Ascot United round off their Combined Counties League Programme with the visit of high-flying Egham Town on Saturday (3pm). The Yellamen are guaranteed a top six finish, but know that if they better North Greenford’s result at home again basement side CB Hounslow they will finish 5th. [correction] Hounslow and Holyport are involved in a tousle to avoid the bottom spot with one of them set to survive on a points-per-game ratio – ordinarily both would be relegated – but at this point Hounslow have something to play for and could do Ascot a favour.
In this week’s online matchday programme here, look out for Simon and Jamie’s roll call of recognition of various club volunteers, whereas yours truly reviews the ups and downs in the Combined Counties League. And, there is a tribute to a local legend as the third anniversary of his passing approaches next week.
Back to Saturday, and The Sarnies arrive looking to keep hold of third place, although fourth-placed Abbey Rangers have the top three in their own hands with a game in hand and lying just a point behind. Remember it is a card-only site, so leave your notes and coins at home!
The reverse fixture ended all-square thanks mainly some inspired home goalkeeping from Michael Edegbe coupled with wayward finishing from Ascot, who finally levelled through Denis Nortey after a freak opening goal courtesy of Danny Campion’s cross-shot.
Coming into the game, Egham are undefeated in ten since losing to Hanworth Villa, and more impressively have conceded just four goals in the process.
Saturday’s fixture list also includes Hanworth Villa’s chance to go the entire season unbeaten in the league as they entertain St Panteleimon.
|Ascot United||v||Egham Town|
|Hanworth Villa||v||St Panteleimon|
|North Greenford United||v||CB Hounslow United|
|Spelthorne Sports||v||Abbey Rangers|
|Tadley Calleva||v||Edgware Town|
|Wokingham & Emmbrook||v||Virginia Water|
Image (Keaton August) courtesy of Neil Graham photography