing on Sunday afternoon. The first team are<br />

managed by Darrel Evans and coached by Alix Todd. The reserve team is managed by Jon Swallow.<br />

Find out more on our website. Sponsorship packages now available - ask a member of the committee!<br />

SUNDAY OCTOBER 10th: <strong>Ascot</strong> United v<br />

Moneyfields (Southern Regional<br />

Womens Football League, Racecourse,<br />

2pm), Hillingdon Abbotts v <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

United Ladies (Thames Valley League<br />

3E, Hillingdon, 2pm)<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United Ladies moved into the Vitality Womens’ FA Cup third and<br />

final qualifying round on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Thames Valley<br />

League Division 1 outfit Tilehurst Panthers.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong><br />

United<br />

3<br />

Tilehurst<br />

Panthers<br />

0<br />

FA Womens Cup 2QR<br />

Level at the break, The Yellawomen finally broke Panthers’ brave<br />

resistance midway trough the second half. Sarah Leonard, who had<br />

received her September player of the month award ahead of kick-off,<br />

turned provider for Nicole Brown (pictured) to open the scoring.<br />

Two minutes later she teed up Emma Hutton to make it two-nil, before<br />

Brown wrapped it up five minutes from time; Katie Vince with the<br />

assist.<br />

Larkspur<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong><br />

United<br />

Reserves<br />

TVL 3E<br />

0<br />


St Kitts Veterinary Group proudly sponsor <strong>Ascot</strong> United Ladies<br />

striker Sarah Leonard. The Group have practices in<br />

Basingstoke, Yateley, Church Crookham and Hartley Wintney.<br />

Visit stkittsvet.co.uk

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 ball at<br />

his feet. Established first teamer since 18/19<br />

and was players’ player of the year in 19/20<br />

when he appeared in every league game.<br />

Sponsor:<br />

Josh Masters - defence<br />

Established left-back having broken into the<br />

team in 20/21 following a move from local<br />

rivals Holyport. Sponsor:<br />

Alex Sykes – goalkeeper<br />

Goalkeeping coach and reliable backup. Has<br />

International experience having played for<br />

the England Futsal team. Sponsor:<br />

Dan Bailey – defence<br />

Experienced centre back who skippered<br />

Flackwell Heath in 19/20. Previously played<br />

at a higher level with Marlow and has a level<br />

2 coaching qualification. Sponsor:<br />

Louis Bouwers – defence<br />

A physical and dominant centre half who<br />

signed from Faringdon Town in 16/17 and now<br />

well-established as club captain. Made 146<br />

appearances heading into 21/22 but must<br />

wait to add to that tally whilst he recovers<br />

from injury. Sponsor:<br />

Chris Ellis – defence<br />

Signed in 18/19, a strong and dominant<br />

defender. Vastly experienced having played<br />

for Camberley Town, Egham Town and<br />

Chipstead. Looking to re-establish himself in<br />

21/22 following a year out with serious<br />

injury. Sponsor: Novem nine<br />

George Lock – defence<br />

A fearless right back previously with Binfield<br />

and Bracknell. Technically strong and a<br />

consistently high performer. Supporters POY<br />

in 18/19 and has now featured in well over<br />

100 games pushing him into the top 15 on the<br />

all-time appearance list. Sponsor: Dave<br />

Bucktrout<br />

Danny Walden - defence<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United Allied U18 captain who is<br />

expected to feature for the senior side<br />

during 21/22. Sponsor: Cox Green Academy<br />

Jonny Denton – midfield<br />

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

in 17/18 after a scholarship in the U.S. A dead<br />

ball specialist, he has now twice won the<br />

player of the year award. 'JD' starts the 21/22<br />

season having made 176 appearances.<br />

Sponsor:<br />

Tom Scott - midfield<br />

Signed for 21/22 having had spells with<br />

Harrow Borough and Beaconsfield. A<br />

tenacious ball winner with great<br />

communication. Sponsor: Lydia Baker<br />

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:<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. Sam has been with the club since<br />

his debut for the U8s and is now an<br />

established part of the senior side with<br />

maturity belying his age. Sponsor: Dave<br />



Dan Price - midfield<br />

Popular attacking midfielder who returns to<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> for 21/22 having been out for two years<br />

with a serious knee injury. Previously<br />

appeared 44 times in 18/19 when he scored<br />

10 goals. Sponsor:<br />

Sean McCormack - forward<br />

Skilful forward signed from Walton and<br />

Hersham for 21/22 having also played for<br />

Maidenhead United and Bracknell Town.<br />

Sponsor:<br />

Taylor Morgan - forward<br />

Pacey forward who impressed whilst playing<br />

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

20/21. Has played at a higher level including<br />

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

Previous clubs include Toronto, Ostersunds<br />

(Sweden), Falkirk, Airdrie and Whitehawk.<br />

Sponsor:<br />

Rory Merrick – forward<br />

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

Looking to re-establish himself after injury in<br />

an already-disjointed previous campaign.<br />

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

has great technical ability. Sponsor:<br />

Keaton August - forward<br />

Signed from Windsor FC for 21/22. Can play<br />

anywhere across the front three and has an<br />

abundance of pace. Has a keen eye for goal<br />

backed up by providing plenty of assists. A<br />

personal trainer, he works hard and is<br />

physically strong. Sponsor:<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. Netted another 12 from 24 games<br />

in 20/21. Sponsor: Zipcar UK<br />

Harry Laflin – forward<br />

Laffers joined in 18/19 and has become a goalmachine<br />

despite often playing out of<br />

position. Enters the season having scored 52<br />

goals in 109 appearances with an improving<br />

goals-per-game ratio. Has previously won<br />

supporters’ player of the season award.<br />

Sponsor:<br />

Duarte Surpanu - forward<br />

Skilful winger wit lighting quick feet, signed<br />

midway through in the 20/21 season and has<br />

the potential to cause problems for any<br />

defence. Sponsor: Maidenhead United<br />

Oliver Graham<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. Sponsor:<br />

Dan Masters – asst. manager<br />

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

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

Sponsor:<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 Portsmouth<br />

between 2004-2012. A huge asset to the club<br />

where he coaches at all levels. Sponsor:<br />

Chad Smith - Therapist<br />



<strong>Ascot</strong> United 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 played as long ago as 1928 under the name<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United 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> United 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.<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<br />

Coronavirus. Retaining much of the same squad for 2020-21, Jamie saw his side in and around the challengers before<br />

another pandemic-curtailed season, although they battled through to the league cup final where they were ultimately<br />

beaten on penalties by Redhill.<br />

As <strong>Ascot</strong> enjoy a third season in the Combined Counties League, everyone hopes for a safe and consistent campaign,<br />

and if silverware comes with it then that will surely be a bonus in current times!


The club was founded in September 1944 as a youth team. The<br />

following season saw the formation of a senior side with the club<br />

entering the Harrow League and later the Middlesex County League.<br />

In 1983 the club was promoted to the Spartan League but in 1994 it<br />

resigned to re-join the Middlesex League. Keen to regain Senior<br />

Status, ground improvements were undertaken, including the<br />

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installation of floodlights, and in 2002 the club was elected to the<br />

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Combined Counties League.<br />

In 2003/04, managed by Steve Hawkins, the club were runners up in the Premier Challenge Cup losing 4-1 to AFC<br />

Wimbledon in front of a crowd of over 5,000 at Woking FC. In 2004/05 the club finished League runners-up and in the<br />

following year reached the League Cup semi-final. In 2006/07 the team, under Mick Harvey, went one better, but<br />

unfortunately lost 4-1 to Merstham in the final.<br />

Steve Ringrose took over the Manager’s job at the beginning of season 2008/09. In his first season Steve led the team to<br />

second place in the Premier League with the club finishing Runners-up to Bedfont Green. Season 2009/10 proved the<br />

most successful in the club’s history when the First Team became Combined Counties Champions, earning promotion to<br />

the newly-formed Southern Football League Division One Central, as well as winning the MFA Charity Cup beating Enfield<br />

Town 1-0 at Hampton & Richmond’s ground in front of a large crowd.<br />

Despite having a difficult first season at the higher level the First Team succeeded in retaining its Step 4 status.<br />

However, despite notable cup successes, the first half of season 2011/12 saw the club struggling in the league. Steve<br />

Ringrose was replaced by Neil Shipperley in December 2011 and Shipps managed to successfully steer the side away<br />

from the threat of relegation.<br />

Experiencing an even more difficult time at the start of season 2012/13, Neil Shipperley was re-appointed for a second<br />

term replacing Jon-Barrie Bates as First Team Manager. However, the team continued to struggle and, having lost 14<br />

league matches on the trot, our only consolation was that Woodford United had still failed to notch up a single point. Our<br />

campaign that year was saved by an amazing end-of-season run which saw the team finish 19th – above the relegation<br />

places.<br />

We were hoping to continue where we left off at the start of the following season but, again after excellent cup runs, we<br />

struggled in the league and narrowly escaped the drop after crucial wins against our two fellow relegation contenders,<br />

Chertsey and Ashford Town (Middx). Reserve Team Manager Paul Palmer, supported by Don Bennett, replaced Shipps<br />

following Neil’s resignation midway through the season.<br />

Following an indifferent start to the 2014/15 campaign it was decided to part company with Paul and ask Don to take<br />

over. Results though did not improve and in December 2014 Don tendered his resignation. Reserve Manager Barry<br />

Morris took over assisted by coaches George Bouhet and Fitzroy McLeod. After an initial struggle another impressive<br />

end-of-season run saw the team finish four points clear of bottom club AFC Hayes, and we were granted a reprieve by the<br />

FA.<br />

Barry and his team were re-appointed for the forthcoming campaign, but in September Barry resigned and George took<br />

over. Unfortunately, poor results again left the club rooted at the bottom of the table, and in November 2015 the<br />

committee appointed two ex-<strong>Greenford</strong> players – Ricky Pither and Danny Bennell – as joint First Team managers to<br />

replace George. Despite some promising performances, results still did not improve and four wins and six draws were<br />

not enough to secure the points needed to avoid the drop. On this occasion there was to be no chance of another<br />



We were offered a place in the Combined Counties Premier Division after successfully appealing against an FA decision<br />

to place the club in the Hellenic League and, with their wide knowledge of local clubs and players, Ricky and Danny’s<br />

team were invited to continue in their roles, with Mark Chandler taking over as joint manager following Danny’s<br />

resignation. Unfortunately, due to poor league results which left the club languishing at the foot of the CCL Premier<br />

Division table, the NGU committee reluctantly decided to part company with Ricky and Mark at the beginning of October<br />

2016.<br />

The experienced management team of Danny Vincent and Colin Murphy were offered and accepted the position. They<br />

were duly appointed in time to take charge of the Chertsey Town home game on 11th October. After the poor start the<br />

club eventually finished the 2016/17 season in a creditable 13th position on 58 points, and with Danny and Colin still in<br />

charge, assisted by Terry Schofield who had joined the First XI management team, we were looking for a higher finish<br />

the following season.<br />

Unfortunately, after an excellent start with a fine FA Cup away win against Welwyn Garden City, during the earlier part of<br />

the 2017/18 campaign we became the league’s draw specialists dropping points in games we should have won. From the<br />

turn of the year the season will be most remembered for some of the worst weather conditions in living memory with<br />

the season extended to the second week in May 2018. Despite ending the campaign on a high with four wins on the spin,<br />

overall 2017/18 was a disappointing season with the team again finishing 13th but with fewer points than the previous<br />

year.<br />

Two major changes were then forced on the club during the close season. First last season’s management team<br />

unexpectedly resigned, and this was followed by an FA decision to move us to the Spartan League Premier Division. On<br />

the management side we were quick to re-appoint Paul Palmer and Matt Penfold who had just won promotion from the<br />

SSMFL Division One with Southall. Neither Paul nor Matt were new to the club. Matt served here for two terms under Neil<br />

Shipperley and Paul took over from Shipps after his resignation in February 2014. With the experienced squad they<br />

brought to the club, we had high expectations at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.<br />

Unfortunately, these were not realized, and the team became embroiled in a relegation fight. Although three late wins<br />

helped secure our survival as a Step 5 club, a 16th place finish with just 34 points on the board left the committee with<br />

no choice but to make managerial changes. Following an impressive interview and an extremely successful 2 seasons<br />

as Under 18’s manager, the decision was taken to offer the First Team post to Colin Jones a position which Colin,<br />

supported by his full Youth management team, accepted. That team, led by Colin, remained in post, with Dino Pashias<br />

taking over the role of Youth Team manager, hoping the re-run of the Covid-19 abandoned 2019/20 season would lead to<br />

a much improved league performance!<br />

Unfortunately, a further Covid-19 lockdown again led to the early termination of the 2020/21 season, the highlight of<br />

which was a magnificent run in the FA Vase when, for the first time in the club’s history, the First Team reached the Third<br />

Round Proper. In what turned out to be the final game of that season, played on December 19th, the team came<br />

agonisingly close to extending that run with an excellent away performance at an unwelcoming and hostile Lancing<br />

club, only to lose out 5-3 in the penalty shoot-out.<br />

In April 2021 Colin Jones decided, for personal reasons, to resign as First Team Manager. The Committee met shortly<br />

afterwards and agreed unanimously to offer the position to Assistant Managers Paul Mills and Gary Brown. Paul and<br />

Gary accepted the offer, agreeing with each other to share the responsibilities of the post.<br />

Having decided to go ahead with their NLS re-structuring plans, begun during the 2018/19 season, it was confirmed in<br />

May that, as expected, the club would be placed in the newly formed Combined Counties Premier Division <strong>North</strong>,<br />

returning to the league we had been moved away from to join the Spartan League at the start of the 2018/19 season. The<br />

club is looking forward to re-joining the CCFL confident we will do well with Paul and Gary at the helm.

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