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Jamie Tompkins on new Ascot United midfielder

Antonio Dembele has signed from Banstead Athletic

Jamie Tompkins on new Ascot United midfielder

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division leaders Ascot United have bolstered their attacking options with the addition of Antonio Dembele from Banstead Athletic.

Midfielder Dembele is one of a number of new faces at Ascot in recent weeks with the signing of James Knight from Binfield and return of Fabienne Etienne.

Speaking to Football in Berkshire, Yellamen manager Jamie Tompkins said: “We are delighted to welcome Antonio to the club. He is a player we have monitored for some time since playing for Leatherhead first team last season and he can play numerous attacking roles. Antonio will add quality to our competitive squad.”

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Dembele has made seven appearances for Ascot’s Premier Division rivals Banstead Athletic this season scoring one goal. The A’s are currently bottom of the division with one win in 11 league fixtures.

The midfielder played last season for BetVictor Isthmian League Premier Division side Leatherhead, coming through from the Tanners youth team in summer 2018.

A post on the Leatherhead website from July 2018 said: “Antonio came up from Leatherhead Youth and made an appearances for The Tanners at the end of last season against Tonbridge Angels and Merstham in the Surrey Senior Cup.”

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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