Cancel Corrie, extinguish Eastenders…all roads lead a couple of junctions down the M3 on Monday night for Ascot United Allied Under 18’s title-deciding clash at Fleet Spurs (7.45pm).
The Young Yellamen know that they need nothing less than a win to take the title; Josh Nice and his team need three points to leapfrog Westfield and finish top of the league for the first time in over a decade.
Fleet Spurs have already finished bottom of the league, but to their credit have only lost one match over 90 minutes in five games played since the start of 2022, so the visitors know they can’t just turn up and expect to win. However, Ascot’s form has been excellent; before last week’s league cup defeat at North Greenford they had not lost in 11 matches, a run stretching back to early October.
It has been a ding-dong battle for the title between Ascot and Westfield, and it was that dramatic injury-time equaliser against Westfield in early February that swung the pendulum back into Ascot’s favour. And, here they are almost two months later finally having the chance to get over the line as they complete their league program having beaten Virginia Water on 7th March in their penultimate game of the campaign.
We’re hoping for a sizeable travelling support to Southwood Playing Fields, GU14 0ST, just a stone’s throw from junction 4a of the M3.