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Fixture Update – Cray Wanderers

Our Bostik South league match away at Cray Wanderers that was originally due to be played tomorrow (Saturday 25th November) will now take place on Wednesday 17th January, 2018, Kick Off 7.45pm.

Welcome Michael McEntegart

Posted in Club News on 23rd November 2017 (2 days ago)

Ashford United would like to welcome experienced goalkeeper Michael McEntegart to Homelands Stadium. Ashford United’s stadium announcer caught up with Michael after tonights training session and the video can be found on the official Ashford United Facebook and Twitter pages.

***Match Postponed***

Posted in Club News on 22nd November 2017 (3 days ago)

Due to Cray Wanderers winning their Buildbase FA Trophy Fixture 4-1 against Moneyfields this evening, our game away to Cray has now been Postponed. A new date will be scheduled shortly. Next League game for United will be at Homelands Stadium on Saturday 2nd December when we take on Thamesmead Town. 3pm Kick Off

Cooney claims goal of the month from set piece

Posted in Club News on 21st November 2017 (4 days ago)

Congratulations to Tommy Cooney who has won the goal of the month for October 2017. The Irishman, who scored on his debut with a free kick to earn us a point at home to East Grinstead last month, has won the accolade with 50% of fans’ votes, beating the likes of Matt Day and Tyrell […]

This Week at Homelands

Posted in Club News on 19th November 2017 (6 days ago)

This week Ashford United Under 18s welcome Corinthian Under 18s to Homelands Stadium on Tuesday (21st November) 7.45pm Kick Off…. This Wednesday (22nd November) our Under 23 Development Squad welcome Margate to Homelands Stadium in the Bostik Development South League. With no 1st team game on Tuesday, why not come down and cheer on the […]

Match Preview: Corinthian-Casuals

Posted in Club News on 17th November 2017 (2 weeks ago)

The Corinthians were founded in 1882 by N.L.”Pa” Jackson, Asst. Hon. Sec. of the Football Association.  His aim was to develop a club side capable of challenging Scotland at international level. Within four years, calling on the best amateurs from the public schools and universities,  there were nine Corinthians in the England team. Twice, the […]

Ashford United U23s v Ramsgate U23s

Posted in Club News on 15th November 2017 (2 weeks ago)

Tonight our U23 Development Squad welcome Ramsgate to Homelands Stadium. See the likes of Matt Kirby, Tom Draper, Clark Woodcock and Matt Day in action in the Bostik Development League. A great opportunity to see the future Nuts & Bolts in action. Kick Off is at 7.45pm. Admission Prices Adult: £3 Kids-U16: £1 or Free […]

Phil Castle – One minute applause tonight

Posted in Club News on 14th November 2017 (2 weeks ago)

We at Ashford United FC, wish to sadly report the death of Phil Castle, former Ashford Town Chairman and Clerk of Works in building of the Homelands in 1988. We send our thoughts to his wife Ann, son Pip and daughters Amanda and Lynn, grandchildren and his family and friends. This evening we will be […]

Match Preview: Herne Bay

Posted in Club News on 13th November 2017 (2 weeks ago)

For the third time already this season we take on Herne Bay as we welcome them to Homelands Stadium, on Tuesday 14th November 7.45pm kick off in the Bostik League South Division. We took them on at the Altira Park stadium back in August and lost 2-0 in Jason Whitmore’s second game in charge with […]

Q&A video

Our Q&A session from last Thursday was filmed and is now ready and available to view on our YouTube channel. Please find video here below:

VOTE! Goal of the month October 2017

Posted in Club News on 10th November 2017 (3 weeks ago)

Fans can now view our 5 favourite goals from October 2017 on our YouTube channel or by viewing below. Thank you to Dave Jones for filming. View the video here at vote below! *NOTE* We realise we’ve made a mistake. The 2 goals Matt Day scores for the U23s are against Whyteleafe U23s and NOT […]

Match Preview: Hastings United

This weekend, Saturday 11th November 2017 3pm kick off, we welcome old rivals Hastings United to Homelands in the Bostik League South Division! This will be the first of 2 home games in 4 days, as newly appointed first team coach Paul Barnes will experience his first Homelands match day when we take on The […]

Return of Ira…

Posted in Club News on 9th November 2017 (3 weeks ago)

We are extremely pleased to welcome the return of young forward Ira Jackson Jnr! Ira made 10 appearances in the 2013-14 season under Paul Chamber’s management, with his final appearance coming again Whyteleafe. Ira will be available for Saturday’s match vs Hastings United, along with today’s other new signing Kwabena Osei.

Kwabs Osei signs from Folkestone

This morning the club are pleased to welcome defensive midfielder Kwabena ‘Kwabs’ Osei from Folkestone Invicta to Ashford United. Jason Whitmore says: “Kwabs has Bostik League Premier experience in the middle of the park and will add strength in depth to the squad.” This news follows the departure of defender Sam Zanone and the gaffer […]

Club open Q&A on Thursday

Posted in Club News on 8th November 2017 (3 weeks ago)

This Thursday 9th November at 9pm the club are hosting an open Q&A for fans to attend and are free to ask questions to senior members of Ashford United, such as Don Crosbie, Jason Whitmore and newly appointed first team coach Paul Barnes. First team training takes place prior to this meeting so we welcome […]

Aaron Lee-Wharton October 2017 player of the month

Congratulations to our young shot-stopper Aaron Lee-Wharton for winning the Ashford United player of the month for October 2017. Aaron has impressed all United fans since the departure of George Kamurasi and has really taken his opportunity to show what he can do. Aaron saw off Davisson, Richardson-Brown and Watters in claiming the accolade for […]

Andrew Dalhouse joins!

Posted in Club News on 7th November 2017 (3 weeks ago)

This afternoon the club can announce the signing of Andrew Dalhouse, a striker who will be available for tonight’s match vs Ramsgate FC. Dalhouse is an addition to another recent signing, after the arrival of defender James Fitchett who also recently joined and will be available tonight. Jason Whitmore spoke with this editor earlier: “Dalhouse […]

Football tonight, home and away!

Tonight, Tuesday 7th November 2017, our first team take on Ramsgate FC away in the Bostik League South Division, 7.45pm kick off. But also tonight, our under 18s host Tunbridge Wells under 18s at Homelands 7.45pm kick off in their league clash. If you can’t make the senior’s away match then please come and support […]

Free Entry for Armed Forces & Veteran Personnel

Posted in Club News on 6th November 2017 (3 weeks ago)

This Saturday Ashford United welcome Hastings United to Homelands Stadium for this Armistice Day tie. To mark the 11/11 date, Ashford United are proud to be offering FREE ADMISSION to all those currently serving in our Armed forces and also our Veterans. On behalf of everone here at Ashford United we would like to thank […]

Match Preview: Ramsgate

This Tuesday 7th November 2017 we travel away to Ramsgate FC in the Bostik League South Division, 7.45pm kick off. Back in September, our first league win of the season came against the Rams as we beat them 1-0 at home thanks to a Matt Day 64th minute strike. Managed by ex Nuts & Bolts […]

Welcome, Paul Barnes!

Today the club can welcome new first team coach Paul Barnes to Ashford United. Paul Barnes joins Jason Whitmore’s backroom as first team coach, and will be ever present at tomorrow’s league match away to Ramsgate. Barnes, who holds a UEFA A coaching badge, is highly respected in the non league football scene having coached […]

Trio Depart…

Posted in Club News on 5th November 2017 (3 weeks ago)

Ashford United Manager Jason Whitmore has tonight confirmed the release of two players. Firstly Jason Hollick. Hollick joined us in September and has been in each matchday squad since then. Secondly, Luke Eldridge. Luke was a fan favourite here at Homelands and was part of the League & Cup Double winning team last season. Whitmore […]

Whitmore announces new signing

Ashford United Manager Jason Whitmore has tonight announced the signing of Defender James Fitchett from Phoenix Sports on social media site Twitter. With recent results not going our way, we are sure he will be a welcome addition to our team. Welcome James….

Tyrell Richardson-Brown Departs!!

Posted in Club News on 3rd November 2017 (4 weeks ago)

This afternoon, Ashford United can confirm the news that Tyrell Richardson-Brown has left the club. Tyrell has been a big part of the squad this season, making 18 appearances in all competitions and scoring 3 goals. We would like to wish Tyrell all the best in his next venture with Walton Casuals.

Match Preview: Greenwich Borough

Posted in Club News on 2nd November 2017 (4 weeks ago)

This Saturday 4th November 2017 we travel away to Greenwich Borough FC in the Bostik League South Division 3pm kick off. Having already taken on the Borough earlier this season, we will be looking for revenge after a 2-0 home defeat in the first round of the Velocity Sports Trophy. Saturday’s hosts are in form, […]

VOTE: Player of the month October 2017

Posted in Club News on 30th October 2017 (4 weeks ago)

Fans can now vote for their Ashford United FC player of the month for October 2017. Having played our last game of the month vs Whyteleafe FC at the weekend, the options are below! There can only be one winner, and supporters can vote between midfielder Ben Davisson, young goalkeeper Aaron Lee-Wharton, or wingers Tyrell […]

Statement regarding managerial position

Posted in Club News on 27th October 2017 (5 weeks ago)

Tonight we can deny any rumour that the now ex Phoenix Sports manager is coming to Ashford and that Jason Whitmore will remain with AUFC for the rest of the season unless he chooses otherwise. We have a rebuilding programme that we are committed to and we are all confident that results will improve with […]

Match Preview: Whyteleafe

Posted in Club News on 26th October 2017 (5 weeks ago)

This Saturday 28th October 2017 we welcome Whyteleafe FC to Homelands in the Bostik League South Division, 3pm kick off. This weekend’s visitors form doesn’t seem to have much consistency coming into this match. Though Whyteleafe sit in 6th, their recent results would suggest otherwise, having won 2, drawn 3 and lost 3 in their […]

Boxing Day match 1pm kick off

A quick annoucement to fans to make note that our Boxing Day match vs Sittingbourne at Homelands is now a 1pm kick off. A vote went to fans and majority agreed that an earlier kick off was more suitable for this Christmas period and 1pm has now been confirmed with both clubs and the league.

Match Preview: Phoenix Sports

Tonight, Tuesday 24th October 7.45pm kick off we travel to familiar territory as we face Phoenix Sports FC away! We last met on Saturday 11th April 2015, when a large number of Ashford United fans travelled to Barnehurst to witness a 2-1 away victory for the Nuts & Bolts, as United played with ten men […]

My Club Betting – Ashford United

Ashford United are now linked with! Fans who enjoy a bet every now and again can help earn Ashford United revenue by placing bets via this platform. My Club Betting provide an efficient FREE betting site for our club. This gives our fans & supporters their very own, easy-to-use betting service that helps us […]

One in, one out at Homelands

The club can today announce that we will say goodbye to midfielder David Botterill. Botterill was a huge part of our double winning campaign last season and we wish him all the best for the future. Dave made his debut for Ashford United on 22nd October 2016 in our 8-0 away victory over Rochester United, […]

Match Preview: Carshalton Athletic

This Saturday 21st October 2017 we travel away to Carshalton Athletic in the Bositk League South Division 3pm kick off. Recent new signings for the Nuts & Bolts have been a sign of good things to come for us with the likes of Stuart Zanone and Jack Healey returning to the club, and Tommy Cooney […]

14th October 1893

Woolwich Arsenal 12-0 Ashford United We took on Woolwich Arsenal in the 1st Qualifying round of the FA Cup on this date in 1893 and got thrashed by the now Premier League club. They had just changed over from Royal Arsenal to Woolwich Arsenal at the start of that season as they had joined the […]

2 returning players included in new United 4

Stuart Zanone and Jack Healey return to Homelands and could be involved in tomorrow’s match! The club are extremely pleased to welcome back ex striker and record holder Stuart Zanone! Above image credit to: Gary Browne @ Kentish Express (KM Group) Zanone (32) scored 47 goals in 39 games (3,345 minutes) for Ashford United, mainly […]

Match Preview: East Grinstead Town

This Saturday 14th October 2017 we welcome East Grinstead Town FC to Homelands Stadium in the Bostik League South Division. Kick off is at 3pm, and it’s a massive game for both sides as AUFC and EGTFC currently sit 22nd and 24th in the league respectively. A disapointing result on Tuesday away to Shoreham in […]

Freddie Mercury tribute at Homelands in November

We are pleased to announce that ‘A Kind of Mercury’ will be appearing at Homelands on Friday 10th November 2017 as we continue our music nights for all to enjoy. From 7pm until late in the downstairs function hall, for just £10 per person you can come and enjoy this fantastic Freddie Mercury tribute with […]

Kamurasi departs United

Above photo credit to: Ian Scammell, Oyster Bay Photography AUFC shotstopper George Kamurasi has sadly departed the club. ‘Big George’ has been a fantastic servant to our club since making his debut on 17th October 2015, against Sevenoaks Town away in the Kent Senior Trophy, winning 3-0. George kept 31 clean sheets across 86 appearances […]

Match Preview: Shoreham

This Tuesday 10th October 2017, our first team travel down to the West/East border of Sussex as we take on bottom of the Bostik League South Divison table Shoreham FC at The Taxi-Link Community Ground on Middle Road. Kick off is at 7.45pm, and it’s a 6 pointer for both teams as they will look […]

Match Preview: Sittingbourne

This weekend, Saturday 7th October 2017, we welcome Sittingbourne FC to Homelands, 3pm kick off in the Preliminary Round of The Buildbase FA Trophy. This is the first time we’ve appeared in this competition since 2009, when we lost 3-1 away at Bognor Regis. Last season, Sittingbourne went out in this stage of the Trophy […]

Shoreham fixture to be played this Tuesday 10th October

Fans wishing to travel away to Shoreham FC please take note that this fixture is on this Tuesday 10th October 7.45pm kick off, NOT the 17th October as originally arranged. A match preview will be available typically the day before the game for travel information. It’ll be an important league fixture as both sides sit […]

Goal of the month September 2017

Fans can now view our 4 favourite goals from September 2017 on our YouTube channel or by viewing below. Goal A Alfie Hacker (under 18s) vs Chatham Town under 18s Goal B Rowan Shardlow (under 14s) vs Whyteleafe under 14s Goal C Matt Day vs Guernsey Goal D George Humber vs Guernsey VOTE BELOW!   […]

Kamurasi voted player of the month for September 2017

A big congratulations to big George Kamurasi who has been voted the Ashford United player of the month for September 2017. Kamurasi played a big part in our two league wins last month vs Ramsgate and Guernsey, making numerous fantastic saves in the first half in both matches to keep clean sheets when we went […]

Watch United train and view England match at Homelands

This Thursday 5th October 2017, England play Slovenia at Wembley but fans can watch the match from the comfort of the Lancaster Bar upstairs at Homelands Stadium from 6.30pm. The Ashford United first team will be training at the same time so fans are welcome to come and watch training whilst keeping an eye on […]

Match Preview: South Park

This Tuesday (3rd October 2017) evening we welcome South Park FC to Homelands for a Bostik League South Division fixture 7.45pm kick off. South Park will be the first team we’ve played our second league fixture with this season after we faced them in August this season. That result didn’t particularly go how we would’ve […]

Player of the month: September 2017

Fans can now vote for the Ashford United player of the month for September 2017. The poll is available at the bottom of the home page on the club website and will close later this week. The 4 Ashford United players up for the vote are: Ben Davisson – he’s been an engine this month […]

History: Gilbert Godsmark

Today we look at an ex player who many may not be aware of, Gilbert Godsmark. Gilbert played for Ashford United over 100 years ago, and was sold to Newton Heath (now Manchester United) before he died just one year later. (Main image above) The Newton Heath team of the year 1900/1901. We got in touch […]

Phoenix Sports game rearranged

Our Bostik League South Division match away to Phoenix Sports has been rearranged and will be played on Tuesday 24th October, 7.45pm kick off. Originally it was due to be played on Saturday 30th September but was postponed due to the host’s run in the Emirates FA Cup. A match preview will be available a […]

FREE ENTRY! Support AFC Ashford Athletic at Homelands this Saturday!

Ashford United’s game this weekend away to Phoenix Sports was postponed last week due to the host’s Emirates FA Cup run. So whilst United have the weekend off, why not support our good friends AFC Ashford Athletic at Homelands this Saturday 30th September when they host Faversham Town Reserves. Kick off is at 2.45pm and […]

United confirm Dickens on loan

The club can confirm we have agreed a loan deal for our own Charlie Dickens to return to play for Ashford United. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Harlow Town for this arrangement. Charlie has 34 appearances to his name for Ashford United in the past, scoring 6 goals in the process. Welcome […]

Match Preview: Herne Bay

For the second time in just over a month, we travel to the Altira Park Stadium to take on Herne Bay in their home ground. Last month (22nd August 2017), we returned home after a 2-0 defeat to the hosts in the 1st round of the Kent Reliance Senior Cup. It hadn’t been long before […]

Match Preview: Guernsey

This Saturday 23rd September 2017, we welcome Guernsey to Homelands (and the mainland!) for a 1pm (ONE O’CLOCK) kick off.

Match Preview: Hythe Town

Image credit to Hythe Town FC – This weekend (Saturday 18th September) we travel away to Hythe Town in the Bostik League South Division for our first competitive match up in recent years. A few familiar faces may be on show, as the likes of Dave Cook, Ryan Palmer and Ben Wilson all featured […]

Match Preview: Ramsgate

This Tuesday 12th September, our first midweek match at Homelands this season, we welcome fellow Kent side Ramsgate FC to Kingsnorth, 7.45pm kick off. We’re looking forward to playing The Rams, managed by former Nuts & Bolts coach, Lloyd Blackman, as we’ve not met since 2009-2010 though overall we have met 34 times in the league […]

Jason Whitmore interview

Thank you to the manager Jason Whitmore for taking his time out to let us interview him on Thursday evening after the team’s training session. See video below, key points are: • 5 new players bought in • 1 player departure • New use of PLAYERTEK GPS performance technology • Staying positive • Recent results

Match Preview: Molesey

Photograph credit to Kentish Express (KM Group) This Saturday 9th September 3pm kick off it’s our first of 2 home games in 4 days as we welcome Molesey FC to Homelands. It’s not been the best start to the season for The Nuts and Bolts but there’s plenty to play for this weekend. After picking […]

FA Youth Cup at Homelands tonight

Ashford United Isthmian Under 18’s are back in the FA Youth Cup, as they host Chatham Town under 18’s at Homelands tonight 7.30pm kick off. Today’s match is the Preliminary Round of the competition, with the winners hosting Folkestone Invicta Under 18’s at home in the 1st Qualifying Round, week commencing 18th September. Entry for […]

England vs Slovakia live from Homelands

It’s the international break! England take on Slovakia on Monday 4th September, 7.45pm kick off. The game will be live from the Lancaster bar upstairs at Homelands Stadium. The bar will be open from 6.30pm and fans can enjoy a variety of drinks, including the new ‘Nuts & Bolts’ lager.    

Goal of the month August 2017

You’ve chosen your winner for player of the month, now it’s time for goal of the month. Out of the 5 goals scored in August, we’ve chosen our favourite 3. Both of Matt Day’s goals scored against Redhill in the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup, and Conner Westney’s strike against VCD Athletic in […]

Player of month winner August 2017

Congratulations to Brandon Williams who has been voted the Ashford United FC player of the month for August 2017. Brandon has impressed so far this season, and signing a new contract thanks to his great performances. Brandon was chosen by 51% of voters. Above photo by kind permission of Kyle Hemsley Photography.

Velocity Sports Trophy match date confirmed

We can confirm that the Velocity Sports Trophy 1st round fixture with Greenwich Borough will take place on Monday 18th September, 7.45pm kick off. Last season, Greenwich reached the second round of the same competition, when it was known as The Alan Turvey Trophy sponsored by Robert Dyas. Borough beat Aveley 2-1 away in the […]

Match Preview: Horsham

Saturday 2nd September, we travel AWAY to take on Horsham FC (not to be confused with Horsham YMCA), in the Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round. It’s important for fans to know that Horsham FC, this season, are playing at Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9AX Culver Road (as pictured above), is the headquarters […]

Player of the month August 2017

Ashford United fans can now vote for the August 2017 player of the month. Your nominees are: George Kamurasi – who played the first 3 games of the season, making some very important saves in the 2 league defeats to Carshalton Athletic and South Park, when the scoreline could’ve been a lot worse for the […]

Williams signs

We are delighted to announce the new contract for youngster Brandon Williams. Brandon has impressed so far this season since being promoted from Jason Whitmore’s under 21s.

Match Preview: Sittingbourne

After a not so great start in the league, our team are looking to get their first point in the Bostik South after sitting second to bottom after 3 games. Monday 28th August, 3pm kick off! Some first team faces will return as we take on The Brickies on August bank holiday Monday. Sittingbourne have […]

Saturday’s official matchday programme

This Saturday we welcome VCD Athletic to Homelands 3pm kick off. Our recently revamped matchday programme will be available once again for £2 past the turnstiles, at the same size of 32 pages as our last home match. Almost two weeks ago, vs Carshalton Athletic, the club sold a record amount of programmes since reforming […]

Fixture Updates

Fans should be made aware of some changes to upcoming fixtures. Please see below. Our away match vs Shoreham, originally due to be played Saturday 2nd September, has been rearranged for Tuesday 17th October 7.45pm kick off. This is due to our 1st Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup match vs Horsham being scheduled […]

Match Preview: VCD Athletic

This Saturday 26th August, we welcome VCD Athletic to Homelands, for an early season bottom of the table clash! After two games, both sides sit at the foot of the table after scoring no goals and picking up no points. United, sit 22nd after an opening game of the season defeat at home to Carshalton […]

Whitmore positive following early cup exit

A huge support of Ashford United fans were in following at Winch’s Field last night as United bowed out of the Kent Reliance Senior Cup early after a 2-0 defeat away to Herne Bay. A win against The Bay would’ve seen United host Margate at Homelands in the second round of the cup but it […]

tHE rASH bring a new sound to Homelands

We are pleased to announce we have teamed up with local band, and Ashford United fans, ‘tHE rASH’! At the end of last season, fans voted on their favourite song for the Nuts & Bolts players to walk out to at Homelands, and chose ‘If The Kids Are United’ by Sham 69. Ashford United fan, […]

U21’s start their season tonight

Our U21’s development side play their first competitive game of the season as they travel away to Hastings United U21’s in the Bostik League Development South Division.   Jason Whitmore has promoted some of the U18’s for tonight’s game, saving some of our U21’s for tomorrow’s senior match vs Herne Bay in the Kent Reliance […]

Next Emirates FA Cup opponent named

This afternoon we have been drawn away to Horsham in the 1st qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup. The match will be played on Saturday 2nd September 2017, 3pm kick off. Horsham, who also play with us in the Bostik League South Divison, can be found at: Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9AX Our […]

Match Preview: Herne Bay

After a great result in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, we turn our attention to another competition, as we travel to Herne Bay in the 1st round of the Kent Reliance Senior Cup, 7.45pm kick off. Caretaker manager Jason Whitmore, and his team will be looking to follow up a great performance from Redhill, […]

Club Statement

This morning we can officially announce that now ex manager Danny Lye has left Ashford United by mutual consent.

FA Cup takes us to Surrey

Saturday 19th August, it has been confirmed that we will travel away to Redhill FC in our Preliminary Round fixture in the Emirates FA Cup.

Programme Award

We are pleased to say we have been awarded 1st in the Soccer Club Swap Shop programme of the year for the Southern Counties East Football League for the 2016/2017 season.

Under 18’s trials

Our under 18s Kent Youth Premier League side are holding trials on Monday 17th July 5.45pm-7pm at Homelands Stadium.

League fixtures to be published later today

Late this morning we should receive the fixtures for the Bostik League South Division 2017/2018. There will be some great league matches from 12th August including games against Hythe, Faversham, Guernsey, Sittingbourne, Ramsgate and Greenwich Borough. Check back on here or on our social media pages, a full list of our fixtures should be published […]

United open the floodgates in 3-2 victory

Goals from Tyrell Richardson-Brown, Dan Stubbs and Matt Day gave Ashford a well deserved victory in the pouring rain against Bostik League Premier Divison side Margate. Both teams were evenly matched in the first half, with Kamurasi making a magical fingertip save in the 36th minute as former Maidstone attacker Alex Flisher put pressure on […]

Under 16s host Dover

Tonight Wednesday 12th July, our Under 16′ Kent Youth League side managed by Jason Whitmore and Barry Fuller take on Dover Athletic Under 16’s at Homelands 7.45pm kick off. Come and support your future Nuts & Bolts stars, and enjoy the newly refurbished bar before kick off.

Pre-season session

July 1st and the lads were back at Homelands today for the first time since winning the league vs Rochester back in April.

Thank you, Savage.

The start of pre-season begins today, and we are sad to announce we are saying goodbye to right-back, George Savage.

Kent U16’s Open Trials

Represent your county! The Kent FA is pleased to announce the Under 16 open trial date of the Kent Representative Team.

AUFC Youth Tournament

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday 17th/18th June) is the very popular Ashford United Football Club annual Youth Tournament, taking place at Sandyacres.

Under 9s coach wanted

Due to the exciting growth of Ashford United’s youth set up we’re looking for an FA level one or above coach to join us and coach an under 9s side.

Sponsor Ashford United

The club are looking for local businesses to support Ashford United Football Club for 2017/2018 as we embark on our adventure in the Isthmian South League.

Cheerio, Captain.

Last season’s double winning captain, Stuart West will be staying in the SCEF league for next season. ‘Westy’ made 40 appearances last campaign, scoring 6 goals.

Tyrell RB interview

We asked TRB about his past clubs, how he came to sign for the Nuts & Bolts, targets for the season and favoured positions on the field.

Coach joins United

Danny Lye has added to his back room staff this week, bringing in Physio/Coach Michael Mcdonald. We spoke to the gaffer…

History of the AUFC Crest

Our updated club crest has been revealed so we thought we’d take a look at the history of it and what all the various elements in it represent. The original coat of arms for the borough of Ashford, of which our club crest derives, was granted on 20th October 1975, designed by Harold Ellis Tomlinson. […]

Stone stays!

Adrian Stone has signed up with United once again, Stoney netted 11 times in 25 appearances for the Nuts & Bolts last season including some really important goals late goals. Lyzee said.. “I am very pleased that stoney has resigned for the new season as he brings a wealth of experience and is a proven […]

New forward signs

Tyrell Richardson-Brown is a 6ft 2 Pacey forward signing from Burgess Hill Town of the Ryman Premier. Danny Lye commented… “I am delighted to sign Tyrell, he is the type of forward we needed, strong, quick and direct. He has pace to burn and a good work rate chasing lost causes down.” “Tyrell scored 20 […]

Return of the Mich

We’re pleased to announce the return of midfielder Tom Michelsen after his spell at Chatham Town and Hollands & Blair. Danny Lye said.. “Mitch made a bad choice last year when he left to join Chatham. He will have a point to prove to himself this season so I was keen to resign the boy. […]

Trio Remain

Fraser Walker, David Botterill, and Dan Stubbs have all agreed to remain at Homelands for the coming campaign. Lye said.. “All 3 of these boys were mid season signings and proved an integral part of the team on the pitch and In the dressing room. Fraser is a top athlete who gives us pace to […]

Long signs for United

We’re pleased to announce the signing of SAM LONG. He can play right back, right midfield, left back and left midfield. Sams previous clubs include Charlton, Chelmsford, Dover, Margate, Bromley and Glebe. Danny Lye stated.. “I am delighted to sign Sam this season as I know he will improve our squad.” “Sam has plenty of […]

Words from first team coach Shaun Holland

We think you’ll all agree that Shaun has been an integral part of the club since joining us early last season, not only pitch side but helping to bring the fans closer to the club and team. So sit back and have a read about Shaun’s thoughts on all things United. Shaun Hollands speaks…. “What […]

Midfield Maestro Stays On!

The club are extremely pleased to announce that midfielder Ben Davisson has signed to stay on for next season after a successful 2016/2017 campaign with Ashford United. ‘Davo’ had a superb season with the Nuts & Bolts, making the most appearances out of every player with a total of 47 games played. He also scored […]

Confirmation Of Promotion

Following on from the Leagues’ Committee Meeting on Thursday 11th May, the Football Association have been in touch today to confirm our promotion. “For the 2017/18 season, you have been allocated to the Isthmian League (Division 1 South)”. The FA have congratulated Ashford United on our success from 2016/2017 season and wish us well for […]

Fun Day Raffle Winners

There are still some unclaimed prizes from our Family Dun Day raffle which were won on Sunday. Kev Stickles – 15 purple Millsy – 235 yellow Marv – 314 purple Tony Wells – 128 blue ‘Governor of the Albion’ – 345 purple Lloyd – 428 purple Gordon – 23 blue Mick Proctor – 38 blue […]

Hiring Homelands

Whilst the club celebrate our recent promotion and are working tirelessly off the pitch during the close season, fans are reminded that Homelands is available for hire for numerous different occasions. We can cater for a wide range of events and functions, providing a banqueting suite which accommodates up to 320 people, or a smaller […]

More pre-season friendlies announced!

Manager Danny Lye has been hard at work already organising the club’s pre-season schedule for the 2017/2018 campaign. With the first confirmed warm up games of the season announced earlier this week, we are happy to give news of another four matches set up before the competitive fixtures start in August. Rivals Tunbridge Wells visit […]

Isthmian League 17/18 season start

The Isthmian League has pencilled in the start and finish dates of the 2017-18 season. Saturday 12th August 2017 has been confirmed as the big kick off to the campaign with the final fixtures of the 38 week regular season due to be played on Saturday 28 April 2018. Pre-season friendlies have currently been arranged with Margate, […]

Fun Day & Awards Summary

Everyone at the club would like to thank all those who attended the family fun day, and also the end of season awards which took place in the evening yesterday. Volunteers were at Homelands all day on Saturday helping prepare for the Fun Day which followed on Sunday, and were back at the ground from […]

TODAY: Ashford United Family Fun Day & End Of Season Awards

TODAY: Sunday 7th May 2017 from midday is the Ashford United Family Fun Day, join us for great family fun! Players vs Fans match, rodeo bull, bouncy castle, Soccer Darts UK, Zorbing Football (provided by BB Football), fete stalls, Soccer coaching schools (GKG Goalkeeping, Kickup Sports and Fuller&Weston Academy), Kent Fire & Rescue, Grand Raffle, […]

Welford voted POTM

Congratulations to record breaking Shaun Welford who was voted player of the month for April 2017. After breaking the 48 goal mark, scoring two goals to lift the cup, and a consecutive hat trick to lift the league trophy, it’s a well deserved accolade for the assistant manager.

Youth team trials

The club are holding trials for our Under 16s, Under 18s and Under 21s later this month, ready for the 2017/2018 season. It was a great 2016/2017 for the club, as we gave debuts to EIGHT youngsters in our senior team during the campaign. U16s trial Kent Youth League: 11am-1pm U18s trial Ryman Youth League: […]

Goal of the season vote

Fans can now vote for the Ashford United goal of the season, with all 13 contenders chosen by cameraman Dave Jones, who has put in so much effort to his filming this season. Goals can be seen on our brand new official YouTube account, link to the video below. To vote for your favourite goal, […]

Thursday night at Homelands

Tomorrow evening (Thursday 4th May), our under 18s host AFC Ashford Athletic’s Senior side 7.45pm kick off. A great test for our youngsters who have just had confirmation they will be our Ryman Under 21’s side next season.  Come and support your future players tomorrow night!

Player of the month

PLAYER OF THE MONTH Fans can now vote for the player of the month on the club website! Located on the home page, this makes each vote more fair as majority of fans have access to the OS rather than relying on social media. The player of the month for April is now ready to […]


A superb afternoon of football. A record competitive crowd for Ashford United at Homelands of 807 witnessed the Nuts and Bolts fire 7 (SEVEN) past Rochester to seal 3 points and win the Southern Counties East Football League! After winning the Kent Senior Trophy earlier this month, it’s been a superb season to remember for […]

Final game of the season

Today we welcome Rochester United to Homelands. It’s come down to the wire as the title race is still open on the final game of the SCEFL 16/17 campaign. Good luck to Lyzee and the players today, who will be going out for a win this afternoon, but only need to match or better Crowborough’s […]

Welford Watch

Following this weekend’s 4-0 win over Croydon, including a hat trick from the man himself, Shaun Welford is now just 3 goals from breaking the record of most goals scored in a single season by an Ashford United player, currently held by Stuart Zanone from the 2014/2015 season. Welford scored his 43rd, 44th, and 45th […]

United welcomes Athletic

We are happy to welcome AFC Ashford Athletic to Homelands for the 2017/2018 season. After a meeting with Stuart Kingsnorth on Tuesday 18th April, it was clear both clubs share the same ethics, and desire Homelands to be the centre of football in the local community. We wish Stuart and his players the best for […]

Shaun Holland urges fans to do what they’re best at.

We caught up with first team coach Shaun Holland before tomorrow’s match away to Croydon FC. “The season is coming to a dramatic end and it looks like it’s going right down to the wire. All we can do is set ourselves up properly and get the positive mindset that will get us over the […]

U18s vs Hythe 1st team

Tonight (Wednesday 12th April) | U18’s Friendly Our high flying U18’s travel to Hythe Town to take on their 1st team at The Reachfields Stadium.  This is undoubtably going to be a tough but great test for the youngsters. Kick Off 7.45pm.

Cup Final This Sunday

This Sunday (9th April) we play in the Kent Senior Trophy Final against Cray Valley PM, 3pm kick off at Maidstone’s Gallagher Stadium. We look forward to a huge following from our great supporters. The supporters club have had agreement from The Phoenix (Tuftton Street, Ashford) that they have very kindly offered to open early […]

Under 18s friendly

Ashford United u18s host Kennington FC in a friendly at Homelands on Thursday 6th April 7.45pm and as always they appreciate your support.

AUFC Family Fun Day & End of season awards

The first annual Ashford United FC Family Fun Day will be taking place, AT HOMELANDS, on Sunday 7th May 2017. With plenty lined up already, including a players & fans football match, an auction of great prizes, a fantastic grand draw raffle, a liscenced bar & open tea bar, loads of fun things for the […]

Tomorrow | Sporting Dinner | John Lukic

Tomorrow night Ernie Warren is hosting a sporting dinner in the company of Ex Arsenal & Leeds United Goalkeeper John Lukic.For those fans that would like to attend but not eat, are invited to join us from 8.30 onwards for an after dinner talk with Mr Lukic and a chance to have a few drinks […]

Sporting Dinner with John Lukic

Places are still available for the sporting dinner in the company of Arsenal & Leeds United legend John Lukic, on Friday 24th March 7pm at Sandyacres. Tickets are £35pp and includes a two course meal. John ‘Webbo’ Webster is the master of ceremonies. To book tickets or a table of 10 please contact Ernie Warren […]

New signings

TWO NEW SIGNINGS….. Joe vines has signed.  Joe brings with him a wealth of experience along with great leadership qualities.  Joe(centre back) is used to being a captain at most clubs his played for so he will add vital organisation for the remainder of the season.  Joe’s previous clubs include, Thamesmead , Cray wanderers and […]

U18s match off tonight

Our under 18s match away to Raynes Park Vale FC under 18s which was due to be played tonight has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

Supporters meeting tonight

This year Ashford United will be holding a Family Funday and Club Presentations at Sandyacres on Sunday 7th May. We are looking for committed individuals to join our planning team.  We will be holding a meeting at The Chimney’s in Godinton Park tonight (Thursday 9th March) at 8pm.  If you have any fundraising ideas for […]

Under 18s Cup match tonight

Ashford United under 18s take on Maidstone United u18s tonight away at the Gallagher Stadium in the quarter final of the KYL Invitational Cup. 2 weeks ago, the two teams met at Homelands with Jason Whitmore’s side coming out on top 3-0 winners, the Stones were previously undefeated in the league until then. Kick off […]

Supporters meeting for club funday

This year Ashford United will be holding a Family Funday and Club Presentations at Sandyacres on Sunday 7th May. We are looking for committed individuals to join our planning team.  We will be holding a meeting at The Chimney’s in Godinton Park on Thursday 9th March at 8pm.  If you have any fundraising ideas for […]

SCEFL Challenge Cup semi final dates confirmed

Dates have been confirmed for our 2 legged semi finals games vs Sevenoaks Town this month. We travel away to Sevenoaks for the first leg on Wednesday 15th March 7.45pm kick off, with the reverse fixture at Homelands on Tuesday 28th March 7.45pm kick off. We also take on Sevenoaks in-between with an away visit […]

SCEFL Challenge cup draw

SCEFL CUP SEMI FINALS The draw has been made for the SCEFL challenge cup semi finals as below. We will play Sevenoaks Town over two legs for a place in the final. Sheppey United v Whitstable Town Sevenoaks Town v Ashford United Dates are yet to be confirmed but both legs will be played in […]

Club statement

Club statement The club are sad to hear about the passing away of Ashford United fan Ray Wells. The news broke late last night from his home in Malaysia. Ray will be remembered for being a very long standing supporter of Ashford Town & United.  Some may have met him after a special visit a […]

U18s at home this Thursday

This Thursday 23rd February 2017 7.45pm kick off, our under 18s host Maidstone under 18s. It’s 1st vs 2nd so we’re looking for a great home support to cheer our future Nuts and Bolts stars onto victory.

100 Club results

100 Club Results for 3rd & 4th week of February Draw 1 1st £100 – Don Fagg – No 49 2nd £15 – Maria Woodcock-No 44 3rd £10 – Ernie Warren – No 5 Draw 2 1st £100 – Tony Moran – No 42 2nd – £15 – Don Fagg – No 49 3rd – […]

Application for promotion accepted!

Statement from CEO Denise Peach: AUFC players , supporters and staff will be pleased to hear that the FA have kindly made the decision to allow our application for promotion to be accepted. The sub committee who made the decision for us to appeal followed all the correct protocol in their decision and the appeal gave […]

U18s friendly at Homelands

Jason Whitmore’s Ashford United’s under 18s host Kennington FC in a friendly under the floodlights at Homelands Stadium this Thursday 16th February. Come and check out our future Nuts and Bolts stars!!!

Cray Valley cup game changes date

Our SCEFL Challenge Cup quarter final match vs Cray Valley PM which was due to be played this coming Wednesday 15th February 2017 has been moved to Wednesday 22nd February 2017. Cray Valley, who are also still in the Kent Senior Trophy, were supposed to play Deal Town away yesterday, before the game was postponed […]


Groundsman Graham has looked at the Homelands turf this morning and we can confirm it is GAME ON for this afternoons Semi Final clash with Canterbury. Come on you Nuts and Bolts!!!

Semi final game this Saturday

A big game this weekend as we host Canterbury City in the semi final of the Kent Senior Trophy. We made it to the final last season and we are urging fans to come and support the Nuts and Bolts back to the final again on this occasion! Kick off is 3pm on Saturday 11th […]

Kent Senior Trophy draw

Confirmation that we will play tenants Canterbury City FC at home in the semi final of the Kent Senior Trophy on Saturday 11th February 3pm kick off. Elsewhere, Deal Town will host Cray Valley PM. Following from this, we will announce shortly when our league match vs Erith Town will be rearranged. Come and support […]

Update on Homelands

Fans may have recently read that it has been suggested by some that there are problems connected with Homelands such as lack of insurance cover among other deficiencies. Earlier today (Wednesday 1st February 2017), we received an email from the SCEFL League Secretary Tony Day: “The FA have confirmed that the application for re-entry on […]

Fixture Changes

Confirmation of the following 2 fixtures have been changed: Kent Senior Trophy Quarter Final – Whitstable Town vs Ashford United – Tuesday 31st January 7.45pm kick off SCEFL Challenge Cup Quarter Final – Cray Valley PM vs Ashford United – Wednesday 15th February 7.45pm kick off

Whitstable game OFF!

After earlier today hearing that our Kent Senior Trophy game vs Whitstable will be rescheduled for tomorrow. It seems that decision has been over turned as the frozen pitch at The Belmont ground won’t thaw out in this weather, so will have to be rescheduled again for another day.

Whitstable game rearranged for tomorrow evening

Whitstable V’s Ashford United.Kent senior trophy quarter final. The game was postponed on Saturday due to the frozen pitch. It’s now been scheduled for tomorrow evening (24th Jan) with a 7:45 kick off. Reports are that the pitch is still frozen this morning and with temperatures unlikely to rise we’d say once again the game […]

Whitstable postponed!

Unfortunately due to last night’s subzero temperatures, today’s Kent Reliance Senior Trophy quarter final game away to Whitstable Town has been postponed. As soon as we know when the game will be rescheduled we will publish details.

Whitstable confirm pitch inspection

Whitstable Town FC have today confirmed they will be having a pitch inspection at 10am for tomorrow’s away match in the Kent Senior Trophy quarter final. Please keep an eye on the club’s Twitter to keep up to date from 10am.

U18s host Faversham SFFC U18s

The Under 18s game v Faversham Strike Force Kent Youth League Invitational is now on tomorrow Thursday 19th January 7.30pm KO at Homelands stadium. Please come and support the youngsters! ⚽️⚽️⚽️

League cup game plus fixture change!

Fans will be aware that Ashford United have been drawn AWAY to Cray Valley PM in the SCEFL challenge cup. The date for this has been confirmed as Wednesday 1st February 7.45pm. Also, the league game AWAY to Erith & Belvedere on Saturday 4th February has now been postponed and moved to Sunday 5th February […]

U18s Raynes Park Vale match OFF

Tonight’s U18’s game away to Raynes Park Vale FC has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. A new date for the U18s Ryman East Divison League match will be posted as soon as it has been rearranged.