24th August 2018 |Club News | Views

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This Saturday 25th August 2018, we welcome Horsham YMCA to Homelands Stadium in the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup, 3pm kick off.

After beating Fisher FC in the Extra Preliminary Round earlier this month, Step 5 side Horsham YMCA secured their place in the next round to face us as we both look for a place in the 1st Qualifying Round.

A big weekend as we also take on local rivals Faversham Town at Homelands just 2 days later on Bank Holiday Mnday 27th August, so it may be realistic to expect a bit of squad rotation from Gary Alexander over these two fixtures.

Horsham YMCA currently sit 6th in their league, winning 2 and losing 1 of their 3 games played in the Southern Combination Football League, the Sussex equivalent of the SCEFL. Last time out, they lost 2-1 away to Chichester City.

We reached the 1st Qualifying Round of this competition 2 seasons ago when we were knocked out by then Isthmian Premier Division side Burgess Hill Town with a 2-1 defeat. This is our record progress in the competition since reforming as Ashford United in 2011.

The Nuts & Bolts mag – Match day programme is as always available as fans pass through the turnstile, with plenty of content to read including our past meetings with Horsham YMCA from back in our Ashford Town days.

Get down to Homelands this Saturday and come and support your local team in the worlds biggest footballing club cup competition! Come on you Nuts and Bolts!