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Sat 22 Jan 2022

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

Rashid Hamid

Rory Merrick

Sam Evans

Sean McCormack

Taylor Morgan

Toby Thompson

Tom Scott


Green and White

Donnabhan Green

Kleon James

Luca Boast

Alieu Kamara

Yannick Bitsindou

Novell Sony-Bruce

Darnell Luke

Hafid Bounyafe

Nile Waite

Moe Khadum

Caoilan Mcgettigan

Samuel Odusoga

Osman Barkat

Gustavo Tamayo

Adam Hamdi

Martin Flannery

Jamie Tompkins

Dan Masters

Jamie Ashdown

Bjorn Dunkley

Steve Quelch

Chad Smith




Asst. Manager

GK Coach




Match Officials



Rak Hudson

Stven Eyango Bwanga

Matt Pinhass



Last Match:



Sat 15 Jan



Next Match: Thatcham Town H Tue 25 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


Welcome to The Racecourse ground for todays Combined

Counties game and a special welcome to players, officials

and fans from Edgware.

After seeing a couple of games having to be postponed

earlier in the month, it’s great to be playing at home again.

I’m sure we can all agree that the recent covid related

disruption hasn’t been welcomed, but I’m confident that

things will now settle down for the rest of the season.

Our visitors sit just above us in the table, and I’m sure both

teams today will be looking for a win to kick start what

they hope will be a push for promotion by the end of the

season – that’s what gives today’s game an extra edge.

Elsewhere in the club, three of our junior boys teams

enjoyed a “Super Sunday” last weekend with our U13, U14

and U15’s all winning their Berkshire County Cup quarter

finals and so progressing to the business end of that

competition. Congratulations to managers Andy Gavin,

Bjorn Dunkley and Dave Burton and their teams on what

you have achieved so far and I look forward to seeing

further progress in the coming weeks.

In the senior Ladies section, our first team had a great

away win at Winchester (check out the goal from Laura

Spark on social media!) and the reserves won again

(obviously!) to maintain their amazing run to top their


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…


with Simon Negus

A warm welcome to Edgware Town for today's

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties

League Premier Division North fixture.


Welcome to the players, officials

and supporters of Edgware Town.

Enjoy the game!

Jamie Tompkins

First Team Manager

Hello and welcome to Edgware Town FC players, staff and club committee and to all supporters in attendance

for this afternoons Combined Counties Premier North fixture. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

The squad have been in a good place and have been putting in the hard work in training. Commitment has

been great, despite the covid having an impact on some of the players but we have come through this period a

stronger, fitter and a more together team. The result was a well-earned 3 points away at Wembley last


After this weekend, we can look forward to our county cup home fixture against Thatcham Town on Tuesday,

we hope to see many supporters on the night as we battle out for a quarter-final place.

Edgware Town have an abundance of young, talented individuals in their team. Fantastic in 1v1 scenarios and

fearless on the attack. In the reverse fixture in October, we quickly went two goals down before coming back

to win 4-2 so we expect a very entertaining game for the neutral.

In other club news, congratulations to George Lock for making his 150th appearance for the club last

weekend against Wembley. ‘Locky’ has been an incredibly committed, hard working and reliable player and

has been a delight to manage since his arrival to the club.

Also, stay tuned for a new signing next week and former player returning to 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 Edgware Town for this Cherry

Red Records Combined Counties League

Premier Division North match.


reading, and

enjoy the

game! Neal

Welcome back and a happy new year to everyone in attendance today – I feel I

shouldn't still be wishing HNY this far into 2022 but then again this is our first

home match of the year. It was something of a surprise that we ‘only’ got just over

150 for our festive local derby, but I think that shows just how COVID-affected

many families are. I did manage to hop to Woking v Aldershot for their New Year

bloodbath. Just over 5,100 crammed into Kingfield to watch a match low on

quality but high on drama – a last minute winner, flares, police and police dogs!

And it’s funny how COVID goes away on the terraces (you should have been there

behind the goal!) but somehow comes back when Boris wants to jab the world

and his wife! Last weekend we saw a good performance in the 2-1 win at

Wembley, but the result had a more sombre note 24 hours later when it was

announced their regular goalkeeper - Raheem 'Birdy' Belgrave - tragically died

aged 29 in a swimming accident in the Caribbean where he was on holiday.

R.I.P. 'BIRDY'. Wembley FC and the nonleague

football community were

devastated to learn of the death of

goalkeeper Raheem Belgrave at the

age of just 29 whilst on holiday in the

Caribbean last weekend.

Birdy' actually played in the return match here earlier this season and was

involved in the collision with a defender that led to the abandonment of the

game. Obviously our thoughts go out to his family, friends and Wembley FC. Back

closer to home, last weekend was a good one for our Ladies' teams who both

recorded wins and after the First Team were awarded 6 points for 2 matches

where the opposition tried to cry off with a COVID card, the league table looks

increasingly appealing! Tomorrow the First Team are here against Oxford City,

and City will be looking for revenge for 2 defeats inflicted on them already this

season in both the league and FA Cup. And finally we have a county cup match to

look forward to next Tuesday with the visit of Thatcham Town who are currently

mid-table in the Isthmian League South Central (Step 4, same league as

Bracknell and Binfield). Enjoy the game! Neal


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 4-2

15-Jan Wembley

A COCO 2-1


22-Jan Edgware Town


25-Jan Thatcham 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


TBC Windsor


TBC Virginia Water


Maidenhead United H BBT 1 H-W


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

Gutteridge 2, Bailey, Scott

Morgan, Bailey

Awarded to Ascot (MUFC forfeit tie).

*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


It seems a long time ago now, but here is a selection of photos from the festive win over

Wokingham and Emmbrook (shooting-stars.co.uk).

Clockwise from Top Left: Mitch Gutteridge opens the scoring, Tom Scott in

possession, Taylor Morgan rounds the 'keeper, Gutteridge adds his 2nd goal of

the afternoon, Wokingham's keeper comes under pressure, Jonny Denton

threads the ball through.


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


Recent results:

Weekend fixtures:


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 25 6 25 6

D Bailey 23 5 52 9

L Bouwers 12 0 158 11

I Davies 12 1 71 36

J Denton 25 3 201 22

C Ellis 17 0 74 1

S Evans 8 1 25 1

A Everiss 14 1 14 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 27 0 113

M Gutteridge 2 2 25 4

A Hall 1 0 1

R Hamid 12 1 12 1

J Harper 9 0 9

H Laflin 26 24 135 76

G Lock 26 4 150 9

J Masters 11 0 19

S McCormack 26 6 26 6

R Merrick 3 0 23

T Morgan 20 8 36 11

J Nice 3 0 5 1

D Nortey 16 3 16 3

D Price 2 0 46 10

T Scott 14 3 14 3

D Surpanu 25 1 32 3

A Sykes 1 0 2

J Tarrant 1 0 1

T Thompson 2 0 2

D Walden 4 0 4

397 69 1359 215

Congrats to

George Lock

who reached



last week. He

is now joint

11th on the alltime

roll of

honour. Jonny

Denton (201


is 4th, and is

set to move

joint 3rd with

Ian Brooks



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Brilliant Bailey inspires Ascot to victory on road

Saturday 15th January 2022 - Cherry Red Records Premier Division North -

Wembley 1 - 2 Ascot United

Ascot United returned to action with a 2-1 victory at Wembley FC on Saturday. In their first match

of 2022, The Yellamen’s captain Dan Bailey was superb in defence and weighed in with a goal as

Ascot overcame their hosts with a strong second half display.

The curse of COVID meant that both sides had played just one game in four weeks – which they

had both won – so an element of rustiness was expected in what has become an increasingly

disrupted campaign. As it was, both sides were initially rusty, although the home side created

most of the chances in a scrappy first half and the best of them brought the best out of visiting

‘keeper Sam Gray just ten minutes in when he palmed away Jonathan Iley’s bullet header from

Calvin Osborne’s cross. Defender Bailey’s brilliant challenge then denied Ned Jones a scoring

opportunity after he had raced onto Yassim Fehmi-Gil’s pass, before defenders Jermaine Heron

and Osborne both skied long-rage efforts over as the half wore on.

In between those chances, Ascot finally mustered a sight of goal when Keaton August checked

onto his right foot and flashed a half-chance wide, but his afternoon ended early when he limped

off with a hamstring injury five minutes before the break. And then came the sucker blow from

Ascot. They won back possession with a crunching midfield challenge, Sean McCormack fed

Taylor Morgan, and he superbly spun away from the defence before rifling an unstoppable effort

past home’ keeper Paul Wood with the angle against him.

The Yellamen were much improved in the second half and Bailey created daylight with a 59th

minute downward header into the net after Jonny Denton’s corner had skimmed off a defender

and into his path. However, that daylight was only made possible because of Bailey’s brilliant

challenge on Jones ten minutes earlier, which denied a clear goalscoring opportunity. From that

moment Ascot were largely in control; Morgan’s cross-field pass to McCormack ended with him

bringing a fine save out of Wood, Harry Laflin fired over when well placed and substitute Dennis

Nortey brought another good save out of Wood as Ascot should have added a third, although

defender George Lock had earlier done well to block Heron’s chance at the other end on his 150th

appearance for the Yellamen.

Unnecessary late nerves jangled when Chris Ellis needlessly conceded a pate penalty which

Rowan Larrington rolled in, but there would be no further drama and Ascot held on for a 2-1 win

that took them above their hosts into seventh. Ascot United: Gray, Lock, Everiss, Scott, Bailey, Ellis,

McCormack, Denton, Morgan (Nortey), Laflin (Thompson), August (Surpanu).


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


Ascot United Ladies and Ladies Reserves completed a perfect weekend

for the Senior sides as both won their matches on Sunday, backing up

the Men’s 2-1 win at Wembley FC on Saturday.

It wasn’t plain-sailing for the First Team who were 1-0 down at the

break at Winchester City Flyers, but a galvanised Yellawomen emerged

for the second half and drew level courtesy of Laura Sparks’ fantastic

free kick, which is currently doing the rounds on social media.

And, that paved the way for the comeback which was completed by

player-coach Alix Todd’s brace; 3-1 the final score as The Yellawomen

consolidated 4th place.

Elsewhere, The Reserves extended their winning run with a 4-0 win over

Larkspur Rovers at Royal Holloway. Courtney Gibbons, Darcey Young

and substitute Andreia Mendes (2) were all on target as John Swallow’s

side made it 11 wins from 11 in the Thames Valley League. ***This

weekend The First Team entertain Oxford City (Racecourse, 2pm) and

The Reserves Travel to Holyport (Summerleaze Village, 2pm)** *


City Flyers


Ascot United

SRWFL Premier (16th Jan)

Ascot United




TVL 3E (16th Jan)


Results - last matches



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


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 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.


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!


The club were founded in 1939 and played in the Middlesex Senior

League until joining the Coronitian League in the 1946–47 season. In

1948 they won the Middlesex Senior Cup In 1963 the club transferred to

Division One of the Athenian League. They finished third in their first

season, and were promoted to the Premier Division. In 1966–67 they

finished bottom of the division, and were relegated to Division One.

This was followed by a second successive relegation to Division Two

as they finished bottom of the table again.

In 1972 the club was renamed Edgware. When the Athenian League disbanded in 1984 they joined the London

Spartan League before changing their name back to Edgware Town in 1987. They won the Premier Division of the

Spartan League in 1987–88 and 1989–90, and after their second title win, were promoted to Division Two North of the

Isthmian League After league re-organisation in 1991 they were placed in Division Three, which they won the

following season. They were relegated back to Division Three in 2001.

In 2006 the now-renamed Division Two was disbanded and Edgware were transferred to the Premier Division of the

Spartan South Midlands League. They won it at the first attempt, also winning the Premier Cup and the Challenge

Trophy. The club was promoted to Division One North of the Isthmian League, but folded at the end of the 2007–08

season due to lack of funds.

In 2014 a group including Dan and Antony Manzi, Daz Bloor and Ken Batten secured the clubs inclusion back into

non-league football. After a shaky start to the 2014-15 season, the wares finished a credible 9th and Middx Prem Cup

Runners up after the management team of Michael Roche, Fabio Valenti and Peter Grant came in.

The 2015-16 Season saw “The Wares” finish top with only 2 defeats, and lose in the Divisional Cup Final to Crawley


The ground, Silver Jubilee Park has achieved a C grade rating with 3 new stands, new floodlights and extended

changing rooms and new perimeter fence. The Ken Batten Stand should be in place shortly and then SJP will have 2

seated stands, 3 standing covered stands with a capacity just shy of 2000. Fabio Valenti took over as 1st team

manager in June 2016.

Fergus Moore took over the team in 2017 after the departure of Fabio Valenti, and after a difficult start the team

finished 10th which showed a marked improvement from the season before.

The 2018-19 season was another midtable finish with Fergus pretty much on his own but towards the end of the

season he was joined by Joe Pascoe who came over from the Hendon U18’s and that’s how the 2019-20 season will


The 2019-20 season was cut short because of Covid19 but before that happened the Wares were looking pretty good

for a top 10 finish in the league, having started the season well the team went through a horrible period losing 13 of

their next 14 games before recovering to win 6 of their next 9 games. The 2020-21 season starts with the return of

out title winning manager Michael Roche as Fergus’s assistant and also arriving on the coaching staff are Scott

McGleish, Glen Parry and Julian Darby.

2020-21 was again brutally cut short with the season being abandoned in December but not before there was a

managerial change with Rak Hudson replacing Fergus Moore and having had only three competitive before

lockdown 2021-22 means Rak can start afresh with a brand new squad.

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