08.10.2021 Views

Ascot v North Greenford Utd 091021 v1

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

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 />

ASCOT UNITED vs. NORTH GREENFORD UNITED<br />

Sat 9 Oct 2021<br />

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

Matchday<br />

Programme<br />

Season<br />

2021/22


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 />

COCO


ASCOT UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB<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 />

IN THE CHAIR<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 />

Simon.


FROM THE DUGOUT<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 />

ASCOT UNITED FC MANAGEMENT TEAM: PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:<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 />

Strength/Condition


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 />

LADIES MARCH ON IN CUP! Click<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


RESULTS AND FIXTURES 21/22<br />

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


SPONSORSHIP<br />

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


TODAY'S FIXTURES AND RECENT RESULTS<br />

Last weekend's results::<br />

Weekend fixtures:<br />

Looking ahead:


LEAGUE TABLES<br />

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

Premier South::


APPEARANCES AND GOALS<br />

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 />

pricing.


PROUD SPONSORS OF CHRIS ELLIS


MATCH REPORT ROUNDUP<br />

ASCOT SHOW THEIR WARES AS GRAY REACHES TON<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


PHOTOZONE<br />

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.


PHOTOZONE<br />

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.


ASCOT UNITED LADIES<br />

<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 />

5


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.


PEN PICS AND SPONSORS - ASCOT UNITED<br />

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 />

Norris


PEN PICS AND SPONSORS - ASCOT UNITED<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 />

Sponsor:


CLUB HISTORY - ASCOT UNITED<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!


CLUB HISTORY - NORTH GREENFORD UNITED<br />

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 />

continued on next<br />

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

page<br />

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 />

reprieve.


CLUB HISTORY - NORTH GREENFORD UNITED<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.

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!