Three of our junior sides have made excellent progress in their various County Cups, with two having reached the semi-finals and one the quarter finals.
Andy Ollerenshaw has kindly produced a summary as the matches they face as shown below:
Paul's under U13s
They play Old Isworthians away in the quarter final on Sunday 29th, this is the third attempt to play this match, each time getting postponed due to the weather and pitch condition - we hope that on Sunday the lads can finally put this match to bed. The winners will play Parkfield Youth away on the 12th Feb and if they come through these two games they could face a possible final against Hanwell, Wheatstone or Brookhouse on the 2nd April.
Fin & Lees U14s
They are through to the semifinal after an impressive 4-2 away win to Pinner United, their opposition in the semi final are Ruislip Rangers who they will play away on the 12th Feb. If they are successful in that match their opposition for the final will be Sandgate or Hampton youth - again on the 2nd April.
After winning their quarter final against Teddington they will now face the winners of the match between CB Hounslow or Conquest in the semi final, with this match scheduled to be played on the 12th Feb at home. If they are successful in this semi final match they will face the winners of the other semi final (Bedfont or Acton) - game scheduled for a 19:30KO on the 30th March.
At 3.00 p.m. this afternoon the pitch remained frozen and as a precaution we have arranged for an official inspection on Saturday morning. A further message will be put out once there has been a decision.
Ashford look forward to the visit of league leaders Royston Town to Short Lane on Saturday.
Our opponents enjoyed an impressive sounding victory over 2nd placed Farnborough on Tuesday evening but not very long ago we came close at Royston, hauling ourselves back from three down to make it three apiece, only to concede two more in the closing minutes.
Past form against our opponents does not make great reading for Ashford supporters as we have yet to win in five previous encounters, the two previous home matches resulting in a 1-1 draw in the 2012-2013 season, our goal coming from Kofi Lockhart-Adams, and a 0-2 defeat in season 2013-2014.
The squad has been boosted this week by the signing of two players on loan from Barnet FC, namely Theo Alexis and Nathan Dennis. Theo is a physical central midfielder whilst Dennis is a pacey full back. We welcome them both to Short Lane.
Kick-off is at 3.00 p.m. as usual and here are all the junior fixtures on Sunday:
Ashford Sports Club - Club House 11-a-side Pitch
Martin U15s v Epsom & Ewell 10am
John U13s v Kew Park Rangers 11.30am
Fin U14s v Kings Park 1pm
Ashford Sports Club – Short Lane 11-a-side Pitch
Simon U16s v Ashtead 10am
Ben U16s v Croygas 11.30am
Ashford Town 5 – 5 Pitch 1
Cass U8s v Walton & Hersham 10am
Michael U7s v CB Hounslow 11am
Ashford Town 5 – 5 Pitch 2
Steve U8s v CB Hounslow 11am
Neil U8s v Esher Wizards 12pm
Ashford Town 7 – 7 Pitch
Andy U9s v Mitcham Park 10am
Chris U8s v Walton & Hersham 11am
Ashford Town 9 – 9 Pitch
Joe U12s v Corinthian 10am
Graham U11s v AFC Walcountians 11am
Kirk U11s v Halliford 12pm
Ashford Town – Outfield
Larry U13s v Spelthorne 12.30
Bill U8s v Sutton United
Matt U9s v FC Sunbury
Rhys U9s v Kew Association
Ryan U9s v Sheen Lions
Nelson U11s v Molesey
Paul U13s v Old Isworthians (County Cup)
Craig U14s v Stoneleigh
In addition, the Ladies will be at home on Sunday afternoon to Putney Vale in the Greater London Women’s League, kick-off 2.00 p.m. whilst the Sunday men are due to be away to NLO FC at Northwick Park