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Sat 23 Apr 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

Rory Merrick

Sam Evans

Sean McCormack

Charlie Morgan

Taylor Morgan

Toby Thompson

Tom Scott


Red and White

Michael Edegbe (GK)

Samad Kazi

Luke Brophy

Ryan Phillips

Reece Yorke

Daniel Brown

Haluna Masembe

Adam Humphries

Jordan Goode-Keeley

Ashley Harrack

Luke Maguire

Marcelo Graca

Brendan Matthew

Baback Dehghani

Ezekiel Williams

Trevan Robinson

Brandon Tujillo

Sean Alexander

Elgi Fejzo

Jamie Tompkins

Dan Masters

Jamie Ashdown

Bjorn Dunkley

Steve Quelch

Chad Smith




Asst. Manager

GK Coach




Match Officials



Jordan Berry / Greg Phillips

Dave Rogers

Vicky Stewart



Last Match:

Abbey Rangers


Mon 18 Apr



Next Match: Reading FC N Sat 7 May



This Thursday, 28th April, marks the third anniversary of losing this legend.

"Duds" was a pivotal part of getting Football in Bracknell - later Football in

Berkshire - off the ground alongside co-editor and friend Tom Canning.

Today it is a staple for local football coverage thanks to Tom, Abi and the

FiB team. It was a privilege to share in so many happy memories watching

Bracknell Town in the early 2000's, generally making a noisy nuisance of

ourselves everywhere we went with 'The Barmy Army'. Even though he

succumbed to heart failure at just 43, his legacy lives on. And he was one

of the biggest hearted guys you would ever meet. Thanks for the memories

pal. Neal


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

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



Simon, Jamie and Neal reflect on the season

A tribute to 'Duds'

* Pen Pics

* Match reports and stats - who's up and down!?

* Club histories

* Plus more


A warm welcome to Egham Town

for today's Cherry Red Records

Combined Counties League

Premier Division North fixture.

Simon Negus


A warm welcome to The Racecourse Ground for our final league game of the season, and a special

welcome to our opposition today from Egham Town FC.

As I reflect on the season, there is so much we should be proud of as a club on and off the pitch. The

measure of success for a grassroots community club is not only measured by the league position of

the First Team – but please don’t misinterpret this as any lack of ambition. We want to climb the

leagues and had hopes of winning promotion this season – Villa and Southall have deservedly done

so which we congratulate them on, but we have been part of the chasing pack all season along with

our opponents today. Whilst we haven’t quite made it this year, we’ve had some great results and we

go again next season with the same aim - but unlike some other local clubs this is not the be all and

end all.

I’d like to give a big thanks to just some of the amazing volunteers who make this club tick and whom

specifically support the First Team… starting with our Director of Football Neil Richards whose

tireless support for myself and the club in general is so appreciated. One of the unsung heroes is our

Club Secretary Dan Birchmore - it’s got to be the most thankless job in football, but we quite literally

couldn’t function as a club without his diligent hard work… how he keeps a smile on his face I don’t

know (most of the time!). One of our long-serving directors Doug Page is virtually an ever-present at

First Team games and is always happy to help with any job – best ball collector in Berkshire? Onto

Jamie – what a fantastic manager and top bloke! He works so hard and devotes so much time and

energy into this club, and his passion and desire to succeed is apparent - I look forward to working

with him again next season. And to his whole coaching and management team – we’re so fortunate

to have a great team in place and thank for you for all your contributions this season. And finally to

our programme editor, preview writer and match reporter (plus number 1 fan) – Neal Jeffs. I know you

have had to chase me literally every week this season for my programme notes, but your dedication

and hours of work put into the club is really appreciated.

Whilst this is our final League game, we do still have one final match this season – the Berks & Bucks

Senior Cup Final against Reading FC on 7th May… tickets are still available via our website and it

promises to be a fantastic event for the club. We hope to have a big travelling support who can act as

our 12th player as they did in the semi-final win.

Hope you enjoy the game today. Simon


Welcome to the players, officials

and supporters of Egham Town.

Enjoy the game!

Jamie Tompkins

First Team Manager

Hello and welcome to Egham Town players, committee and supporters for this afternoon’s

Combined Counties Premier North fixture.

So here we are, the final league game of the season and how quickly another season has

passed. It has been a testing season for us and one plagued by injuries throughout. Saying

that, we have ended the second half in a positive way with just 2 losses in 20 games since

Christmas and we can build on this towards next season.

We have had a number of highs this season, beating Risborough in the FA Cup after being 2-

0 down at half time, the County cup wins against Thatcham Town, Didcot Town (away) and

of course, Wycombe in front of a record breaking crowd and just the one loss at home in all


Although we bring our league season to an end today, we are very much looking forward to

and preparing for the County Cup final vs Reading FC on Saturday 7th May. Tickets are still

available for the game at Slough Town FC so we hope to see lots of Yellamen fans

supporting us on the day.

In 3 years, we have achieved 3 finals but we will not stop there and we can’t wait to get back

to it in August.

A huge thank you to everyone’s support and well wishes this season and to everyone

behind the scenes for supporting me and the team, see you next season!

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 Egham Town for this Cherry Red

Records Combined Counties League Premier

Division North match.


reading, and

enjoy the

game! Neal

Good afternoon and welcome to our final league game of the season. I think Simon and

Jamie have exhausted the thank-you’s so I will focus on the football. Obviously we are on a

good run of form with only 2 defeats since just before Christmas and today’s visitors have

had a superb season and will be difficult to beat. However, whilst we want to keep our run

going we also want a full squad to select from in 2 weeks’ time so no point in pushing it

today. Around the leagues it is pretty much done and dusted with who is up and down. Villa

have won the title and Southall will also be promoted, and at the other end Holyport and

Hounslow are relegated unless there are record scorelines leading to a massive shift in

goal difference. In Division 1 South Beckenham and Walton are both promoted although the

former can leapfrog non-playing Walton to the title today; Molesey and Banstead are both

relegated. In Division 1, I believe 4 teams will be promoted to our level and they will be

London Lions (champions) Hilltop, Rayners Lane and then almost certainly Wallingford.

Not much else to say! As

the season ends we thank

everyone for helping

safely get us through the


The first 3 teams in that list are North-London based whereas we all know Wallingford are

an Oxfordshire outlier. The County Cup final in 2 weeks is also the same day as our annual

awards/presentation evening here at the clubhouse in the evening. Whatever the result

that day it will be a good night and certainly the Allied U18s have a lot to celebrate after

their title-winning season. They’ve had a but of a hangover with results in various cup

matches since then, but I think we can excuse that! Finally, I think we have to sand back and

celebrate the fact we all got through a season after all the disruption of the previous 2

seasons, so whatever team you support and wherever they finished the main thing is that

we are actually able to get out and watch them week after week which is a testament to

everyone who has acted responsibly and keep us clean and safe. I don’t think I could have

taken another 6 month break from football like last season!!! Thanks for your support, and

see you Yellamen at the Cup Final! Neal


Date Opposition

H/A Comp Result Att


06-Aug Holyport

H FAC XP 3-0 450 Laflin, Lock, Surpanu

14-Aug Southall

A COCO 0-5 50

17-Aug Tadley Calleva

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

21-Aug Risborough Rangers A FAC P 1-1 175 Laflin

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

28-Aug Reading City

H COCO 2-2

Laflin 2

31-Aug Wokingham/Emmbrook A COCO 2-1

Laflin 2

04-Sep Hythe Town

A FAC 1Q 0-1 278

11-Sep Hengrove Athletic

A FAV 1Q 2-0

August, Laflin

18-Sep Wembley

H COCO 1-1*


21-Sep Windsor

H BBT 1Q 3-1 120 T. Morgan 2, Laflin

25-Sep Tadley Calleva

A FAV 2Q 4-1

August, Bailey, McCormack, Nortey

28-Sep Burnham

H COCO 5-0

McCormack 2, Laflin, Denton, Lock

02-Oct Edgware Town

A COCO 4-2

Laflin, August, Bailey, T. Morgan

09-Oct North Greenford United H COCO 3-2 101 Laflin 2, McCormack

16-Oct Windsor

A COCO 1-3


23-Oct Wallingford Town

A FAV 1 2-2**

Nortey, Laflin

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

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

20-Nov St Panteleimon

H COCO 3-1

Laflin 2, T. Morgan

23-Nov AFC Croydon Athletic A LC 3-5

August 2, Bailey

27-Nov CB Hounslow United A COCO 3-0

Laflin 2, August

04-Dec Southall

H COCO 2-2

Laflin 2

18-Dec Reading City

A COCO 2-3

T. Morgan, Scott

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

15-Jan Wembley

A COCO 2-1

T. Morgan, Bailey

22-Jan Edgware Town

H COCO 3-1

T. Morgan, O.G., Laflin

25-Jan Thatcham Town

H BBT 2 3-0

Laflin 2, Bailey

29-Jan Spelthorne Sports

A COCO 2-1

Laflin, Surpanu

05-Feb St Panteleimon

A COCO 3-2

Laflin, Surpanu, Scott

22-Feb Didcot Town

A BBT QF 3-1 197 T. Morgan 2, McCormack

26-Feb Burnham

A COCO 4-0

August, Lock, Scott, O.G.

01-Mar Holyport

H COCO 1-0

T. Morgan

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

H COCO 2-2

August, T. Morgan

29-Mar Virginia Water

A COCO 2-0

Surpanu, McCormack

02-Apr North Greenford United A COCO 3-0 Richardson, C. Morgan, O.G.

05-Apr Hanworth Villa

H COCO 1-1 McCormack

16-Apr Windsor

H COCO 0-0

18-Apr Abbey Rangers

H COCO 3-3

T. Morgan, August, Davies

23-Apr Egham Town


07-May Reading FC


*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



Easter Monday / Tuesday results

Today's fixtures:

Looking ahead:


Combined Counties League Premier Division North


1 Hanworth Villa 33 29 4 0 70 91

2 Southall 33 24 4 5 56 76

3 Egham Town 33 19 9 5 28 66

4 Abbey Rangers 32 21 2 9 25 65

5 North Greenford United 33 18 4 11 36 58

6 Ascot United 33 16 10 7 18 58

7 Windsor 34 13 8 13 1 47

8 Edgware Town 33 13 7 13 10 46

9 Reading City 33 11 8 14 -6 41

10 Tadley Calleva 33 11 6 16 -6 39

11 St Panteleimon 32 11 5 16 0 38

12 Spelthorne Sports 33 11 5 17 -9 38

13 Burnham 33 9 7 17 -46 34

14 Wembley 34 9 6 19 -24 33

15 Virginia Water 33 9 4 20 -27 31

16 Wokingham & Emmbrook 33 7 7 19 -22 28

17 Holyport 33 7 4 22 -38 25

18 CB Hounslow United 33 7 4 22 -66 25

**Hanworth and Southall promoted. Holyport and Hounslow relegated (unless

unlikely goal difference swing).

Combined Counties League Premier Division South


1 Walton & Hersham 38 28 7 3 64 91

2 Beckenham Town 37 28 5 4 71 89

3 Raynes Park Vale 37 25 6 6 59 81

4 Jersey Bulls 37 23 9 5 61 78

5 Badshot Lea 37 23 9 5 50 78

6 Redhill 37 19 9 9 30 66

7 Horley Town 37 17 6 14 1 57

8 Balham 36 15 5 16 8 50

9 Sheerwater 37 15 5 17 -11 50

10 Farnham Town 37 13 6 18 -9 45

11 Knaphill 38 10 15 13 -10 45

12 Camberley Town 37 13 5 19 -14 44

13 Colliers Wood United 37 12 5 20 -17 41

14 Cobham 37 10 10 17 -15 40

15 Guildford City 37 11 6 20 -32 39

16 Fleet Town 37 12 2 23 -23 38

17 Frimley Green 36 11 5 20 -37 38

18 AFC Croydon Athletic 37 7 11 19 -36 32

19 Banstead Athletic 37 7 6 24 -46 27

20 Molesey 37 2 6 29 -94 12

**Walton and Beckenham promoted. Beckenham can steal title with win over

Camberley today. Banstead and Molesey relegated.


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 42 9 42 9

D Bailey 41 6 70 10

L Bouwers 26 - 172 11

E Carey 5 - 55 4

I Davies 18 2 77 37

J Denton 29 3 205 22

C Ellis 29 - 86 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 45 - 131 -

M Gutteridge 2 2 25 4

A Hall 2 - 2 -

R Hamid 12 1 12 1

J Harper 14 - 14 -

H Laflin 30 29 139 81

G Lock 40 5 164 10

J Masters 27 - 35 -

S McCormack 41 9 41 9

R Merrick 20 - 40 -

C Morgan 4 - 4 -

T Morgan 38 14 54 17

J Nice 3 - 5 1

D Nortey 23 3 23 3

D Price 2 - 46 10

J Richardson 10 - 74 12

T Scott 29 5 29 5

D Surpanu 42 5 49 7

A Sykes 2 - 3 -

J Tarrant 1 - 1 -

T Thompson 3 - 3 -

D Walden 5 - 5 -

K Walters 5 - 35 3

654 95 1,760 260

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Allied Counties Subsidiary Cup – Tuesday 19th

April - David Thompson reports

Title winning hangover continues!

Click here for league table

Ascot United 0

Badshot Lea 2

Subsidiary Cup

After being knocked out of the Champion of Champions

cup there was a chance for the young Yellamen to make

amends against a young Badshot Lea side in the 3rd of 4

games in the Allied Counties Subsidiary Cup. Ascot still

had a number of notable absences but were confident

that the younger Yellamen who were playing could still


The game started well with the Yellamen, as they had in

previous games, creating a number of chances. Again,

however, wasteful finishing and excellent, last ditch

defending by the Badshot boys proved costly.

Half way through the first half Badshot Lea capitalised on some poor defending down the left hand side. The Badshot

attacker still had a lot to do however but the bouncing cross shot somehow made its way past the keeper and nestled into

the far corner of the Ascot net.

Ascot continued to have chances but again squandered these and the Badshot counter attacks, breaking through the Ascot

midfield, remained problematic for the Ascot team.

The second half began in a similar vein but tenacious tackling and commitment from the young Badshot team seemed to

stun Ascot who continued to ‘huff and puff ‘ without any joy!

Although on top, Ascot conceded a second when a long hopeful ball into the box seemed to cause confusion between the

defenders and keeper and a Badshot player’s head rose above them all to flick into an unguarded net.

Ascot management made some changes to try and reinvigorate the team but unfortunately the young Yellamen couldn’t find

the required breakthrough!

A disappointing performance ended in a 2-0 defeat but with great credit to the young players representing Badshot Lea who,

having had a tough season, were excellent on this occasion.

Ascot have one more game in the subsidiary cup format against Aldershot Town u17’s but are very unlikely to now qualify,

having lost 2 of the 3 games played in the competition.

There is also still a game to come against local rivals Windsor in the 3rd round of the Combined Counties Grant McLellan Cup.

With a growing injury list however that may well be a real challenge but the Ascot management will undoubtedly expect a

reaction to this defeat from the players involved.

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




Davies scores at the death in 3-3 thriller

Monday 18th April 2022 - Combined Counties League Premier Division North - Ascot

United 3 - 3 Abbey Rangers

Ascot United drew 3-3 with Abbey Rangers in a thoroughly entertaining Easter Monday derby. Having led and then

come from behind to level at 2-2, it looked like Rangers would leave with an unlikely three points before substitute

Ian Davies popped up with an equaliser four minutes into injury time.

Ascot came into the game unbeaten in seven games and with only two defeats in nineteen; good form to face 3rd-placed Abbey Rangers

who had inflicted one of those defeats in the reverse fixture.

In a lively first-half, Daryl Cooper-Smith’s audacious eighth-minute effort from fully forty yards sailed narrowly over as Sam Gray was

nearly punished for lurking way off his line, but Ascot struck first with a fine team goal in the 20th minute. Sean McCormack intercepted a

wayward pass, played a one-two with Keaton August on the overlap, before drilling low across the six-yard box for Taylor Morgan to slide

home. But just after Marcus Williams had slotted home only to be denied by an offside flag, the visitors levelled when Gray elected to

come for a deep cross that he ultimately failed to reach; Cooper-Smith not even needing to move as he cushioned a free header into the

open goal.

Rangers looked shaky at the back and repeatedly failed to deal with Chris Ellis’s long throw-ins – Ascot should probably have converted

one of a string of balls into their six-yard box – but Dan Bailey (28’ and 42’) either side of James Richardson (35’) all squandered decent

headed opportunities. However, Rangers had the last laugh of the half when Gray spilt Williams’s shot and Jack Watts poked home the

loose ball in the 44th minute; a far easier chance than one that he had wasted seven minutes earlier with a flicked effort over Gray’s


The second half was a rich in chances and most of them fell to a dominant Ascot who should have been out of sight before the late drama.

Their equaliser came five minutes after the restart which owed much to the brilliance of Duarte Surpanu, who mesmerized his marker

before cutting the ball back from the by-line for Keaton August, who finished first-time with a neat-side footed effort into the far right


Ascot were forced to reshuffle when Richardson hobbled off holding his hip, although replacement Kai Walters played his part and saw

Dease Kerrigan save his 63rd minute effort after Morgan and Surpanu had linked up in the build-up. After a further four substitutions,

Ascot continued to press and McCormack found the side-netting with a free kick that Kerrigan would never have reached; Tom Scott

having been initially fouled outside the area and becoming one of those replaced after taking one knock too many.

But Rangers reminded Ascot of their threat when Jae Kelly ghosted onto Williams’s deep cross fifteen minutes from time – Gray in the

right place to save his bullet header – before Ascot went straight up the other end although August was superbly tackled as he shaped to

shoot from Surpanu’s cross. Ascot then wasted a gilt-edged chance to go ahead when McCormack somehow blazed over a gaping target

with ten minutes remaining after August’s cross had left Kerrigan crumpled under Davies’s legitimate challenge.

And, it looked like Rangers had nabbed the points when Kelly scored in the 87th minute – brilliantly riding through three challenges

before mustering more strength to fire into the bottom left – and with just one league draw all campaign the stats were not in Ascot’s

favour of levelling. But that they did, as deep into stoppage time Ascot had the final word when Davies got enough on McCormack’s late,

late cross to head past a sprawling Kerrigan via the merest of deflections.

Overall it was great advert for the Combined Counties League and a feisty affair allowed to flow by excellent referee Jarnail Singh

Ascot United: Gray, Ellis (Masters), Bouwers, Bailey, Scott (C. Morgan), Harper (Merrick), McCormack, T. Morgan (Davies), August, Surpanu,

Richardson (Walters).


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


James Richardson - forward

Former England schoolboys international

who returned in 2022 for his 2nd spell at

Ascot after gaining experience at higherlevel

Chesham United. Hugely talented with

dazzling skills and weighs in with important


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.


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!



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