Pre-season training starts on Saturday 8 July at the Club (address for any prospective new players is Ashford Town, Short Lane, Stanwell, TW19 7BH).  The session starts at midday.

Triallists will be welcome, so if you feel that you are of the required standard (Step 4) and would like to become part of our exciting young squad you will be welcome to attend.  Our manager Ben Murray asks though that all potential triallists email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a football CV and a mobile number for contact.

 

 

Don't forget that you have only until 30 June if you wish to take up the Club's offer of a season ticket for the forthcoming season at the heavily discounted price of just £75 (£50 OAP's).  This will entitle you to admission to all matches including Under-18 games.  The only exceptions are FA Cup and FA Trophy matches where there are separate FA rules.

You can either leave your payment at the club in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of Chris Canderton or you can send a cheque to Ashford Town (Mx) FC, 3 Craigwell Close,

Staines-Upon-Thames, TW18 3NP.  It is probably better not send any postal items directly to the club as post often goes astray.

Last year it was Harrow Borough who did it to us but this year it is the pre-season match away to AFC Hayes on Saturday 22 July that has now been cancelled  by the home side who have apparently double-booked themselves and, in their own words, have “ditched” our fixture.

Consequently we are once again looking for an away fixture on Saturday 22 July against any club within a reasonable distance from Step 6 upwards on that date.  If anyone reads this and can help, please phone 07956 930719.

 

Date

H/A

Opponents

Comp.

Score

Scorers

04/09/16

H

Surrey Eagles

GLWL2S

3-1

Belworthy, Cheatley, I Smith

11/09/16

H

Balham Panthers

GLWL2S

7-1

Cheatley 5, Isaacs, Neufville

25/09/16

H

Carshalton Athletic Development

GLWL2S

6-2

Cheatley 3, T. Frost, Neufville, James

02/10/16

A

Crystal Palace Development Res.

GLWL2S

6-1

Berry, Phillip-Hines, Neufville 2, Cheatley 2

09/10/16

A

Putney Vale

GLWL2S

1-1

Benham

23/10/16

H

Actonians Res.

JGMT1

8-0

Benham, Neufville 3, Cheatley 3, Isaacs

30/10/16

H

Actonians Res.

GLWLT1

7-1

Cheatley 2, I Smith 2, Benham 2, Neufville

06/11/16

H

Godalming Town

GLWL2S

4-1

Cheatley 3, Samuels

13/11/16

H

Clapham United Res.

GLWL2S

14-1

Cheatley 6, Smith 3, Neufville 5

20/07/16

A

Larkspur Rovers

CWJC3

10-0

Cheatley 5, Smith 2, Neufville 3

27/11/16

A

Clapham United Res.

GLWL2S

3-1

Cheatley 2, Benham

04/12/16

A

Colne Valley Res.

GLWL2S

1-1

Cheatley

18/12/16

A

Balham Panthers

GLWLT2

8-2

Cheatley 2, Benham, Belworthy 2, Huse, Neufville 2

08/01/17

A

Hemel Hempstead Town

JGMT2

3-4

James, Smith, Huse

29/01/17

H

Colne Valley Res.

GLWL2S

10-0

Neufville 3, Belworthy 3, Isaacs 2, Phillips, Benham

05/02/17

A

Greenhouse Sports

GLWL2S

8-1

Cheatley 5, Neufville 2, Belworthy

12/02/19

H

Putney Vale

GLWL2S

13-0

Isaacs 5, Belworthy 4, Benham, James, Neufville, Phillips

19/02/17

A

AFC Phoenix Women Res.

CWJCQF

4-2

Huse 2, Benham, Sheehan

26/02/17

A

Balham Panthers

GLWL2S

4-0

Belworthy, Isaacs, James, Neufville

05/03/17

H

Godalming Town

GLWLT3

2-1

Belworthy, Neufville

12/03/17

H

Crystal Palace Development Res.

GLWL2S

10-1

Belworthy 3, Neufville 3, Isaacs 2, Richardson, Huse

19/03/17

A

New London Lionesses

CWJCSF

1-1 (8p7)

Isaacs (Ashford won 8-7 on penalties)

26/03/17

A

Carshalton Athletic Development

GLWL2S

7-2

Jacobs, Neufville 3, Richardson, Belworthy 2, 

02/04/17

A

Godalming Town

GLWL2S

1-1

Belworthy

09/04/17

H

New London Lionesses

GLWLTSF

1-1 (4p3)

Neufville (Ashford won 4-3 on penalties)

23/04/17

A

Surrey Eagles

GLWL2S

14-1

Richardson 4, Neufville 5, Belworthy 3, Luzar, James

07/05/17

N

Whyteleafe

CWJCF

5-1

Isaacs, James, Huse, Neufville 2

21/05/17  N  Battersea & Hammersmith  GLWLTF  5-1  Neufville 2, Sheehan 

Date

H/A

Opponents

Comp.

Score

Scorers

09/07/16

A

Knaphill

PSM

1-1

?

12/07/16

A

Colliers Wood United

PSM

0-3

-

16/07/16

A

CB Hounslow United

PSM

0-1

-

19/07/16

A

Spelthorne Sports

PSM

2-1

?

30/07/16

H

Barnet XI

PSM

1-5

Bitmead

02/08/16

H

Molesey

PSM

4-3

Webb, Bitmead 2, Green

06/08/16

A

Northwood

ES1C

3-1

Fleming, Bitmead, English

09/08/16

H

Marlow

ES1C

3-1

Fleming 2, Webb

13/08/16

H

Chalfont St. Peter

ES1C

2-3

Bitmead, English

16/08/16

A

Hanwell Town

ES1C

2-2

Bitmead 2 (1 pen)

20/08/16

A

Shortwood United

FACp

2-0

Beadle, Bitmead

27/08/16

H

Aylesbury

ES1C

1-0

Fisher

29/08/16

A

Egham Town

ES1C

1-3

Fleming

03/09/16

A

Herne Bay

FAC1q

1-3

Herbert

10/09/16

H

Kidlington

ES1C

5-1

Bitmead, Fleming, OG, English, Herbert

17/09/16

A

Bedford Town

ES1C

2-2

Mummery, Bitmead

24/09/16

A

Arlesey Town

ES1C

3-0

Webb, Beadle, Bitmead

27/09/16

H

Fleet Town

ES1C

3-4

Bitmead, English, Kazi

01/10/16

H

Uxbridge

ES1C

2-0

Bitmead 2

04/10/16

A

Slough Town

SLC1

2-9

Herbert, English

08/10/16

A

AFC Hornchurch

FATp

3-2

Bitmead, Herbert, Webb

16/10/16

A

AFC Dunstable

ES1C

1-4

Fleming

18/10/16

H

North Greenford United

MSC1

3-0

Hammami, Bitmead, English

22/10/16

H

Barton Rovers

ES1C

6-3

Bitmead 2 (1 pen), Fleming 2, English 2 

25/10/16

A

Petersfield Town

ES1C

2-0

Fleming, Bitmead

29/10/16

A

Tonbridge Angels

FAT1Q

3-3

Fleming, Bitmead 2 (1 pen)

01/11/16

H

Tonbridge Angels

FAT1Qr

1-4

Webb

05/11/16

A

Potters Bar Town

ES1C

2-3

Beadle 2

08/11/16

H

CB Hounslow United

MSC2

2-1

Bitmead, Fleming

12/11/16

H

Aylesbury United

ES1C

1-1

Bitmead (pen)

15/11/16

H

Knaphill

SSC2

0-1

-

19/11/16

A

Chalfont St Peter

ES1C

0-0

-

22/11/16

H

Hanwell Town

ES1C

1-3

Fleming

26/11/16

H

Northwood

ES1C

0-2

-

03/12/16

H

Beaconsfield SYCOB

ES1C

1-2

English

07/12/16

A

Southall

MCC1

5-2

Fleming 3, English, Fisher

10/12/16

A

Histon

ES1C

4-1

Fleming, Brunton, Mummery, English

17/12/16

A

Royston Town

ES1C

3-5

Bitmead, Green 2

21/12/16

H

Guildford City

Fr.

4-1

Bitmead, Fleming (pen), Haldane, Canderton

26/12/16

H

Egham Town

ES1C

1-1

Fleming (pen)

02/01/17

A

Farnborough

ES1C

1-2

English

07/01/17

H

Bedford Town

ES1C

1-1

English

10/01/17

A

Marlow

ES1C

0-1

-

17/01/17

H

Hanworth Villa

MSCQF

2-3

English, Weight

28/01/17

H

Arlesey Town

ES1C

2-1

Mummery, Brunton

04/02/17

A

Fleet Town

ES1C

0-3

-

11/02/17

H

AFC Dunstable

ES1C

2-3

Fleming 2

14/02/17

A

North Greenford United

MCC2

6-3

Fleming 2, Bitmead 2, Kazi 2

18/02/17

A

Uxbridge

ES1C

2-0

Jonas, Bitmead

21/02/17

H

Royston Town

ES1C

1-4

Mummery

25/02/17

H

Petersfield Town

ES1C

1-0

Bitmead

04/03/16

A

Barton Rovers

ES1C

1-1

Fleming

11/03/17

H

Potters Bar Town

ES1C

0-3

-

14/03/17

A

Kempston Rovers

ES1C

0-2

-

18/03/17

A

Aylesbury United

ES1C

2-1

Bitmead, Canderton

21/03/17

H

Wingate & Finchley

MCCQF

2-0

Bitmead, Herbert

25/03/17

A

Beaconsfield SYCOB

ES1C

2-1

Bitmead 2

01/04/17

H

Histon

ES1C

1-2

Jonas

08/04/17

H

Kempston Rovers

ES1C

3-1

Bitmead 2, Fleming

15/04/17

A

Aylesbury

ES1C

2-2

Bitmead, Herbert

17/04/17

H

Farnborough

ES1C

1-0

Beadle

22/04/17

A

Kidlington

ES1C

2-1

Fisher (pen), Green

25/04/17

H

Hampton & Richmond Borough

MCCSF

2-1

Fleming, Beadle

01/05/17

N

Wealdstone

MCCF

2-1

Fisher (pen), Fleming

The first training session in preparation for life at Step 4 for Ashford will be on Tuesday 5 July, starting at 7.00 p.m.

It is not “open house” but any players of the required standard who would be interested in playing for the club are invited to contact manager Ben Murray beforehand on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ben has added an additional pre-season game to the schedule and that will be away to Spelthorne Sports on Tuesday 19 July.  The opening friendly is away to Knaphill on a 3G pitch on Saturday 9 July.

The Southern League season proper starts on Saturday 6 August with the fixtures due to be released on 15 July.  The draw for the opening rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy are set to be released on 8 July and will appear here as soon as they are available.  We will come into the FA Cup at the Preliminary Round stage this new season, rather than the Extra-Preliminary Round.  We have entered the following cups:  FA Cup, FA Trophy, Middlesex Senior Cup, Surrey Senior Cup and Middlesex Charity Cup plus the League Cup, of course.

Please note that there may be periods in the near future when the web site is unavailable or looking a little different.  This is because webmaster Gareth Coates will be attempting to both freshen it up and make it more friendly when being viewed on a mobile.

Will Boye brings us some information regarding the Ladies’ side for next season.

After winning their division in January, the Ladies have now been promoted to Division 2 South of the Greater London Women’s League and will compete in three cups next season, namely the Russell Cup, The County Capital Cup (in which they reached the Final last season) and the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy.

Friendlies have been lined up for 31 July (home Hemel Hempstead Ladies), 7 August (home Watford Development) and 14 August (home Hampton Ladies).  One or two earlier ones were being pencilled in but as far as the writer is aware the main pitch will not be available prior to the end of July.  More news on these in due course.

Competitive fixtures are likely to start on the third Sunday in August and all home matches will continue to kick-off at 2.00 p.m.

It's a busy time at Short Lane at the moment and this weekend we have the Junior Tournament going on, spread over Saturday and Sunday, with over 140 teams competing.  Everyone is welcome to come down and join the fun.  We have reduced prices for lager, supplies of Speckled Hen for the connoisseur, plus, of course, the barbecue.  Payments (over £5) can now be made by credit or debit card with our new machine having arrived yesterday.

In the meantime, the Board/Committee met on Thursday and set the prices for next season.  Entry for 1st Team matches will be £9 next season, an increase of £1 and the first one for several years.  Prices for OAP's remain unchanged at £5, whilst accompanied children under 16 will continue to be allowed in free of charge.  Season tickets will again be available and will offer a clear saving at £162 for the season (£81 for seniors over 65).  The cost of membership is also unchanged from last season but the club will be taking steps to ensure that, other than on match days, all patrons will be members, either individually or through the block system, relating to the Junior Section, the Ladies and the Sunday side or BA.  Any non-members will be required to pay £1 which has always been the case but will be more strictly enforced.

The pitch is undergoing its annual treatment, with over-seeding and verti-draining going on at present, to ensure it is in top condition for the first home match on Saturday 30 July against Barnet.

Amongst other initiatives discussed are the meat draw, which fizzled out after a very successful start last season.  This will start again soon but on a monthly basis.  There will be a couple of race nights, a quiz night to be run by Phil Marshall, more Junior days, a further barbecue later in the summer and other events, including the possibility of a car rally on the August Bank Holiday Sunday.  That would not mean racing but a return trip out from the club to various set points with each car having to pick up clues for points at each fixed stage.  Everyone then goes back to the club for the winners to be presented and food and drink.

Possibly the most important matter is the announcement that Hitchcock and King, the local Builders' Merchants, have not only maintained their sponsorship of the club for next season, they have doubled it.  Our very grateful thanks go to H & K and boss, Alan King jnr. for their great help.  Everything will cost more next season, of course, following promotion and this is very welcome news.

On Sunday we are holding the annual Sri-Lankan Sports Association Festival at the ground, featuring both soft ball cricket and football.  It is invariably a good day out with stalls and Sri-Lankan food available and everyone is very welcome to come along and enjoy the festivities. 

Below is an article written By Randi Gunapala to explain  a little bit more about the day and his organisation.

The Sri Lankan Football Organization, UK, is planning to celebrate its fifth anniversary on the 5th of June, 2016 by holding a sports fiesta comprising of a football and softball cricket tournament. The association's main priority has been to raise funds to help with the development of youth football in Sri Lanka. The association has been operating dedicatedly to fulfil this aim during the last five years of the association's functioning. This has been by organising a sports tournament annually and improving its capacity every year to accomplish the organisation's primary goals. The association has achieved successful outcomes so far by organising this event annually, now for the past five years.

From Nick Bailey

Thank you to everyone who supported our Family day during the Bank Holiday Monday, it was a great to see so many of our members enjoying the day, we will definitely be holding more of these events soon. 
 
The month of June is very busy and it all starts this weekend - the diary dates are below: 
 
Sunday 5th  - Sri Lanka Tournament 
Saturday 11th Sunday 12th  - Junior Tournament 
Saturday 10th  - Start of Euro 2016 
Sunday 12th  - England v Russia 8pm KO 
Thursday 16th - England v Wales 2pm KO 
Saturday 18th  - Junior Presentation day 
Sunday 19th  - Our very first Ladies Tournament 
Monday 20th - Slovakia v England 8pm KO 
 
All Euro games will be shown live in our newly refurbished clubhouse. 
 
To celebrate this Football packed June we have decided to run a trial and reduce some prices behind the bar:  The Corona and Fosters Gold will be sold at £3 per bottle or 2 for £5 and our draft Fosters will be reduced to £3.20 per pint.We currently also have Speckled Hen on draft as the current guest beer.