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ASCOT UNITED vs. CRIBBS

Fri 5 Aug 2022

Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

Matchday

Programme

Season

2022/23


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www.ascotunited.net

T H E Y E L L A M E N

Yellow and Blue

Alex Sykes (GK)

Sam Gray (GK)

Jamie Ashdown (GK)

Adam Everiss

Brendan Matthew

Chris Ellis

Dan Bailey

Dan Price

Elliott Carey

George Lock

Harry Grant

Harry Laflin

Harry Tucker

Jay Welch

Jordan Ajanlekoko

Josh Masters

Kai Walters

Keaton August

Louis Bouwers

Marcus Mealing

Ollie Harris

Rory Merrick

Sean McCormack

Toby Thompson

Usman Lalustani

C R I B B S

Red and Black

Seth Locke (GK)

Aaron Greatbanks (GK)

Sonny Harnett-Balkwill

Josh Bennett

Joe Hillard

Ryan Crouch

Ross McErlain

Rudi McKinnon

George Kellow

Jack Fillingham

Steve Murray

Jake Hodgson

Nick Jones

Matt Spiller

Lewis Hedges

Ryan Cainey

Aaron Ward-Baptiste

Charlie Dashfield

Niza Chilufya

Gerlando Parrinello

James Crossley-John

Bailey Croome

Lynford Bhebbe

David Duru

Jamie Tompkins Manager Richard Luffman

Dan Masters Asst. Manager Aaron Still

Jamie Ashdown GK Coach Joe Ledbury

Steve Quelch Coach Jack Richardson

Stuart Britton Coach Ben Waters

Chad Smith Physio Simon Hartley

David

Bott

Match Officials

William

Douglas

Ethan

Stacey

Last Match: 0

0

Sat 0 Jan

00:00

0

Next Match: Windsor A Sat 13 Aug

COCO


ASCOT UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

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

Marketing Manager: Abi Ticehurst

Football Operations Manager: Emma Dunbar

Private Events Manager: Sam Knight

Racecourse Facilities Manager: Jo Gavin

Administration Manager: Emma Paton

Clubhouse Catering: Lisa Richards

Reporting and Programme: Neal Jeffs

Directors:

Doug Page

Mark Cooper

Rob Jones

Donna Graham

Phil Wray

Graham Jones

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

* Words from Chairman Simon Negus and Manager Jamie Tompkins

* Programme Editor Neal Jeffs dusts off his pen

* Ladies, Ladies Reserves and Allied U18 reflection on last season

* Fixtures and statistics

* Plus more


IN THE CHAIR

A warm welcome to Cribbs for

today's Emirates FA Cup fixture.

Simon Negus

Chairman

I’m delighted to welcome you all here to The Racecourse for this evening's FA Cup match and a

special welcome to all from Cribbs FC.

Like me I’m sure that you are all delighted to see competitive football start again after all of the

recent preseason friendlies. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were signing off last season in

style with the cup final but I know Jamie and all of the team are now focused on the season ahead.

Whilst we have strengthened our playing squad for this season it’s also important that we continue

to strengthen and grow the club as a whole. We will be fielding more teams than ever going into the

new season, especially in our fast-growing girls section. The impact of the Lionesses in the past few

days will only accelerate this growth and we as a club our proud to be able to provide great coaching

and facilities for any girls wanting to start their footballing journey.

Equally importantly we have started a mixed ability team for those with special needs – they train

every week with a qualified coach and look forward to entering tournaments in the coming weeks

with a realistic aim for players to get selected for Special Olympics GB in the future.

We have also strengthened the staff at the club by appointing Abi Ticehurst as our first full-time

marketing manager – Abi is already well known to many in the local footballing community and is

already proving a huge asset to the club. She is keen to get to know as many of our fans and members

as possible so please get in touch with her with ideas and suggestions of how we can further grow

the club.

It’s also the time of year that club secretaries around the country disappear into darkened rooms to

complete the endless admin required at grassroots football. We are really fortunate to have one of

the best in the business and I’d like to thank Dan Birchmore publicly for all of his continued hard

work.

I hope you all have a fantastic evening.

Simon


FROM THE DUGOUT

Welcome to the players, officials

and supporters of Cribbs. Enjoy

the game!

Jamie Tompkins

First Team Manager

Good evening everyone, it is good to be back in front of our home supporters tonight and we

are looking forward to what will be another magnificent atmosphere at the Racecourse

Ground.

It has been a very enjoyable (and busy!) off-season, I managed to squeeze in a wedding day,

marrying my beautiful, now wife, Emma and a honeymoon trip to Indonesia, but there was

still time to make all those important phone calls on the beach as we began assembling

our squad.

As with every off-season, it has allowed us to review and evaluate the previous year but

look ahead to what we need to move forwards. As always, the club progresses off the pitch

every year and we want to ensure we are matching this on the pitch.

We can’t wait to get going again and no better way to kick-off than playing in the FA Cup

against Cribbs FC. It will be tough encounter and a huge challenge for us to overcome if we

are to progress into the next round. I have belief that the players will perform in the right

way tonight and, with your fantastic support, we will be doing everything we can to secure

another memorable win.

You will see many new faces on the pitch tonight and we are delighted to welcome them to

the club and in addition, welcoming Abi Ticehurst to our off-field team, joining as Marketing

Manager and her expertise will continue driving the clubs awareness and excellent

reputation in our local community.

Enjoy the game! Jamie

ASCOT UNITED FC MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dan Masters

Assistant Manager

Jamie Ashdown

Goalkeeping Coach

Stuart Britton

Strength/Con. Coach

Steve Quelch

Coach

Chad Smith

Physio


W E L C O M E T O C R I B B S

W E L C O M E T O C R I B B S

ON COURSE!

With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs

Welcome to the players, officials and

supporters of Cribbs for this Emirates FA Cup

match.

Happy

reading, and

enjoy the

game! Neal

Good evening and in a repeat of last season we are delighted to open our campaign with an

FA Cup fixture on a Friday evening under the lights. Some of our sister leagues begin their

seasons last weekend and already have a couple of matches under their belts heading into

this weekend’s cup ties. Other leagues began during midweek (including the Combined

Counties and Hellenic Leagues with a handful of fixtures) but for both sides this evening it is

the first outing. Both Ascot and Cribbs have had similar recent trajectories up the pyramid –

whilst we are coming out of the Reading Senior League they were coming up from the

Gloucestershire Senior League around the same time – and eventually into Step 5 a few

seasons later. Looking at our league, we’ve got some new faces this season including a few

where you’re probably wondering where they hang out - Broadfields United (Harrow, sharing

with Rayners Lane), Hilltop (Stonebridge, sharing with Hillingdon Borough), London Lions

(Barnet) and Oxhey Jets (Watford). More dates with the M25!

ICONIC MOMENT! The Women's

Euro 2022 was a huge

success, not only due to

England's victory but for the

impact it will have on

women's football in the UK.

You’ll also see some new names on the team sheet. Its great to See Harry Laflin and Usman

Lalustani back with us, and some of you may also remember Jordan Ajanlekoku who played

a couple of games on loan for us in our troubled 2017-18 campaign. He has step 3

experience with Beaconsfield and has since played against us in the County Cup. Looking

ahead there is no midweek game but hopefully we see a good travelling support next

weekend at Windsor for our league opener. 50 year-old Barry Hayles is back part of their

backroom set up and what price for seeing him on the pitch again this season!? Finally, I

can’t end without referencing the Lionesses. What they achieved was simply outstanding

for the county, ladies and girls football and long may it continue. I’m an avid fan of the

women’s game and watch our Ascot teams with interest and the hope is that some of our

crop are inspired to become the next Toone, Russo or Williamson. Enjoy the game! Neal


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RESULTS AND FIXTURES

Date Opposition

H/A Comp Result Att

05-Aug Cribbs

H FAC XP

13-Aug Windsor

A COCO

16-Aug North Greenford United H COCO

23-Aug Egham Town

A COCO

27-Aug Long Crendon

A FAV 1Q

29-Aug Wallingford & Crowmarsh H COCO

03-Sep Harefield United

A COCO

06-Sep FC Deportivo Galicia A LC 1Q

10-Sep Hilltop

H COCO

17-Sep Wembley

A COCO

Scorers

COCO - Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division North, FAV - Isuzu FA Vase, FAC - The

Emirates FA Cup, BBT - Berks&Bucks Trophy, LC - Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup.


TODAY'S FIXTURES AND RECENT RESULTS

Latest results:

Today's fixtures:


LEAGUE TABLES

Combined Counties League Premier Division North

P W D L GD PTS

1 Wallingford & Crowmarsh 1 0 1 0 0 1

2 Wokingham & Emmbrook 1 0 1 0 0 1

3 Ascot United 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 Broadfields United 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 Burnham 0 0 0 0 0 0

6 Chalfont St Peter 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 Edgware & Kingsbury 0 0 0 0 0 0

8 Egham Town 0 0 0 0 0 0

9 Flackwell Heath 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 Harefield United 0 0 0 0 0 0

11 Hilltop 0 0 0 0 0 0

12 Holyport 0 0 0 0 0 0

13 London Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0

14 North Greenford United 0 0 0 0 0 0

15 Oxhey Jets 0 0 0 0 0 0

16 Reading City 0 0 0 0 0 0

17 Spelthorne Sports 0 0 0 0 0 0

18 Virginia Water 0 0 0 0 0 0

19 Wembley 0 0 0 0 0 0

20 Windsor 0 0 0 0 0 0

Combined Counties League Premier Division South

P W D L GD PTS

1 Farnham Town 1 0 1 0 0 1

2 Jersey Bulls 1 0 1 0 0 1

3 AFC Croydon Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 Abbey Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 Alton 0 0 0 0 0 0

6 Badshot Lea 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 Balham 0 0 0 0 0 0

8 Banstead Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0

9 Camberley Town 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 Cobham 0 0 0 0 0 0

11 Colliers Wood United 0 0 0 0 0 0

12 Fleet Town 0 0 0 0 0 0

13 Frimley Green 0 0 0 0 0 0

14 Guildford City 0 0 0 0 0 0

15 Horley Town 0 0 0 0 0 0

16 Knaphill 0 0 0 0 0 0

17 Raynes Park Vale 0 0 0 0 0 0

18 Redhill 0 0 0 0 0 0

19 Sheerwater 0 0 0 0 0 0

20 Tadley Calleva 0 0 0 0 0 0


APPEARANCES AND GOALS

Below are the updated Ascot United appearance and scorers' records for

this season's squad.

Season 2022/23

All-time

App Goals App Goals

S Gray - - 133 -

J Ashdown - - - -

A Everiss - - 26 1

B Matthew - - - -

C Ellis - - 88 1

D Bailey - - 72 10

D Price - - 46 10

E Carey - - 55 4

G Lock - - 166 10

H Grant - - - -

H Laflin - - 139 81

H Tucker - - - -

J Welch - - - -

J Ajanlekoko - - 2 1

J Masters - - 37 -

K Walters - - 36 3

K August - - 44 9

L Bouwers - - 174 11

M Mealing - - - -

O Harris - - - -

R Merrick - - 42 -

S McCormack - - 43 10

T Thompson - - 3 -

U Lalustani - - 38 11

A Sykes - - 3 -

- - 1,147 162

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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

298941.


MATCH REPORT ROUNDUP

READING EASE PAST ASCOT TO LIFT COUNTY CUP

Fairy-tale ends for Yellamen but pride intact

Saturday 7th May 2022 - Berks and Bucks Senior Cup Final - Ascot United 0 - 4 Reading

FC

Reading Academy beat Ascot United 4-0 in the Berks and Bucks County Cup Final on

Saturday. In front of a crowd of 1,122 at Slough Town’s Arbour Park, the professional outfit

stormed into a 3-0 half time lead before adding a late fourth to lift the silverware.

The Yellamen were backed by a huge travelling contingent – probably three-quarters of the

crowd – and they would play their part in raising Jamie Tompkins’ side in what was an

impressive second half performance.

But Reading had long since done the damage as Ajani Giscombe swept home in the 12th

minute before Nahum Melvin-Lambert’s powerful header doubled their advantage in the

25th minute.

Sam Gray made a smart save to deny Melvin-Lambert on the half-hour mark – making

himself big to block the lively striker’s thunderous effort – but there was little he could do in

the 35th minute when defender Imari Kines-Samuels’ left-footed rocket across Gray

cannoned in off the angle of post and bar to make it 3-0.

The Yellamen came out firing in the second half and Louis Bouwers twice went close with

headers from corners, although their already bleak prospects were all-but-extinguished

when the lively Sean McCormack was harshly shown a second yellow card with a quarter of

an hour remaining.

That said, the ten remaining Yellamen continued to push and nearly got the goal their efforts

deserved when Rory Merrick’s overhead kick struck the top of the crossbar.

Pushing forwards, Ascot were exposed, but they nearly shut Reading out for entire half only

for Melvin-Lambert to poke home for Reading during a seven-minute period of added time.

The Yellamen rightly took their plaudits at the final whistle as the fans honoured a

memorable cup run as much as their heroes’ performance on the day.

Ascot United: Gray, Lock (August), Masters, Merrick, Bouwers, Bailey, McCormack, Scott, T.

Morgan (Nortey), Surpanu (Davies), Ellis. Subs unused: Sykes, Carey


ASCOT UNITED ALLIED U18

Ascot United U18's

will compete in the

Allied Counties Youth

League (Central)

Division after a

lateral move from the

Southern section,

which they won.

Josh Nice led his young side to title glory in 2021/22 after a neck-and-neck

battle with close rivals Westfield. The pivotal moment of the season came

with a handful of games remaining when they faced Westfield at home.

Trailing 3-2 in injury time and knowing that defeat would put the destiny of

the title in the visitors’ hands, they bagged a late, late dramatic equaliser

to swing the pendulum back in their favour. They still needed to win their

final two games at Virginia Water and Fleet Spurs (celebrations pictured

afterwards, below) in March – but that they did – and more silverware

came back to The Racecourse.

Allied Counties Youth League (South) - final table 2021/22

P W D L GD PTS

1 Ascot United 14 11 2 1 25 35

2 Westfield 14 10 3 1 28 33

3 Wokingham & Emmbrook 14 9 2 3 30 29

4 Fleet Town 14 5 2 7 -11 17

5 Abbey Rangers 14 5 0 9 -5 15

6 Virginia Water 14 4 3 7 -21 15

7 Frimley Green 14 3 3 8 -17 12

8 Fleet Spurs 14 1 1 12 -29 4


ASCOT UNITED LADIES

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.

The 2022/23 season is team’s 17th in existence,

having enjoyed a fine campaign in 2021/22.

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 despite a 4-0 defeat. A gutsy 3-2 league

cup quarter final exit at Abingdon United on

13th March signalled the end of their season

but their final league placing of 4th wasn't

confirmed until later when teams around them

played their games in hand. Manager Darrel

Evans has added a few new faces during preseason

in the hope they can go even further

this campaign, which starts in September.

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 early 2022

and even scooped a player of the month award

after scoring 4 goals in 4 games!

League:

Southern Region Women's

Football League Premier

Level on Pyramid:

5

Manager:

Darrel Evans

League position 21/22:

4th

Above: Laura Spark

Below: Izzy Woods - pre-season against Brentford


ASCOT UNITED LADIES RESERVES

Ascot United Ladies Reserves had an

incredible season in Division 3 (East) of

the Thames Valley Counties League as

they won all 18 league games on their

way to the league title and promotion!

They almost extended an alreadyincredible

winning sequence (dating

back to December 2020), only to lose

against Division 1 Champions Badshot

Lea in the league cup final on 3rd April.

This was John Swallow's side's last

outing of the season, and in the end-ofseason

shake-up there was talk of them

being promoted 2 levels to the Division 1,

a sensible move given their total

dominance of Division 3 (East) and also

having beaten a Division 1 side earlier in

the League Cup run.

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

@AscotLadiesRes).

League:

Thames Valley League

Division 1

Level on Pyramid:

7

Manager:

John Swallow

League position 21/22:

1st (Div 3 East Champions)

Above: Hot-shots Freya Johnson and Clodagh Farrell

Below: Kat Webb


CLUB HISTORY - ASCOT UNITED

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 in 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 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. In

2001, the First Team join the Reading Senior League, were awarded FA Charter Standard status in 2004, and won the

Reading Evening Post Senior Cup at the Madejski Stadium in 2006. Promotion to the Hellenic League Division 1 soon

followed in 2007, before promotion to the Premier Division in 2009. The club today has grown to become one of the

largest Community football clubs in the UK with over 1,000 registered players and over 70 teams playing every weekend

embracing all ages and abilities from 5 year olds through to veterans. A new clubhouse opened in September 2010,

together with an improved main pitch, floodlights and a stand.

“The Yellamen” made their debut in the FA Cup in 2011 with a home tie against Wembley FC. The game 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. In 2012-13 and 2015-16 we reached the Quarter Final of the FA Vase twice, enjoyed two topthree

finishes in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division, and won both the Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup and

Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup. After finishing 2017-18 in style, in the following season 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.

In 2021-22 Ascot finished 6th in the league, but the highlight was an eye-catching run to the final of the Berks and Bucks

Senior Cup Final where they defeated three sides from higher divisions, including Wycombe Wanderers in the semifinal

front of a club-record crowd of 1,267. For the current season, Ascot have strengthened their squad and made further

ground developments; hopes are high that they will now push for the promotion they were cruelly denied in 2019-20.

The club has also 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 enjoyed their best season on 2021-22 with a top-four finish and a run to

the First Round Proper of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, our Ladies Reserves won every league match of their Thames Valley

League Division 3 campaign to secure promotion, also reaching the league cup final.


CLUB HISTORY - CRIBBS


CLUB HISTORY - CRIBBS


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