Ashford are at home on Saturday to Chessington & Hook United in a CCL Premier Division match, kick-off 3.00 p.m.

The visitors on paper have endured something of a torrid time recently, having lost nine league matches in succession, their last win coming back on 27 October.  A closer look though reveals that several of those games were only settled by a one goal margin and the writer can report that Chessington looked fine at Chertsey last Saturday until they had their keeper sent off shortly before half-time.  In addition, when Ashford managed to just win a close encounter at Chalky Lane soon after the start of the season, the general view then was that we had managed to beat a very decent side indeed.  Ben Murray and his squad, therefore, will know better than to under-estimate their opponents in any way.

Murray should though have a full squad to pick from including the returning Perry Luckins and Ashford will go into the match with all the confidence that comes from only one defeat in eleven games.

We should like to congratulate Hartley Wintney upon joining Camberley Town in the 5th Round of the FA Vase last week with their victory over Bradford Town from the Western League, and also send our best wishes to Sutton Common Rovers who will hopefully be able to play their 4th Round tie away to Bowers & Pitsea from the Essex League tomorrow.

Hartley Wintney have arguably the toughest tie of all in the 5th Round, being drawn at home to favourites Hereford FC in their first season as a reformed club but if they can get over that hurdle, who knows how far they can go.  Camberley are still waiting to see which of two Northern League sides they will face but will also be at home.

In the League on Saturday Hartley Wintney are at home to AFC Hayes, whilst Camberley have possibly a tougher challenge being away at Colliers Wood United, who have been bang in form recently.  Epsom & Ewell are away to Windsor.

On Tuesday evening we will once again attempt to stage the home Middlesex Senior Cup match at home to Harrow Borough, kick-off 7.45 p.m.  Some rain is currently forecast for Tuesday evening, but thankfully no frost.