Our pre-season campaign gets underway against Ashford United at Crabble on Saturday.

It is the first of eight warm-up games for Manager Andy Hessenthaler’s side, with the game against the Isthmian League South East Division side providing fans with a first chance to see newcomers Seth Twumasi, Reda Johnson, Jake Goodman, Ben Williamson, and AFC Wimbledon loanee Aaron Cosgrave in action.

The match could also mark the return to Crabble of striker Ricky Miller and midfielder James Caton after both re-joined the club last month.

Hessenthaler is also likely to use the game as an opportunity to cast his eye over a number of triallists as he continues to rebuild his squad ahead of our National League season opener against Solihull Moors at Crabble on August 21st.

Ashford United played their first friendly of the season on July 10th, winning 6-1 away at Rochester United.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, can we please ask you to adhere to the following:

  • Please DO NOT attend the game if you or someone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms
  • Please use the hand sanitiser points around the ground during your visit
  • Please maintain social distancing and wear a face-covering when you are moving around the ground at all times unless you are exempt
  • Seats that can be only used have been marked with a green tick
  • The Centre Spot will only be offering table service

Gates will open at 2pm before the game kicks-off at 3pm.

Admission is as follows:

Season ticket holders: Free

Adults: £5

Juniors (under 11) Free (must be accompanied by a paying adult)