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Sat 26 Mar 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

Elliot Carey

George Lock

Ian Davies

James Harper

James Richardson

Josh Masters

Kai Walters

Keaton August

Louis Bouwers

Rashid Hamid

Rory Merrick

Sam Evans

Sean McCormack

Taylor Morgan

Toby Thompson

Tom Scott


White and Black

Craig Atkinson

Ayman Bouzerai

Lukas Burt

Andrew Charsley

Callum Cleary

Kalum Cousins

Ousman Darboe

Brett Denham

Max Elward

Jack French

Jordan Goater

Aiden Harris

Scott Kinge

Kieran Maylen

Brad Neal

Aaron Parfitt

Jacob Rolfe

Ryan Stephens

Tom Walsh

Ben Wright

Jamie Tompkins

Dan Masters

Jamie Ashdown

Bjorn Dunkley

Steve Quelch

Chad Smith




Asst. Manager

GK Coach




Match Officials



Joe Lawlor / Ben Dillon

Darren Heath

George Coffin

Carolyn Tuttle



Last Match:

Wycombe Wanderers


Tue 22 Mar

0-0 (3p1)


Next Match: Virginia Water A Tue 29 Mar



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 U18s Team Manager: Josh Nice

Veterans Team Manager: Dave Good

Ladies Team Manager: Darrel Evans

Ladies Reserves Team Manager: John Swallow

Therapist: Chad Smith

Sports Psychology: Izzy Woods

Football Operations Manager: Emma Dunbar

Private Events Manager: Sam Knight

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

Donna Graham

Phil Wray

Graham Jones

"Laters. Just gotta get ready

for a cup final right now…."

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

Here's a preview of what's inside this week's edition:







Chairman Simon, 1st Team Manager Jamie and Programme Editor Neal pick up their pens

Scores and Stats

Photozone - 5 pages celebrating our historic midweek win!

Pen Pics

Club histories

Plus more

"OK, OK! Seeing as

you are an EFL club I'll

let you beat me once -

but once only. It's MY

night tonight."


Simon Negus


A warm welcome to Tadley

Calleva for today's Cherry Red

Records Combined Counties

League Premier Division North

A warm welcome to all our visitors to The Racecourse this afternoon for this

Combined Counties Premier Division fixture.

It’s certainly been an interesting week for all involved with Ascot United – the buzz

about the place from Tuesday evening will live long in the memory and it was

amazing to see the success on and off the pitch. The challenge for us all now is to

capitalise on the success and hopefully bring many more nights like that to the


One of the most pleasing aspects of Tuesday was the way the whole club community

came together to help – our facility manager Jo Gavin led all of the organisation of

the event and worked tirelessly in the build-up to ensure everything ran smoothly.

There are too many volunteers to mention by name but I would like to make special

mention to our hard-working catering staff who not only managed to serve up the

usual high quality food associated with Ascot United but also did so in a calm

efficient and professional way. And I was also delighted to see so many of our Vets

team volunteer on the evening and a number of people commented on how well run

everything was.

We have received an enormous amount of coverage on social media this week

which hopefully you have had a chance to see and I hope this wave of goodwill

continues going forward. If just 20% of the crowd from Tuesday night started

coming to our games regularly it would make a huge difference to the club on and

off the pitch.

A final huge thank you to our players, management team, fans volunteers, staff, and

directors of the club – none of what we have achieved and continue to achieve

would be possible without all of the club pulling together as one. Simon

#oneclub #weareascot


Welcome to the players, officials

and supporters of Tadley Calleva.

Enjoy the game!

Jamie Tompkins

First Team Manager

Hello and welcome to Tadley Calleva players, committee and supporters for this

afternoon’s Combined Counties Premier North fixture.

What a night it was on Tuesday! Thank you for your amazing support and for creating an

incredible atmosphere whilst breaking our club record attendance. 1267, wow! It was the

most memorable game in football that I have been involved and it was a very special to see

the Racecourse Ground full of so many Ascot United youth team players, parents and

coaches. It was a night for our club to showcase who we are and what we do but also

highlight how good non-league football is!

Thank you to all our volunteers who had worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the

evening go as well and as smoothly as it went. It’s great credit to them and I am delighted

we could repay their efforts on the pitch.

The players worked so hard and were outstanding. Winning on penalties against an EFL

club Wycombe Wanderers, and the pitch invasion that followed, is something the players

will not forget anytime soon! I am delighted that they will have the opportunity to compete

in a final, our third in three years, against another EFL club in Reading or MK Dons so we

hope we can get your support leading up to and at the final!

Back to today and we will be looking to use this energy to keep performing well and get our

first league win after a couple losses and draws.

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 Tadley Calleva for this Cherry

Red Records Combined Counties League

Premier Division North match.


reading, and

enjoy the

game! Neal

Welcome to The Racecourse on ‘Non League Day’ for what will hopefully be a less

dramatic game than we saw midweek, and probably with even better weather!

When we played Tadley twice earlier in the season they were not in the best of

form (we won 5-1 and 4-1 in the league and FA Vase respectively) and I think we

feared for them even at such an early point in the season. However, step forward

to March and they have raised themselves into 11th – and there is a good chance

they will finish as high as 8th – which is a huge credit to their new management

team and playing staff. During midweek Hanworth Villa’s 94th minute winner

against Southall secured them the league title and promotion to Step 4; 1-0 the

result and well done to them. Back to us, and looking back we can say that

Tuesday’s game against Wycombe was a huge success on and off the pitch.


United Ladies Reserves were able

to celebrate their title with a halftime

lap of honour at The

Racecourse on Tuesday in front

of 1,267 supporters.

On the pitch, the lads did us proud and could have won it in 90, but even to hold

their nerve during penalties was amazing. Off the pitch, the whole logistics

before, during and after the game were brilliant. We had the Ladies Reserves

doing a lap of honour on the pitch at half time after winning their league title,

Jamie was on BBC Radio Berkshire on Wednesday night, and the whole week has

oozed professionalism. Now we are waiting to see who we play in the final –

Reading and MK Dons are scheduled to meet on 11th April as per the Berks and

Bucks County website. This Monday our Youth Team have their BIG game at Fleet

Spurs so we want as many of you down there are possible. The maths are simple,

only a win will give them the league title. We love our football! Enjoy the football

today and hopefully see you back here again soon. Neal


Neil Graham captured the from the incredible midweek win over Wycombe

Wanderers (www.neilgrahamphotography.com).

Clockwise from top left: Duarte Surpanu

celebrates after scoring his penalty, Sean

McCormack shares the moment,

Manager/Magician/Master, our wonderful

fans in full voice.


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**

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 United 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 4-2 159

15-Jan Wembley

A COCO 2-1

22-Jan Edgware Town

H COCO 3-1

25-Jan Thatcham Town

H BBT 2 3-0

29-Jan Spelthorne Sports

A COCO 2-1

05-Feb St Panteleimon

A COCO 3-2

22-Feb Didcot Town

A BBT QF 3-1 197

26-Feb Burnham

A COCO 4-0

01-Mar Holyport

H COCO 1-0

05-Mar Virginia Water

H COCO 1-1

08-Mar Abbey Rangers

A COCO 0-1

12-Mar Holyport

A COCO 0-3

19-Mar CB Hounslow United H COCO 0-0

22-Mar Wycombe Wanderers H BBT SF 0-0*** 1267

26-Mar Tadley Calleva


29-Mar Virginia Water


02-Apr North Greenford United A COCO

05-Apr Hanworth Villa


16-Apr Windsor


18-Apr Abbey Rangers


23-Apr Egham Town


TBA Reading/MK Dons



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

Morgan, O.G., Laflin

Laflin 2, Bailey

Laflin, Surpanu

Laflin, Surpanu, Scott

Morgan 2, McCormack

August, Lock, Scott, O.G.



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

**Lost 6-5 on penalties (no extra time).

**Won 3-1 on penalties (no extra time).

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


Midweek results:

22/3 Hanworth Villa 1-0 Southall L

22/3 Virginia Water 4-3 Burnham L

22/3 Ascot United 0-0 (3p1) Wycombe Wanderers BBT

22/3 Uxbridge 4-1 St Panteleimon MIDDX

23/3 North Greenford United 1-4 Southall LC

Today's fixtures:

26/3 Ascot United v Tadley Calleva L

26/3 Edgware Town v Holyport L

26/3 Egham Town v Burnham L

26/3 Spelthorne Sports v Virginia Water L

26/3 St Panteleimon v Southall L

26/3 Wembley v North Greenford United L

26/3 Windsor v CB Hounslow United L

26/3 Wokingham & Emmbrook v Reading City L

29/3 Virginia Water v Ascot United L

29/3 Wembley v Southall L

30/3 St Panteleimon v Burnham L

Below: Captain, Leader, Hero. No other words necessary.


Top: Captain Dan Bailey leads the chat. Bottom: Elliot Carey 'negotiates' with the



Combined Counties League Premier Division South


1 Hanworth Villa 30 27 3 0 64 84

2 Abbey Rangers 27 18 1 8 17 55

3 Southall 25 17 3 5 37 54

4 Egham Town 27 16 6 5 20 54

5 North Greenford United 28 16 4 8 40 52

6 Ascot United 27 14 6 7 13 48

7 Edgware Town 28 12 7 9 16 43

8 Reading City 29 10 6 13 -4 36

9 Windsor 28 10 6 12 -6 36

10 St Panteleimon 27 10 4 13 -1 34

11 Tadley Calleva 28 10 4 14 -3 34

12 Wembley 29 9 6 14 -3 33

13 Burnham 29 9 6 14 -33 33

14 Virginia Water 30 9 3 18 -23 30

15 Spelthorne Sports 28 8 5 15 -14 29

16 Wokingham & Emmbrook 29 7 4 18 -20 25

17 CB Hounslow United 30 6 4 20 -61 22

18 Holyport 29 6 2 21 -39 20

Combined Counties League Premier Division North


1 Walton & Hersham 31 23 5 3 56 74

2 Beckenham Town 29 23 4 2 63 73

3 Badshot Lea 30 19 9 2 51 66

4 Jersey Bulls 29 19 7 3 55 64

5 Raynes Park Vale 29 19 6 4 45 63

6 Redhill 29 16 7 6 30 55

7 Horley Town 30 16 3 11 4 51

8 Sheerwater 33 15 4 14 -5 49

9 Knaphill 32 9 13 10 -8 40

10 Cobham 30 9 9 12 -3 36

11 Farnham Town 32 10 6 16 -9 36

12 Guildford City 31 10 6 15 -18 36

13 Camberley Town 33 10 5 18 -20 35

14 Balham 28 10 4 14 -3 34

15 Colliers Wood United 32 10 4 18 -19 34

16 Fleet Town 30 9 1 20 -24 28

17 Frimley Green 28 8 3 17 -35 27

18 AFC Croydon Athletic 31 5 10 16 -35 25

19 Banstead Athletic 29 4 6 19 -42 18

20 Molesey 34 2 6 26 -83 12


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 - 7 -

R Andrady 2 - 20 -

K August 36 7 36 7

D Bailey 35 6 64 10

L Bouwers 20 - 166 11

E Carey 5 - 55 4

I Davies 16 1 75 36

J Denton 29 3 205 22

C Ellis 26 - 83 1

S Evans 8 1 25 1

A Everiss 26 1 26 1

L Farhall 1 - 1 -

C Ferguson 11 - 31 1

W Frank 2 - 2 -

B Gill 1 - 1 -

O Graham 6 - 6 -

S Gray 39 - 125 -

M Gutteridge 2 2 25 4

A Hall 1 - 1 -

R Hamid 12 1 12 1

J Harper 10 - 10 -

H Laflin 30 29 139 81

G Lock 38 5 162 10

J Masters 21 - 29 -

S McCormack 35 7 35 7

R Merrick 15 - 35 -

T Morgan 31 12 47 15

J Nice 3 - 5 1

D Nortey 22 3 22 3

D Price 2 - 46 10

J Richardson 6 - 70 12

T Scott 23 5 23 5

D Surpanu 36 4 43 6

A Sykes 2 - 3 -

J Tarrant 1 - 1 -

T Thompson 3 - 3 -

D Walden 5 - 5 -

K Walters 3 - 33 3

571 87 1,677 252

Taylor Morgan

has now

reached 47


for Ascot

United and so

his halfcentury


not be too far

away. If he

features in the

next 3



today) then he

will reach that

milestone next

weekend at



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The club were formed in the 2005/06 season,

joining the Surrey County Women's League.

They moved into the Thames Valley Counties

Football League in 2007/08. After some ups and

downs they eventually achieved promotion to

Division 1 of the SRWFL and later to the Premier

Division for the 2017/18 season, which is where

they have remained.

League position 21/22:

3rd (currently)

The 2021/22 season is team’s 16th in existence,

and they have enjoyed a fine campaign. They

reached the first round proper of the women’s

FA Cup for the first time in their history, hosting

Chichester and Selsey Ladies from Step 3 of the

pyramid, and put up a fine display in a 4-0

defeat. They have now fulfilled all their fixtures

and lie 3rd in the league, although it is likely

they will finish 4th as their nearest rivals

(Eastleigh) still have 2 games to play and will

undoubtedly leapfrog them. A gutsy 3-2 league

cup quarter final exit at Abingdon United on Above: Georgia Luckhurst-McCord

13th March signalled the end of their season. Below: Izzy Woods

The team have demonstrably improved and

play some excellent football. Player-coach Alix

Todd has added a sharper edge to their game,

captain and goalkeeper Lisa Phillips is one of

the best Number 1’s at this level, and the

existence of a reserve team and talented junior

section means there is competition for places.

Our Girls Under 16’s reached the Surrey County

Cup Final where they lost 3-1 against mighty

Crystal Palace, whilst one of our 16 year olds –

Tia Johnson – made the seamless transition to

first team football in 2022 and even scooped

the player of the month award with 4 goals in 4



Southern Region Women's

Football League Premier

Level on Pyramid:



Darrel Evans


Ascot United Ladies Reserves have had

an incredible season in Division 3 (East)

of the Thames Valley Counties League as

they have won all 18 league games on

their way to the league title and

promotion! Their overall winning

sequence extends back to December

2020 – a run of over 30 games in all


However, their biggest test is yet to come

when they travel to Badshot Lea on

Sunday 3rd April in the league cup semifinal.

Badshot Lea have already won the

Division 1 title so John Swallow’s side

must bridge a 2-division gap to advance

to the final. However, his side have

already disposed of Division 1 high-fliers

Long Crendon Ladies in the quarter final,

so they’ll go into the game with


Anyone interested in joining Ascot United

Ladies can reach out to either first team

manager Darrel Evans

(dmhhevans@ntlworld.com) or reserve

team manager John Swallow

(swallow127@btinternet.com). Both

teams are on our website, and have their

own twitter feeds (@AscotLadiesFC and



Thames Valley League

Division 3 (East)

Level on Pyramid:



John Swallow

League position 21/22:

1st (Champions)

Above: Hot-shots Freya Johnson and Clodagh Farrell

Below: Kat Webb

Clockwise from top left: Jam-packed

terrace, Rory Merrick celebrates

netting his penalty, "Locky Love", Sean

McCormack is tripped - the only way to

stop him, midfield general Elliot Carey

gets stuck in, Hero Bouwers sends us



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.

Photographs from

recent games are

available via Robert

Mack's website. Visit

his website or for

general enquiries

telephone 07801




Ainsworth’s men humbled as Yellamen win on penalties

Tuesday 22nd March 2022 - Berks and Bucks Senior Cup Semi Final - Ascot

United 0 - 0 (3p1) Wycombe Wanderers

Ascot United caused a huge upset by beating League One side Wycombe Wanderers

in the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup Semi Final on Tuesday evening. In front of a clubrecord

crowd of 1,267, Club captain Louis Bouwers scored the decisive penalty to set

up a cup final clash with either Reading or Milton Keynes Dons.

Ascot came into the game off the back of a four-game winless streak; hardly good

preparation to face a side six levels above them on the football pyramid. However,

having caused two shocks in four matches to reach the last four, manager Jamie

Tompkins and his troops harboured hopes of causing an upset to trump all others in

the club’s history.

Littered with quality and first team experience, Wanderers were more than matched

by their hosts and only had Jess Olukolu’s free-kick over the bar to show for their

early endeavours. At the other end, Ascot caused their visitors problems as Taylor

Morgan’s shot deflected wide from Sean McCormack’s excellent cross before

creating an almighty goal-mouth scramble which Wanderers somehow survived

soon after.

Chris Ellis produced a fantastic block to deny Sullay Kaikai as Wycombe threatened

again, although Ascot nearly had the last laugh of an energetic first half when Tom

Scott’s freekick squirmed away via a deflection at the near post.

With the home fans behind the goal in the second half Ascot were roared forwards,

although there were few chances early-on. Scott’s shot was easily saved by visiting

‘keeper Adam Pryzbek midway through the half, and his side were soon forced to

reshuffled when the excellent Adam Everiss hobbled off, but that would only

galvanise Tompkins’ men.

The visitors might have only needed one chance - and so it came when Sam Gray’s

simply outstanding save kept Ascot in it late-on - before substitute Duarte Surpanu

fashioned an even later chance at the other end; before penalties ensued. Both

teams missed their opening spot-kicks – but Gray was the hero and Surpanu, Merrick

and then finally Bouwers netted under excruciating tension to send Ascot through to

a cup final that they and their fans will be savouring before, during, and after it


Ascot United: Gray, Lock , Everiss (Surpanu), Carey (Bouwers), Bailey, Ellis,

McCormack, Merrick, Morgan (August), Scott, Masters. Sub unused: Nortey

Clockwise from top left: Keaton

August takes the plaudits, Taylor

Morgan on the attack, penalty box

pandemonium, George Lock

focuses, THAT save from Sam Gray,

more pandemonium as Ascot




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.

Alex Sykes – goalkeeper

Goalkeeping coach and reliable backup. Has

International experience having played for

the England Futsal team.

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.

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.

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

Elliot Carey - midfield

Fearless, combative midfielder who rejoined

early in 2022. Likes to dominate in the centre

of the park and will leave nothing out on the


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Kai Walters - forward

Rejoined early in 2022 having previously

made 30 appearances in 2 previous spells

with the club. Talented player who gives

another attacking option.

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

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.

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.

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


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.

Dan Masters – asst. manager

Dan is in his fourth season with Ascot Utd and

is a crucial part of the coaching staff.

Clockwise from top left: U10s mascots

line up, skipper Dan Bailey in

possession, Duarte Surpanu on the

attack in front of a packed Saints

Pavilion, Chris Ellis takes ownership,

more heroes including injured Adam

Everiss, George 'Locks on'.



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!


Ed. says: As taken from our visitor's website, but doesn’t

take account of recent history which included promotion

to Step 5 for 2018/19 when they finished 8th in the Wessex

Premier, before 2 abandoned seasons due to COVID, and

then a lateral transfer to the COCO Premier North for the

2021/22 campaign.

Tadley has had a football team since the early 1900’s. In the modern era the team

was re-formed in 1989 and played in the Basingstoke and North Hants Leagues

before winning promotion to the Hampshire League.

The club was formed as Tadley F.C. in 1989. They joined the Hampshire League

Division Three in 1994, finishing runners-up in 1995–96, gaining promotion to

Division Two.

The club changed it’s name to Tadley Town F.C. in 1999 and joined Division One upon

re-organisation. In 2004, they changed their name to their present name and

entered the Wessex Football League Division Three.

Division Three was re-named Division Two in 2006, and the club finished runners-up

in 2007. In the 2007–08 season, they won the Wessex League Division One title but

were denied promotion as their ground did not meet the requirements for the

Premier Division. The Reserve side was also very successful in the same season by

taking the Wessex Combination League title.

Since then the team has remained in Division One and has steadily been making

progress on and off the field year on year. They narrowly missed out on promotion in

2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively by finishing in 3rd positions in both seasons.

In the 2010–11 campaign they reached the final of the Basingstoke Senior Cup

losing to Thatcham Town 4–1. The club then went on to win the same cup in 2013-14

beating local rivals AFC Aldermaston 3-2 (aet) in the final. In September 2014, the

club recorded probably the best result of its modern history, defeating Conference

South Basingstoke Town on penalties in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup at the Soccer

AM Stadium (formerly ‘The Camrose’) after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes.


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