PRE-SEASON FIXTURES ANNOUNCED: Tunbridge Wells (H), Margate (H), Kings Hill (A), Maidstone United (H), Eastbourne Town (H), Folkestone Invicta (H), K Sports (A), Sevenoaks Town (H), Whitstable Town (H), Kennington (H) - See www.ashfordunitedfc.com/fixtures for more details!

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 ranks.

Luke Eldridge, who played for the Under-18’s last season, has stepped up and put in some very impressive performances in pre-season, and last week signed his senior contract with the club. Fans have commented that they’ve been delighted to see a young player with his talent come through the system and look forward to seeing more of him.

Eldridge has featured in every match day squad in all pre-season games so far this season, scoring 4 goals in the progress.

“Just to say that moving up from the Under 18’s to the first team was what I have always wanted to do.  And now that I have played with the first team I am impressed with the level of play, I enjoy playing every game and the training sessions. All the players have made me feel welcome. I hope I can continue to play for them and continue to improve with them and hopefully make my mark on the team and the fans. Thanks to you all for making me feel so welcome!! Luke”