Move to Home­lands has ben­e­fits for ev­ery­one

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Foot­ball -

AFC Ash­ford Ath­letic have agreed a deal with Ash­ford United to ground­share at Home­lands next sea­son.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the two clubs met last week and the news will al­low AFC to con­tinue their bid to gain elec­tion to the Kent County League next sea­son from the Maid­stone & District League, Premier Di­vi­sion.

The re­serves plan to ap­ply to join the Maid­stone & District League and will con­tinue to play on the 3G pitch at Swade­lands School in Len­ham.

Player-man­ager Stuart King­north is de­lighted to be given the op­por­tu­nity to move in with United but says it brings added re­spon­si­bil­ity.

He said: “With this new part­ner­ship comes an even greater need for ev­ery mem­ber to be­have and con­duct them­selves in a pro­fes­sional and ma­ture man­ner.

“We have been se­lected to join Ash­ford United in part­ner­ship, not be­cause we are the big­gest, the most suc­cess­ful or the rich­est club in the area be­cause we aren’t.

“We were se­lected be­cause of our rep­u­ta­tion for putting foot­ball first and run­ning things in an eth­i­cal and fair man­ner.

“Our rep­u­ta­tion is ev­ery­thing so ev­ery player, ev­ery man­ager, ev­ery helper and ev­ery sup­porter must con­tinue to up­hold and ex­ceed the cur­rent stan­dards.

“We would like to go on record to thank the United chief ex­ec­u­tive (Denise Peach) and ev­ery­one at Ash­ford United for bring­ing this op­por­tu­nity to us.

“We look for­ward to work­ing with our new neigh­bours to bring more foot­ball to more peo­ple and help make United the heart of foot­ball in the town again.”

PWD L F A Ps Ash­ford ..........37 29 2 6112 39 89 Crow­bor­ough .37 28 5 4 96 36 89 Sevenoaks .....37 26 3 8 86 35 81 Cray Val­ley.....37 23 3 11 87 54 72 Whit­stable .....37 22 2 13 80 49 68 Shep­pey ........37 20 8 9 72 51 68 AFC Croy­don ..37 18 10 9 72 59 64 Hol­lands & B ..37 18 7 12 68 55 61 Can­ter­bury.....37 16 7 14 63 41 55 Corinthian ......37 15 6 16 66 62 51 Croy­don .........37 15 3 19 66 79 48 Bearsted ........37 13 5 19 60 71 44 Deal ...............37 10 13 14 62 73 43 Rochester ......37 9 10 18 47 72 37 Tun Wells.......37 10 7 20 40 70 37 Lordswood.....37 9 6 22 51 98 33 Erith Town .....37 9 4 24 49106 31 Beck­en­ham ...37 8 5 24 36 73 29 Erith & Bel .....37 7 5 25 46 91 26 Fisher ............ 37 6 7 24 40 85 25

AFC Croy­don 2 Deal 2, Bearsted 7 Erith & Belvedere 1, Can­ter­bury 1 Lordswood 3, Corinthian 0 Shep­pey 1, Crow­bor­ough 1 Beck­en­ham 0, Croy­don 0 Ash­ford 4, Rochester 0 Erith Town 2, Sevenoaks 2 Fisher 0, Tun­bridge Wells 2 Hol­lands & Blair 2, Whit­stable 1 Cray Val­ley 0.

Ash­ford v Rochester, Beck­en­ham v Bearsted, Corinthian v Whit­stable, Deal v Tun­bridge Wells, Erith & Belvedere v Can­ter­bury, Fisher v Erith Town, Hol­lands & Blair v Crow­bor­ough, Lordswood v AFC Croy­don, Sevenoaks v Croy­don, Shep­pey v Cray Val­ley. 5 2102 24 92 8 4 93 34 80 5 8122 50 74 2 10 85 40 74 8 8 97 63 68 Holmes­dale....36 19 6 11 68 53 63 Bri­don Ropes .36 15 10 11 60 59 55 Sn­od­land .......36 16 3 17 59 73 51 Lydd .............. 36 14 7 15 68 79 49 SC T’mead .....36 12 8 16 60 70 44 FC Elm­stead ..36 11 10 15 55 64 43 For­est Hill ......36 12 7 17 50 75 43 Phoenix Res ...36 13 4 19 65 93 43 Or­p­ing­ton.......36 10 10 16 45 58 40 Eltham Pal .....36 10 9 17 65 82 39 Grave­sham ....36 8 8 20 62 84 32 Merid­ian ........36 9 2 25 45 78 29 Crock­en­hill ....36 6 8 22 37 91 2

Crock­en­hill 1 Grave­sham 5, Eltham Palace 1 Bri­don Ropes 1, FC Elm­stead 0 Kent Foot­ball Utd 2, For­est Hill 1 Sut­ton Ath 6, K Sports 4 SC Thames­mead 4, Lydd 1 Glebe 1, Merid­ian 1 Holmes­dale 2, Phoenix Res 1 Or­p­ing­ton 1, Sn­od­land 4 Lewisham 0.

FC Elm­stead 2 Grave­sham 1, Glebe 3 Or­p­ing­ton 1. Toot­ing .......... 46 33 6 7120 54105 Dork­ing W......46 33 6 7103 44105 Green­wich .....46 30 5 11102 52 95 Corinthian C ...46 29 6 11 99 59 93 Hast­ings ........46 23 13 10128 64 82 Car­shal­ton .....46 24 9 13106 69 81 Hythe ............. 46 23 9 14 87 65 78 South Park .....46 24 4 18 95 80 76 Lewes............46 23 7 16 88 75 76 Faver­sham.....46 22 8 16 89 58 74 Cray Wdrs ......46 19 11 16 88 86 68 Rams­gate ......46 18 11 17 79 75 65 Wal­ton Cas ....46 19 8 19 98 99 65 Whyte­leafe.....46 19 7 20 81 75 64 Sit­ting­bourne .46 17 11 18 71 86 62 Hor­sham ........46 17 10 19 79 80 61 Herne Bay ......46 13 12 21 74 98 51 E Grin­stead ....46 14 5 27 82121 47 Mole­sey .........46 11 10 25 61116 43 Chip­stead ......46 11 8 27 68 99 41 Guernsey .......46 9 11 26 66112 38 Chatham ........46 7 10 29 57120 31 T Bridges .......46 7 8 31 59114 29 Go­dalm­ing .....46 8 3 35 49128 24

Car­shal­ton 3 East Grin­stead 1, Chatham 0 Lewes 0, Corinthian Ca­su­als 5 Go­dalm­ing 1, Dork­ing Wan­der­ers 1 Toot­ing 0, Faver­sham 2 Cray Wan­der­ers 2, Green­wich 4 Guernsey 0, Hast­ings 3 Chip­stead 3, Hor­sham 0 Hythe 1, Rams­gate 5 Mole­sey 1, South Park 2 Sit­ting­bourne 0, Three Bridges 2 Wal­ton Ca­su­als 4, Whyte­leafe 3 Herne Bay 0. Pun­jab Utd .....27 21 4 2 96 27 67 Green­ways.... 26 20 3 3 83 32 63 Peck­ham ...... 27 19 3 5 70 26 60 Ken­ning­ton ... 26 16 5 5 70 43 53 Bor­den Vill .... 26 15 4 7 74 39 49 Fleet­down..... 27 14 7 6 62 37 49 Bex­ley .......... 28 14 4 10 69 40 46 Fav Strike ..... 26 14 4 8 55 41 45 Lydd Res ...... 29 10 4 15 62 85 34 Sta­ple­hurst ... 28 10 2 16 60 79 32 Stans­feld ...... 24 7 9 8 52 50 30 Farn­boro ...... 26 7 3 16 39 75 24 Erith 147 Sp.. 26 6 5 15 45 73 23 Met­ro­gas ...... 27 6 1 20 50 86 18 Hilden­boro .... 29 5 2 22 34 90 17 Guru Nanak .. 26 0 0 26 21119 0

Farn­bor­ough OBG 2 Bex­ley 5, Faver­sham Strike Force 0 Fleet­down Utd 2, Green­ways 1 Peck­ham 1, Pun­jab United 11 Erith 147 Sports 2.

Fleet­down Utd 2 Bex­ley 1, Met­ro­gas 1 Green­ways 2.

Bex­ley v Met­ro­gas, Farn­bor­ough v Hilden­bor­ough, Fleet­down Utd v Erith 147 Sports, Green­ways v Bor­den Vil­lage, Lydd Res v Faver­sham Strike Force, Peck­ham v Pun­jab Utd. Hawkinge ..... 18 11 3 4 44 22 36 Kings Hill ...... 19 11 3 5 46 31 36 N Rom­ney ..... 17 11 3 3 34 19 36 Ide Hill .......... 18 9 4 5 45 37 31 K Sports Res . 20 8 2 10 44 54 26 Rol­ven­den..... 20 7 4 9 36 40 24 E Kent Coll .... 18 7 2 9 45 39 23 Deal Comm... 19 6 4 9 34 46 22 Hol­lands Res. 18 7 1 10 33 38 21 Sut­ton Ath R . 19 5 3 11 35 45 18 Sth Dar­enth .. 20 5 3 12 28 53 18

Hol­lands & Blair Res 4 East Kent Col­lege 3, Rol­ven­den 1 Deal Com­mu­nity Sports 1, Sut­ton Ath Res 2 South Dar­enth 3.

Sut­ton Ath Res v Ide Hill. Cux­ton 91 ......18 16 1 1 75 12 49 Willes­boro......17 14 2 1 94 30 44 Sn­od­land R ....18 11 1 6 43 44 34 W Far­leigh .....17 10 2 5 52 24 32 Deal Res ........18 8 0 10 37 52 24 Shep­pey Res..18 4 4 10 25 50 16 N Rom­ney R...17 5 1 11 28 55 16 Lark­field ........18 3 4 11 19 48 13 Ash­ford .......... 17 3 3 11 28 47 12 Ayles­ford ....... 16 3 2 11 19 58 11

Ash­ford 2 Lark­field 1, Willes­bor­ough 2 Cux­ton 91 1. Ayles­ford 2 Willes­bor­ough 8. Ash­ford v Ayles­ford, West Far­leigh v Willes­bor­ough. Stan&Bea Rr . 13 10 1 2 84 31 31 Ken­ning­ton ... 11 8 3 0 32 11 27 Cheri­ton........ 13 8 1 4 41 39 21 Prince Al­bert . 13 5 2 6 45 42 17 AFC Loco R ... 12 5 1 6 53 49 16 Shep Spars ..... 9 4 2 3 26 28 14 Lol­zors.......... 14 2 1 11 30 78 7 Sandgate ...... 11 0 1 10 17 50 1 Ap­ple­dore ..... 15 12 2 1 70 32 38 Bur­ton Grve .. 16 10 1 5 60 34 31 Ash­ford Cav .. 12 9 0 3 52 20 27 Mer­sham SR . 15 8 3 4 53 40 27 Willes­boro..... 16 8 2 6 76 50 26 Red Heathn ... 13 7 2 4 37 37 23 New Romny .. 14 4 1 9 26 50 13 Gi­vau­dan ...... 16 1 2 13 18 72 5 Char­ing S R .. 15 0 1 14 12 69 1

Bur­ton Grove 1 Ash­ford Cava­liers 3, Mer­sham Sports Res 4 Char­ing Sun­day Res 2.

Char­ing Sun­day Res v Ash­ford Cava­liers. Ash­stne Gal .. 16 12 2 2100 37 38 White Hrse F . 17 11 4 2 70 32 37 Ald­ing­ton ...... 17 12 1 4 59 36 37 Brom­ley Grn.. 18 11 1 6 64 41 34 Fox Sun­day ... 17 7 5 5 54 40 26 Ash­frd U Clt .. 17 6 2 9 45 50 20 Kingsnrth Pil . 18 5 3 10 31 53 17 Ash­frd Spar... 17 3 3 11 22 67 12 Stour Val­ley .. 15 3 2 10 35 70 11 Troggs Res ... 16 2 1 13 18 72 7

Ald­ing­ton 1 Fox Sun­day 0, Ash­stone Galac­ti­cos 12 Stour Val­ley 1, Kingsnorth Pil­grims 0 Brom­ley Green 3.

Ash­stone Galac­ti­cos v Ash­ford United Colts, Stour val­ley v Ash­ford Spar­tans.

Pic­ture: Alan Coomes

Shaun Welford com­pletes his hat-trick at Croy­don on Satur­day

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