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Two forwards sign to United

Posted in Club News on 22nd February 2018 (4 days ago)

This evening the club would like to welcome Sid Sollis and Daniel Ajakaiye as players to Ashford United. Both players can play in the forward role and will be eligible to play against Cray Wanderers on Saturday. Sid has been at Tonbridge Angels, Hythe Town, and more recently playing for Margate U23s. Daniel was at […]

Match Preview: Cray Wanderers

This weekend, Saturday 24th February 2018, we welcome league opponents Cray Wanderers FC to Homelands, 3pm kick off. It’s a chance for the Nuts & Bolts to get revenge on The Wands following our massive 9-1 defeat away in Bromley back on 17th January last month. But since Cray’s great victory against us those weeks […]

VOTE! Goal of the month January 2018

Posted in Club News on 21st February 2018 (5 days ago)

Above image: Brandon Williams celebrates his goal scored against Hythe Town in January 2018. Photo credit to The Kentish Express (KM Group). We’ve picked out 6 goals from January 2018 for Ashford United fans to choose from for their first goal of the month in 2018. With goals from 5 different players, including 2 from […]

Youth Watch – Under 13s EKYL

Ashford United East Kent Youth League under 13s took on Monkton away on Sunday. With United only having 10 players and centre back Joshua Foster-Naisbitt playing in goal, and Daniel Stringer playing centre back it was always going to be a hard game. Ashford started well with some good passing which led to new striker […]

Friendly v Chatham Town Announced

Posted in Club News on 16th February 2018 (2 weeks ago)

Ashford United have booked in a mid season friendly with Gary Alexanders former and SCEFL side Chatham Town. The game will be played this coming Tuesday, 20th February and will be held at Homelands. Kick Off 7.45pm Admission Prices £3 U16s Free Season Ticket Holders can use their tickets for this game.

Dave Cook is an Ashford player once again!

We are delighted to welcome Dave Cook back to Homelands for his 3rd spell as an Ashford United player as he was with us in the 13/14 and 15/16 seasons. Dave made his AUFC debut on 7th January 2014 against Erith Town at Home in the SCEFL Challenge Cup 2nd round. In his United career […]

Match Preview: Thamesmead Town

This Saturday 17th February 2018 we travel to Dartford’s Princes Park to take on Thamesmead Town FC in the Bostik League South Division. A familiar stadium for many of our fans as we last travelled there a couple of seasons ago when taking on Greenwich Borough FC away during their groundshare there in the SCEFL. […]

United make Buildbase Club Renovation Final Round

Ashford United are this morning delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted and have made it into the final round of the Buildbase Club Renovation Competition, with the winner winning £50,000s worth of building supplies. Before Christmas you may remember we asked you all to vote for the club and we would like to […]

Mclennan voted January 2018 player of the month

Congratulations to George Mclennan who has been voted as the Ashford United FC player of the month for January 2018. George put in some fantastic performances last month, and scored 2 goals, one each against Chipstead and Hythe Town at Homelands. George won with 37% of 140 votes, beating the likes of Bingham, Difford and […]

Watch recent Q&A

Posted in Club News on 14th February 2018 (2 weeks ago)

Fans can now view the recent question and answer session from Tuesday 6th February 2018. Hosted by Jamie Reid, fans heard from the likes of Gary Alexander, Jason Whitmore, Don Crosbie, Denise Peach and Derek Pestridge. Watch below, via our YouTube channel.

Homelands Stadium Advertising Promotion

Posted in Club News on 13th February 2018 (2 weeks ago)

Advertising sites of varying sizes are available all around the Homelands Stadium at both pitch and elevated levels and in the surrounding environment. Stadium advertising is an extremely cost effective platform for reaching not only a large captive audience of both home and away spectators at every home fixture, but also with the presence of […]

Match Preview: Hastings United

Posted in Club News on 9th February 2018 (3 weeks ago)

This Saturday 10th February 2018, we travel away to take on our old rivals Hastings United FC in the Bostik League South Division, 3pm kick off. Our opponents sit in a respectable 10th position in the league, with 49 points after 33 games, almost double our own points tally. Hastings are in decent form at […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll music night tonight!

Tonight, Friday 9th February we’re looking forward to a real rock ‘n’ roll evening with A Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ at Homelands, in our function suite downstairs. Gavin Stanley and Cody Lee will be bringing us songs from legendary rockers such as Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion, Billy Fury and more! Tickets £15 per […]

Minibus Running For Both Hastings & Thamesmead Town Away Fixtures

Posted in Club News on 7th February 2018 (3 weeks ago)

HASTINGS UNITED Our minibus will be running for our away trip down to Hastings this Saturday, 10th February when we take on Hastings United. The minibus will be picking up from the following places. Homelands 1pm Fish Inn 1.10 Chimneys 1.20 **PLEASE BE AWARE, TRAINS ARE NOT RUNNING TO HASTINGS THIS WEEKEND.** THAMESMEAD TOWN Saturday […]

Gary Alexander Q&A Tuesday 6th February

Posted in Club News on 5th February 2018 (3 weeks ago)

This Tuesday 6th February, we look forward to meeting with fans in the downstairs function hall for a question & answer session with Gary Alexander. The last Q&A back in November 2017 proved successful but of course there have been a few changes since and our future manager would like to answer any queries our […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll evening at Homelands Friday 9th February

Posted in Club News on 2nd February 2018 (4 weeks ago)

Friday 9th February we’re looking forward to a real rock ‘n’ roll evening with A Whole Lotta’ Shakin’. Gavin Stanley and Cody Lee will be bringing us songs from legendary rockers such as Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion, Billy Fury and more! Tickets £15 per person which includes buffet. Tickets are available on […]

VOTE! Ashford United FC player of the month January 2018

Above photo credit to Andy Dovey Sports Photography via Guernsey FC. Player of the month January 2018 Fans can now vote for their Ashford United Football Club player of the month for January 2018. After a great December, our start of the year was mixed being undefeated at home picking up 4 points in 2 […]

One in one out for Ashford United defence

This morning we announce the departure of Cheick Toure from the club. Cheick made his debut 2 months ago today when we beat Thamesmead Town at Homelands back on 2nd December 2017, and in his 10 appearances had a superb impact in our defence. Unfortunately for us, Cheick could not commit long term to the […]

Match Preview: Corinthian-Casuals

Posted in Club News on 1st February 2018 (4 weeks ago)

This Saturday 3rd February 2018 we welcome Corinthian-Casuals FC to Homelands, 3pm kick off. After last weekend’s away trip to The Channel Islands, normality resumes as we look forward to an afternoon of football in Kingsnorth. This weekend’s visitors sit in the play-offs in 6th position, 9 points ahead of Phoenix Sports who sit in […]

Andrew Dalhouse released from the club

We can confirm striker Andrew Dalhouse has been released from the club. Regarding the statement from Andrew Dalhouse… “We go out to challenge our players, so we give players tests for their mental and physical fitness levels. He failed the latter as he couldn’t even complete a simple running session which is unacceptable at this […]

Folkestone Friendly Cancelled

Posted in Club News on 30th January 2018 (4 weeks ago)

Due to unforseen circumstances, tonights scheduled friendly fixture against Folkestone Invicta has now been postponed. Around half of the squad that travelled to Guernsey have returned with food poisoning. We wish these players our best and we hope you are all feeling better soon. A new fixture date will be announced in due course.

Johnson-Palmer joins!

Posted in Club News on 29th January 2018 (4 weeks ago)

We start the week with some great news as we can announce the signing of Jordan Johnson-Palmer. The versatile midfielder joins up with the Nuts & Bolts following his ex Hythe Town team mates Will Thomas and Dean Grant. We spoke with Jordan this morning: “I’m happy to join a club with a great fan […]

Dean Grant signing completes Cannons’ duo

Following on from this morning’s announcement signing versatile defender/midfielder Will Thomas, we can now confirm a second signing from Hythe Town as forward player Dean Grant also commits to the Nuts and Bolts. Dean was involved in the 3-3 draw with Hythe last weekend here at Homelands. Both players were involved in training tonight and […]

Squad fitness update

Manager Jason Whitmore has updated us this afternoon on the fitness of his players going into this weekend’s match with Guernsey, starting with Max Watters. “We are pleased that thankfully Max’s injury is not as bad as first thought. He’s sprained his ankle and should be back training in the next 3 weeks. We are […]

Thomas joins from Hythe

We’re pleased to welcome Will Thomas from Hythe Town. He didn’t feature in our 3-3 draw with The Cannons at the weekend’s derby clash at Homelands, as he was suspended for the match. Will is a versatile defender/midfielder who is available for Saturday’s away trip to Guernsey FC, which coincidentally was Thomas’s last game for […]

Friendly fixture arranged with Folkestone

Tuesday 30th January, we welcome Neil Cugley and his Bostik Premier side Folkestone Invicta back to The Homelands in a friendly fixture, 7.45pm kick off. We look forward to hosting this Tuesday evening match to see how Whitmore’s reformed side match up against the in-form Invicta.   Admission Prices: Adults £3 Kids £1 or FREE […]

Date confirmed for Q&A Session with Gary Alexander

Ashford United are pleased to confirm the Q&A session will now take place on Tuesday 6th February 2018 (Time TBC). This is a great opporunity for supporters to meet with Gary and hear his view on the rest of this season and what his aim is when he takes over as Manager next season. We […]

Match Preview: Guernsey

This coming weekend we take on Guernsey FC away at Footes Lane, Guernsey on Saturday 27th January, please take note that kick off is at 2pm. There seems to be a large number of Nuts & Bolts fans travelling to this fixture and we are delighted to hear that. We are all very proud of […]

Vote – Date for Gary Alexander Q&A

Ashford United Assistant Manager Gary Alexander would like the opportunity for the fans to come and hear from him on how he will be working with Jason Whitmore and the team this season and also for him to discuss his vision for next season. Four dates are available to be voted for. These are; Tuesday […]

Match Preview: Hythe Town

This weekend, Saturday 20th January 2018 we welcome local rivals Hythe Town to Homelands stadium, 3pm kick off. It’s been a tough week for us Nuts & Bolts but we look forward to taking on Hythe, and will be looking for revenge for our 1-0 defeat at Reachfields back in September earlier this season. This […]

Watters wins goal of the month

(Above image): Max Watters celebrates doubling our lead against Thamesmead Town on 2nd December 2017. Credit: The Kentish Express (KM Group) Congratulations to Max Watters who has won the Ashford United FC goal of the month for December 2017. Goal C, which was Max’s half volley running towards the Thamesmead Town goal from distance, was […]

Update from Whitmore

Above image credit to Andy Jones & Kent Online [http://www.kentonline.co.uk] We’re delighted to confirm that newly appointed coach Gary Alexander will take over as manager of Ashford United FC next season. Jason Whitmore has spoken with the website this morning… “We’ve brought Gary in for the long term future of the club. I will take […]

George Kamurasi returns to Ashford United

The club are ecstatic to announce the return of club legend George Kamurasi. George made 86 appearances for the Nuts and Bolts since making his debut on 17th October 2015 keeping a clean sheet away to Sevenoaks Town, and was at the club almost two full years when he played his last match for us […]

Ola Williams joins from Bromley on dual registration

We’re pleased to announce the signing of young defender, Ola Williams, on a dual registration from Bromley! Gary Alexander has made his first impact at the club and has today told us Ola will join us for tomorrow’s match away to Cray Wanderers. “We’re pleased to welcome Ola to Ashford, he’s a young defender but […]

Match Preview: Cray Wanderers

This Wednesday 17th January 2018, 7.45pm kick off we travel away to Cray Wanderers FC. The home side ground share at Bromley FC’s Hayes Lane, so fans will need to take note of the address at the bottom of the post if travelling to the match. After Saturday’s disappointing result away to Walton Casuals, Jason […]

Music Nights At Homelands Stadium

We’re pleased to announce we have FOUR magnificent acts booked in for music nights in 2018 to be performing in the Homelands function hall. Starting on Friday 9th February we’re looking forward to a real rock ‘n’ roll evening with A Whole Lotta’ Shakin’. Gavin Stanley and Cody Lee will be bringing us songs from […]

Match Preview: Walton Casuals

This weekend, Saturday 13th January 2018 we travel away to Walton Casuals FC, 3pm kick off. Newly appointed coach Gary Alexander will play his final game for Chatham Town tomorrow and will officially start with Ashford United on Monday 15th January, so Jason Whitmore and Gareth Williams will be looking to continue our great form […]

Ex Millwall Striker Joins Management Team!!!

Ashford United FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Alexander, the former Greenwich Borough Gaffer as Jason Whitmore’s no 2. This is most certainly a positive move as this great club continues to push on with the restructuring of its playing staff. Gary brings tremendous experience and football knowledge to AUFC and has […]

VOTE! Goal of the month December 2017

It’s that time of the month again we get to vote for our favourite goals from the previous few weeks. With a great December 2017, there’s plenty of goals to choose from, and we’ve chosen our favourite NINE (9) goals. Ira Jackson opened the scoring with a 3rd minute goal vs Thamesmead Town on the […]

Barnes Joins Borough!!

Ashford United are sad to announce that Coach Paul Barnes has taken the managers job at Greenwich Borough. Manager Jason Whitmore has provided us with this statement this evening. “Paul was approached by Greenwich and he informed me Monday that they wanted to speak to him about the vacant managers job. After his meeting today […]

Club Sponsor D&D Autos nominated for National Award!!!

We hope all of you are having a great start to 2018! Club Sponsors D&D Autos have been nominated for the Large Garage of the Year in the 2018 CAT Awards. We are asking all of our supporters to help club chairman Derek Pestridge and his team by casting a vote for them using the […]

Gordon scoops last player of the month for 2017

Congratulations to Rohdell Gordon who has claimed the Ashford United player of the month accolade for December 2017. Rohdell made 6 appearances for us in December, including his debut when we beat Thamesmead Town at home on 2nd December. Within those 6 games, his standout would arguably be Boxing Day vs Sittingbourne at home, when […]

Music nights at Homelands 2018

We’re pleased to announce we have FOUR magnificent acts booked in for music nights in 2018 to be performing in the Homelands function hall. Starting on Friday 9th February we’re looking forward to a real rock ‘n’ roll evening with A Whole Lotta’ Shakin’. Gavin Stanley and Cody Lee will be bringing us songs from […]

Match Preview: Chipstead

This Saturday, 6th January 2018 we welcome Chipstead FC to Homelands Stadium for our first home match of the new calendar year. Kick off is at 3pm, and the Nuts & Bolts will be looking to continue the good form as they showed over the Christmas period. Our best run of the season so far, […]

VOTE! Who was your player of the month for December?

It was our best month of this season so far, and now fans can choose their player of the month for December 2017. We started off with a superb 4-1 win at home over Thamesmead Town, thanks to a Max Watters hat trick. We travelled away to top of the table Lewes the following weekend […]

Car Park Repairs

This Saturday Ashford United welcome Chipstead FC to Homelands Stadium in the Bostik League. 3pm Kick Off. After several supporters commenting on the holes that have formed in each of the car parks, the club are now taking action. However, projects like this do not come cheap. What we are asking from all supporters on […]

Happy New Year!!

Ashford United would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone associated with the club a very Happy New Year!! 1st Team Coach Paul Barnes has sent our loyal supporters this message this evening. “For all your loyal support and commitment to get behind the team and club, The Ashford United FC 1st Team Squad […]

Match Preview: Shoreham

This weekend, Saturday 30th December 2017, it’s our final match of the calendar year and it’s a big one! 3pm kick off, we welcome bottom of the table Shoreham FC to Kingsnorth as we witness 23rd vs 24th in this end of December battle for 3 points. After a great few days for the Nuts […]

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

Ashford United Football Club would like to welcome all supporters, players and officials to join us on Sunday 31st December 2017 for our New Years Eve Party. The club will be opening up the Lancaster Bar and this will be a FREE event. Lets all get together and say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018 […]

Match Preview: VCD Athletic

This weekend, Saturday 23rd December 2017 we travel up the motorway to take on VCD Athletic away at The Oakwood ground, Crayford. Kick off is at 3pm. VCD, depending which way you look at it, are probably the most inconsistent team in our division, having only drawn 1 league game all season, winning 9 and […]

Winner! Matt Day volley claims goal of the month

Congratulations to Matt Day who has won the Ashford United goal of the month for November 2017 with a fantastic strike against Faversham Town for the U23s. Matt won with 60% of all votes beating the likes of Andrew Dalhouse, Ira Jackson and Max Watters whose goals were all up for contention.

Match Preview: Horsham

This Saturday 16th December 2017 we welcome Bostik League South Division side Horsham FC to Homelands for a mid December league fixture, 3pm kick off. Our second meeting of this season following on from our defeat against The Hornets in The Emirates FA Cup 1st qualifying round back in September when we lost 6-0 in […]

Two more for Whitmore

Today we are pleased to announce the signings of Shomari Barnwell and Reece Simpson. Shomari Barnwell is a 23 year old Centre Forward, previously of Dagenham & Redbridge, Bishop Stortford and Solihull Moors. Reece Simpson is a 23 year old Central Midfielder, previously of St Albans City, Telford and Southend. Both go into the squad […]

New Year’s Raffle

Ashford United are holding a Raffle on Friday 29th December. This will be drawn live on Facebook and winners can collect their prizes at the home game against Shoreham the following day. Tickets can be purchased at various locations in the ground at both of our home games over Christmas starting with Horsham on Saturday […]

Whitmore Continues To Add To Squad

Ashford United would tonight like to announce two new signings, George McLennan and Arinse Uade. George is a speedy 22 year old Left Back and previous clubs include Reading, Sutton United and Cheltenham Town, where he was a member of the conference title winning squad in 2015/16. George has also represented Scotland at Under 19 […]

VOTE! Goal of the month November 2017

It’s that time of the month again when fans can vote for their favourite goal of the month, this time for November 2017. Since the arrival of new signings including assistant manager Paul Barnes, goals have been more frequent in the last few weeks. Watch the video below via our Youtube channel and vote in […]

Watters claims November player of the month

After closing the recent poll, we can announce the Max Watters is the player of the month for November 2017. Our closest vote yet, which closed at midday earlier today, we received a huge total of 774 votes, with both Max and Ira Jackson both receiving 45% of the vote, but the former England schoolboys […]

Function Rooms Available for Hire

We can cater for a wide range of events and functions, providing a banqueting suite which accommodates up to 320 people, or a smaller facility for up to 90 guests. Whether you want a wedding reception, conference venue, meeting facility or any other indoor event, Homelands can provide a venue with every care and attention […]

Match Preview: Lewes

This Saturday 9th December 2017 we travel down to East Sussex to take on top of the league Lewes FC at The Dripping Pan. Having played in the National League (which was known as the Conference Premier) back in 2007/2008, the Rooks have dropped down 3 times in recent years and finished in 9th place […]

What’s On This Week

This week sees both the senior side and U18s in action. Firstly, the U18s are in action at Homelands Stadium tomorrow evening, (Tuesday 5th December) where they take on Maidstone United U18s in The Bostik Youth East League. Kick Off 7.45 Admission Prices Adults £3 U16s go FREE with a full paying adult. On Saturday […]

Ex Crawley Town midfielder signs

We’re delighted to welcome 21 year old Ryan Richefond from Bishops Stortford. The ex Crawley Town centre midfielder plays has also recently played for Margate and Grays Athletic. Jason Whitmore has told us he is continuing to look at more experience and we may see a couple signings to follow.

VOTE! Player of the month November 2017

It’s that time of the month again, to vote for your best player of the last month! November 2017, a month that saw the likes of Andrew Dalhouse and Ira Jackson Jr join the Nuts & Bolts, and they’re included in this poll! Along with them, Joe Bingham and Max Watters are in contention, who […]

Ashford United sign Toure

Ashford United are pleased to announce the signing of Central Defender Cheick Toure from Bostik Premier Division side Burgess Hill Town. He played in the Emirates FA Cup fixture back in the 2016/17 season for Burgess Hill when they defeated United 2-1 and until his departure was their captain. He also scored the winner earlier […]

Rohdell joins as Davisson departs

News has reached us here this afternoon that we are saying goodbye to Ben Davisson. Davisson made 84 appearances (79 starts, 5 subs) for us since making his debut on 27th Feburary 2015, also scoring 5 goals in that time. Ben was a huge part of our double winning squad last season and played almost […]

Match Preview: Thamesmead Town

This weekend, Saturday 2nd December 2017, we welcome ex Nuts & Bolts defender Tommy Warrilow back to Homelands as manager of visiting opposition Thamesmead Town FC. This will be our first competitive match in 14 days since our 3-0 away defeat against high flying Corinthian-Casuals on 18th November. Our visitors haven’t been shy in front […]

Friendly Confirmed Tomorrow!!!

Ashford United will welcome Eastbourne United to Homelands tomorrow evening ( Tuesday 28th November) The first team will be in action against Eastbourne United who play in The Southern Combination Premier League. 7.45 Kick Off Bar and Tea Bar will be open. Admission Prices £3 Adults £1 U16s or FREE with a paying adult.

This Week at Homelands Stadium

Tomorrow (Monday 27th November) Our Under 18s welcome Woking U18s to Homelands Stadium as both sides battle it out for a place in the 3rd round of the Youth League Cup. Last time out, our under 18s won 6-3 against Corinithian. Please come down and support our youngsters. Admission Prices Adults £3 U16 £1 or […]

Paul Barnes speaks to Kentish Football

ASHFORD UNITED coach Paul Barnes believes the club can get out of relegation trouble. The club were promoted to the Bostik South after winning the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division title under Danny Lye in April but Lye was only in charge of two games at the start of the season and Jason […]

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

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***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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!

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

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…

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!!

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

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

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

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

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 myclubbetting.com! https://ashfordunitedfc.myclubbetting.co.uk/ 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 – https://www.hythetownfc.co.uk/club-information/how-to-find-us/ 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. http://www.kylehemsley.co.uk/Horsham-6-0-Ashford-utd-/

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.