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

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Tue 5 Apr 2022<br />

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

Matchday<br />

Programme<br />

Season<br />


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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 />

Elliot Carey<br />

George Lock<br />

Ian Davies<br />

James Harper<br />

James Richardson<br />

Josh Masters<br />

Kai Walters<br />

Keaton August<br />

Louis Bouwers<br />

Rory Merrick<br />

Sam Evans<br />

Sean McCormack<br />

Charlie Morgan<br />

Taylor Morgan<br />

Toby Thompson<br />

Tom Scott<br />

T H E V I L L A I N S<br />

Red and White<br />

Terry Buss (GK)<br />

Dapo Abitogun<br />

Guy Ansah-Palmer<br />

Theo Crawford<br />

Rory DaCosta<br />

Jordan Ellis<br />

Jerome Federico<br />

James Fenlon<br />

Tom Jelley<br />

Michael Kamara<br />

Charlie Light<br />

Shadrac Malembe<br />

Ben Merson<br />

Sam Merson<br />

Gagan Samra<br />

Elliot Simpson<br />

Leon Solomon<br />

Louis Taylor<br />

Jamie Thoroughgood<br />

Bruno Tingle<br />

Jordan Williams<br />

Meshach Williams<br />

Jamie Tompkins Manager Simon Haughney<br />

Dan Masters Asst. Manager Paul Thomas / Leon Solomon<br />

Jamie Ashdown GK Coach<br />

Bjorn Dunkley Coach Chris Balchin<br />

Steve Quelch Coach Mark Floyd<br />

Chad Smith Therapist<br />

Matthew<br />

Barrett<br />

Match Officials<br />

Adam<br />

Parry<br />

Benjamin<br />

Maskery<br />

Last Match:<br />

North Greenford <strong>United</strong><br />

A<br />

Sat 2 Apr<br />

3-0<br />

COCO<br />

Next Match: Windsor H Sat 16 Apr<br />



Congratulations! Before we<br />

get into today's matchday<br />

programme <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> wish<br />

to congratulate Simon and his<br />

<strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> squad for their<br />

incredible title winning<br />

campaign and wish them all<br />

the very best at Step 4.


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 U18s Team Manager: Josh Nice<br />

Veterans Team Manager: Dave Good<br />

Ladies Team Manager: Darrel Evans<br />

Ladies Reserves Team Manager: John Swallow<br />

Therapist: Chad Smith<br />

Sports Psychology: Izzy Woods<br />

Football Operations Manager: Emma Dunbar<br />

Private Events Manager: Sam Knight<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 />

Donna Graham<br />

Phil Wray<br />

Graham Jones<br />

Above and Below: Before and after the storm!<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Football Club Limited. Registered in England and Wales. Registration No. 6883550. Registered Office: Ternion<br />

Court, 264-268 Upper Fourth Street, Central Milton Keynes MK9 1DP. Affiliated to the Berks & Bucks F.A. No. Q-B&B0165<br />

Here's a preview of what's inside this week's edition:<br />

*<br />

*<br />

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

Scores and Stats<br />

* Pen Pics<br />

* Match reports - including Allied U18 title winning match<br />

* Club histories<br />

* Plus more


Simon Negus<br />

Chairman<br />

A warm welcome to <strong>Hanworth</strong><br />

<strong>Villa</strong> for today's Cherry Red<br />

Records Combined Counties<br />

League Premier Division North<br />

A warm welcome to the Racecourse for tonight‘s Combined Counties Premier<br />

League game - and a special welcome to everybody from <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong>. I first<br />

need to say a huge congratulations to our opposition for their performances<br />

this season and their fully deserved promotion. The fact that they have gone<br />

this far in the season undefeated is phenomenal but it’s a record that<br />

obviously I hope comes to an end this evening. Well done though and good<br />

luck for next season at Step 4.<br />

Talking of congratulations there have been some further fantastic results<br />

from <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> teams in the last week. Our U15 Girls managed by Mick<br />

Parker have won their league and remain unbeaten, and our U16 Girls<br />

managed by Stuart Connor have also won the league without being defeated.<br />

And our Allied Counties team managed by Josh Nice have also secured that<br />

title for the first time, with a victory in the final league game of the season<br />

clinching the title. Many congratulations to all involved.<br />

Even though the season is soon to be coming to an end, the club continues to<br />

operate throughout the summer with many teams choosing to continue their<br />

training schedule and the clubhouse in frequent use. The club is available to<br />

hire so please get in contact if you have any events planned– we are also<br />

looking to increase our staff numbers over the summer so if you know of<br />

anybody looking for work please ask them to get in touch particularly bar and<br />

cafe staff.<br />

Several people have asked if we know the venue or date for our Senior County<br />

Cup Final yet – and just as we published this program we learnt it has been set<br />

for Saturday 7th May at Slough Town's Arbour Park (3pm). Keep an eye open for<br />

details on our social media channels.<br />

Hope you all enjoy the game this evening. Simon


Welcome to the players, officials<br />

and supporters of <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong>.<br />

Enjoy the game!<br />

Jamie Tompkins<br />

First Team Manager<br />

Hello and welcome to <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> players, committee and supporters for this evening’s<br />

Combined Counties Premier North fixture.<br />

Firstly, congratulations to all at <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> for winning the league and promotion. Their side<br />

have been unmatched and unbeaten all season so they have fully deserved this reward.<br />

We will be looking to continue our good form since Christmas, just 2 losses in 17 games, and more<br />

recently 4 clean sheets in 5 games so we will go into this game with confidence and aim to be the<br />

first team to beat <strong>Hanworth</strong> this season.<br />

Saying that, tonight our already depleted squad will again play our sixth game in 18 days – poor<br />

scheduling from the league – before we have 10 days off to then playing 2 games and 3 days. I<br />

cannot fault our squad’s application and work rate as they continue to grind out good<br />

performances on tired legs.<br />

Positive news aside from the 3-0 win on Saturday was Taylor Morgan making his 50th appearance<br />

for the club, Taylor has been a great asset since joining us and is on fine form too.<br />

Hot off the press the County Cup Final date has been set for 3pm on Saturday 7th May at Arbour<br />

Park, Slough Town, and we will know our opposition when the other semi-final takes place next<br />

Monday.<br />

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

support 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 V I L L A I N S<br />

W E L C O M E T O T H E V I L L A I N S<br />

ON COURSE!<br />

With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs<br />

Welcome to the players, officials and<br />

supporters of <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> 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 />

First of all welcome to <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> and like all of us here at <strong>Ascot</strong> we are<br />

truly in awe of your title winning season. We might have a say in whether it is<br />

an unbeaten league programme, but with 31 games down and 31 undefeated<br />

it’s still absolutely incredible. Despite attending 80-90% of our games I have<br />

done the worst double in the world as not only did I miss our away match at<br />

<strong>Villa</strong> I am also missing tonight on a much needed holiday! However, I’m<br />

wishing both sides all the best from Cornwall. We’ve done well off the back of<br />

the Wycombe game having played good football against Tadley but somehow<br />

ended up only drawing, before finally finding that winning feeling at Virginia<br />

Water and then North Greenford, also with 2 clean sheets.<br />

Still pinching ourselves! Jo Gavin<br />

(facilities manager) gets<br />

involved in the post-match<br />

celebrations after <strong>Ascot</strong> stunned<br />

Wycombe in the county cup. It<br />

wasn't just a herculean effort on<br />

the pitch!<br />

Elsewhere, our Ladies Reserves’ finally lost their 30-odd-game winning streak<br />

with defeat at Badshot Lea in the league cup semi final last Sunday. It was a<br />

tough ask against the Division 1 champions – 2 league higher – and they were<br />

goalless for nearly an hour before losing 2-0. However, news also came<br />

through that our Girls U16 Diamonds were crowned SCWGL Premier League<br />

champions on the same day, so it’s not all bad! Back to the first team, and<br />

we’re not in action again until 16th May when we play Windsor FC at home, but I<br />

know a few of our lads are interested in watching the other Berks and Bucks<br />

Senior Cup semi-final tie between Reading and MK Dons at Reading’s ground<br />

next Monday 11th (7.30pm) Then we know which team we will need to beat to<br />

win the cup on May 7th! That’s it for now. Enjoy the evening! Neal


Date Opposition<br />

H/A Comp Result Att<br />

Scorers<br />

06-Aug Holyport<br />

H FAC XP 3-0 450 Laflin, Lock, Surpanu<br />

14-Aug Southall<br />

A COCO 0-5 50<br />

17-Aug Tadley Calleva<br />

A COCO 5-1 n/k Laflin 2, Lock, T. Morgan, Denton<br />

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

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

28-Aug Reading City<br />

H COCO 2-2<br />

Laflin 2<br />

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

Laflin 2<br />

04-Sep Hythe Town<br />

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

11-Sep Hengrove Athletic<br />

A FAV 1Q 2-0<br />

August, Laflin<br />

18-Sep Wembley<br />

H COCO 1-1*<br />

Laflin<br />

21-Sep Windsor<br />

H BBT 1Q 3-1 120 T. Morgan 2, Laflin<br />

25-Sep Tadley Calleva<br />

A FAV 2Q 4-1<br />

August, Bailey, McCormack, Nortey<br />

28-Sep Burnham<br />

H COCO 5-0<br />

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

02-Oct Edgware Town<br />

A COCO 4-2<br />

Laflin, August, Bailey, T. Morgan<br />

09-Oct North Greenford <strong>United</strong> H COCO 3-2 101 Laflin 2, McCormack<br />

16-Oct Windsor<br />

A COCO 1-3<br />

Everiss<br />

23-Oct Wallingford Town<br />

A FAV 1 2-2**<br />

Nortey, Laflin<br />

30-Oct Egham Town<br />

A COCO 1-1<br />

Nortey<br />

06-Nov Spelthorne Sports<br />

H COCO 0-2<br />

13-Nov <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong><br />

A COCO 0-3<br />

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

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

20-Nov St Panteleimon<br />

H COCO 3-1<br />

Laflin 2, T. Morgan<br />

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

August 2, Bailey<br />

27-Nov CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> A COCO 3-0<br />

Laflin 2, August<br />

04-Dec Southall<br />

H COCO 2-2<br />

Laflin 2<br />

18-Dec Reading City<br />

A COCO 2-3<br />

T. Morgan, Scott<br />

27-Dec Wokingham/Emmbrook H COCO 4-2 159 Gutteridge 2, Bailey, Scott<br />

15-Jan Wembley<br />

A COCO 2-1<br />

T. Morgan, Bailey<br />

22-Jan Edgware Town<br />

H COCO 3-1<br />

T. Morgan, O.G., Laflin<br />

25-Jan Thatcham Town<br />

H BBT 2 3-0<br />

Laflin 2, Bailey<br />

29-Jan Spelthorne Sports<br />

A COCO 2-1<br />

Laflin, Surpanu<br />

05-Feb St Panteleimon<br />

A COCO 3-2<br />

Laflin, Surpanu, Scott<br />

22-Feb Didcot Town<br />

A BBT QF 3-1 197 T. Morgan 2, McCormack<br />

26-Feb Burnham<br />

A COCO 4-0<br />

August, Lock, Scott, O.G.<br />

01-Mar Holyport<br />

H COCO 1-0<br />

T. Morgan<br />

05-Mar Virginia Water<br />

H COCO 1-1<br />

Surpanu<br />

08-Mar Abbey Rangers<br />

A COCO 0-1<br />

12-Mar Holyport<br />

A COCO 0-3<br />

19-Mar CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> H COCO 0-0<br />

22-Mar Wycombe Wanderers H BBT SF 0-0*** 1267<br />

26-Mar Tadley Calleva<br />

H COCO 2-2<br />

August, T. Morgan<br />

29-Mar Virginia Water<br />

A COCO 2-0<br />

Surpanu, McCormack<br />

02-Apr North Greenford <strong>United</strong> A COCO 3-0 Richardson, C. Morgan, O.G.<br />

05-Apr <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong><br />

H COCO<br />

16-Apr Windsor<br />

H COCO<br />

18-Apr Abbey Rangers<br />

H COCO<br />

23-Apr Egham Town<br />

H COCO<br />

07-May Reading/MK Dons<br />

N BBT F<br />

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

**Lost 6-5 on penalties (no extra time).<br />

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


Weekend results:<br />

Today's fixtures:<br />

Looking ahead:


Combined Counties League Premier Division South<br />

P W D L GD PTS<br />

1 <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> 31 28 3 0 69 87<br />

2 Southall 28 20 3 5 43 63<br />

3 Egham Town 29 17 7 5 23 58<br />

4 Abbey Rangers 28 19 1 8 19 58<br />

5 North Greenford <strong>United</strong> 30 17 4 9 42 55<br />

6 <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> 30 16 7 7 18 55<br />

7 Edgware Town 30 12 7 11 12 43<br />

8 Reading City 31 11 7 13 -3 40<br />

9 Windsor 30 11 6 13 -3 39<br />

10 Tadley Calleva 29 10 5 14 -3 35<br />

11 Spelthorne Sports 30 10 5 15 -11 35<br />

12 St Panteleimon 28 10 4 14 -3 34<br />

13 Burnham 31 9 7 15 -36 34<br />

14 Wembley 32 9 6 17 -15 33<br />

15 Virginia Water 33 9 4 20 -27 31<br />

16 Wokingham & Emmbrook 31 7 6 18 -20 27<br />

17 Holyport 31 7 2 22 -38 23<br />

18 CB Hounslow <strong>United</strong> 32 6 4 22 -67 22<br />

Combined Counties League Premier Division North<br />

P W D L GD PTS<br />

1 Beckenham Town 32 25 4 3 65 79<br />

2 Walton & Hersham 34 24 7 3 57 79<br />

3 Raynes Park Vale 32 21 6 5 49 69<br />

4 Jersey Bulls 32 20 8 4 56 68<br />

5 Badshot Lea 33 19 9 5 43 66<br />

6 Redhill 32 17 9 6 32 60<br />

7 Horley Town 33 17 5 11 5 56<br />

8 Sheerwater 35 15 5 15 -9 50<br />

9 Balham 31 13 4 14 7 43<br />

10 Knaphill 35 9 14 12 -13 41<br />

11 Camberley Town 35 12 5 18 -15 41<br />

12 Farnham Town 34 11 6 17 -10 39<br />

13 Colliers Wood <strong>United</strong> 35 11 5 19 -20 38<br />

14 Cobham 32 9 10 13 -6 37<br />

15 Guildford City 33 10 6 17 -24 36<br />

16 Fleet Town 33 11 2 20 -19 35<br />

17 Frimley Green 31 9 4 18 -33 31<br />

18 AFC Croydon Athletic 34 6 11 17 -35 29<br />

19 Banstead Athletic 31 4 6 21 -44 18<br />

20 Molesey 35 2 6 27 -86 12<br />

A good omen?! The countycup<br />

winning U14 Boys' Team,<br />

managed by Bjorn Dunkley<br />

and Simon Doogan.


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

this season's squad.<br />

2021-22 All-time<br />

App Goals App Goals<br />

D Amate 7 - 7 -<br />

R Andrady 2 - 20 -<br />

K August 39 8 39 8<br />

D Bailey 38 6 67 10<br />

L Bouwers 23 - 169 11<br />

E Carey 5 - 55 4<br />

I Davies 17 1 76 36<br />

J Denton 29 3 205 22<br />

C Ellis 28 - 85 1<br />

S Evans 8 1 25 1<br />

A Everiss 26 1 26 1<br />

L Farhall 1 - 1 -<br />

C Ferguson 11 - 31 1<br />

W Frank 2 - 2 -<br />

B Gill 1 - 1 -<br />

O Graham 6 - 6 -<br />

S Gray 42 - 128 -<br />

M Gutteridge 2 2 25 4<br />

A Hall 1 - 1 -<br />

R Hamid 12 1 12 1<br />

J Harper 12 - 12 -<br />

H Laflin 30 29 139 81<br />

G Lock 38 5 162 10<br />

J Masters 24 - 32 -<br />

S McCormack 38 8 38 8<br />

R Merrick 18 - 38 -<br />

C Morgan 1 - 1 -<br />

T Morgan 35 13 51 16<br />

J Nice 3 - 5 1<br />

D Nortey 23 3 23 3<br />

D Price 2 - 46 10<br />

J Richardson 9 - 73 12<br />

T Scott 26 5 26 5<br />

D Surpanu 39 5 46 7<br />

A Sykes 2 - 3 -<br />

J Tarrant 1 - 1 -<br />

T Thompson 3 - 3 -<br />

D Walden 5 - 5 -<br />

K Walters 4 - 34 3<br />

613 91 1,719 256<br />

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leisure events, please email<br />

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CHAMPIONS!!!<br />

Young Yellamen beat Fleet Spurs 2-0 to pip Westfield<br />

Fleet Spurs 0<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> 2<br />

Allied Counties YL South<br />

Click here for league table<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> Allied Under 18’s were crowned Allied<br />

Counties Youth League (South) champions by beating<br />

Fleet Spurs 2-0 in a must-win game on Monday [March<br />

28th]. With league leaders Westfield having already<br />

finished their league program and lying one point above<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> with a superior goal difference, Josh Nice’s side<br />

needed to beat Spurs in their final game to leapfrog<br />

Westfield to glory.<br />

Despite being rock-bottom, the home side’s form had<br />

improved since the turn of the year with only one defeat<br />

in five matches in open play. However, Nice’s side have<br />

been impressive throughout the campaign, and once<br />

again showed their professionalism and maturity in front<br />

of the large number of travelling supporters.<br />

It looked for all the world that a combination of excellent goalkeeper and resolute defending would keep <strong>Ascot</strong> out<br />

until half-time. Alex Hall stung Kieran Rush’s palms after just five minutes before making an even better save to<br />

thwart George Fairbairn when clean through in the 11th minute, and then diving full stretch to claw away Hugo<br />

South’s free-kick midway through the half.<br />

At the other end James Docherty was rarely troubled, although home defender Reece Knight really should have<br />

made better connection with a glancing header as half time approached. But, there was still time for one final<br />

chance, and after <strong>Ascot</strong> broke, Jake Pandhor was tripped in the box; Lawson Jones stepping up to confidently<br />

hammer home the resultant spot-kick into the bottom right.<br />

The second half was incredibly scrappy and after Nice had thrown on all five substitutes in two separate tranches,<br />

The Yellamen finally killed the game off.<br />

It took fully eighty minutes for them to do so; Ollie Mann escaping down the right wing and delivering a lofted cross<br />

that fellow substitute Matt Hurdwell bundled home at the third attempt after Rush had got down well to save his<br />

header and then recovered to block his follow-up. Hurdwell’s shot on the turn might have added gloss three minutes<br />

from the end of normal time following Tom Bailey’s excellent run, but 2-0 it remained sparking scenes of joy<br />

amongst the players, staff and travelling supporters.<br />

Many will point to a pivotal moment in early February when <strong>Ascot</strong> bagged an injury-time equaliser against Westfield<br />

to put the destiny of the title in their own hands. However, it is the statistics – P14 W11 D2 L1 – which speak volumes<br />

of a campaign oozing consistency and commitment from an extremely talented group of players; players who are<br />

now title winners and who we are proud to say wear yellow and blue.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong>: Docherty, Bailey, McCart, South (Bowden), Thompson, Walden, Hall (Mann), Pandhor, Jones (Hurdwell),<br />

Holden (Chaisty), Fairbairn (Tomkins).

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

Photographs from<br />

recent games are<br />

available via Robert<br />

Mack's website. Visit<br />

his website or for<br />

general enquiries<br />

telephone 07801<br />




Yellamen beat North Greenford 3-0 in Taylor's half-century<br />

Saturday 2nd April 2022 - Combined Counties League Premier Division North -<br />

North Greenford <strong>United</strong> 0 - 3 <strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong><br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> romped to a 3-0 win at North Greenford <strong>United</strong> on Saturday in a<br />

fine team display. Debutant Charlie Morgan (pictured) weighed in with a<br />

goal, whereas Taylor Morgan made his 50th appearance in yellow and blue.<br />

‘Keeper Sam Gray was in action to deny the hosts early-on but James<br />

Richardson set <strong>Ascot</strong> on their way when he beat his marker and smashed<br />

home midway through the first half, although the hosts were already down<br />

to men after an earlier foul on Taylor Morgan.<br />

North Greenford gift-wrapped <strong>Ascot</strong> a second goal two minutes into the<br />

second half with an own-goal, and although both sides traded chances it<br />

was 17-year old MOM Charlie Morgan who grabbed the headlines with a<br />

debut goal as the final fifteen minutes approached; Sean McCormack with<br />

the trickery before Morgan converted.<br />

McCormack might have added a fourth late-on but his shot was well-saved,<br />

but <strong>Ascot</strong> were worthy winners as they gained further momentum ahead of<br />

the visit of league champions <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> on Tuesday.<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong>: Gray, Merrick, Masters, Scott, Bouwers, Bailey, McCormack, C.<br />

Morgan, T. Morgan, August, Richardson (Surpanu).


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 />

Josh Masters - defence<br />

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

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

rivals Holyport.<br />

Alex Sykes – goalkeeper<br />

Goalkeeping coach and reliable backup. Has<br />

International experience having played for<br />

the England Futsal team.<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.<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.<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> <strong>United</strong> Allied U18 captain who is<br />

expected to feature for the senior side<br />

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

Elliot Carey - midfield<br />

Fearless, combative midfielder who rejoined<br />

early in 2022. Likes to dominate in the centre<br />

of the park and will leave nothing out on the<br />

pitch.<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.<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.<br />

Sean McCormack - forward<br />

Skilful forward signed from Walton and<br />

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

Maidenhead <strong>United</strong> and Bracknell Town.<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 <strong>United</strong>, 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.<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.<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 />

Kai Walters - forward<br />

Rejoined early in 2022 having previously<br />

made 30 appearances in 2 previous spells<br />

with the club. Talented player who gives<br />

another attacking option.<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 />

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 />

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 <strong>United</strong> and Rayners Lane.<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.<br />

James Richardson - forward<br />

Former England schoolboys international<br />

who returned in 2022 for his 2nd spell at<br />

<strong>Ascot</strong> after gaining experience at higherlevel<br />

Chesham <strong>United</strong>. Hugely talented with<br />

dazzling skills and weighs in with important<br />

goals.<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.<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.


<strong>Ascot</strong> <strong>United</strong> 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> <strong>United</strong> 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> <strong>United</strong> 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!


<strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong>, ‘The <strong>Villa</strong>ins,’ was formed in 1976. In the early years, the team struggled in<br />

Division one of the Hounslow & District League, scoring a goal was usually celebrated with<br />

a public holiday. During a close season, following hard work by Jimmy Connors, the team<br />

was completely rebuilt and this led to them finishing as Division 1 Champions.<br />

The following Season saw the club start an incredible run in the league, which finished 68<br />

matches later, with the ’<strong>Villa</strong>ins’ winning the Hounslow Premier League and the West<br />

Middlesex Divisions one and two championships. The success continued with <strong>Hanworth</strong><br />

being elected to the newly formed Middlesex County Football League in 1984/1985.<br />

From 1980 the club had a nomadic existence but in 1997 moved to their current headquarters at Rectory Meadow. This<br />

move led to the formation of <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> Sunday and a new reserve team, being an amalgamation of teams from The<br />

Sawyers Arms, The Queen Dowager and Feltham Railway Club. A Chiswick League double in 1992/1993 and a 19-0 Cup Final<br />

victory in the National Railways Cup cemented the successful amalgamation.<br />

Following hard work by Dave Brown the club was granted a lease at Rectory Meadow. At last the team had a permanent<br />

home and could set about converting an existing pavilion into a clubhouse, which has become known as the ‘Ranch’. With<br />

a permanent base, <strong>Villa</strong> were also able to concentrate on improving the level of football, and in 2002/2003 a notable<br />

performance by the Saturday first team was to win ‘the treble’ of the Middlesex County Premier Cup, the Open Cup and the<br />

Middlesex County League. After another Premier League title in 2004/2005, with a record number of points, it was decided<br />

to move on and the club were elected to Division 1 of the Combined Counties League in 2005/2006.<br />

It took a while to adapt to the new level of football, but in the second season they managed to win the Challenge Cup. The<br />

following season, 2007/2008, the team managed to successfully defend the Challenge Cup and also narrowly miss out on<br />

the league title, finishing a credible second. However the lack of facilities at the ‘Ranch’ prevented promotion to the<br />

Premier Division.<br />

The club were determined to ensure that the situation should not arise again and with typical determination the<br />

committee managed to raise the funds to ensure that floodlights and a spectator stand were installed in time for the<br />

2008/2009 campaign. The effort was not in vain as once again the team finished second and following a successful<br />

ground inspection <strong>Hanworth</strong> <strong>Villa</strong> were promoted to the Combined Counties Premier League for the 2009/2010 season<br />

The debut season was as expected difficult with points being few and far between and it was not until the second half of<br />

the campaign that the team came to terms with the standard of football required. By the end of the season the team had<br />

collected enough points to finish 17th, three points clear of relegation.<br />

The first season taught the club a lot and changes were put in place to allow for a more comfortable second season, in<br />

which not only did the team finish in 5th position in the league, but also reached the finals of the Middlesex Senior Charity<br />

Cup and the Southern Combination Cup. Unfortunately they were to lose in both.<br />

The 2011/2012 season will live long in the memory of all concerned at the club as being their most successful in national<br />

competition. In the FA Cup the team, after victories over Shrivenham, Bedfont Sports, Wembley, Aveley and Slough, lined up<br />

against AFC Totten for a place in the 1st Round proper, a rare achievement for a team competing at national level 9. In a<br />

very close encounter AFC won 3-2.<br />

In the FA Vase the team reached the 3rd round losing to Herne Bay, one of the beaten semi-finalists that year.<br />

In 2013/2014 the team were successful in achieving a double, in winning both the Middlesex Premier League Cup and the<br />

Southern Combination Cup.<br />

At the end of the 2015/16 season the club appointed former Queens Park Rangers and Fulham defender Rufus Brevett as<br />

their new manager. Rufus had previously managed at Arlesey Town and had coached at Banbury <strong>United</strong>.<br />

Under the Management of Rufus and his team, Bobby Watson, Carl Cleaver and Cliff Angol the team won the Middlesex<br />

Senior Charity Cup with a 3 – 2 win over Spelthorne Sports. It was the second occasion in three years that the team have<br />

won this trophy.<br />

In December 2018, by mutual agreement, Rufus Brevett stepped down as first team Manager with Louis Carder-Walcott,<br />

previously Assistant Manager at Westfield FC, being appointed shortly after.<br />

Following a poor run of form at the start of the 2019/20 and with no positive signs of recovery it was, mutual agreement,<br />

decided that Louis would step down as Manager of the club. In November 2019 the position was filled by Simon Haughney<br />

and his management team of Paul Thomas and Leon Solomon.<br />

The players responded well to this new team and with the addition of several new signings performed well, despite the<br />

distractions of the Covid pandemic. Not only did they remain unbeaten in the ten matches played during the suspended<br />

2020-21 season, they also set a new club record by progressing to the last 16 of the F A Vase, narrowly losing to Long Eaton<br />

<strong>United</strong> on penalties.


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