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

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

shooting-stars.co.uk<br />

adam EVERISS<br />


Sat 22 Jan 2022<br />

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

Matchday<br />

Programme<br />

Season<br />


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

www.ascotunited.net<br />

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

Yellow and Blue<br />

Sam Gray (GK)<br />

Alex Sykes (GK)<br />

Adam Everiss<br />

Calum Ferguson<br />

Chris Ellis<br />

Dan Bailey<br />

Dan Price<br />

Danny Walden<br />

Denis Nortey<br />

Duarte Surpanu<br />

George Lock<br />

Harry Laflin<br />

Ian Davies<br />

James Harper<br />

Jonny Denton<br />

Josh Masters<br />

Keaton August<br />

Louis Bouwers<br />

Rashid Hamid<br />

Rory Merrick<br />

Sam Evans<br />

Sean McCormack<br />

Taylor Morgan<br />

Toby Thompson<br />

Tom Scott<br />

T H E W A R E S<br />

Green and White<br />

Donnabhan Green<br />

Kleon James<br />

Luca Boast<br />

Alieu Kamara<br />

Yannick Bitsindou<br />

Novell Sony-Bruce<br />

Darnell Luke<br />

Hafid Bounyafe<br />

Nile Waite<br />

Moe Khadum<br />

Caoilan Mcgettigan<br />

Samuel Odusoga<br />

Osman Barkat<br />

Gustavo Tamayo<br />

Adam Hamdi<br />

Martin Flannery<br />

Jamie Tompkins<br />

Dan Masters<br />

Jamie Ashdown<br />

Bjorn Dunkley<br />

Steve Quelch<br />

Chad Smith<br />

Matthew<br />

Childs<br />

Manager<br />

Asst. Manager<br />

GK Coach<br />

Coach<br />

Coach<br />

Therapist<br />

Match Officials<br />

Jake<br />

Hillier<br />

Rak Hudson<br />

Stven Eyango Bwanga<br />

Matt Pinhass<br />

Mark<br />

Kelly<br />

Last Match:<br />

Wembley<br />

A<br />

Sat 15 Jan<br />

2-1<br />

COCO<br />

Next Match: Thatcham Town H Tue 25 Jan<br />



Racecourse Ground, Winkfield Road, <strong>Ascot</strong>, SL5 7LJ<br />

Chairman: Simon Negus<br />

Club Secretary: Dan Birchmore<br />

Director of Football: Neil Richards<br />

1st Team Manager: Jamie Tompkins<br />

Assistant manager: Dan Masters<br />

Coaches: Bjorn Dunkley, Steve Quelch<br />

Goalkeeping Coach: Jamie Ashdown<br />

Allied U18 Manager: Josh Nice<br />

Therapist: Chad Smith<br />

Sports Psychology: Izzy Woods<br />

Racecourse Facilities Manager: Jo Gavin<br />

Administration Manager: Emma Paton<br />

Clubhouse Catering: Lisa Richards<br />

Reporting, Comms and Programme: Neal Jeffs<br />

Directors:<br />

Doug Page<br />

Mark Cooper<br />

Rob Jones<br />

Zoe Reilly<br />

Phil Wray<br />

Graham Jones<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United Football Club Limited. Registered in<br />

England and Wales. Registration No. 6883550<br />

Registered Office: Ternion Court, 264-268 Upper Fourth<br />

Street, Central Milton Keynes MK9 1DP.<br />

Affiliated to the Berks & Bucks F.A. No. Q-B&B0165<br />


Welcome to The Racecourse ground for todays Combined<br />

Counties game and a special welcome to players, officials<br />

and fans from <strong>Edgware</strong>.<br />

After seeing a couple of games having to be postponed<br />

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

I’m sure we can all agree that the recent covid related<br />

disruption hasn’t been welcomed, but I’m confident that<br />

things will now settle down for the rest of the season.<br />

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

teams today will be looking for a win to kick start what<br />

they hope will be a push for promotion by the end of the<br />

season – that’s what gives today’s game an extra edge.<br />

Elsewhere in the club, three of our junior boys teams<br />

enjoyed a “Super Sunday” last weekend with our U13, U14<br />

and U15’s all winning their Berkshire County Cup quarter<br />

finals and so progressing to the business end of that<br />

competition. Congratulations to managers Andy Gavin,<br />

Bjorn Dunkley and Dave Burton and their teams on what<br />

you have achieved so far and I look forward to seeing<br />

further progress in the coming weeks.<br />

In the senior Ladies section, our first team had a great<br />

away win at Winchester (check out the goal from Laura<br />

Spark on social media!) and the reserves won again<br />

(obviously!) to maintain their amazing run to top their<br />

league.<br />

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

meeting or special event, our <strong>Ascot</strong> Sports Bar is available<br />

to hire at very reasonable rates. We have an excellent<br />

facility available and have recently appointed Sam Knight<br />

to be our Events Co-ordinator so please contact her to<br />

discuss any requirements you might have.<br />

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

Simon.<br />

with Simon Negus<br />

A warm welcome to <strong>Edgware</strong> Town for today's<br />

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties<br />

League Premier Division North fixture.


Welcome to the players, officials<br />

and supporters of <strong>Edgware</strong> Town.<br />

Enjoy the game!<br />

Jamie Tompkins<br />

First Team Manager<br />

Hello and welcome to <strong>Edgware</strong> Town FC players, staff and club committee and to all supporters in attendance<br />

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

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

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

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

Saturday.<br />

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

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

<strong>Edgware</strong> Town have an abundance of young, talented individuals in their team. Fantastic in 1v1 scenarios and<br />

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

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

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

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

has been a delight to manage since his arrival to the club.<br />

Also, stay tuned for a new signing next week and former player returning to the club!<br />

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

towards our football club.<br />

Enjoy the game! Jamie<br />


Dan Masters<br />

Assistant Manager<br />

Jamie Ashdown<br />

Goalkeeping Coach<br />

Bjorn Dunkley<br />

Coach<br />

Steve Quelch<br />

Coach<br />

Chad Smith<br />


W E L C O M E T O T H E W A R E S<br />

W E L C O M E T O T H E W A R E S<br />

ON COURSE!<br />

With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs<br />

Welcome to the players, officials and<br />

supporters of <strong>Edgware</strong> Town for this Cherry<br />

Red Records Combined Counties League<br />

Premier Division North match.<br />

Happy<br />

reading, and<br />

enjoy the<br />

game! Neal<br />

Welcome back and a happy new year to everyone in attendance today – I feel I<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

behind the goal!) but somehow comes back when Boris wants to jab the world<br />

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

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

announced their regular goalkeeper - Raheem 'Birdy' Belgrave - tragically died<br />

aged 29 in a swimming accident in the Caribbean where he was on holiday.<br />

R.I.P. 'BIRDY'. Wembley FC and the nonleague<br />

football community were<br />

devastated to learn of the death of<br />

goalkeeper Raheem Belgrave at the<br />

age of just 29 whilst on holiday in the<br />

Caribbean last weekend.<br />

Birdy' actually played in the return match here earlier this season and was<br />

involved in the collision with a defender that led to the abandonment of the<br />

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

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

recorded wins and after the First Team were awarded 6 points for 2 matches<br />

where the opposition tried to cry off with a COVID card, the league table looks<br />

increasingly appealing! Tomorrow the First Team are here against Oxford City,<br />

and City will be looking for revenge for 2 defeats inflicted on them already this<br />

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

look forward to next Tuesday with the visit of Thatcham Town who are currently<br />

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

Bracknell and Binfield). Enjoy the game! Neal


Date Opposition<br />

H/A Comp Result Att<br />

06-Aug Holyport<br />

H FAC XP 3-0 450<br />

14-Aug Southall<br />

A COCO 0-5 50<br />

17-Aug Tadley Calleva<br />

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

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

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

28-Aug Reading City<br />

H COCO 2-2<br />

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

04-Sep Hythe Town<br />

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

11-Sep Hengrove Athletic<br />

A FAV 1Q 2-0<br />

18-Sep Wembley<br />

H COCO 1-1*<br />

21-Sep Windsor<br />

H BBT 1Q 3-1 120<br />

25-Sep Tadley Calleva<br />

A FAV 2Q 4-1<br />

28-Sep Burnham<br />

H COCO 5-0<br />

02-Oct <strong>Edgware</strong> Town<br />

A COCO 4-2<br />

09-Oct North Greenford United H COCO 3-2 101<br />

16-Oct Windsor<br />

A COCO 1-3<br />

23-Oct Wallingford Town<br />

A FAV 1 2-2 (5p6)<br />

30-Oct Egham Town<br />

A COCO 1-1<br />

06-Nov Spelthorne Sports<br />

H COCO 0-2<br />

13-Nov Hanworth Villa<br />

A COCO 0-3<br />

16-Nov Newport Pagnell Town H BBT 2Q 8-2<br />

20-Nov St Panteleimon<br />

H COCO 3-1<br />

23-Nov AFC Croydon Athletic A LC 3-5<br />

27-Nov CB Hounslow<br />

A COCO 3-0<br />

04-Dec Southall<br />

H COCO 2-2<br />

18-Dec Reading City<br />

A COCO 2-3<br />

27-Dec Wokingham/Emmbrook H COCO 4-2<br />

15-Jan Wembley<br />

A COCO 2-1<br />

159<br />

22-Jan <strong>Edgware</strong> Town<br />

H COCO<br />

25-Jan Thatcham Town<br />

H BBT 2<br />

29-Jan Spelthorne Sports<br />

A COCO<br />

05-Feb St Panteleimon<br />

A COCO<br />

12-Feb Holyport<br />

H COCO<br />

19-Feb Abbey Rangers<br />

A COCO<br />

26-Feb Burnham<br />

A COCO<br />

05-Mar Virginia Water<br />

H COCO<br />

12-Mar Holyport<br />

A COCO (TBC)<br />

19-Mar CB Hounslow<br />

H COCO<br />

26-Mar Tadley Calleva<br />

H COCO<br />

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

05-Apr Hanworth Villa<br />

H COCO<br />

18-Apr Abbey Rangers<br />

H COCO<br />

23-Apr Egham Town<br />

H COCO<br />

TBC Windsor<br />

H COCO<br />

TBC Virginia Water<br />

A COCO<br />

Maidenhead United H BBT 1 H-W<br />

Scorers<br />

Laflin, Lock, Surpanu<br />

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

Laflin<br />

Scott, Lock, Evans<br />

Laflin 2<br />

Laflin 2<br />

August, Laflin<br />

Laflin<br />

Morgan 2, Laflin<br />

August, Bailey, McCormack, Nortey<br />

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

Laflin, August, Bailey, Morgan<br />

Laflin 2, McCormack<br />

Everiss<br />

Nortey, Laflin<br />

Nortey<br />

McCormack 2, Laflin 2, Denton, Morgan, Hamid, Davies<br />

Laflin 2, Morgan<br />

August 2, Bailey<br />

Laflin 2, August<br />

Laflin 2<br />

Morgan, Scott<br />

Gutteridge 2, Bailey, Scott<br />

Morgan, Bailey<br />

Awarded to <strong>Ascot</strong> (MUFC forfeit tie).<br />

*Abandoned due to serious injury with 12 minutes remaining. Result stands.<br />

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

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<br />

Wokingham and Emmbrook (shooting-stars.co.uk).<br />

Clockwise from Top Left: Mitch Gutteridge opens the scoring, Tom Scott in<br />

possession, Taylor Morgan rounds the 'keeper, Gutteridge adds his 2nd goal of<br />

the afternoon, Wokingham's keeper comes under pressure, Jonny Denton<br />

threads the ball through.


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


Recent results:<br />

Weekend fixtures:


Premier North:<br />

Premier South:


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

this season's squad.<br />

2021-22 All-time<br />

App Goals App Goals<br />

D Amate 7 0 7<br />

R Andrady 2 0 20<br />

K August 25 6 25 6<br />

D Bailey 23 5 52 9<br />

L Bouwers 12 0 158 11<br />

I Davies 12 1 71 36<br />

J Denton 25 3 201 22<br />

C Ellis 17 0 74 1<br />

S Evans 8 1 25 1<br />

A Everiss 14 1 14 1<br />

L Farhall 1 0 1<br />

C Ferguson 11 0 31 1<br />

W Frank 2 0 2<br />

B Gill 1 0 1<br />

O Graham 6 0 6<br />

S Gray 27 0 113<br />

M Gutteridge 2 2 25 4<br />

A Hall 1 0 1<br />

R Hamid 12 1 12 1<br />

J Harper 9 0 9<br />

H Laflin 26 24 135 76<br />

G Lock 26 4 150 9<br />

J Masters 11 0 19<br />

S McCormack 26 6 26 6<br />

R Merrick 3 0 23<br />

T Morgan 20 8 36 11<br />

J Nice 3 0 5 1<br />

D Nortey 16 3 16 3<br />

D Price 2 0 46 10<br />

T Scott 14 3 14 3<br />

D Surpanu 25 1 32 3<br />

A Sykes 1 0 2<br />

J Tarrant 1 0 1<br />

T Thompson 2 0 2<br />

D Walden 4 0 4<br />

397 69 1359 215<br />

Congrats to<br />

George Lock<br />

who reached<br />

150<br />

appearances<br />

last week. He<br />

is now joint<br />

11th on the alltime<br />

roll of<br />

honour. Jonny<br />

Denton (201<br />

appearances)<br />

is 4th, and is<br />

set to move<br />

joint 3rd with<br />

Ian Brooks<br />

(202<br />

appearances).<br />

Need a room for your<br />

function? The Clubhouse<br />

is a perfect choice for<br />

hosting work or leisure<br />

events, please email<br />

events@ascotunited.net<br />

to explore availability and<br />





Brilliant Bailey inspires <strong>Ascot</strong> to victory on road<br />

Saturday 15th January 2022 - Cherry Red Records Premier Division North -<br />

Wembley 1 - 2 <strong>Ascot</strong> United<br />

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

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

<strong>Ascot</strong> overcame their hosts with a strong second half display.<br />

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

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

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

most of the chances in a scrappy first half and the best of them brought the best out of visiting<br />

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

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

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

and Osborne both skied long-rage efforts over as the half wore on.<br />

In between those chances, <strong>Ascot</strong> finally mustered a sight of goal when Keaton August checked<br />

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

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

<strong>Ascot</strong>. They won back possession with a crunching midfield challenge, Sean McCormack fed<br />

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

past home’ keeper Paul Wood with the angle against him.<br />

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

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

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

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

moment <strong>Ascot</strong> were largely in control; Morgan’s cross-field pass to McCormack ended with him<br />

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

Nortey brought another good save out of Wood as <strong>Ascot</strong> should have added a third, although<br />

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

appearance for the Yellamen.<br />

Unnecessary late nerves jangled when Chris Ellis needlessly conceded a pate penalty which<br />

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

that took them above their hosts into seventh. <strong>Ascot</strong> United: Gray, Lock, Everiss, Scott, Bailey, Ellis,<br />

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

committee!<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> United Ladies and Ladies Reserves completed a perfect weekend<br />

for the Senior sides as both won their matches on Sunday, backing up<br />

the Men’s 2-1 win at Wembley FC on Saturday.<br />

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

break at Winchester City Flyers, but a galvanised Yellawomen emerged<br />

for the second half and drew level courtesy of Laura Sparks’ fantastic<br />

free kick, which is currently doing the rounds on social media.<br />

And, that paved the way for the comeback which was completed by<br />

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

consolidated 4th place.<br />

Elsewhere, The Reserves extended their winning run with a 4-0 win over<br />

Larkspur Rovers at Royal Holloway. Courtney Gibbons, Darcey Young<br />

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

side made it 11 wins from 11 in the Thames Valley League. ***This<br />

weekend The First Team entertain Oxford City (Racecourse, 2pm) and<br />

The Reserves Travel to Holyport (Summerleaze Village, 2pm)** *<br />

Winchester<br />

City Flyers<br />

1<br />

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

SRWFL Premier (16th Jan)<br />

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

Reserves<br />

Larkspur<br />

Rovers<br />

TVL 3E (16th Jan)<br />

3<br />

Results - last matches<br />

4<br />


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

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

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

Visit stkittsvet.co.uk

Ian is a Biomechanics coach, supporting players returning from injury and<br />

improving strength and conditioning.


Sam Gray – goalkeeper<br />

Solid goalkeeper, confident with the ball at<br />

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

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

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

Sponsor:<br />

Josh Masters - defence<br />

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

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

rivals Holyport. Sponsor:<br />

Alex Sykes – goalkeeper<br />

Goalkeeping coach and reliable backup. Has<br />

International experience having played for<br />

the England Futsal team. Sponsor:<br />

Dan Bailey – defence<br />

Experienced centre back who skippered<br />

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

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

2 coaching qualification. Sponsor:<br />

Louis Bouwers – defence<br />

A physical and dominant centre half who<br />

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

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

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

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

from injury. Sponsor:<br />

Chris Ellis – defence<br />

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

defender. Vastly experienced having played<br />

for Camberley Town, Egham Town and<br />

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

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

injury. Sponsor: Novem nine<br />

George Lock – defence<br />

A fearless right back previously with Binfield<br />

and Bracknell. Technically strong and a<br />

consistently high performer. Supporters POY<br />

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

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

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

Bucktrout<br />

Danny Walden - defence<br />

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

expected to feature for the senior side<br />

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

Jonny Denton – midfield<br />

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

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

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

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

season having made 176 appearances.<br />

Sponsor:<br />

Tom Scott - midfield<br />

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

Harrow Borough and Beaconsfield. A<br />

tenacious ball winner with great<br />

communication. Sponsor: Lydia Baker<br />

Calum Ferguson – midfield<br />

Signed in 19/20 having previously starred for<br />

a National League youth side. Also had a spell<br />

with Highworth Town. Sponsor:<br />

Sam Evans – midfield<br />

Played for the U16s and U18s in 19/20 before<br />

making his first team debut in the same<br />

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

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

established part of the senior side with<br />

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



Dan Price - midfield<br />

Popular attacking midfielder who returns to<br />

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

with a serious knee injury. Previously<br />

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

10 goals. Sponsor:<br />

Sean McCormack - forward<br />

Skilful forward signed from Walton and<br />

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

Maidenhead United and Bracknell Town.<br />

Sponsor:<br />

James Harper - midfield<br />

A former professional with Premier League<br />

experience, Harper played 316 times for<br />

Reading between 2001-2010. Also featured for<br />

Sheffield United, Hull City and Doncaster<br />

Rovers before beginning his non-league<br />

journey in 2014. Signed from Windsor FC in<br />

Sept '21.<br />

Rory Merrick – forward<br />

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

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

an already-disjointed previous campaign.<br />

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

has great technical ability. Sponsor:<br />

Keaton August - forward<br />

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

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

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

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

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

physically strong. Sponsor:<br />

Ian Davies – forward<br />

Prolific goalscorer who scored 25 goals for<br />

Binfield in 18/19 before top scoring for <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

with 23 goals in the curtailed 19/20<br />

campaign. Netted another 12 from 24 games<br />

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

Harry Laflin – forward<br />

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

despite often playing out of<br />

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

goals in 109 appearances with an improving<br />

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

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

Sponsor:<br />

Taylor Morgan - forward<br />

Pacey forward who impressed whilst playing<br />

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

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

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

Previous clubs include Toronto, Ostersunds<br />

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

Sponsor:<br />

Jamie Tompkins – manager<br />

Highly respected throughout the club who<br />

guided the team to league cup glory in 18/19<br />

before taking the team to top of the league<br />

before the 19/20 campaign was curtailed.<br />

Football Development manager at Brentford<br />

FC. Sponsor:<br />

Duarte Surpanu - forward<br />

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

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

the potential to cause problems for any<br />

defence. Sponsor: Maidenhead Town<br />

Denis Nortey - forward<br />

Striker who signed in Sept '21 and scored on<br />

his debut having previously played for<br />

Eversley & California, London Tigers,<br />

Aylesbury United and Rayners Lane.<br />

Rashid Hamid - forward<br />

Lively forward who signed from Burnham, for<br />

whom he scored 3 goals in 11 appearances in<br />

the curtailed 20/21 season.<br />

Jamie Ashdown - goalkeeping coach<br />

Needs little introduction, former professional<br />

Jamie began his career with Reading before<br />

making over 100 appearances for Portsmouth<br />

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

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

Dan Masters – asst. manager<br />

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

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



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

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

<strong>Ascot</strong> United but nothing to link them directly to the current club. In 1965, the club had gained permission from the <strong>Ascot</strong><br />

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

this team went on to win many prestigious trophies in the years that followed.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

floodlights and a stand.<br />

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

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

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

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

we’ve rarely previously achieved.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

beaten on penalties by Redhill.<br />

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

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


The club were founded in 1939 and played in the Middlesex Senior<br />

League until joining the Coronitian League in the 1946–47 season. In<br />

1948 they won the Middlesex Senior Cup In 1963 the club transferred to<br />

Division One of the Athenian League. They finished third in their first<br />

season, and were promoted to the Premier Division. In 1966–67 they<br />

finished bottom of the division, and were relegated to Division One.<br />

This was followed by a second successive relegation to Division Two<br />

as they finished bottom of the table again.<br />

In 1972 the club was renamed <strong>Edgware</strong>. When the Athenian League disbanded in 1984 they joined the London<br />

Spartan League before changing their name back to <strong>Edgware</strong> Town in 1987. They won the Premier Division of the<br />

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

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

following season. They were relegated back to Division Three in 2001.<br />

In 2006 the now-renamed Division Two was disbanded and <strong>Edgware</strong> were transferred to the Premier Division of the<br />

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

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

season due to lack of funds.<br />

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

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

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

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

Green.<br />

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

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

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

manager in June 2016.<br />

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

finished 10th which showed a marked improvement from the season before.<br />

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

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

begin.<br />

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

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

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

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

McGleish, Glen Parry and Julian Darby.<br />

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

managerial change with Rak Hudson replacing Fergus Moore and having had only three competitive before<br />

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

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