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A S C O T U N I T E D F C

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ASCOT UNITED vs. SPELTHORNE SPORTS

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division North

Matchday

Programme

Season

2021/22


twitter.com/AscotUnitedFC

www.ascotunited.net

T H E Y E L L A M E N

Yellow and Blue

Sam Gray (GK)

Alex Sykes (GK)

Adam Everiss

Alex Hall

Calum Ferguson

Chris Ellis

Dan Bailey

Dan Price

Danny Walden

David Amate

Denis Nortey

Duarte Surpanu

George Lock

Harry Laflin

Ian Davies

James Harper

Jonny Denton

Josh Masters

Josh Nice

Keaton August

Louis Bouwers

Oliver Graham

Rashid Hamid

Rory Merrick

Sam Evans

Sean McCormack

Taylor Morgan

Toby Thompson

Tom Scott

Will Frank

S P E L L Y

Sky Blue and Navy Blue

Henry Poole (GK)

Joe Axten

Jack Buckle

Oliver Davison

Tanaka Gabaza

Rayan Djouadj

Conor Lee

Daniel Lewis

Harrison Livingstone

Ellis Pringle

Josh Remedios

Jake Brown

Matt Hogg

Louis Spearing

Cameron Shawyer

Jamie Fuller

Jordan Pinder

Courage Mukandi

Jamie Tompkins Manager Mark Harper

Dan Masters Asst. Manager Daren Bulman

Jamie Ashdown GK Coach

Bjorn Dunkley Coach Andrew Viney

Steve Quelch Coach Jason Tucker

Chad Smith Therapist Devon West

Steven

Hart

Match Officials

Stephen

Matthews

Peter

Kelly

Last Match:

Egham Town

A

Sat 30 Oct

1-1

COCO

Next Match: Hanworth Villa A Sat 13 Nov

COCO


ASCOT UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

Racecourse Ground, Winkfield Road, Ascot, SL5 7LJ

Chairman: Simon Negus

Club Secretary: Dan Birchmore

Director of Football: Neil Richards

1st Team Manager: Jamie Tompkins

Assistant manager: Dan Masters

Coaches: Bjorn Dunkley, Steve Quelch

Goalkeeping Coach: Jamie Ashdown

Allied U18 Manager: Josh Nice

Therapist: Chad Smith

Sports Psychology: Izzy Woods

Racecourse Facilities Manager: Jo Gavin

Administration Manager: Emma Paton

Clubhouse Catering: Lisa Richards

Reporting, Comms and Programme: Neal Jeffs

Directors:

Doug Page

Mark Cooper

Rob Jones

Zoe Reilly

Phil Wray

Ascot United Football Club Limited. Registered in

England and Wales. Registration No. 6883550

Registered Office: Ternion Court, 264-268 Upper Fourth

Street, Central Milton Keynes MK9 1DP.

Affiliated to the Berks & Bucks F.A. No. Q-B&B0165

IN THE CHAIR

with Simon Negus

A warm welcome to Spelthorne Sports for

today's Cherry Red Records Combined

Counties League Premier Division North

fixture.

Welcome to The Racecourse ground for todays

Combined Counties League game and a special

welcome to Spelthorne Sports.

After a disappointing couple of results on the road, we

hope to get a positive result today as we maintain our

push towards the top of the division. The league table

is still difficult to read with teams having played

different number of games, but we know we will be

right in the mix if we can win our games in hand. I

know Jamie is looking forward to having a fully fit

squad to select from again, something that we’ve

lacked in recent weeks.

Our 80 junior teams will also be in action this

weekend in various leagues across the South of

England. We start with our academy for U5’s/U6’s and

then provide opportunities for the community all the

way through to U18’s. Our pathway to senior football is

well established with members of our U18 Allied

Counties Squad often featuring in First Team games,

but we also provide an excellent pathway into

professional clubs – it was great to see one of our

young boys sign for Reading FC this week, hot on the

heels of three of our junior girls signing for Reading

Ladies and Arsenal. Our ability to cater for all abilities

at Ascot Utd really is one of our strengths.

Just a reminder that if anyone is planning a corporate

meeting or special event, our Ascot Sports Bar is

available to hire at very reasonable rates. We have an

excellent facility available and have recently

appointed Sam Knight to be our Events Co-ordinator so

please contact her to discuss any requirements you

might have.

Hope you all enjoy the game today…

Simon.


FROM THE DUGOUT

Welcome to the players, officials

and supporters of Spelthorne

Sports. Enjoy the game!

Jamie Tompkins

First Team Manager

Hello and welcome to Spelthorne Sports FC players, staff and club committee and to all supporters in

attendance for this afternoon’s league fixture.

Back at the Racecourse Ground after 3 away games and 3 games without a win. A derby day loss and

an FA Vase exit is a dip in our recent form but what followed was a more encouraging performance and

a draw against an in-form Egham Town.

We took the opportunity to meet as a squad before training this week and realign our thoughts and

focus ahead of this weekend. Two positive training sessions and the squad are raring to go and claim

the 3 points today.

Spelthorne Sports have enjoyed a good couple seasons but recent form has not been kind to them

without a win in 5 games. Not to say they will be an easy opponent, far from it, because as we have

experienced lately, all teams raise their game when coming over to us and they will confident that

they can get back to winning ways themselves.

Finally, congratulations to Louis Bouwers for making his 150th appearance today! It has been a long

time coming after 5 months out with injury but another milestone for our club captain whose loyalty,

commitment and dedication is faultless. We are delighted to have Louis back in the team.

Thank you to our sponsors, club officials and volunteers for all the fantastic work and ongoing support

towards our football club.

Enjoy the game! Jamie

ASCOT UNITED FC MANAGEMENT TEAM: PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

Dan Masters

Assistant Manager

Jamie Ashdown

Goalkeeping Coach

Bjorn Dunkley

Coach

Steve Quelch

Coach

Chad Smith

Therapist


W E L C O M E T O S P E L L Y

W E L C O M E T O S P E L L Y

ON COURSE!

With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs

Welcome to the players, officials and

supporters of Spelthorne Sports for this

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties

League Premier Division North match.

Happy

reading, and

enjoy the

game! Neal

Welcome back to the Racecourse for what is only our fourth home league game of the

season against a Spelthorne side who traditionally give us a close game. After 3

winless games it will be great to pick up 3 points but I can’t imagine it will be easy.

This is, of course, FA Cup first round weekend. Last night Sudbury played Colchester

and there are plenty of other non-league sides involved in ties today, tomorrow and

Monday. I think National League Wrexham will have a good go at Division Two

Harrogate, Southern League Banbury will upset Barrow in this afternoon’s late kick off,

and Stratford Town have a god chance against League One strugglers Shrewsbury

tomorrow. Let’s see how wrong I am! I also read this week about the plight of Durham

City FC. Whilst the women are doing pretty well in the WSL 2, the men’s team are in

dire straights and suffered a humiliating 16-1 defeat last Tuesday evening in the

Northern League Division 2. That’s 14 defeats and 1 draw in 15 games for them, with a

goal difference of minus 79.

Tough night: Durham City's

midweek fixture at Carlisle City

wasn't the easiest day at the office.

Six-nil down after 23 minutes, they

did at least reduce the rate of

goals conceded!

Looking overseas I have always been interested in the French Cup. It is a colossal

competition that begins in July with village teams from the depths of the French

football pyramid entering – over 7000 teams enter – resulting in a huge task for the

organisers such that it is split into regional admin departments in its early stages.

Such is the extent of it, there are teams competing from the FIFTEENTH tier of French

football, and to put it in context in the UK we only have teams from as low as the tenth

tier entering the English FA Cup. It’s currently at the seventh round stage where 2nd

division sides enter, and there are 3 surviving tenth tier sides – 2 of whom are drawn

against each other. Who knows, one of them might get through and then get drawn

against PSG and face Messi and Neymar… Anyway, back to today, and enjoy the game.

Hopefully any fireworks are saved for later! Neal


RESULTS AND FIXTURES 21/22

Date Opposition

H/A Comp Result Att

06-Aug Holyport

H FAC XP 3-0 450

14-Aug Southall

A COCO 0-5 50

17-Aug Tadley Calleva

A COCO 5-1 n/k

21-Aug Risborough Rangers A FAC P 1-1 175

24-Aug Risborough Rangers H FAC P R 3-2 277

28-Aug Reading City

H COCO 2-2

31-Aug Wokingham/Emmbrook A COCO 2-1

04-Sep Hythe Town

A FAC 1Q 0-1 278

11-Sep Hengrove Athletic

A FAV 1Q 2-0

18-Sep Wembley

H COCO A-A*

21-Sep Windsor

H BBT 1 3-1 120

25-Sep Tadley Calleva

A FAV 2Q 4-1

28-Sep Burnham

H COCO 5-0

02-Oct Edgware Town

A COCO 4-2

09-Oct North Greenford United H COCO 3-1 101

16-Oct Windsor

A COCO 1-3

23-Oct Wallingford Town

A FAV 1 2-2 (5p6)

30-Oct Egham Town

A COCO 1-1

06-Nov Spelthorne Sports

H COCO

13-Nov Hanworth Villa

A COCO

20-Nov St Panteleimon

H COCO

27-Nov CB Hounslow

A COCO

04-Dec Southall

H COCO

11-Dec Virginia Water

A COCO

18-Dec Reading City

A COCO

27-Dec Wokingham/Emmbrook H COCO

08-Jan Windsor

H COCO

15-Jan Wembley

A COCO

22-Jan Edgware Town

H COCO

29-Jan Spelthorne Sports

A COCO

05-Feb St Panteleimon

A COCO

12-Feb Holyport

H COCO

19-Feb Abbey Rangers

A COCO

26-Feb Burnham

A COCO

05-Mar Virginia Water

H COCO

12-Mar Holyport

A COCO (TBC)

19-Mar CB Hounslow

H COCO

26-Mar Tadley Calleva

H COCO

02-Apr North Greenford United A COCO

05-Apr Hanworth Villa

H COCO

18-Apr Abbey Rangers

H COCO

23-Apr Egham Town

H COCO

Scorers

Laflin, Lock, Surpanu

Laflin 2, Lock, Morgan, Denton

Laflin

Scott, Lock, Evans

Laflin 2

Laflin 2

August, Laflin

Laflin

Morgan 2, Laflin

August, Bailey, McCormack, Nortey

McCormack 2, Laflin, Denton, Lock

Laflin, August, Bailey, McCormack

Laflin 2, McCormack

Everiss

Nortey, Laflin

Nortey

TBC Newport Pagnell Town H BBT 2

*Abandoned due to serious injury (1-1)

COCO - Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division North, FAV - Buildbase FA Vase, FAC - The

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


SPONSORSHIP

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


TODAY'S FIXTURES AND RECENT RESULTS

Recent results:

Weekend fixtures:

Looking ahead:


LEAGUE TABLES

Premier North:

Premier South:


APPEARANCES AND GOALS

Below are the updated Ascot United appearance and scorers' records for

this season's squad.

2021-22 All-time

App Goals App Goals

D Amate 1 0 1

R Andrady 2 0 20

K August 15 3 15 3

D Bailey 15 2 44 6

L Bouwers 3 0 149 11

I Davies 8 0 67 35

J Denton 15 2 191 21

C Ellis 12 0 69 1

S Evans 8 1 25 1

A Everiss 3 1 3 1

L Farhall 1 0 1

C Ferguson 10 0 30 1

W Frank 1 0 1

O Graham 7 0 7

S Gray 18 0 104

A Hall 2 0 2

R Hamid 4 0 4

J Harper 5 0 5

H Laflin 16 15 125 67

G Lock 18 4 142 9

J Masters 11 0 19

S McCormack 16 3 16 3

R Merrick 1 0 21

T Morgan 12 4 28 7

J Nice 4 0 6 1

D Nortey 7 3 7 3

D Price 2 0 46 10

T Scott 9 1 9 1

D Surpanu 16 1 23 3

A Sykes 0 0 1

J Tarrant 1 0 1

D Walden 3 0 3

Louis Bouwers

will be making

his 150th

appearance for

Ascot United

today. Well

done skipper

and thanks for

your

commitment to

the club both as

captain and as

an active squad

member

assisting in the

development of

our younger

talent.

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MATCH REPORT ROUNDUP

EGHAM FRUSTRATE ASCOT IN ONE-ALL DRAW

Yellamen drop points on road against in-form Sarnies

Saturday 30th October 2021 - Cherry Red Records Premier Division North -

Egham Town 1 - 1 Ascot United

Ascot United battled back from a goal down to draw with Egham Town on Saturday on a day when they

created enough chances to end their hosts’ thirteen-game unbeaten run stretching back to the end of

August.

Ascot were the better side in the first half, but wasted a succession of good chances as they rallied

following Egham’s freak-goal early on, although finally got their rewards shortly before the break.

Duarte Surpanu should have given Ascot the lead in the tenth minute when, in acres of space from

Jonny Denton’s pass, he cut onto his right foot and fired over when well-placed. The home side then

took the lead two minutes later when Danny Campion’s cross from near the corner flag somehow

found its way over Sam Gray and looped into the far left hand corner. But after that it was one-way

traffic. Michael Edegbe made a brilliant save to deny Denis Nortey who looked to have slotted past the

home ‘keeper from Denton’s through ball, only for him to stick out a foot and deny the workmanlike

Ascot striker.

Denton himself then found the net with a precise left-footed finish only to see his effort chalked off for

a marginal chest/handball infringement in the build-up, before Rashid Hamid fired another effort

over. At the other end Louis Bouwers was well-placed to clear off the line after Jordan Kelly had played

in Jake Sobalar who rounded Sam Gray only to see his shot cleared at the near post, before Ascot

levelled two minutes before the break when Nortey rose highest to nod home at the far post from

another Denton delivery; Denton was simply a cut above the rest in a man-of-the-match display.

The second half looked like being completely devoid of chances until Egham threatened shortly

before the end of the game. Before that, neither side could take control, and home defender and

captain Reece Yorke won virtually every aerial challenge to which he was subjected. It was the home

fans behind the goal that probably earnt the most credit. Raising themselves, they sung for their side,

but up until a few minutes before the end their team scarcely looked like a side unbeaten in two

months. That said, Egham’s Maluna Masembe should have planted a free header into the net only to

somehow head wide, before Gray rescued a stumbling Bouwers in injury time when he raced clear to

thwart another attack. But Ascot also had their chances in added time. Just before Gray’s intervention,

substitute David Amate couldn’t get enough power on Dan Bailey’s downward header to trouble

Edegbe, before Lock might have won it with the last action of the game when his attempted glancing

header form Sean McCormack’s cross sailed harmlessly over the bar.

Ascot United: Gray, Lock, Everiss, Harper (Evans), Evans, Bouwers, Bailey, McCormack, Denton, Nortey

(Morgan), Hamid (Amate), Surpanu (Frank). Sub unused: Ferguson


PHOTOZONE

A selection of photos from the 1-1 draw at Egham Town last weekend (shootingstars.co.uk).

Clockwise from top left: Rashid Hamid on the ball, Izzy

Woods studies the landscape, Denis Nortey celebrates,

Sam Gray is rounded…but Louis was on the line!, Denis

Nortey shoots.


PHOTOZONE

More photos from the 1-1 draw at Egham Town last weekend (shooting-stars.co.uk).

Clockwise from top: The home

'keeper flaps at a cross, George Lock

crosses, Denis Nortey celebrates

with Adam Everiss, David Amate

looks for a late winner.


ASCOT UNITED LADIES

Ascot United Ladies play in the Southern Region Women's’ Football League – the highest level at

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

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

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

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

managed by Darrel Evans and coached by Alix Todd. The reserve team is managed by Jon Swallow.

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

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7th: Ascot United v

Wycombe Wanderers (Southern Regional

Womens Football League, Racecourse,

2pm), Hawley Ladies v Ascot United

Ladies Reserves (Thames Valley League

3E, Hawley, 2pm)

Ascot

United

4

Oxford City

0

FA Womens Cup 3QR

Results - last matches

Ascot

United

Reserves

Holyport

17

1

TVL 3E


St Kitts Veterinary Group proudly sponsor Ascot United Ladies

striker Sarah Leonard. The Group have practices in

Basingstoke, Yateley, Church Crookham and Hartley Wintney.

Visit stkittsvet.co.uk


Ian is a Biomechanics coach, supporting players returning from injury and

improving strength and conditioning.


PEN PICS AND SPONSORS - ASCOT UNITED

Sam Gray – goalkeeper

Solid goalkeeper, confident with the ball at

his feet. Established first teamer since 18/19

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

when he appeared in every league game.

Sponsor:

Josh Masters - defence

Established left-back having broken into the

team in 20/21 following a move from local

rivals Holyport. Sponsor:

Alex Sykes – goalkeeper

Goalkeeping coach and reliable backup. Has

International experience having played for

the England Futsal team. Sponsor:

Dan Bailey – defence

Experienced centre back who skippered

Flackwell Heath in 19/20. Previously played

at a higher level with Marlow and has a level

2 coaching qualification. Sponsor:

Louis Bouwers – defence

A physical and dominant centre half who

signed from Faringdon Town in 16/17 and now

well-established as club captain. Made 146

appearances heading into 21/22 but must

wait to add to that tally whilst he recovers

from injury. Sponsor:

Chris Ellis – defence

Signed in 18/19, a strong and dominant

defender. Vastly experienced having played

for Camberley Town, Egham Town and

Chipstead. Looking to re-establish himself in

21/22 following a year out with serious

injury. Sponsor: Novem nine

George Lock – defence

A fearless right back previously with Binfield

and Bracknell. Technically strong and a

consistently high performer. Supporters POY

in 18/19 and has now featured in well over

100 games pushing him into the top 15 on the

all-time appearance list. Sponsor: Dave

Bucktrout

Danny Walden - defence

Ascot United Allied U18 captain who is

expected to feature for the senior side

during 21/22. Sponsor: Cox Green Academy

Jonny Denton – midfield

Former Ascot Youth team star who returned

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

ball specialist, he has now twice won the

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

season having made 176 appearances.

Sponsor:

Tom Scott - midfield

Signed for 21/22 having had spells with

Harrow Borough and Beaconsfield. A

tenacious ball winner with great

communication. Sponsor: Lydia Baker

Calum Ferguson – midfield

Signed in 19/20 having previously starred for

a National League youth side. Also had a spell

with Highworth Town. Sponsor:

Sam Evans – midfield

Played for the U16s and U18s in 19/20 before

making his first team debut in the same

season. Sam has been with the club since

his debut for the U8s and is now an

established part of the senior side with

maturity belying his age. Sponsor: Dave

Norris


PEN PICS AND SPONSORS - ASCOT UNITED

Dan Price - midfield

Popular attacking midfielder who returns to

Ascot for 21/22 having been out for two years

with a serious knee injury. Previously

appeared 44 times in 18/19 when he scored

10 goals. Sponsor:

Sean McCormack - forward

Skilful forward signed from Walton and

Hersham for 21/22 having also played for

Maidenhead United and Bracknell Town.

Sponsor:

James Harper - midfield

A former professional with Premier League

experience, Harper played 316 times for

Reading between 2001-2010. Also featured for

Sheffield United, Hull City and Doncaster

Rovers before beginning his non-league

journey in 2014. Signed from Windsor FC in

Sept '21.

Rory Merrick – forward

Signed for 19/20 and continues to improve.

Looking to re-establish himself after injury in

an already-disjointed previous campaign.

Calm and composed figure on the pitch and

has great technical ability. Sponsor:

Keaton August - forward

Signed from Windsor FC for 21/22. Can play

anywhere across the front three and has an

abundance of pace. Has a keen eye for goal

backed up by providing plenty of assists. A

personal trainer, he works hard and is

physically strong. Sponsor:

Ian Davies – forward

Prolific goalscorer who scored 25 goals for

Binfield in 18/19 before top scoring for Ascot

with 23 goals in the curtailed 19/20

campaign. Netted another 12 from 24 games

in 20/21. Sponsor: Zipcar UK

Harry Laflin – forward

Laffers joined in 18/19 and has become a goalmachine

despite often playing out of

position. Enters the season having scored 52

goals in 109 appearances with an improving

goals-per-game ratio. Has previously won

supporters’ player of the season award.

Sponsor:

Taylor Morgan - forward

Pacey forward who impressed whilst playing

against us for Fleet Town during pre-season

20/21. Has played at a higher level including

several seasons in the US Major League.

Previous clubs include Toronto, Ostersunds

(Sweden), Falkirk, Airdrie and Whitehawk.

Sponsor:

Jamie Tompkins – manager

Highly respected throughout the club who

guided the team to league cup glory in 18/19

before taking the team to top of the league

before the 19/20 campaign was curtailed.

Football Development manager at Brentford

FC. Sponsor:

Duarte Surpanu - forward

Skilful winger wit lighting quick feet, signed

midway through in the 20/21 season and has

the potential to cause problems for any

defence. Sponsor: Maidenhead United

Denis Nortey - forward

Striker who signed in Sept '21 and scored on

his debut having previously played for

Eversley & California, London Tigers,

Aylesbury United and Rayners Lane.

Rashid Hamid - forward

Lively forward who signed from Burnham, for

whom he scored 3 goals in 11 appearances in

the curtailed 20/21 season.

Jamie Ashdown - goalkeeping coach

Needs little introduction, former professional

Jamie began his career with Reading before

making over 100 appearances for Portsmouth

between 2004-2012. A huge asset to the club

where he coaches at all levels. Sponsor:

Dan Masters – asst. manager

Dan is in his fourth season with Ascot Utd and

is a crucial part of the coaching staff.

Sponsor:


CLUB HISTORY - ASCOT UNITED

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

match meetings” in The Wells in Cheapside village (now Mikado’s). Teams played as long ago as 1928 under the name

Ascot United but nothing to link them directly to the current club. In 1965, the club had gained permission from the Ascot

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

this team went on to win many prestigious trophies in the years that followed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

floodlights and a stand.

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

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

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

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

we’ve rarely previously achieved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

winning two team-of-the-month awards, and finishing with league cup glory once again by defeating Windsor 3-1.

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

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

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

establishing what looked like a title-winning margin at the top shortly before the league was aborted due to

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

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

beaten on penalties by Redhill.

As Ascot enjoy a third season in the Combined Counties League, everyone hopes for a safe and consistent campaign,

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

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