Ascot United v AEK BOCO 240922

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harry TUCKER


Sat 24 Sep 2022

Isuzu FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round








Yellow and Blue

Alex Sykes (GK)

Jamie Ashdown (GK)

Adam Everiss

Brendan Matthew

Dan Bailey

Dan Price

Elliott Carey

George Lock

Harry Grant

Harry Tucker

Jay Welch

Jordan Ajanlekoko

Josh Masters

Kai Walters

Keaton August

Louis Bouwers

Marcus Mealing

Ollie Harris

Sean McCormack

Toby Thompson

Usman Lalustani


Light Blue and Dark Blue

Luke Bond

Josh Brown

Kai Stenner

Toby Rennie

Harry Madge

Liam Robson

Alfie Clarke

Drew Thomas

Mitch Tippins

Frank Taylor-Fox

Jay Rudge

Tommy Lacey

Fred Taylor-Fox

Nathan Hall

Josh Jenkins

Alfie Andrews

Harrison Kyte

Archie Parry

George Lloyd

Jamie Tompkins

Dan Masters

Jamie Ashdown

Steve Quelch

Stuart Britton

Chad Smith




Asst. Manager

GK Coach




Match Officials



Spencer Thomas

Lee Rendell

Harman Boyce



Last Match:



Sat 17 Sep



Next Match: Flackwell Heath H Tue 27 Sep



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: Stuart Britton, 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

Physio: Chad Smith

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


Doug Page

Mark Cooper

Rob Jones

Donna Graham

Phil Wray

Graham Jones


A warm welcome to AEK Boco for

today's Isuzu FA Vase fixture.

Simon Negus


A warm welcome to The Racecourse for today’s cup match and a particular

welcome to everyone from AEK Boco.

Whilst our senior teams have been in action for a few weeks now, our junior

teams have only just started back - it now feels that the season has started

for real. Our 80+ junior teams are the heartbeat of this club and we are

extremely proud and thankful for all the volunteers who run and administer

these teams.

Talking of volunteers it was sad to hear that the Chairman of one of our local

clubs is stepping down. It’s prompted some debates about how much is

being expected of the volunteers running grassroots clubs - as probably the

biggest grassroots club in the country we are very conscious of the

pressures put on our team, but we need our governing body and leagues to

work with clubs to reduce the workload instead of the current trend in the

opposite direction. And members also have a role to play - it’s great to get

the 5-6 emails per day from members with suggestions of what we can do

better, but it’s the rarer ones where they then offer to actually do it

themselves that I particularly welcome!

Good luck to the boys today - I shall be following on Twitter from a holiday in

Spain! Simon


Welcome to the players, officials

and supporters of AEK Boco. Enjoy

the game!

Jamie Tompkins

First Team Manager

Good afternoon everyone,

Welcome back to the Racecourse Ground for our FA Vase game against AEK Boco.

It’s good to be back at home for a game after some recent postponements and we are working

hard to continue our winning form. Those who travelled to Wembley would know we left it very

late as Harry Tucker struck a thunderbolt from 30 yards in the 91st minute to secure three more

points in the league and maintain our 100% start.

It’s a positive environment right now and recently, I was delighted to see members of the squad

get vital minutes against Langley in the county cup and again in a midweek friendly vs Farnham

Town – positives included a first start in three years for Dan Price, a first start for Toby Thompson

and another U18 youth player, Alex Hall making a sub appearance. Again, demonstrating our

successful football pathway at the club.

In other team news, Sam Gray, Harry Laflin and Rory Merrick have left the club in search for

regular football and we wish them the best of luck. All three have been brilliantly committed to

the club and between them have played made over 300 appearances.

We look forward to seeing and hearing more great support this afternoon, and we thank those

who have made it to any of our recent away games, we appreciate your fantastic support.

Enjoy the game. Jamie


Dan Masters

Assistant Manager

Jamie Ashdown

Goalkeeping Coach

Stuart Britton

Strength/Con. Coach

Steve Quelch


Chad Smith





With Programme Editor Neal Jeffs

Welcome to the players, officials and

supporters of AEK Boco for this Isuzu FA Vase



reading, and

enjoy the

game! Neal

Welcome to our Bristol-based visitors who arrive in decent form having won 7 of

11 league games in Division 1 of the Western League. Naturally we will go into the

game as strong favourites but equally we will give them the respect they deserve

especially as we almost let a 3-0 lead slip against fellow Step 6 side Langley in

the county cup and we all know what happened at the-then step 6 Wallingford in

the FA Vase last season!!! AEK Boco are the 2nd Bristol based side to visit us this

season following our win over Cribbs in the FA Cup opening day fixture. As for us,

in addition to Sean McCormack making his 50th appearance last weekend, Dan

Price (49) is set to reach that milestone. Dan's appearances span a much longer

duration having had long spells out injured, but it is great he is back in the mix

being such a talented midfielder.

50 up! Flying winger Sean

McCormack made his 50th

appearance for Ascot last

weekend. Sean joined us at the

start of last season and has now

scored 10 goals, but it is his

overall workrate that continues

to impress.

Away from today's game you've probably see the managerial merry-go-round on

the local circuit. Bracknell's Bobby Wilkinson left The Robins to join Step 2

Weymouth, paving the way for Binfield's Carl Withers and Jamie Mclurg into

Bracknell; Roger Herridge now back in the dugout at Binfield. Both Bracknell and

Binfield have made it through to the FA Cup 3rd qualifying round, so it will be

interesting to see how they fare under new management. Also, livewire forward

Seb Bowerman has left Bracknell to join National League Dorking Wanderers and

it remains to be seen if there is a further exodus of players from these teams. But

back to us and our stability and depth has led to a 100% start to the league

campaign ; hopefully we enjoy cup success both today and then again on

Tuesday when we are in county cup action once again. Neal

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Date Opposition

H/A Comp Result Att


05-Aug Cribbs

H FAC XP 2-1 209 Lalustani, Matthew

13-Aug Windsor

A COCO 5-1 110 Matthew 3, Lalustani, Welch

16-Aug North Greenford United H COCO 2-1 106 Laflin, August

20-Aug Holyport

A FAC P 1-2 195 Matthew

23-Aug Egham Town

A COCO 1-0 145 Harris

27-Aug Long Crendon

A FAV 1Q 5-1 26 Harris 3, OG, Mealing

03-Sep Harefield United

A COCO 3-2 90 Mealing 2, OG

06-Sep Langley

A* BB 1Q 3-2 141 August, Tucker, Grant

17-Sep Wembley A COCO 2-1

Matthew, Tucker

24-Sep AEK Boco H FAV 2Q

27-Sep Flackwell Heath H BB 2Q

04-Oct Flackwell Heath H COCO

08-Oct Wokingham/Emmbrook A COCO

18-Oct Spelthorne Sports H COCO

22-Oct Edgware & Kingsbury A COCO

29-Oct Holyport H COCO

01-Nov Reading City A COCO

05-Nov Burnham H COCO

12-Nov Chalfont St Peter A COCO

19-Nov Virginia Water A COCO

26-Nov London Lions H COCO

03-Dec Broadfields United A COCO

10-Dec Egham Town H COCO

17-Dec Windsor H COCO

14-Jan London Lions A COCO

21-Jan Hilltop A COCO

28-Jan Virginia Water H COCO

04-Feb Oxhey Jets H COCO

11-Feb North Greenford United A COCO

14-Feb Wallingford & Crowmarsh H COCO

18-Feb Flackwell Heath A COCO

25-Feb Wokingham/Emmbrook H COCO

04-Mar Edgware & Kingsbury H COCO

11-Mar Oxhey Jets A COCO

18-Mar Spelthorne Sports A COCO

25-Mar Wembley H COCO

01-Apr Holyport A COCO

08-Apr Harefield United H COCO

10-Apr Wallingford & Crowmarsh A COCO

15-Apr Chalfont St Peter H COCO

22-Apr Burnham


TBA Broadfields United H COCO

TBA Hilltop H COCO

TBA FC Deportivo Galicia A LC 1Q

* Langley v Ascot United - match to be played at Ascot United FC

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

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

@NGWeddingPhoto - Proudly sponsoring George Lock for the 2022/23


Proudly sponsoring Sean McCormack for the 2022/23 season


Latest results:

Weekend fixtures:


Combined Counties League Premier Division North


1 Ascot United 5 5 0 0 8 15

2 London Lions 7 4 2 1 9 14

3 Reading City 4 4 0 0 8 12

4 Flackwell Heath 6 4 0 2 5 12

5 Wembley 6 4 0 2 4 12

6 Egham Town 7 3 2 2 3 11

7 Harefield United 6 3 2 1 3 11

8 Burnham 5 3 1 1 7 10

9 Hilltop 7 3 1 3 2 10

10 Virginia Water 5 3 0 2 1 9

11 Windsor 7 2 2 3 -2 8

12 Edgware & Kingsbury 4 2 1 1 2 7

13 Broadfields United 6 2 0 4 -6 6

14 Wokingham & Emmbrook 8 1 3 4 -7 6

15 Holyport 5 0 4 1 -1 4

16 Spelthorne Sports 4 1 1 2 -3 4

17 North Greenford United 4 1 0 3 -1 3

18 Chalfont St Peter 6 0 2 4 -8 2

19 Wallingford & Crowmarsh 7 0 2 5 -14 2

20 Oxhey Jets 5 0 1 4 -10 1

Combined Counties League Premier Division South


1 Colliers Wood United 9 7 1 1 11 22

2 Badshot Lea 6 6 0 0 13 18

3 Jersey Bulls 6 5 1 0 14 16

4 Raynes Park Vale 6 5 0 1 16 15

5 Redhill 6 4 1 1 2 13

6 Tadley Calleva 6 4 0 2 3 12

7 Knaphill 6 4 0 2 0 12

8 Abbey Rangers 8 4 0 4 -1 12

9 Farnham Town 8 3 2 3 3 11

10 Cobham 7 3 0 4 -1 9

11 Balham 8 2 3 3 -3 9

12 Frimley Green 9 2 2 5 -7 8

13 Fleet Town 7 2 1 4 -7 7

14 AFC Croydon Athletic 7 2 1 4 -9 7

15 Horley Town 7 2 0 5 -1 6

16 Alton 6 1 1 4 -7 4

17 Sheerwater 3 1 0 2 -3 3

18 Guildford City 6 1 0 5 -4 3

19 Camberley Town 5 1 0 4 -5 3

20 Banstead Athletic 6 0 1 5 -14 1

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Season 2022/23


App Goals App Goals

S Gray - - 133 -

J Ashdown 9 - 9 -

A Everiss - - 26 1

B Matthew 8 6 8 6

D Bailey 8 - 80 10

D Price 3 - 49 10

E Carey - - 55 4

G Lock 5 - 171 10

H Grant 7 1 7 1

H Laflin 4 1 143 82

H Tucker 9 2 9 2

J Welch 8 1 8 1

J Ajanlekoko 9 - 11 1

J Masters 8 - 45 -

K Walters 5 - 41 3

K August 8 2 52 11

L Bouwers 4 - 178 11

M Mealing 8 3 8 3

O Harris 9 4 9 4

R Merrick 4 - 46 -

S McCormack 7 - 50 10

T Thompson 1 - 4 -

U Lalustani 4 2 42 13

A Sykes - - 3 -

A Hall 1 - 3 -

129 24 1,190 183

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Harry is Hero as Yellamen beat Wembley 2-1

Saturday 17th September 2022 - Combined Counties League Premier Division North -

Wembley 1 - 2 Ascot United

Harry Tucker’s 91st minute thunderbolt sealed a dramatic comeback win for Ascot United at Wembley FC on

Saturday. With the scores level and Ascot almost out of ideas after battering their hosts in the 2nd half, Tucker

unleashed a simply unstoppable 25-yard thunderbolt into the top corner to spark delirium amongst the

travelling faithful.

On paper the game was tough to call as Ascot, with four wins from four, faced a side with four wins from five;

consequently a win for either side would send them top if leaders London Lions slipped up. As it was,

Wembley were in the box seat at half time courtesy of striker Ben Lawson-Hatch, who stabbed through a

crowd of players from the edge of the area and in off the inside of the post after Ascot had failed to clear their

lines just shy of the half-hour mark. Before all that both sides had their chances, although Ascot should have

been on the scoresheet only for Marcus Mealing to drag wide in the opening minute, then miss a golden

chance with a free header two minutes before the hosts’ opener. Joshua Blaize-Carr almost wriggled clear of

Tucker’s attentions after racing onto Calvin Osborne’s ball over the top in the fifteenth minute as Wembley

threatened sporadically – Tucker doing enough to ensure Carr’s shot went wide - and Alfie Bates’s deflected

shot later in the half squirmed wide for a corner in the 27th minute. Ascot’s Jordan Ajanlekoko also fired over

on the turn between those chances after Harry Grant’s corner was headed down by Brendan Mathew, but the

visitors were ruing their wastefulness after Lawson-Hatch subsequently gave them an interval lead.

But Ascot upped the tempo after the break and although they cut the deficit early-on, it looked like the spoils

would be shared after twice striking the crossbar and seeing a plethora of other chances go begging. That

said, Jay Welch was alert to thwart Blaize-Carr with a fine tackle early on as Wembley threatened, but Ascot

were soon on level terms when Sean McCormack’s fine overhead cross at full stretch from Harris’s delivery

was converted by Mathew. Mealing then smashed the crossbar from a tight angle, Grant’s corner looked like it

might have been straight over the line albeit no goal was given and Bailey then planted a free-header wide as

Ascot dominated. Home ‘keeper Charlie Wealands then made a fine save to deny Grant when clean through

after Tucker’s long clearance was superbly helped on by Harris, before substitute Keaton August incredibly

hit the bar with a mis-hit shot amidst a glut of other changes in personnel. Wembley’s only real chance was a

late header from Lawson-Hatch when we escaped Ascot’s attentions at the far post to meet Yassine Fehmi-

Gil’s deep free kick, but he was at full stretch and failed to keep his header down.

And, with the game approaching its dying embers, cue Tucker. Picking the ball up outside the area and right of

goal, he took one look, put his head down, and laced a simply unstoppable effort up and over Wealands to

maintain his side’s 100% start to their league campaign – and a table-topping end - after Harefield held

London Lions to a 2-2 draw. Ascot United: Ashdown, Welch (Lock 81’), Masters, Ajanlekoko, Bailey, Tucker,

McCormack, Grant, Mealing (August 70’), Matthew (Price 85’), Harris (Lalustani 79’). Sub unused: Bouwers

Photos from our last home game - a

midweek county cup win over Langley.

Clockwise from top left: Brendan

Matthew rounds the 'keeper but runs

out of pitch, Harry Grant scores the 3rd,

Keaton August celebrates his opener,

young substitute Alex Hall holds up the

ball, Louis Bouwers in determined

mood, George Lock on the attack again.



Jamie Ashdown – goalkeeper

Needs little introduction. Ex-Premier League

goalkeeper who has come out of retirement

for the 22/23 season after several seasons

as Ascot United goalkeeping coach. Made

over 100 appearances for Portsmouth

between 2004-12 Sponsors: Wayne McNight

and Ascot Vets

Alex Sykes – goalkeeper

Goalkeeping coach and reliable backup. Has

International experience having played for

the England Futsal team

Josh Masters - defence

Established left-back having broken into the

team in 20/21 following a move from local

rivals Holyport. Likes to get forward and has

proved a strong competitor for the left-back

position. Sponsor: Whitfield Electrical

Dan Bailey – defence

Experienced centre back and vice-captain.

Previously played at a higher level with

Marlow and has a FA level 2 coaching

qualification. A great communicator who

shows incredible commitment and

leadership on the pitch

Louis Bouwers – defence

A physical and dominant centre half who

signed from Faringdon Town in 16/17 and now

well-established as club captain. Recovered

from injury during the 21/22 season to take

his tally of appearances to 174 heading into

the current campaign. Sponsor:


Adam Everiss - defence

Strong left-back who likes to get forward.

Arrived in 21/22 following a spell with

Basingstoke Town. Starts 22/23 recovering

from a long term injury

George Lock – defence

A fearless right back previously with Binfield

and Bracknell. Technically strong and a

consistently high performer who likes to get

forward and has weighed in with important

goals. Previously voted supporters POY.

Sponsor: @NGWeddingPhoto

Harry Tucker – defence

Strong, commanding defender who oozes

confidence on the ball and has excellent

distribution. Previously with Kings Langley

and Thame United

Toby Thompson - defence

A product of the Under 18 Youth Team in

21/22 when Toby also stepped up to senior

football. Was loaned out to Chalvey Sports

towards the end of 21/22 to gain first team

experience at Step 6 and will continue to


All Pen Pictures are in

association with Neil

Graham Wedding



Ollie Harris - midfield

An exciting addition having signed from near

neighbours Binfield. Was a huge part of The

Moles' run to the FA Vase final in 20/21 and

adds more depth with step 4 experience

Jay Welch - midfield

New addition for 22/23, a versatile player who

can play in defence or midfield. Bundles of

energy and tenacity alongside great

technical ability. Previously with Marlow.

Sponsor: VRT VW Audi Skoda

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

pitch. Recovering from a knee injury heading

into 22/23

Harry Grant - midfield

A Rolls Royce of a player and an excellent

addition to the club. Ex-professional at

Gillingham, winning EFL League 2 and the FA

Vase with Thatcham Town in 2017/18.

Sponsor: Chris Hornby - 58 Barbershop

Kai Walters - midfield

Rejoined early in 2022 having previously

made 30 appearances in 2 previous spells

with the club. Talented player who gives

another attacking option

Dan Price - midfield

Popular attacking midfielder who returned to

Ascot for 21/22 having been out for two years.

Previously appeared 44 times in 18/19 when

he scored 10 goals, including the breakaway

strike that sealed Ascot's league cup final

victory over Windsor FC

Marcus Mealing - forward

Previous clubs include Marlow, for whom he

scored a glut of goals at step 4. A proven and

prolific striker with great strength and vision

to hold and lay off the ball

Jordan Ajanlekoko – midfield

Cultured midfielder who signed for 22/23

after step 3 experience with Beaconsfield.

Previously featured for the Yellamen on loan

with 2 appearances in 17/18 and is a fantastic

permanent addition for 22/23

Brendan Matthew - forward

Exceptionally quick and a proven goalscorer.

Signed for the 22/23 season after helping

Egham Town to a 3rd place finish with a near

goal-a-game scoring record in the 2nd half of

their campaign

Usman Lalustani - forward

Rejoined The Yellamen for 22/23 after

featuring in 18/19 and 19/20 when he netted

11 goals from 38 appearances. Maintains high

fitness levels and on his day will cause

problems for any defence. Returns after most

recently featuring for Holyport. Sponsor:

@Polenta_Empire (twitter)

Keaton August - forward

Signed from Windsor FC in 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. Sponsor: Intuity


Sean McCormack - forward

Skilful forward signed from Walton and

Hersham in 21/22 and previously Maidenhead

United and Bracknell Town. Players and

supporters POY in his first campaign after

dazzling on the right wing. Incredible

workrate and vision and tracks back to cover

the defence. Sponsor: Arema limited


Jamie Tompkins – manager

Highly respected throughout the club and

guided the team to league cup glory in 18/19

before taking the team to the brink of the title

in 19/20 when the campaign was curtailed by

COVID. Senior Manager of Football

Development at Brentford FC

Dan Masters – asst. manager

Joined in 2018/19, Dan has a wealth of

experience and knowledge in local football. A

key member of the management team.

Previously part Maidenhead United and Berks

& Bucks U18 rep teams

Stuart Britton - S&C coach

Joining in the summer of 2021, 'Stu' joined to

focus on the fitness, recovery and injury

prevention and rehabilitation of the squad

Steve Quelch - coach

Many years of experience in the local game

with Chalvey Sports and UEFA B coach, joined

the club from the 2019/20 season

Chad Smith - physio

Joining in the summer of 2021, Chad is an

excellent and experienced physiotherapist. A

great character around the club


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.


AEK-BOCO F.C. was formed during the summer of 2003 as the result of a

merger between two long-established clubs (AEK Rangers and Boco Juniors).

Today we have almost 500 children on our books playing in the Hanham

Minor League, Avon Youth League U18 Bristol Combination League and Bristol

Girls League. As well as three men’s teams and our Ladies teams.

We are proud to be one of the first Clubs in the Gloucestershire area to

achieve the FA Charter Standard Community Club status.

Our home ground is Greenbank Rd Playing Fields, Greenbank Road, Hanham,

Bristol, where through hard work and determination, funded along with the

Football Foundation we built our New Clubhouse in 2011.

History of Boco Juniors

Boco Juniors was formed in 1978 by Bob Boyd, a former director of Bristol City FC, and John Cummins.

Named after the 1978 Argentinean Champions Boca Juniors as it corresponded with the year that Argentina first

became World Champions.

Bob Boyd`s son Robert is now one of the Marcliff Glos County League main sponsors, “Boca Teamwear” while John

Cummins Grandson Tom recently finished playing for our Junior section.

Famous players that have emerged through Boco Juniors are Mark Cooper (former Forest Green Rovers Manager)

who is the son of Terry Cooper Ex England international. Julian Dicks who played for Liverpool and West Ham United.

Paul Mardon who played for Bristol City & West Brom & was a Welsh International. Darren Lloyd played for West

Brom & Darren Carr who played for Chesterfield in the 1997 FA Cup semi-final versus Middlesbrough. Martin

Willmott for Bristol City & Darren Harvey for Watford were also former players that played professionally. Mark

Johnston-Allen the ex-snooker professional started his career at right back for Boco Juniors.

Even Manchester United’s' Alex Ferguson spotted a young Ross Millard playing for Boco Juniors and Ross was

signed as full time professional only to see his dubbing career cut short by injury.

History of AEK Rangers

In 1977 the club was formed, named after someone who had just holidayed in Greece and an original player being

Scottish wanted Rangers in the name, mainly from a group of workmates from DRG, they played at Dundridge

Playing fields, the first team won The Senior District League in 1995, the team also played at BAWA club.

2011-2012 Runners up Bristol Prem Combination Div 1 Promotion to Prem Div

2013-2014 Senior Amateur Cup Winners

2013-2014 Runners Up Bristol Prem Comb &

Promotion to Gloucestershire County League

2014-2015 Runners Up Gloucestershire County League

2015-2016 Champions Gloucestershire County League

2016-2017 Winners Les James Cup

2018-2019 Runners Up Les James Cup

2020-2021 Promotion Toolstation Western League

2021-2022 GFA County Cup Challenge Trophy Winners


Sponsor the Yellamen! Contact Neil Richards at

neil.richards@ascotunited.co.uk. Other packages include individual player

sponsorship and recognition in this programme for just £30 per season!

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