Ascot United F.C.

Ascot United Football Club is a football club based in Ascot, Berkshire, England. They are currently members of the Combined Counties League Premier Division North and play at Ascot Racecourse.

Ascot United
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Full nameAscot United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Yellamen
Founded1965
GroundAscot Racecourse, Ascot
Capacity1,150[1]
ChairmanSimon Negus
ManagerJamie Tompkins
LeagueCombined Counties League Premier Division North
2020–21Combined Counties League Premier Division (season curtailed)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1965.[2] In 2001 they joined the Senior Division of the Reading League, going on to win the league in 2006–07.[3] As a result, the club were promoted to Division One East of the Hellenic League. After finishing fourth in their first season, they claimed the runners-up spot in 2008–09 season, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[3] The club made its debut in the FA Vase in the 2010–11 season and the 2011–12 season saw them play in the FA Cup for the first time. Their first match was against Wembley, which was the first-ever FA Cup match streamed live on Facebook.[4] The game also led to Ascot's record attendance of 1,149.[5] In 2013–14 the club won the Hellenic League Challenge Cup, defeating Ardley United 2–1 in the final.[6] The 2018–19 season saw them win the Challenge Cup for a second time with a 3–1 win against Windsor in the final.[7] At the end of the season they were transferred to the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League.

GroundEdit

The club originally played home matches at Sunninghill, but were given permission by the Ascot Racecourse trustees to build a ground on land to the north of a coach park at the racecourse.[2] A clubhouse was built, which was replaced in 1990, and again in 1992.[2] Two years later floodlights were also installed.[2] The ground now has a capacity of 1,150.[1]

HonoursEdit

  • Hellenic League
    • Challenge Cup winners 2013–14, 2018–19
  • Reading League
    • Senior Division champions 2006–07[3]
  • Reading Evening Post Cup
    • Winners: 2005–06[2]

RecordsEdit

  • Highest league position: 3rd in the Hellenic League Premier Division, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Best FA Cup performance: Preliminary round, 2012–13, 2014–15[3]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Quarter-finals, 2012–13 (replay), 2014–15[3]
  • Record attendance: 1,149 vs Wembley, FA Cup extra-preliminary round, 19 August 2011[5]

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Coordinates: 51°24′54.29″N 0°39′45.63″W / 51.4150806°N 0.6626750°W / 51.4150806; -0.6626750