Ascot United return to league action on Saturday with the visit of Hanworth Villa. The Villains – who won the title two seasons ago and almost went up again when they suffered play-off heartache last season – are well known to the Yellamen after previously locking horns in the Combined Counties League. Our online matchday programme, with the views of JT, Simon, yours truly and a double Non-League Paper column is here. Also, look out for a certain club director’s VERY big birthday!
But both sides are playing catchup after cup exploits – Ascot with 7 points from 5 games and Hanworth Villa 8 from 6 – everyone in the top half having played at least a game more.
The Yellamen will certainly be looking to harness the positivity from their performances against Lewes and Whitehawk, and know that Saturday’s game and Tuesday’s trip to Ashford is a chance to make up ground.
Hanworth Villa come into the game off the back of a 3-3 home draw with Southall on Tuesday night.
Then, on Sunday, it’s a big game for The Ascot United Women as Championship outfit Reading FC send their U23’s to The Racecourse for a county cup game. The Yellawomen are top of the step-five Southern Region Women’s football league and the chance to go toe-to-toe with professional opposition is one to be savoured. Reading’s senior side are in action at Sunderland Women at the same time, hence the decision to field their U23’s.
Reports to follow.