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jonny DENTON


Mon 27 Dec 2021

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division North








Yellow and Blue

Sam Gray (GK)

Alex Sykes (GK)

Adam Everiss

Calum Ferguson

Chris Ellis

Dan Bailey

Dan Price

Danny Walden

Denis Nortey

Duarte Surpanu

George Lock

Harry Laflin

Ian Davies

James Harper

Jonny Denton

Josh Masters

Keaton August

Louis Bouwers

Mitchell Gutteridge

Rashid Hamid

Rory Merrick

Sam Evans

Sean McCormack

Taylor Morgan

Tom Scott


Orange and Black

Sean Woodward

Mark O’ Connell

Charley Tuttle

Joe Cummuskey

Jordan Harrison

Will shaw

Callum Eagle

Jack Mullan

Dan Carter

Raphael Aklobessi

Nathan Mindomba

James Clark

Luke Scope

Harry Pearson

Jordace Holder Spooner

Allen Bossman

Ollie Noyes

Josh Harris

Chris Robson

Jamie Tompkins Manager Eliot Whitehouse

Dan Masters Asst. Manager

Jamie Ashdown GK Coach

Bjorn Dunkley Coach Sam Wilson

Steve Quelch Coach Ben Winship / Jamie Shephard

Chad Smith Therapist Erin McDonald



Match Officials





Last Match:

Reading City


Sat 18 Dec



Next Match: Windsor H Sat 8 Jan



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


Doug Page

Mark Cooper

Rob Jones

Zoe Reilly

Phil Wray

Graham Jones

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


with Simon Negus

A warm welcome to Wokingham/Emmbrook

for today's Cherry Red Records Combined

Counties League Premier Division North


On behalf of the board,

volunteers, players

and all associated with

Ascot Utd FC, I would

like to wish everyone a

very Happy Christmas

and a happy and

healthy New Year.


Jamie Tompkins

First Team Manager

Welcome to the players, officials

and supporters of

Wokingham/Emmbrook. Enjoy

the game!

Hello and welcome to Wokingham & Emmbrook FC players, staff and club committee and to

all supporters in attendance for this afternoons Combined Counties Premier North fixture.

We wish all members and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, hoping

football will remain on for all to enjoy!

Festive fixtures always offer a different buzz and we are looking forward to a very

competitive match against our opposition today who are fighting for every point available

given their current position. Their recent results suggest they are giving it their all and I am

sure they will reap the benefits for their efforts come end of the season.

It is a special occasion today as our midfield maestro, Jonny Denton, hits his double ton

appearance so our congratulations goes to JD and I hope 3 points will follow. JD epitomises

everything we are looking for in an Ascot United player and having progressed through our

club’s pathway, he is a great role model for all youth players at the club.

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


Dan Masters

Assistant Manager

Jamie Ashdown

Goalkeeping Coach

Bjorn Dunkley


Steve Quelch


Chad Smith





With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs

Welcome to the players, officials and

supporters of Wokingham/Emmbrook for this

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties

League Premier Division North match.


reading, and

enjoy the

game! Neal

Good afternoon and Merry Christmas to everyone here today, whether a yellow and blue,

orange and black or some other team’s colour! It’s been a challenging few weeks, although

that is an obvious statement! On the field we’ve had some mixed results including a totally

forgettable defeat at Reading City nine days ago. Off the field we’ve seen our games against

Virginia Water and Maidenhead United called off due to COVID in the opposition ranks,

similar to both our senior ladies’ teams who have also had games called off. I guess we

have to get used to it, but the ongoing fear I have is for the season as a whole. But we just

have to get on with it until we are told otherwise. Our Allied U18s are in good form and after

several wins they have close the gap to leaders Westfield to just one point and the 2 teams

are due to meet here in February – a date for your Ascot diaries! At the time of writing we’re

still not sure what is happening with the Berks and Bucks Cup match against Maidenhead.

County FA rules say the 1st round game should have been played on or before November

30th and so we are way past that, and I think the deadline for the 2nd round is early January

so we’ll probably be even later than that!

Home Sweet Home! Finchampstead

Road was Wokingham Town's home

until 1999. After a nomadic existence

they are finally back in the Town and

under floodlights at Lowther Road.

Anyway, back to Wokingham and Emmbrook and it is good to see they finally got

established under floodlights back in the town again; we got a really warm welcome form

Mark when we were there earlier this season and it was good to catch up with him again

having known him for many year in either football or running capacities (especially the

Wokingham half marathon)! I have fond memories of watching them play an up-andcoming

reformed Aldershot Town around 1996/97 at Finchampstead Road – what a great

ground it was! I even recall ex-Notts Forest and England international Neil Webb was

playing for Aldershot. And later on into the early 2000s when the club was in the doldrums I

recall a hardy bunch of fans still following them and bringing a few to Bracknell Town for an

end-of-season match. With them being down the wrong end of the table at the moment I

only hope this won’t be a short lived stay at step 5 for them. Anyway, that’s enough

reminiscing for now. Enjoy the game. Neal


Popular midfielder Jonny Denton is set to make his 200th appearance for the Yellamen

since joining the Hellenic League back in 2013/14. But he's been with the club longer than

that, and here's the lowdown from a few of his former mentors!

Season Apps Goals

13/14 21 4

14/15 2 0

15/16 0 0

16/17 3 0

17/18 40 6

18/19 46 4

19/20 39 5

20/21 25 0

21/22 23 3

Totals 199 22

Director of

Football, Neil


It's been my pleasure to watch Jonny's development at Ascot United since he was a Junior player at U13's.

He was part of a very successful squad that also produced a number of other future men's players such as Ross

Seldon and Rory Knibbs. The squad was led by Steve Chell and over the years they not only won many honours at

Ascot Utd. but also represented the club in the Gothia Youth World cup. I was lucky enough to then coach Jonny

when he became a key member of our Allied Counties U18's squad. His commitment and professionalism even

then was second to none. Then followed a successful stint in the USA both playing and studying before returning

back to the UK and to Ascot United. Now we achieve an amazing milestone for JD, 200 senior appearances for the

YELLAMEN, he is an inspiration to our young players both on and off the field. His talent is without question but the

respect he has from fellow players and the wider local football community is huge and fully deserved. It's been a

pleasure JD and here's to many more !!

Former manager, Steve Chell:

Pictures: Above and below in youth team days, although he was

too easily dispossessed of his ice-cream for my liking!!!

We’ll who’d have thought when you joined us at U13s you’d still be going strong 14 years later. The sole survivor

from one of the most successful junior boys teams Ascot have had.

A great lad as well as a great footballer with a wand of a left foot whom it was an absolute please to coach, manage

& see develop and grow as both a footballer & a fabulous person.

Good luck with your 200th game today & here’s to 200 more.


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 1-1*

21-Sep Windsor

H BBT 1Q 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 3-2 101

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 0-2

13-Nov Hanworth Villa

A COCO 0-3

16-Nov Newport Pagnell Town H BBT 2Q 8-2

20-Nov St Panteleimon

H COCO 3-1

23-Nov AFC Croydon Athletic A LC 3-5

27-Nov CB Hounslow

A COCO 3-0

04-Dec Southall

H COCO 2-2

18-Dec Reading City

A COCO 2-3

27-Dec Wokingham/Emmbrook H COCO

08-Jan Windsor


15-Jan Wembley


22-Jan Edgware Town


29-Jan Spelthorne Sports


05-Feb St Panteleimon


12-Feb Holyport


19-Feb Abbey Rangers


26-Feb Burnham


05-Mar Virginia Water


12-Mar Holyport


19-Mar CB Hounslow


26-Mar Tadley Calleva


02-Apr North Greenford United A COCO

05-Apr Hanworth Villa


18-Apr Abbey Rangers


23-Apr Egham Town



Laflin, Lock, Surpanu

Laflin 2, Lock, Morgan, Denton


Scott, Lock, Evans

Laflin 2

Laflin 2

August, Laflin


Morgan 2, Laflin

August, Bailey, McCormack, Nortey

McCormack 2, Laflin, Denton, Lock

Laflin, August, Bailey, Morgan

Laflin 2, McCormack


Nortey, Laflin


McCormack 2, Laflin 2, Denton, Morgan, Hamid, Davies

Laflin 2, Morgan

August 2, Bailey

Laflin 2, August

Laflin 2

Morgan, Scott

TBA Virginia Water


TBA Maidenhead United H BBT 1

*Abandoned due to serious injury with 12 minutes remaining. Result stands.

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


Under the stewardship of Josh Nice and his management team, the Ascot

United Allied U18s have kicked off the 12th season of Allied Counties

football at The Racecourse. Josh, the manager, has himself represented

The Yellamen at Allied Counties, U23 and First Team levels.

David Thompson rounds up the action from the last 2 U18 matches

Ascot United 4




Click here for league table

Four- midable

Allied Yellamen

U18’s win again!

Allied Counties YL South

After 2 good results the young Yellamen looked to

build on recent form and close the gap at the top of

the table. Adding the local Derby factor into the

equation. gave the game even more bite!

On a cold wet evening when many local games were

called off the Racecourse ground 3G yet again

proved it’s worth and despite the conditions a good

crowd gathered to watch the game. A scrappy

opening period almost saw Virginia water take a first

minute lead when Ascot lost the ball in midfield as

Ollie Mann tried to dribble out and got caught but the

visitors failed to capitalise on the early chance.

The conditions saw a number of misplaced passes for both teams but it was Ascot who took the lead when a free

kick from the returning Tom Bailey out wide caused chaos and confusion in the area and the ball eventually

dropped to Lawson Jones to thunder it in from almost on the goal line!!!!

The goal appeared to galvanise the visitors who put Ascot under a sustained period of pressure resulting a

deserved, albeit fortuitous equaliser. A corner was swung in to the box and a mistimed clearance from Jake

Pandhor saw the ball ricochet back into the area evading all the defenders and landed at the feet of a surprised

attacker at the back post, who couldn’t believe his luck and prodded the ball home.

The game seemed finely balanced heading towards half time but another poachers goal for Jones gave Ascot the

lead at half time.

With management making no changes at half time Ascot we’re quicker out of the blocks and early on put

themselves 3-1 up. Ollie Mann got his name on the score sheet with a cool finish after a nice move from defence to

midfield and through to the strikers.

Ascot dominated the game from this point and the defensive 4 of Bailey, Thompson, McCart and captain Walden

ensured the visitors big, strong forward line didn’t get another sight of goal.

The game was wrapped up late in the second half when a diagonal defence splitting ball from Pandhor turned the

defence and allowed Hall to control and take the ball in his stride, running from the halfway line and as the

defenders closed in he coolly slotted it past the advancing keeper to seal the game.

Ascot made a number of changes during the second half introducing a number of the under 16 players into the

action, again highlighting the pathway provided from the youth teams!

In injury time one of these youngsters, Dru Bailey should have got himself in the scoresheet but a free header at the

back post looped harmlessly over and his reaction clearly highlighted his disappointment at missing!

Another fine performance and win for Ascot which solidified the position in 2nd and closed the gap to the leaders

Westfield to 7 points with 3 games in hand.

Next up another home game at the Racecourse against bottom of the table Fleet spurs on Tuesday 14th December.





Fleet Spurs 0

Allied Counties YL South

The Yellamen U18’s win again but not the best performance!

On a good run of form The Allied Yellamen faced bottom club Fleet Spurs in the Allied

Counties South Division at the Racecourse.

Fleet came with a game plan to defend deep and hit Ascot on the break and although the

young Yellamen huffed and puffed it became increasingly difficult to break the

resistance of the Fleet team. Three clear chance fell to Jones, Holden and Hall but poor

finishing kept the game level at 0-0 for much of the half. In fact 2 breakaways by Fleet

almost gave the visitors a shock lead.

It took until about the 41st minute for Ascot right back Tom Bailey to break the deadlock

when he cut in from out wide right and unleashed a left foot shot from just outside the

box, beating the keeper at his near post. A couple of minutes later Ascot were 2-0 up when

Ollie Man found himself free in the box and lashed a powerful shot which the keeper

saved but Mann followed up to take his chance at the second time of asking! The two late

goals sent Ascot in at the break ahead even though they had been sloppy and wasteful for

the majority of the half!

The second half started with no changes and continued in the same vain with Fleet Spurs

defending deep and Ascot struggling to find their rhythm or create much of any note.

Manager Nice made some changes during the second half to try and change the pattern

of the game but the Yellamen remained lacklustre in their play!

There were two further goals however in the second half from George Fairbarn and

Lawson Jones which finished off the game with a 4-0 win, without ever playing anywhere

near their capabilities!

A couple of poor challenges by Fleet late on led to a flurry of bookings for the visitors but

this feisty end was the only real action as the game came to a rather tame conclusion.

Not a particularly good or coherent performance but 3 points and now only a point behind

leaders Westfield with a game in hand.

Next game - 18th January 2022 Allied South Division, Away v Fleet Town Youth.

Happy Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year from all management team,

players and supporters of Ascot Allied Youth Under 18’s.


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


Recent results:

Weekend fixtures:

Looking ahead:


Premier North:

Premier South:


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 7 0 7

R Andrady 2 0 20

K August 23 6 23 6

D Bailey 21 3 50 7

L Bouwers 11 0 157 11

I Davies 11 1 70 36

J Denton 23 3 199 22

C Ellis 15 0 72 1

S Evans 8 1 25 1

A Everiss 12 1 12 1

L Farhall 1 0 1

C Ferguson 11 0 31 1

W Frank 2 0 2

B Gill 1 0 1

O Graham 6 0 6

S Gray 25 0 111

A Hall 1 0 1

R Hamid 12 1 12 1

J Harper 9 0 9

H Laflin 24 24 133 76

G Lock 24 4 148 9

J Masters 11 0 19

S McCormack 24 6 24 6

R Merrick 3 0 23

T Morgan 18 7 34 10

J Nice 3 0 5 1

D Nortey 14 3 14 3

D Price 2 0 46 10

T Scott 12 2 12 2

D Surpanu 23 1 30 3

A Sykes 1 0 2

J Tarrant 1 0 1

T Thompson 1 0 1

D Walden 4 0 4

367 63 1329 209

Congrats to

Dan Bailey for

making his


appearance in

yellow and

blue at

Reading City

on 18th


And, assuming


Jonny Denton

isn't hungover

on mince pies

then he is set

to make his



for The

Yellamen -


congrats to

him too!

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No festive cheer as defensive frailties cost Yellamen

Saturday 18th December 2021 - Cherry Red Records Premier Division North -

Reading City 3 - 2 Ascot United

Ascot United slumped to a disappointing 3-2 defeat against Reading City on Saturday in Dan Bailey’s

50th appearance for The Yellamen. Having recovered from going one-nil down to go two-one up, Ascot

then pressed the self-destruct button to leave their travelling fans still waiting for an early Christmas


The hosts’ generous offer of free entry to those who had purchased tickets for the postponed Reading

v Luton game had boosted the gate for the final festive match before Christmas, although those

hoping for a glimpse of ex-Royal James Harper were left disappointed by the Ascot man’s absence.

The Yellamen were also missing manager Jamie Tompkins and his assistant Dan Masters, making way

in the dugout for the deputising Josh Nice and Bjorn Dunkley.

City, looking for points to drag themselves away from the bottom six had already held Ascot to a 2-2

draw in August’s reverse fixture, were ahead inside five minutes when Ezio Touray pounced on

hesitant defending to slot home an easy opener. It might have been worse in the 18th minute when

Junaid Bell and Jemel Johnson linked up for the latter to pick out Joe Pilling, who somehow shot wide.

Ascot did finally rally and levelled just after the half hour mark when Harry Laflin’s well-timed pass

was matched by Taylor Morgan’s equally well-timed run; the pacey striker just onside as he raced

clear before burying a low finish into the bottom left. Morgan might have given his side a half-time

lead only to shoot wide after a brilliant turn and show of strength to shrug off the home defence, but it

remained level at the break.

It looked as if Ascot would go on to win it when they took the lead five minutes after the restart.

Keaton August – who had an otherwise quiet game – delivered a fine cross form the left and although

November player of the month Sean McCormack saw his thunderous effort brilliantly blocked on the

line by Liam Baker, Tom Scott was on hand to rifle home the rebound.

But then came self-destruct. Sam Gray’s quickly taken throw from his own goal was intercepted well

short of McCormack, and immediately under pressure the visiting defence conceded a hand-ball

penalty which Johnson tucked away; 57 minutes played. Gray then saved a thunderbolt from Johnson

in the 60th minute, but two minutes later he had the last laugh with a simple finish as Ascot’s defence

dithered once again. A plethora of substitutions failed to inspire one further chance for Ascot, and

had it not been for some festive charity from their hosts who spurned two glorious chances to extend

their lead, it would have been worse for the visitors.

Ascot United: Gray, Ellis, Everiss (Hamid), Scott, Bouwers (Gutteridge), Bailey, McCormack (Surpanu),

Denton, Morgan, Laflin (Davies), August.


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!

December player of the month Lily Last with

her bottle of bubbly. "Left back Lily has

performed outstandingly for the

Yellawomen this month. Both strong in

defence and composed in possession, Lily

didn't just win the ball back with perfectly

timed tackles but superbly linked play from

back to front."

Ascot United Ladies returned to winning ways with victory at local

rivals Woodley United a few weeks ago. Dependable strike partners

Nicole Brown and Sarah Leonard were on target. The Yellawomen are

5th (out of 9 teams) heading into the New Year having taken 10 points

from 7 games.

Meanwhile, a host of cancellations meant that Ascot United Ladies

Reserves winning sequence of 22 games is preserved - spanning a full

year since December 2020. Their last outing was a league cup win at

Chinnor earlier this month and they are top of Thames Valley League

Division 3 (East).




Ascot United

SRWFL Premier (12th Dec)







Results - last matches



TVL League Cup (5th Dec)

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.


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.


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.


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



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.


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

goal-machine 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.


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.


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 with lighting quick feet, signed

midway through in the 20/21 season and has

the potential to cause problems for any

defence. Sponsor: Maidenhead Town

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.



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!


Wokingham & Emmbrook Football Club was formed in the

summer of 2004 by the merger of 2 long established clubs

from Wokingham. After a somewhat nomadic existence in

recent years we have now re-established senior football

back in Wokingham commencing the 2019/20 season at

Lowther Road Emmbrook almost 20 years since Wokingham

Town moved from their Finchampstead Road Ground in 1999.

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In our first season as Wokingham & Emmbrook, as the merger ‘bedded-in’ and the re-structuring took

shape, under the guidance of Glenn Duggleby as manager and Dave Evans as his coach, we finished in 11th

position in the Hellenic League, Division 1 East. In the season 2005/06 we finished in 3rd place, our highest

ever placing in the league, having been in contention for the championship for most of the season, under

the experienced guidance of Tony Calvert, as 1st team player-manager and Dave Evans as his coach. The

season 2006/07 started with the managerial partnership of Jez Lynch and Danny Humphries under the

chairmanship of Kearon Brown. Despite the three’s best efforts both on and off the pitch they parted

company with the club leaving a legacy of some excellent players who would go on and serve the club well.

In November 2007 the experienced Allied Counties manager, Wayne Wanklyn, was appointed. Wayne, a

former professional player with Reading F.C. and former Wokingham Town 1st team player-manager,

appointed existing reserve team boss, Roger Herridge as his assistant & Sam Page, from the Allied

Counties set-up as his coach. During his tenure Wayne secured promotion to the Hellenic Premier Division

and won the Reading Challenge Cup at the Madjeski Stadium in May beating Woodley Town. In 2010 Wayne

stepped down as First Team Manager and the club again looked internally, promoting Roger Herridge to

First Team Manager and Dan Bateman to Assistant Manager and enjoyed a strong finish to their first season

in the Hellenic Premier League finishing 11th.

Season 2011/12 saw more young local players progress through the Allied Counties team into the first team

and saw the clubs first matches in the FA Cup in over ten years. A successful season saw the Sumas finish

tenth in the league, reach the quarter final of the League Cup and win the Reading Challenge Cup at the

Madjeski Stadium in May. In Season 2012/13 the Sumas were able to go a step further on the previous

season, because, as well as retaining the Reading Senior Cup beating Marlow United 2-1 in the final, the

Satsumas finished in 8th place in the Hellenic Premier League.

The 2013/14 season saw Wokingham & Emmbrook FC returning back home to Lowther Road, but having to

drop down a division, playing in the Hellenic Division One East. Dan Bateman and Matt Eggleston took over

the reigns as joint-managers, in a season that ended up with Wokingham continuously climbing the table

and ending up runners-up in the league. The Sumas also retained the Reading Senior Cup for the third

season running, beating local rivals Finchampstead 5-0 at Madjeski Stadium in the final.


(continued from previous page) The 2014/15 season saw the Sumas determined to challenge for League

honours and promotion from D1 to the Premier League. Again managed by Dan Bateman and Matt Eggleston this

turned out to be one of the most successful seasons since forming Wokingham & Emmbrook, not only winning

promotion as League Champions, but also retaining the Reading Senior Cup with a hard fought extra time

victory over local rivals Binfield and also just missing out on the County Cup losing in the final to Reading YMCA

. Based on the FA /Hellenic ground requirements the team moved into a ground share for the second half of the

season with Henley Town but the 2015/16 season saw the demands of ground sharing take its toll as the team

struggled to retain their League position and being relegated. For the 2016/17 season a management change

saw Clive McNelly step up as first team manager & John Austin take on the reserves mantle. Playing out of

Lowther Road, Emmbrook, unfortunately, the season did not pan out as expected with a number of player

changes during the season, leaving the Sumas close to the bottom of Hellenic D1 east at the end of the season

and the reserves in a similar position in D2.

In the 2017/18 season there were a number of changes within the senior section, with the thriving youth section

taking over the running of the senior teams under the existing youth section committee. Steve Williams took

over as Club Chairman, Bob Good, an ex-Wokingham player himself, Club Secretary and a full set of committee

members involved in every aspect of running the club. The new committee appointed Dan Bateman as 1st team

manager, with a support team of Clive McNelly and Jamie Shepherd from the previous season. The reserves,

who moved to the Thames Valley Premier league were managed by Ian Narraway (Naz) and Mark Best. As a

result of these changes both teams challenged well in their respective divisions in Hellenic and TVPL leagues.

The 2018/2019 season saw Dan Bateman look to youth introducing several of the successful U17s players into

the team and whilst there was no silverware the team finished 6th and more importantly laid the foundations

for the future as we look to challenge from our newly revamped home ground in Emmbrook .In addition to youth,

there was also the welcome return of Matt Eggleston to First Team Management with Jamie Shepherd and Ben

Winship as First Team Coaches .The reserves continued to progress again managed by Ian Narraway and Mark

Best finishing a creditable 10th especially bearing in mind the amount of young players who featured regularly .

2019/2020 - Following the Local Council’s approval of the planning application in July 2018, the Club were

delighted to return to Wokingham with new facilities at Lowther Road that included floodlights, a 100 seater

stand and associated works. That season also saw the reintroduction of an Allied Counties U18 team . Despite a

great season, due to Covid the team who were pushing for a 3rd place finish had to see the season curtailed .

2020/2021- The season started with some great performances and results but was again curtailed . However

this time with the team unbeaten and sitting at the top of the Hellenic East Step 6 , have been promoted to Step

5 and the newly reorganised FA Structure , playing in the Combined Counties North . In addition as the season

recommenced we also advanced to the Subsidiary Cup Final narrowly losing to Abingdon Town .

We now look forward to this new challenge , albeit sadly seeking new management as joint managers Dan

Bateman and Matt Eggleston stepped down during the summer . Their contribution has been immeasurable and

we are pleased they will stay involved with the Club in the future .

As a club we continue to thrive running 56 youth teams , a successful Girls and Ladies section , and at both ends

of the scale we run a Football Fun initiative regularly attracting on average over 50 young and enthusiastic 4-7

year olds and at the other end we have a successful Over 50’s Walking Football team that won the Thames

Valley Premier League and a senior tournament at St Georges Park.

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