Ascot united head to Edgware town on Saturday for a Combined Counties Premier League North fixture (3pm). The Yellamen are in good form and have games in hand on Edgware, who are well placed towards the top of the table. The hosts play their home games at Silver Jubilee Park Townsend Lane London NW9 7NE, home of Hendon FC and with just one defeat in seven league games this will be a big test for Jamie Tompkins’ side.
On Thursday evening the Ascot United Allied Under 18 site were beaten 5-2 by Marlow Youth in the FA Youth Cup second qualifying round. Unfortunately for the young Yellamen they were already 4-0 down at half time having been blown away – literally – by Marlow in the first half. The home side quick out the blocks and assisted by the slope and the following wind and rain, Ascot struggled to get out of their own half and trouble the home goalkeeper. However it was a different story early in the second half when Ascot struck early through Lawson Jones, and then Sam Evans gave Josh Nice’s side a glimmer of hope not long afterwards when he hooked in from the inside the penalty area. But James Docherty in the Ascot goal, who had a tremendous game, produced save after save to keep the score below double figures – including a tremendous penalty save at 2-4. However, he was powerless to keep out another later penalty as Marlow made it 5-2 to finally extinguish any hope of an unlikely comeback.
On Sunday, The Ladies open their FA Women’s Cup campaign (Tilehurst Panthers, Racecourse, 2pm) in their biggest game of the season so far. Panthers are lower in the pyramid, but Darrel Evans is wary of their threat – possessing a number of young, talented players across all positions. And, they sit top of the Thames Valley League Division One following three wins and a defeat – smashing in a staggering 24 goals in the process – 8 of them coming from Leah Why. Why not come down to support the Yellawomen.
Saturday’s Combined Counties League programme is below
|Spelthorne Sports||VS||Edgware Town|
|Edgware Town||VS||Ascot United|
|Egham Town||VS||St Panteleimon|
|Holyport||VS||CB Hounslow United|
|North Greenford United||VS||Burnham|
|Reading City||VS||Virginia Water|
|Southall||VS||Wokingham & Emmbrook|
|Spelthorne Sports||VS||Hanworth Villa|