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Match Reports

22/4/17 Croydon Won 4-0

Ashford United stand on the brink of securing promotion to the Isthmian League after easing to a comfortable 4-0 victory at Croydon, following another hat-trick from Shaun Welford and one from Stuart West. What on paper looked to be a tough challenge, proved to be quite the opposite and was one of the most one-sided […]

9/4/17 Cray Valley Paper Mills Won 2-1

Ashford United laid the ghost of finals past as they lifted the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy for the first time thanks to a brace of goals from Shaun Welford, which guided the side to a 2-1 victory over Cray Valley Paper Mills on a baking hot day at Maidstone. The Nuts & Bolts were the […]

1/4/17 Crowborough Athletic Won 3-1

A brilliant Rory Hill hat-trick inspired Ashford United to a 3-1 win over Crowborough Athletic in a pulsating and entertaining clash, as the top two battled for supremacy in front of 459 spectators on a bright and sunny afternoon at the Homelands. The bumper attendance setting a new home league record for United and the […]

28/3/17 Sevenoaks Town Lost 0-3 (agg 1-4)

Ashford United lost the chance for a piece of silverware when an under strength side slipped to a 0-3 defeat to Sevenoaks Town in the semi-final of the Macron Southern Counties East League Challenge Trophy at the Homelands. With the tie evenly poised after a 1st leg 1-1 draw, home fans were disappointed on reading […]

25/3/17 Sevenoaks Town Lost 0-4

League leaders Ashford United’s title chances suffered another big blow when they slumped to a 0-4 defeat at the hands of third placed Sevenoaks Town, who are now very much back in the title race as United and Crowborough continue to falter. United – in a horror start to the important top of the table […]

21/3/17 Hollands & Blair Won 3-1

Ashford United returned to the top of the Southern Counties East table as they cruised to a 3-1 victory to complete the league double over Hollands & Blair at Homelands. The win made even more the sweeter on hearing the news that Croydon had surprisingly returned from East Sussex with a 1-0 success at Crowborough […]

18/3/17 AFC Croydon Athletic Drew 3-3

Ashford United came from behind three times to gain a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to AFC Croydon Athletic as the two sides ended all-square for the second time this season. Having slipped to defeat last week at Bearsted, the result was another big blow to their Isthmian League aspirations which are […]

11/3/17 Bearsted Lost 0-1

Goalkeeper George Kamurasi and Stuart West both saw red as Bearsted with a surprise 1-0 win dealt a big blow to Ashford United’s title aspirations. Ashford went into the match on the back of a twelve match winning streak, but paid the price for their ill-discipline when former player Andy Irvine netted the decisive winner […]

7/3/17 Erith Town Won 4-1

Four goals in 23 minutes, including two in the space of 78 seconds immediately after half-time, helped Ashford United to victory over Erith Town to keep the side top of the table. The goals in the 4-1 win were the highlight of the evening, which again came at a cost after Frazer Walker was sent […]

4/3/17 Lordswood Won 4-0

Ben Davisson scored twice as promotion chasing Ashford United extended their winning run to 11 matches with a comfortable 4-0 victory over struggling Lordswood at the Homelands. The result was another blow to the Lords survival hopes as United easily completed the double over them with an aggregate score of 11-0 over the two matches […]

26/2/17 Cray Valley Paper Mills Won 5-2

An eventful Sunday afternoon at Eltham involving seven goals, three penalties, two dismissals and a 23 minute hat-trick by Shaun Welford saw Ashford United extend their winning run to ten matches, after returning home victorious over Cray Valley Paper Mills for the second time in five days. Having progressed to the semi-final of the league […]

18/2/17 Tunbridge Wells Won 2-0

Top of the table Ashford United eased to victory over struggling Tunbridge Wells with two second-half goals in the space of four minutes at the Homelands. Jason Goodchild opened the scoring in the 54th minute finishing well after a neat one-two with Adrian Stone. Danny Lye’s title challengers then doubled the lead four minutes later, […]

11/2/17 Canterbury City Won 3-0

As expected Ashford United progressed to the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy Final, after substitute Adrian Stone banged in a nine minute hat-trick, in the battle of landlords and tenants at the Homelands, as the hosts finally made their superiority count. Rolling back the years, the late treble from the 34-year old veteran striker ended the […]

28/1/17 Beckenham Town Won 4-1

Ashford United once again top the Southern Counties East table, after two goals apiece from Jason Goodchild & Shaun Welford, helped the side secure a 4-1 victory over struggling Beckenham Town at the Homelands. With the days leaders Crowborough Athletic involved in FA Vase action – and ultimately getting knocked out – Ashford seized the […]

17/1/17 Corinthian Won 4-1

Ashford made it four straight wins over Corinthian this season to continue their dominance in the fixture between the pair, having already beaten the visitors in the league & twice in cup encounters earlier in the season. The 4-1 win – the third such result for United in eight days – helps take the side […]

14/1/17 Deal Town Won 4-1

Ashford United in their first league match since the solitary goal defeat at Sheppey United on Boxing Day, ran out comfortable 4-1 winners at Deal Town, on a Sunny but cold day on the Kent coast. The win continued the dominance of Ashford in this fixture, having won nine matches out of 10 against the […]

6/12/16 Whitstable Town Won 4-2

Ashford United returned to the top of the Southern Counties East table for a fifth time this season, after an exciting and at times feisty encounter, saw them get the better of Whitstable Town by a margin of 4-2. On a misty murky evening Shaun Welford gave the hosts a 13th minute lead, firing home […]

26/11/16 Corinthian Won 4-1

Inspired by Ryan Palmer – who was back to his brilliant best – Ashford United romped to a 4-1 victory over Corinthian, to make comfortable progress to the quarter-finals of the Kent Reliance Kent Senior Trophy at the Homelands. The game was all over by the time Palmer’s superb 71st minute strike, added to the […]

12/11/16 Eastbourne Town Lost 1-2

Ashford’s entry into the Buildbase FA Vase for season 2016-17 saw them travel to Eastbourne Town at the Second Round stage, having been exempt thus far due to success over the past few seasons. However after going down by the odd goal in three, their participation in the competition this year was short and sweet […]

5/11/16 Croydon Won 3-2

Rory Hill crashed home a 95th minute winner, as league leaders Ashford United came from behind to defeat Croydon 3-2 in a thrilling and controversial encounter at the Homelands, which saw United Manager Danny Lye ejected from the dug out shortly after the Trams took the lead. United then went further behind when a counter […]

1/11/16 Sevenoaks Town Won 3-2

A hat-trick from Rory Hill helped Ashford back to the top of the Southern Counties East table, after riding their luck to record a 3-2 victory over Sevenoaks Town on a bizarre evening of football at the Homelands. Ashford second best for most of the evening, were most grateful to Hill whose spectacular hat-trick put […]

29/10/16 Crowborough Athletic Lost 0-2

Two first-half goals were enough to end Ashford United’s 18 match unbeaten away league run, as in-form Crowborough Athletic ran out worthy winners in the top of the table Southern Counties East League clash in East Sussex. United were decidedly off colour on the day and could have little complaint with the result, being barely […]

15/10/16 Sutton Athletic Won 3-2

The last time Ashford visited Sutton Athletic, the sides battled out a dour goalless draw in the Kent Invicta League, back in February 2013 on a bitterly cold afternoon. This time around the events of the afternoon were quite the opposite, as United eventually came away with a 3-2 win in the first round of […]

8/10/16 Erith & Belvedere Won 2-1

Ashford United found a hero in Pat Kingwell, whose 76th minute diving header helped secure a narrow 2-1 victory over Erith & Belvedere, after both sides had been reduced to 10 men in the opening period. Ashford had the perfect start when Luke Eldridge opened his account after seven minutes, coolly rounding the keeper to […]

24/9/16 Hollands & Blair Won 3-0

Ashford United ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at previously unbeaten Hollands & Blair, to maintain their 100% winning run, from the five league matches played away from the Homelands thus far this season. As expected it was a competitive contest against a side in a rich vein of form, but a first-half Rory Hill strike, […]

13/9/16 Bearsted Lost 0-1

Sam Flisher scored the only goal of the match, as the hosts succumbed to back-to-back home league defeats for the first time since November 2011. Bearsted included three former United players as Peter Williams, Andy Irvine and Keelan Mooney are all familiar faces at the Homelands, whilst Mikey Dalton lined-up for United against a former […]

10/9/16 Corinthian Won 3-2

Tom Michelson scored a last gasp winner in the sixth added minute, to give Ashford United the points in dramatic circumstances at Corinthian, which leaves the side in second place of the Southern Counties East table following the 3-2 victory. The winner coming after the side had been leading 2-1, before being reduced to 10 […]

29/8/16 Sheppey United Lost 1-2

It was bank holiday blues for Ashford United at home to Sheppey United, with the visitors striking in stoppage time to bag the points with a 2-1 win, as the hosts had their colours lowered for the first time this season. It was a disappointing below par performance from the Nuts & Bolts, who were […]

20/8/16 Three Bridges Won 1-0

The predatory instincts of Shaun Welford helped Ashford to a 1-0 victory in the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round at home to Three Bridges, as United reached the first qualifying round for the first time. Last seasons 37-goal top scorer struck early in the second-half, giving the Nuts & Bolts a deserved win over Isthmian […]

16/8/16 Canterbury City Won 1-0

One goal was enough to see Ashford United maintain their winning start to the season, Rory Hill’s second-half strike giving the hosts bragging rights over tenants Canterbury City in the opening midweek match of the league campaign. City looked a decent outfit and could easily have had a share of the points, had it not […]