Ashford come up against local rivals from the other side of the airport on Saturday, in the shape of Uxbridge FC.  Kick off at Short Lane is 3.00 p.m.

The Tangerines will be hoping for a better outcome than the last season in which our two sides met which was  in 2013-2014, when we lost heavily on both occasions, 0-4 at home and 1-5 away.  Our solitary goal was scored by Joe Lynch on one of his few 1st Team appearances.  Indeed in 12 matches overall, we have only managed three wins, the most emphatic being a 3-0 win in February 2010, when Isiah Rankin scored twice and Jordan Kiffin notched the other.

Had we managed to win on Tuesday we would be coming into the match in 3rd place but, as it is, we stand in 6th position.  Our visitors are 14th at present but with a match in hand over most clubs so there is little to choose in terms of league results to date.  Uxbrodge have recorded something of a mixed bag in recent weeks, by far the most impressive being a 2-2 draw in midweek away to Farnborough.  On the other side of the coin they lost at home to Royston 0-2 last Saturday and also went out of the FA Cup at the hands of Harrow Borough.  Their other September result was a 1-1 draw against Marlow.

It was good to see Lewis Taylor back in our colours again on Tuesday after his horrific injury and we need to put that result behind us and indeed the refereeing decision that baffled everyone and presented a goal to the opposition.

On Tuesday we have a night off from league action as we travel to Slough’s new stadium in the League Cup.  We won’t be expected to win and can play with complete freedom.  They are now at their new ground, the address of which is:  Arbour Park, Stoke Road, Slough, SL2 5AY.  There are comprehensive directions on the Slough web site, as follows:  from the M4: Exit at Junction 5 (signposted Colnbrook/Datchet/Langley) and head west on London Road (A4). Pass the Sainsbury’s Superstore on your right hand side and drive straight over the roundabout, continuing on London Road. Pass the Tesco Slough Extra store and then the turning to Slough Rail station on your right and at the next junction, turn right onto Stoke Road (B416). Continue along Stoke Road for 0.7 miles, going straight ahead at the crossroads with Shaggy Calf Lane and Elliman Avenue (following the signpost to Slough Cemetery & Crematorium, Wexham Park Hospital and Stoke Poges). The entrance to Arbour Park is a few hundred yards further on the right hand side.

Annoyingly there is very little parking at the ground apparently, and their website suggests various places, all though with a minium10-15 minute walk.  Kick-off is 7.45 p.m.