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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

Posted in Club News on 12th July 2017 (2 weeks ago)

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.

Oh Mickey! Welcome back.

Posted in Club News on 8th July 2017 (2 weeks ago)

We are very pleased to announce we can welcome experienced midfielder Michael Phillips back to the club.

Pre-season session

Posted in Club News on 1st July 2017 (3 weeks ago)

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

Posted in Club News on 26th June 2017 (4 weeks ago)

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

Under 16’s trials

Posted in Club News on 25th June 2017 (4 weeks ago)

Our East Kent Youth League Under 16’s are looking for a goalkeeper for next season.

Interview with Kingwell

Posted in Club News on 20th June 2017 (5 weeks ago)

We are pleased to bring you an interview from Nuts & Bolts Mr consistent “Super” Pat Kingwell…

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…

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 […]

Champions!!!

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 […]

GAME ON

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.

Tunbridge Wells 0-5 Ashford United

Sit back, relax and enjoy Phil Barhams account of his day out in the Royal town at the weekend. Tunbridge Wells v Ashford United. Southern Counties East League. 17th of December 2016. Tunbridge Wells 0 Ashford United 5 FROM ASHFORD UNITED’S MILTON KEYNES CORRESPONDENT A week before Christmas, with Ashford United leading the Southern Counties […]

Sheppey United away, Boxing Day information.

Next up for the Nuts & Bolts is an exciting fixture on the isle of Sheppey to play Sheppey United in the festive Boxing Day game. We’re sure many of our fans will be keen to travel and support our lads especially after our excellent 5-0 away win over Tunbridge Wells on Saturday. Below we […]

Fixture date changed.

Please be aware that our home game V’s Corinthian scheduled for Saturday the 7th off January has been postponed. The game will now take place on Tuesday the 17th of January with the kick off time at the usual 7:45pm at the Homelands.    

***CLUB STATEMENT***

Club statement from Denise Peach…. Having discovered at the weekend that AUFC was not named on the list of clubs applying for promotion I contacted the FA to find out why. It has taken a couple of days to establish but it appears that the application was not received at Wembley FA offices. I have […]

Michelsen returns to Medway

We can announce that Midfielder Tom Michelsen has departed Ashford United as he returns to his former manager Paul Piggot in Medway.  Piggot was Michelsen’s coach whilst playing for Hollands & Blair last season, but has since taken charge of struggling Chatham Town in the Ryman South. We’ve spoken to Michelsen on his departure. “Just […]

U18s next fixture

Ashford United Under 18s next match is away to Maidstone United U18s in the Ryman Youth League East Division. The match is on Monday 12th December 2016, 7.45pm kick off at Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone ME14 1LQ. The youngsters, and we together, all appreciate your support for the future #NutsAndBolts stars!

Minute’s silence confirmed pre Whitstable fixture

A minute’s silence will be observed before kick off for tonight’s fixture versus Whitstable Town, as a mark of respect to Brazilian club Chapecoense. Tonight will be the Nuts & Bolt’s first fixture since last week’s air disaster, which occurred in Colombia, where Chapecoense were due to play the first leg of the Copa Sudeamericana […]

Fixture updates

Confirmation below for fixtures in the New Year for fans to make note of. Our SCEFL Challenge Cup third round fixture ‘away’ (at Homelands) to Canterbury City FC will be played on Tuesday 10th January 7.45pm kick off. Our Kent Senior Trophy quarter final fixture away to Whitstable Town FC is being played on Saturday 21st […]

Cup Draws

CUP DRAWS For those who haven’t seen, we have been drawn ‘Away’ in the next rounds of both the SCEFL Challenge Cup, and the Kent Senior Trophy. We face Canterbury City FC ‘away’ in the SCEFL challenge cup 3rd round. The date for this fixture is still to be decided. This afternoon we were drawn […]

Under 18s fixtures

Whilst our first team are playing excellently this season, our U18’s are performing brilliantly also as they sit second in their league, and we’ve seen the likes of Callum Howland, Matt Kirby, Brandon Williams, and Clark Woodcock progress into the senior side in the last 2 months. Upcoming fixtures for our youth side are below, […]

Reminder to fans for Fisher game

Tomorrow we return to SCEFL action as we travel to Fisher FC (3pm kick off). A reminder to our travelling away fans that Fisher no longer play at Dulwich Hamlet’s ground Champion Hill. The address for The Fish’s new stadium is: St Pauls Sport’s Ground, Salter Road, London SE16 5EF Come on you greens!

Dickens Departs

We are sad to report that fan favourite Charlie Dickens has left Ashford United and signed for Ryman Premier side Harlow. After speaking to Charlie yesterday he left us with this statement: “I have enjoyed every single moment at Ashford United and i have progressed so much as a player. I am ready for a […]

Reminder to fans for coach travel away to Eastbourne Town

TRAVEL INFORMATION A coach has been organised for the trip down to Eastbourne for our second round FA Vase game vs Eastbourne Town on Saturday 12th November 3pm kick off. We will be leaving from the usual spot at the bus stop behind Pizza Hut (Eureka Park) at 11.45am. Starting price for seats on the […]

Two new signings and a familiar face joins the coaching team…

NEWS, NEWS, NEWS…… We bring you some breaking news on signings, injuries and a new coaching appointment….. Lyzee and his management team have been busy this past few days, and have replaced Boothy with the vastly experienced Adrian stone, signed up experienced Goalkeeper Nic Taylor, and added our very own Mickey Phillips to the coaching […]

Fixture added

Our home (league) game vs Whitstable Town is to be played on Tuesday 6th December 7.45pm kick off. The game was originally due to be played on 3rd September but was postponed due to our FA Cup run when we played away to Burgess Hill Town. We look forward to playing this fixture under the floodlights. […]

FA Vase travel info – Eastbourne Town AWAY

TRAVEL INFORMATION A coach has been organised for the trip down to Eastbourne for our second round FA Vase game vs Eastbourne Town on Saturday 12th November 3pm kick off. We will be leaving from the usual spot at the bus stop behind Pizza Hut (Eureka Park) at 11.45am. Starting price for seats on the […]

Race night postponed

UNFORTUNATELY THE RACE NIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED ON SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER DUE TO ASHFORD UNITED’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE FA VASE. WE HAVE BEEN DRAWN AWAY TO EASTBOURNE TOWN AND WE FEEL IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH TO ASK OF SUPPORTERS AND PLAYERS ALIKE TO GET BACK TO ASHFORD FOR THE EVENT.  FOR THOSE OF YOU […]

Paul Booth departs

PAUL BOOTH….. We unfortunately have lost young Boothy. Paul booth has left the club to join Maidstone Utd as a fitness coach.  Paul has struggled with fitness in the past 6 weeks and takes this opportunity in a roll that will suit him to take his long football career to the next stage.  Danny lye […]

Cup Draws

Following on from our U18s and our Seniors winning in their recent cup games we can confirm the next round in their respective competitions. This Thursday 20th October our Under 18s host Folkestone Under 18s in the 3rd qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup at Homelands 7.45pm kick off. Following on from the senior […]

Week in review

A superb couple of days sees both our senior team and under 18s scoring 4 goals to go on and win their respective games. Our senior team scored all 4 goals in the first 22 minutes of the game, including a 5 minute hat-trick from Shaun Welford versus Deal Town FC on Tuesday evening. Last […]

Under 18s FA Youth Cup

Our under 18s continue their FA Youth cup campaign tomorrow evening (Thursday 6th October) as they play AWAY vs Greenwich Borough Under 18s. Three of our youngsters started on the bench for the senior team on Tuesday evening vs Deal Town, with Clark Woodcock and Callum Howland coming on for 10 minute cameos. Harry Lavender […]

Fans reminder for the fundraising night

A reminder to our fans that the club are hosting a ‘Race Night’ on Saturday 12th November at Godinton Village Hall 7pm. The event is for fundraising purposes which sees all monies go towards the team’s playing budget for this season. Entry for the race night is £7 which includes first beverage and the finger […]

AUFC Under 18’s tomorrow evening

Ashford United Under 18’s return to league action tomorrow evening at Homelands as we host Raynes Park Vale FC Under 18’s 7.45pm kick off. Our youngsters remain undefeated in the league with a win and a draw in 2 games, and are in high spirits off the back of 2 victories in the FA Youth […]

Lyzee strengthens the Nuts & Bolts…

Danny Lye has today signed Ryan James, Ryan is a highly experienced holding midfielder that can also play in the central defensive role. Lyzee is excited by the signing of Ryan and told us, “Ryan is the type player I’ve been looking for, at 27 years old and 6ft tall, he’s a big strong lad with […]

Fundraising Race Night – Tickets now available!

The club are pleased to announce we are hosting a ‘Race Night’ on Saturday 12th November at Godinton Village Hall 7pm. The event is for fundraising purposes which sees all monies go towards the team’s playing budget for this season. Entry for the race night is £7 which includes first beverage and the finger buffet. […]

FA Youth Cup continues

After an emphatic 9-0 victory yesterday evening, our Under 18s progress in the FA Youth Cup continues. The draw for the second qualifying round took place today and our youngsters were drawn away to Greenwich Borough. After thrashing Little Common FC U18s last night, and beating Glebe FC U18s a week previous, our youth side […]

Farewell from Mikey!

Farewell from Dalton Former Ashford United player Mikey Dalton has asked us to post this message to everyone at Ashford United. “I would like to thank everyone at Ashford for my time at the club. Everyone made me feel so welcome from the start and we had a very successful year last season. I would like […]

Midfield departure

This morning, the club can announce that young midfielder Mikey Dalton has left the club and will be joining fellow SCEFL side Sevenoaks Town. We wish Mikey, who has been a pleasure to work with, the best of luck in his footballing career and look forward to seeing him again whenever our paths cross in the future.

FA Youth Cup match

The FA Youth Cup 1st qualifying round game between our U18s and Littlecommon FC U18s is now to be played on Thursday 22nd September, 7.45pm kick off at Homelands. The game was originally to be played Monday 19th September but the FA have since moved many fixtures across the week. Our U18s played excellently to […]

15/9/16 Ashford U18s won 1-0

Congratulations to our U18s team who last night won in the Preliminary round of the FA Youth Cup beating Glebe FC U18s 1-0. The winning goal came late on as Harry Lavender struck from the edge of the area in the 86th minute. United started the game strong as right winger Edward Miller broke through […]

FA Youth Cup tonight

Tonight the Ashford United Under 18’s host Glebe FC Under 18’s in the Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup 7.45pm kick off at Homelands. 10 minutes of the fixture was played last Thursday but had to be abandoned due to a power failure of the grid which also took out Homelands golf club and […]

Sevenoaks at home – POSTPONED

Our home game vs Sevenoaks Town on 17th September has been postponed. This is due to Sevenoak’s continued participation in the Emirates FA Cup. They have been drawn against Chesham United to be played on this date. We wish Sevenoaks good luck in this match as they are the last SCEFL team remaining in the […]

This weekend…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us Nuts and Bolts. After a great run in the FA Cup putting in an excellent performance against Burgess Hill Town, then thrashing Lordswood 7-0 at their own ground, tomorrow we travel to Corinthian FC. We were top of the league for about 24 hours as AFC […]

FA Cup clash travel – 6 spaces remaining!

F.A Cup 1st qualifying round away to Burgess Hill Town. Saturday 3rd September. There are just 6 spaces left on the coach for our away trip to Burgess Hill Town FC this Saturday. Please call Ernie on 01233 643036 to book your seats. Coach prices: Adults £15 / Under 16’s £8 The coach will be […]

United at home on Bank Holiday Monday

After Saturday’s hard fought win at Erith Town, the Nuts & Bolts return to Homelands for an exciting league clash with Sheppey United on Bank holiday Monday. Kick off 3pm Can Ashford United revenge the cup final defeat of last season? Danny Lye’s squad will certainly be looking to do just that and to continue […]

On the road to Erith Town F.C.

Any of our superb supporters thinking of traveling away to Erith Town on Saturday please take note… Erith Town no longer play at Cray Valley! They now reside at the home of V.C.D Athletic. Address is as follows: Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DN Safe journey to all. Come on you Nuts & Bolts!!

FA Cup – Away fans coach travel details

F.A Cup qualifying round away to Burgess Hill Town. Saturday 3rd September. Mr Ernie Warren has organised a coach for this important cup game as we travel away to Burgess Hill in the 1st qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup. Please call Ernie on 01233 643036 to book your seats. Depending on numbers the […]

Oh Shaun Holland…

Straight after Ashford United’s superb win in the F.A Cup on Saturday, we managed to pin down a buoyant Shaun Holland to give us a few words on his thoughts about the squad this season. Shaun Holland… After a hard intense pre season, we hammered into the squad that we needed to hit the ground […]

United march on in the F.A Cup….

Ashford United secured a spot in the first qualifying round of the worlds most famous cup competition at Homelands on Saturday. The Nuts and Bolts beat Ryman South League opposition Three Bridges 1-0 to set up a mouthwatering fixture away to Ryman Premier side Burgess Hill Town. The fixture is set for the 3rd of […]

UNITED WE STAND…

This Thursday we’re holding a follow up meeting after the successful fundraising BBQ of last month. The meeting, to be held once again at Sandyacres, is to touch base on ideas raised in the previous meeting, inform all on how well the 100 club is performing and once again we’ll all see our great squad […]

Ryman Prem team potential opponents

With the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup taking place this Saturday, the draw for the next round of the world’s biggest football competition took place this afternoon. A win against Ryman South side Three Bridges at Homelands this weekend would see the Nuts and Bolts travel away to Burgess Hill Town FC to take […]

United in the cup

Following on from our 2-0 win against Corinthian FC last Saturday, the club can confirm we face Three Bridges FC (West Sussex) in the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup at home on Saturday 20th August. Prior to this, our first Southern Counties East Football League game of the season is this coming Saturday […]

Lyzee tells us his thoughts on preseason…

We caught up with Ashford United’s manager Danny Lye after a busy preseason. Read his thoughts on how he feels the squad are shaping up and his hopes for the season…. So preseason has finished and we are where we need to be. The squad has settled In nicely with the new additions and the […]

Kit Man required…

Ashford United are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to become our new kit man. The role would be to put kit out for players in the changing rooms before games, collect it up after games and deliver to the dry cleaners. This would be a great role for anyone that would like to be involved […]

Volunteers needed!

United are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our stewarding team for the 2016/17 season. There is no commitment to steward every game but we are looking for as much help as possible, in particular for the upcoming FA Cup game vs Corinthian on Saturday 6th August. Stewards receive free entrance and will need to arrive 45 minutes […]

Eldridge on his step up

This pre-season has been a strong one for United as we look to challenge once more for the league title. Danny Lye has bought some new faces in to the squad to help towards hopeful success in the coming campaign, and has also looked at one or two new names who have come through the […]

Nuts & Bolts star to appear on television

Ashford United’s wide man Ryan Palmer will be appearing on television tomorrow evening. Palms will be the star man on Sky One’s ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ which is airing on Thursday 28th July 2016 at 9pm. Don’t miss it! (image courtesy of Sky 1)

Kent Senior Trophy draw made

The draw for this season’s Kent Senior Trophy was made earlier on today, and we will take on Sutton Athletic away on 15th October 2016. After the heartbreak of the cup final, when we lost on penalties after drawing 0-0 with Sheppey United at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone, the cup journey will start again […]

A message from CEO Denise Peach

Thank you to all the fans and supporters of Ashford United and visiting supporters to Homelands for your for your loyal support to our team and league. Most of you will be aware that AUFC at the moment are not running the facilities and therefore the income generated previously to support our team is no […]

An evening at Sandyacres

Fans and players alike got together yesterday evening at Sandyacres for the club’s first fundraiser event. After an expressed interest from supporters to help raise money to support Danny Lye with the team’s playing budget, a dedicated group of Nuts & Bolts got together at the Sandyhurst Lane venue to discuss ideas to raise money […]

Confirmed admission for Kennington fixture

The club can confirm the admission for the home pre-season friendly versus Kennington FC this Saturday. Adults £5, concessions £3, and U16s £1, or free with an accompanied adult. We look forward to seeing you, thank you for your support. Come on you greens!

Fixtures released for SCEFL 2016/2017 season

The fixtures for the 2016/2017 Southern East Counties Football League were released last night at 7.30pm at www.scefl.com All fixtures are now on the Ashford United website so get your diaries out for some key games! The league season starts away at Beckenham Town on Saturday 13th August with the first home game being played […]

The Stones visit Homelands

We welcome Maidstone United to Homelands on Tuesday evening, in our fourth pre season game preparing for the new season. Kick off is at 7.45pm on 19th July 2016. The Stones, who used to play their ‘Home’ football in Kingsnorth at the turn of the decade, are in good spirits after winning their play-off final against […]

Could you help Danny Lye’s promotion push?

Danny Lye has been building us a very strong squad for the new promotion campaign. Added to the exciting squad of last season are 4 quality signings in the shape of Rory Hill, Stuart West, Tom Michealson and Brett Ince. Also you will be aware a certain Darren Marsden has been turning out for the […]

Pre-Season fixture venue changed.

Ashford United’s away friendly fixture V’s Ramsgate on Saturday 16th July is now to be played at Homelands with an 11am kick off. Ramsgates pitch is just short of being ready so they asked for a venue switch. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY KICK OFF TIME “11AM” AT HOMELANDS. UNITED WE STAND…

United pick up first silverware of the season….

A decent Pre-season crowd of over 200 witnessed the Nuts & Bolts win their first piece of silverware at Homelands on Saturday. United took on newly crowned Ryman South champions Folkestone Invicta in a game dedicated to the late George Sergeant, “the George Sergeant memorial shield” Danny Lye fielded a team comprising of first team […]

Ashford United take on Folkestone Invicta this Saturday the 9th July here at Homelands, 3pm kick off.

Both teams will be hoping to win the inaugural “George Sergeant memorial shield.”

George was a loyal servant of Ashford from 1952-2004, most, if not all supporters will remember George running on to the pitch in his green tracksuit with bucket and sponge in hand.

Come along and celebrate the life of George, see our new signings and stars of last season take on the Ryman South Champions.

UNITED WE STAND…
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Tom tells us why he’s joined A.U.F.C and his aims for the season.

Today we’re able to bring you a few words from one of Danny Lye’s latest signings Tom Michelson, Tom joined us at the weekend from Hollands & Blair and brings extra experience and strength to the midfield. Tom: “Hi to all the Ashford supporters, I’m a 25 year old central midfielder, my occupation away from […]

Duo sign for the Nuts & Bolts…

Ashford United’s manager Danny Lye has been busy boosting his squad ready for the fast approaching new football season. We’re pleased to announce the signings of Hollands & Blair duo STUART WEST and TOM MICHELSON. Stuart is a goal scoring centre half, in 130 appearances for Blair he bagged 63 goals (16 last season) including […]

Oh Ryan Palmer……

Today we bring you the thoughts of Ashford United’s wizard on the wing…. Mr RYAN (the love of our lives) PALMER…… I am overjoyed that I have made the decision to stay at Ashford United FC. I had various offers at higher levels but was persuaded by the ambition and project of the club which […]

Meeting with Supporters.

Ashford United officials are holding a meeting open to all supporters this coming Tuesday evening, 28th June starting at 19:30. Doors open at 19:00. Meeting to be held at Sandyacres sports club. The meeting is to bring supporters up to date with news and to discuss the new season. All supporters of A.U.F.C are welcome […]

Kamurasi keeps goal again…

  After a few rumours circulating about our goalkeeping hero of last season leaving us, we at Ashford United can confirm that Big George Kamurasi, after considering offers from other clubs, has decided to STAY with us. George’s goalkeeping heroics last season, and his constant marshalling of the team in front of him, helped him […]

Super Pat Kingwell

Contrary to a few rumours doing the rounds, we at Ashford United can confirm our player of the season Mr, Super Pat Kingwell is staying with us for the coming season. Lysee and his staff are all still busy putting the squad together with the hope of a few more additions. The squad meet up […]

“Booth….There he is..”

Today we have a few words from our young, hungry striker and player/coach……. PAUL BOOTH. I’m very pleased to be staying at ashford United and being a part of team lye again! I enjoyed my first season at the club, having good lads around you makes it more enjoyable and at My age that is […]

Video Highlights v Salisbury FA Vase

We aim to bring to you all the latest video clips which will be produced at Homelands and will feature up to date interviews with managers’ comments, players’ views on the game plus man of the match interviews and lots more! We firstly bring you the video highlights from the Salisbury game where our hopes […]

Welford eyes league success for the Nuts & Bolts…

We bring to you the latest in a line of comments from the management and players of A.U.F.C, we hope to make this a regular feature here at www.ashfordunitedfc.com. Today we have a few words from our Golden boot winner of last season, our favourite Geordie, the youthful.. SHAUN WELFORD….. I’ve been in football a […]

“A job unfinished” says Ashford United’s Gaffa Danny Lye.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS!!! With the season now over, and having had time to reflect on the season, it feels like the club, supporters, players and management team have unfinished business to attend too. With the unjustified 10 point deduction last season i feel that prevented the club having a very special season. Shaun Welford and I […]

New forward joins the Nuts & Bolts…..

Danny Lye has strengthened the squad further by bringing in forward Brett Ince from Hollands and Blair. Brett is a direct striker with bags of pace and scores goals, last season he netted 12 times in Blairs title chasing season. Also another crowd favourite of last season has committed to Ashford United again for the […]

Ashford United’s Preseason fixtures announced…

It’s  with great pleasure we bring you United’s fixtures for the 2016/17 preseason. Make a note of these dates and please spread the word. There’s some attractive fixtures against local rivals at home and away. We play our old landlords and rivals Folkestone Invicta (Champions of the Ryman South), our old tenants and recent national […]

Season of tragedy and success for our brave under 12’s.

This is an emotional article written by Paul MacDonald and Mary Daly. Congratulations on guiding our future stars through a very difficult time, and ultimately into little champions!! The League was for you CONNOR! Ashford United Juniors were crowded Champions of Ashford & District Under 12’s at Ball Lane on Saturday, in what was a […]

The good news just keeps on coming…..

I’m excited to bring you the very latest news from Danny Lye on signings for next season. Please read below a message I’ve received from Lyzee…… Ryan Palmer and big George Kamurasi have committed themselves to the club for next season. Also I am pleased to announce the signing of wing wizard Rory hill. Rory […]

An Injection Of Enthusiasm!

It comes with great pleasure to acknowledge this new enthusiasm being shown for bringing bang up to date news from our new intrepid reporter Neil Chamberlain. With the cessation of the AUFC Forum, the management /owners of the club decided that we needed to concentrate on just one main source of club information obtained from […]

Hollands turns down Barcelona…….

I’ve been fortunate to get a little insight into why coach Shaun Holland is staying with Ashford United for the coming season. I asked the question “What convinced you to stay on at AUFC Shaun? Here is his answer from his sun bed in Italy….. Well I was offered a better package to move on […]

Booth… There he is!

Ashford United are pleased to announce the latest player to agree terms and commit to playing for the Nuts & Bolts next season. Paul Booth once again will be banging in the goals for us next season, he will also be continuing his role as player coach. Boothy is another signing that will please the […]

Signings for the 2016/17 Season.

Ashford United are pleased to announce that the following list of players have agreed to sign up to play for the Nuts & Bolts for the 2016/17 season. Player of the year, Pat Kingwell. Young player of the year, Charlie Dickens. Most improved player of the year, Mikey Dalton. Golden boot winner, Sean Welford. Ben […]

Neil joins the website team…

Hello to all supporters of Ashford United F.C. My name is Neil Chamberlain, I’m pleased to announce my new involvement with the clubs official website. My role is to work alongside the other volunteers, to help bring more up to date information to you, the superb supporters of A.U.F.C. I will be liaising with manager […]

Presentation Evening

Presentation Evening Saturday 30th April 2016 The end of season presentation evening took place at Sandyacres Sports and Social Club on Saturday night with a 7pm start. The evening had an introduction from Don Crosbie who was heckled with good banter from Danny Lye shortly into the introduction saying he had already used 3 minutes […]

Ashford 0 Greenwich 2

ASHFORD UNITED 0 GREENWICH BOROUGH 2 Southern Counties East Football League Saturday 23rd April 2016 by John Pease. This much hyped up end of the season game turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. Greenwich had already been crowned as league champions and Ashford, despite the ten point deduction, were guaranteed third […]

Minutes of Meeting Sandyacres 26-4-16

After several postings of today causing more speculation and unknowns I have compiled the minutes of the meeting for all to see ……………………. As an update to the meeting of AUFC held at Sandyacres Tuesday 26th April The meeting commenced at 7pm .On the stage giving detailed information were Danny Lye, Sean Welford ,Sean Hollands,,Don […]

Club Statement 6-4-16

After recent happenings at the club ,today I have received the following statement that states the following……. “Legal action is continuing against V Bar limited and Minotaur Club Partnership Limited. AUFC Limited is unable to comment further at this time and a further statement will be issued by our lawyers early next week”. Statement ends.

PRESS RELEASE

The following statement is for release via the clubs media outlets and reads as follows……. Ashford United Football Club Ltd would like to take this opportunity to address all fans ,friends and supporters of the club and give up to date details of recent happenings with regard to the clubs latest overall position. The club […]

AUFC Receives 10 Point Reduction

It has been forwarded to me for publication as a press release as follows………… We have been informed by the league that they have no alternative due to recent events that the club will have to suffer a 10 point reduction until AUFC exonerates itself through the courts in the next couple of weeks. The […]

United In Kent Senior Trophy FINAL!

Winning the penalty shoot out today at Homelands against Corinthian in a very tightly fought semi final of the KST has earned  Ashford a cup final appearance at Maidstone in April against Sheppey United. Dramatically it was not until the 90th minute of normal play that Ashford levelled the score to 1-1 then winning the […]

Croydon Crushed!

The midweek game of Croydon “Trams” v AUFC ended in a crushing 4-0 victory for United at Croydon Sports Arena on a bitterly cold night in South London. First goal to Mikey Dalton after just 2 minutes set the tone with our back four defender Pat Kingwell adding the second just short of the half hour mark. […]

FA Vase and FA TROPHY ….See Both Matches at Wembley

Not to rub salt in to the wound after our loss in the FA Vase to Salisbury City on Saturday ,the FA have issued a new concept of playing both the finals of the Trophy and the Vase on the same day ie 22nd May at a cost of £25 adults,concessions £10,Children £1 Full details […]

FA Vase dream over for United

United were comfortably beaten 3 – 0 by a well organised Salisbury this afternoon. Ashford, who had scored 10 goals in the previous 2 league games, struggled to get going with Salisbury doubling up on Uniteds creative players and with no outlet, the defence found themselves hassled and resulted to long balls. Salisbury, with 2 […]

United add Keeper cover

Moving fast, Ashford United have added local goalkeeper Daren Hawkes to their playing squad. Hawkes has a wealth of goalkeeping experience and adds more depth to a squad challenging on numerous fronts. Hawkes signing beats the deadline and can be included in the FA Vase squad to face Salisbury.

Meet the sponsors – Fixings Warehouse

Fixings Warehouse | For A Great Deal More Than Fixings Fixings Warehouse was founded in 1992 and started trading from a small industrial estate in rural Pluckley just outside Ashford in Kent selling mainly fixings, screws, nails, nuts and bolts. The business grew steadily until 2000 when it simply outgrew its premises and a second […]

Meet The Sponsors – S&H Fire Protection

Operating out of the Southeast, S&H Fire Protection Ltd supply and maintain fire protection equipment throughout Kent, London, the Home Counties and beyond. Comprehensive products and services from fire extinguishers to fire alarms and emergency lighting to sprinkler systems. They offer advice and free surveys for your premises, ensuring you get the best protection and […]

United hit Becks for 6

United put in a stunning display at the Homelands today, beating a poor Beckenham side 6-1. Leading by 2 at half time, United could sense their opponents weakness and pushed forward in the second half. Beckenham got a late consolation goal from the penalty spot.   Match Report to follow

Meet the Sponsors – D&D Autos

A list of club sponsors can be found HERE D&D Autos is a family-owned MOT, servicing and repair business that has proved that ambitious, well-run and customer-focused companies can thrive despite the recession.Members of the Bosch Car Service – the national network of independent garages that commits to offering high levels of technical expertise and […]

Ashford sign duo

Ashford United are delighted to announce the signings of: Jonathan Pilbeam (Twitter) on dual registration from Folkestone Invicta. A pacy predominantly right-sided wide player who makes goals as well as scoring them. Chris Saunders (Twitter) Who was most recently with Greenwich Borough is an attacking right back.

United move to strengthen squad

United Manager Danny Lye has moved to strengthen his squad. United have submitted a 7 day approach 1 player, while dual registering another. Whilst we cannot reveal names until the paperwork is processed, both players will add experience to an already strong squad. The first being a striker with Ryman experience and the other being […]

Midweek football – U18’s

Has the FA Vase run wetted your appetite for football? Can you not wait until United beat old foes Beckenham on Saturday? Well come down to Homelands this Thursday as United U18’s take on Thamesmead U18’s. Come along and show your support for United’s next crop of superstars. Kick off 19:45;  £3 entry; and the […]

United U18’s reach Cup Final

HENDON YOUTH 1 – ASHFORD UNITED YOUTH 2 Lucas Fettes Youth Cup Semi-Final Thursday 4th February 2016 at Homelands Stadium by John Pease. The Ashford United Youth (U18) team fought their way through to the cup final with a spirited win against Hendon. This win came despite the fact that they were outplayed for a […]

Coach Travel to Salisbury

Supporters Club Chairman Ernie Warren is proposing a supporters coach to Salisbury. Coach size ……..42 seater complete with on board toilet facility.. Prices………….£15 return ADULT…..£8 return UNDER 16,s Departure ………10 am at Eureka Park by the Cinema at Junction 9 Payment…………Ernie will be taking the money at the next 2 home games (Sat 13th v […]

Ashford book place in Quarter Finals

Ashford United came from 2 goals down at half time to win, and book themselves a quarter final trip to Salisbury. A long trip to the North East seemed to have taken its toll on the squad, with a very lacklustre first half, United pulled a goal back courtesy of Welford on 70th minute. But a red […]

William Hill To Continue as Sponsors

The sponsorship deal with bookmakers William Hill has been agreed for another season at Homelands Park with the bookies publishing and giving odds on all AUFC games. The amount of interest being generated from the FA Vase game at Homelands to the North East of England’s visitors Dunston UTS fc ,former 2012 winners of the […]