Next up - Ashford Town
Saturday, 17th November at Wodson Park SG12 0UQ;
Bostik Isthmian League Div. 1 (South Central), kick off 3pm.
Admission - Adults £10, Concessions £5, under-14s free with paying adult.
On Saturday it'll be fifty years (and a day) since our first appearance in the competition proper of the FA Cup at Luton Town. There will hopefully be a few members of that team at Wodson Park to watch and maybe assess their successors as they take on Ashford of Middlesex. Their views on the 3G surface will be interesting too.
Ashford arrive with two recent home wins in the locker that have taken them to eighth in the table. We meanwhile sit in what last Sunday's Non-League Paper referred to as mid-table obscurity. That's 14th to you and me.
Ware were without Jason Brown and Dave Cowley last Saturday which will hopefully be remedied this weekend. Whether Ben Hart will be available after his injury at Hanwell seems unlikely to me. If he doesn't make it Ben will miss out on the chance to emulate his uncle Ian who scored our first ever goal against Ashford from the penalty spot back at the turn of the century.
The programme for this game (£1.50 on the gate) includes the fixtures, results and tables for all our age teams; Matt Walker's continuing series on his football tour of Europe; Ian Bush's latest match photos; Traveller's Tales; and Aiden's Astroturf series. This week Aiden gives a good send off to league president Alan Turvey who died on Tuesday.
Our record against Ashford Town:-
|5 September 2000||Isthmian League Div 3||H||1||3||Hart (pen.)|
|20 February 2001||Isthmian League Div 3||A||0||3|
|12 September 2006||Isthmian League Cup Rd 2||H||0||1|
|20 October 2007||FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Rd||H||4||1||Frendo, Ellerbeck, Berry (pen.), Stevens|