|Ascot United welcome red-hot Shrivenham to the Racecourse on Tuesday looking for their first league win of 2019.
Shrivy arrive in stunning form with nine league wins on the trot over three months and a miserly defence; only a surprise 5-0 cup reverse at lower-tier Wallingford four weeks ago blotted their copybook.
It was two-all when the two sides met at Barrington Park in October, as the ten-men of Ascot battled back to lead 2-1 only to concede a late leveller.
In other news, Ascot United Ladies recorded an impressive fourth clean sheet in five games as they drew 0-0 with Woodley United on Saturday, although it is a former Yellawoman who captured the headlines last week after her international call up. Brogan Moore, now with Reading, was part of Ascot United’s very successful girls’ team that won the treble in 2015 and was also the top league scorer with over 50 goals.
And, her recent form has earned her a call up to the Scotland U19 squad for an upcoming tournament in La Manga, leading up to this summer’s European Championships being held in Scotland.
Brogan joined Ascot at age 5 and started in the boys’ section before heading off to America for a year with her family. On her return, she stepped into Steve Yates’ girls team before playing a year up in Darrel Evans’ squad and went on to win the league in her second season back in the UK.
The following year, 2014/15, was a historic treble season for the Under 15's was and it was then in her final year with the club she helped the team retain the Cup and finish second in the league.
Brogan was spotted by Reading Football Club whilst playing in the boys’ section at age 8, and signed that year for their girls’ section at U10. Apart from a year out in the States, she has been ever-present at Reading FC.
Last season was her first in Reading’s Reserve/Development setup and she finished as the club’s top goalscorer with 20 goals; a great achievement for a 16 year old in an U23 league.
Brogan qualifies for Scotland via her mum Karen, and the club couldn’t be more delighted for her.