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Bishop’s Cleeve up first for Ascot United in Hellenic League Premier

The opening five league and cup fixtures for Ascot United have been revealed

Bishop’s Cleeve up first for Ascot United in Hellenic League Premier

Ascot United will join Windsor on the trip down to Gloucestershire for their 2018/19 Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division opener.

The Yellamen will visit relegated Southern League side Bishops’ Cleeve on Saturday 4th August for what is, at least on paper a tough opener.

Ascot have made some impressive signings in pre season with new manager Jamie Tompkins making the most of his assistants contacts at Maidenhead United.

The club have a decent array of attacking talent and have kept hold of the likes of captain Louis Bouwers and full back George Lock.

Jean-Claude Etienne challenges the Henley goalkeeper. Photo: Robert Mack.

Jean-Claude Etienne challenges the Henley goalkeeper. Photo: Robert Mack.

Having seen attacker Jean-Claude Etienne on a number of occasions, if the coaching staff can get the best out of him then they have a strong, fearsome striker on their hands – not to mention Nathan Minhas and the impressive goalkeeper Lee Allen.

Ascot had a bit of a scare last season, a slow start suggesting a season battling relegation but then manager Neil Richards got the club to safety and you would expect a stronger start this season.

That said, our friends at Severn Sport have suggested Cleeve are Gloucestershire’s best hope of a Hellenic League title challenge this season – and as mentioned elsewhere, a long trip down the M4 isn’t exactly ideal on the opening day.

Ascot United’s Hellenic League Premier Division fixtures

  • 04/08/18 Bishops Cleeve vs Ascot United (ko 3pm)
  • 07/08/18 Ascot United vs Ardley United (ko 7.45pm)
  • 10/08/18 Ascot United vs Camberley Town (FA CUP – Friday night – ko 7.45pm)
  • 14/08/18 Holmer Green vs Ascot United (ko 7.45pm)
  • 01/09/18 Tadley Calleva vs Ascot United (FA VASE – ko 3pm)

Where will Ascot United finish the 2018/19 season? Vote in our prediction poll here or leave a comment below. See the latest Hellenic League Premier Division table here.

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Main image: Louis Bouwers by Neil Graham.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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