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Wednesday 13th August 2014

Southern League Division One Central

Bell Close, Leighton Buzzard Attendance: 129

Aylesbury United

4 2

Egham Town

  Half-time: (1-1)  
       
 
         
    Teams
    6Jack SILLITOEPlayer Image1
    6Lee GRACEPlayer Image2
    7Jake BEWLEYPlayer Image3
    7Shane WOODPlayer Image4
    6(c) Bill MORGANPlayer Image5
    617 92m Liam SMYTHPlayer Image6
    6Steve HATCHPlayer Image7
    7Jesse WAITESPlayer Image8
    10Zack REYNOLDSPlayer Image9
    614 64m Stacey FIELDPlayer Image10
    715 79m Paul EDGEWORTHPlayer Image11
     
    Greg WILLIAMSPlayer Image12
    710 64m Joey ACHEAMPONGPlayer Image14
    11 79m Lea COULTERPlayer Image15
    Shaun OWENSPlayer Image16
    6 92m Ben BAINESPlayer Image17
     
      Tony JOYCEManager ImageM
       
    1Player ImageJamie NORRIS
    2Player ImageLuke MULDOWNEY (c)
    3Player ImageJake GALBRAITH
    4Player ImageRichie BYRNE
    5Player ImageRyan LAKE
    6Player ImageScott WEIGHT
    7Player ImageJosh ANDREW
    8Player ImageJoe CHANDIRAM12 84m 
    9Player ImageReis STANISLAUS
    10Player ImageDuane ANTONIO14 70m 
    11Player ImageCalvin THOMAS
     
    12Player ImageRicky FARNDEN8 84m 
    14Player ImageMatt GRAVE10 70m 
    15Player ImageLee MORLEY
    13Player ImageGarry AULSBERRY
     
    MManager ImageLee PASSMORE
    Match Report

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    A stunning Zack Reynolds hat-trick meant manager Tony Joyce could celebrate his 250th game in charge of Aylesbury United with a first win of the season, at the first time of asking at Bell Close.

    Reynolds was the difference in what had largely been a frustrating match for the Ducks; unable to find a way past a very good Egham Town team that had been forced to play the majority of the match with ten men, and twice having to come from behind.

    Aylesbury showed one personnel change from their opening day defeat at Kettering Town, with Jesse Waites replacing Lea Coulter in midfield, switching to a 4-4-2 shape, whilst Egham were without new striker Dan Read, who had scored on his debut the previous Saturday.

    It took just seven minutes for his replacement – Duane Antonio – opened the scoring, meeting a right wing cross to head home via a deflection which wrongfooted Jack Sillitoe. 1-0 Egham

    Egham continued their bright start and moments later Reis Stanislaus latched onto a misplaced defensive header but screwed his shot wide with Sillitoe stranded well out of his goal.

    After Reynolds had tested the visiting defence for the first time, beating his man but curling an effort wide, the Sarnies’ good work in the first ten minutes began to unravel. A flick on released Steve Hatch who was taken out in the box by Richie Byrne for a clear penalty, and a red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity.

    Paul Edgeworth retained spot kick duties, and having narrowly squeezed one home at the weekend there was no saving this emphatically taken penalty that gave Jamie Norris no chance. 1-1

    Midfielder Joe Chandiram went close for the visitors with a decent long range effort that flew just wide, but it was Aylesbury who should have gone ahead when Reynolds got to the byeline and picked out Edgeworth who hammered over the bar from close range. Hatch then tried his luck with an early effort but, as the rain lashed down, he scuffed the wet ball straight at Norris.

    Although Egham were being restricted to long shots – Josh Andrew the latest to fire one wide – the numerically reduced Sarnies were doing well in frustrating a disjointed looking Aylesbury.

    Most moments of threat were to come through the impressive Reynolds, and on 26 minutes he won the ball back before drilling in a low cross-shot that hit Stacey Field virtually on the goal line. Then, he won a free kick that gave Edgeworth the opportunity to shoot low and through the wall, but straight at Norris.

    Edgeworth had one last opening in stoppage time as the ball was headed on to him in the six yard area, but it wouldn’t sit up quick enough allowing Norris to make a smothering save.

    Half-time: Aylesbury 1-1 Egham

    An early second half chance for the Ducks saw Field flick on for Reynolds who in turn found Edgeworth who could only divert the ball wide, but on the whole it was an awful start to the second period by Aylesbury and they were duly made to pay.

    Within less than a minute of the restart the ball was given away by Lee Grace and quickly worked through to Antonio whose shot hit Sillitoe and went behind.

    Five minutes later, amongst more poor defending, the Sarnies reinstated their lead. The excellent Reis Stanislaus cut in from the left and drilled a low shot past the unsighted dive of Sillitoe. 2-1 Egham

    Again, to their credit, the Ducks refused to let their heads drop and were behind for just nine minutes. It was a goal out of nothing as the ball dropped to Reynolds 25-yards out who returned a perfect half volley into the far corner. 2-2

    Aylesbury still weren’t able to dominate in the way their supporters wanted as both sides had chances to score next: a thunderous effort from Steve Hatch blocked as the ball broke to him, and Bill Morgan making a superb block at the other end.

    The nature of the game continued with Stanislaus dragging a shot wide, and Hatch heading over a deep free kick delivery from Liam Smyth.

    But two late moments of magic from Reynolds finally swung the game Aylesbury’s way.

    They took the lead for the first time eight minutes from the end when Reynolds set off on a typical slalom run before slotting the ball into the far corner of the net perfectly, for a stunning solo effort. 3-2 Aylesbury

    When a half clearance dropped to Waites he tried to make his mark with a debut goal but curled his shot wide, and there was still time for a corner to be headed goalwards and cleared off the line by Hatch.

    There was an even better chance two minutes into stoppage time when, after Sillitoe spilled a shot, the ball was played back across goal but headed wide by substitute Matt Grave.

    Instead, it was left to Reynolds to crown his superb evening and complete his hat-trick with the best of the bunch and condemn Egham to conceding four goals for the second game running.

    The ball was played in from the left to substitute Ben Baines whose attempt from six-yards was somehow blocked on the line. Scrambled away as far as Reynolds, the Aylesbury winger showed no hesitation in unleashing a classy 25-yard strike which found the top corner. 4-2 Aylesbury

    Four minutes into stoppage time and the points were finally safe for the Ducks. Egham will be a danger to many sides this season, so a pleasing way to start the campaign for Aylesbury.

    Minute by Minute Updates
    • FT Aylesbury 4-2 Egham - Three points for the Ducks eventually, but they made hard work of it
    • 90+3 4-2 Aylesbury. The BEST of the three for Reynolds who completes a hat trick
    • 90+2 Sillitoe spills shot. Ball played back in across goal, headed wide by Grave
    • 90 Baines on for Smyth
    • 88 Egham corner. Header directed goalwards, off the line by Hatch
    • 86 Half cleared ball to Waites, attempted curler goes wide
    • 84 Farnden for Chandiram
    • 83 Great defensive header from Bewley. Corner. Cleared
    • 81 GOAL! Stunning solo run and finish from Reynolds
    • 79 Coulter for Edgeworth
    • 78 Free kick. Poor delivery from Smyth then Bewley long shot well wide
    • 77 Hooked shot from edge of box held by Sillitoe
    • 70 Grave for Antonio
    • 69 Deep free kick from Smyth headed over by Hatch
    • 66 Ball breaks to Stanislaus who drags shot wide
    • 64 Acheampong on for Field
    • 63 Egham corner. Cleared away
    • 63 Egham corner, player cuts inside Bewley, Morgan throws himself in front of the shot. Corner
    • 62 Ball breaks to Hatch, thunderous shot blocked
    • 59 GOAL! 2-2. Goal out of nothing as ball drops to Reynolds who plants a superb half volley into the corner
    • 58 Aylesbury corner. Taken by Waites. Cleared
    • 58 Reynolds rampage down right, cross in put behind for a corner
    • 56 Egham free kick. Drilled low and wide by Chandiram
    • 52 Egham corner. Comes to nothing
    • 50 2-1 Egham. Poor defending, player cuts in from the left and drills home a low shot
    • 49 Field flicks on for Reynolds, low ball diverted wide by Edgeworth
    • 46 Egham corner kick. Eventually cleared
    • 46 Poor play by Grace gives the ball back. Antonio is set through his shot goes behind off Sillitoe
    • The second half has kicked off...
    • HT Aylesbury 1-1 Egham - The Ducks have had the play since the visitors went down to 10 without enough penetration
    • 45+1 Aylesbury corner. Taken by Waites. Comes to nothing
    • 45+1 Ball redelivered into box, ball headed on to Edgeworth who can't get a shot away quick enough and its smothered behind
    • 45 Weight booked for hauling back Edgeworth
    • 42 Reynolds fouled on the edge of the box. Free kick taken by Edgeworth. Through the wall but straight at the keeper
    • 34 Egham corner. Chandiram delivers. Comes to nothing
    • 33 Ball given away in midfield and Andrew rifles a long shot wide
    • 29 Egham free kick on the corner of the box. Delivered by Chandiram. Good header out by Hatch
    • 26 Reynolds wins the ball back, drills low cross shot goalwards, hit Field virtually on the line
    • 23 Aylesbury corner. Taken by Waites. Headed wide across goal by Hatch
    • 22 Aylesbury corner. Taken by Waites. Headed away at near post
    • 22 Ball headed forward releases Hatch, tries early shot but not enough power to beat Norris
    • 19 Reynolds gets to the byeline, cuts ball back for Edgeworth who hammers in over from close range
    • 16 Chandiram brings the ball forward and lets fly. Just wide
    • 13 GOAL! 1-1. Edgeworth makes no mistake with the penaalty
    • 11 PENALTY, RED CARD! Hatch taken out when clean through
    • 9 Ball slipped out to Reynolds, beats man superbly, comes inside and curls an effort wide
    • 8 Morgan misplaced a defensive header, Stanislaus screws it wide with Sillitoe stranded
    • 6 GOAL! 1-0 Egham. Egham score with their first attack, cross headed home via a deflection
    • 1 Aylesbury free kick by the corner flag. Delivered by Waites. Low and cleared away near post
    • Pre-Match And we're underway...
    • Pre-Match One change for the Ducks tonight as Waites comes in for his full debut in place of Coulter