ASCOT United are set to play their first ever game on the new 3G pitch next Tuesday (7.45pm) when the unbeaten Combined Counties League leaders will host Guildford City.

And, to mark the occasion, they will not be charging any admission to the Racecourse Ground.

“It’s a special occasion for the club, so all spectators will be admitted free,” said Neil Richards, the director of football.

“This will be a good opportunity for all club members and other people to see our brand new facilities.”

There will be more space for spectators as the terracing has been extended along the length of the pitch in front of the clubhouse and dressing rooms.

Fans will also have to look a little lower at games as the slope has been flattened out to accommodate the new pitch, making it around a metre lower than before.

The 3G carpet is being tested this week, but Ascot are not expecting any issues and all being well some of the club’s young players will get the opportunity to train on it before the weekend.

As part of the work being carried out, a new, raised viewing area is being installed behind the goal at the clubroom end which will offer good viewing of the small-a-side pitches used by the club’s younger age groups at weekends.

Richards added: “We are very pleased how the ground is looking. It has been a long journey for the club, but we are now just days away from the official handover when the paperwork will be completed.”

Officials of the Combined Counties League are expected to attend next Tuesday’s game, but it will not be the official opening. That will come later in the season when invitations will go out to the Football Association, the companies and charities involved in bringing the whole project together and local dignitaries.

The Premier Division table-toppers dropped their first points of the season when they had a late Harry Laflin penalty to thank for securing a 1-1 draw at Hanworth Villa.

Sam Gray had given the hosts a first-minute lead, and things looked over for the Yellamen when Louis Bouwers was sent off with 10 minutes remaining, only for Laflin to strike after Ethan Burden was bundled over in the box.

Before the Guildford City game, Ascot travel to Balham on Saturday (3pm).

Goals from Sam Green and Bradley Brown helped second-placed Sandhurst Town beat Godalming Town 2-1 in Division One on Saturday.

The Fizzers – who visit leaders Jersey Bulls on Saturday (3pm) – had previously beaten Cove 2-1 in the second round of the Cherry Records Challenge Cup last Tuesday.

Eversley & California earned a point from their trip to Chessington & Hook Athletic as the sides drew 1-1. Kai Francis was the Boars’ goalscorer, with Eversley at home to British Airways on Saturday (3pm).