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I would like to thank the Aylesbury United football team for putting a smile on the face of a lifelong fan Andy Clark, who has recently had to endure a very difficult and challenging time, resulting in him spending Christmas and new-year in hospital, some of it in isolation.
On November 28th of 2016 Andy was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour. On the 13th December he underwent a 13 hour operation. At this time we were unsure of the prognosis and Andy and his family were desperately concerned about what may lie around the corner. Whilst a subsequent MRI scan gave Andy the all clear, he has a long road to recovery ahead of him and has been having to learn to walk independently again
When it became evident Andy was going to be in hospital over Christmas I contacted Aylesbury United and asked if there was anything the club could do for Andy to put a smile on his face over Christmas. Within a few days I had a signed shirt at my home with an invitation for Andy to go and watch a game as a special guest when he was feeling better.
I would like to express my sincerest gratitude on behalf of Andy and the family to the club for the wonderful gesture. As you can see it certainly did put a smile on his face! I would also like to thank the manager of Aylesbury FC who contacted me personally to offer his support.
Andy's brother in law is doing a 200 mile bike ride from London to Paris in 24 hours to raise money for the brain tumour charity on June 17th.
Here is the link to the page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Matthew-Kirk2
By Jason Hanson
Due to the current chilly conditions and widespread overnight frost, tomorrow's home game against Uxbridge will be subject to an 11.15am pitch inspection.
Results will be posted here and on Twitter as soon as they are known.
Tyrone Pink scored the crucial goal for Chalfont St. Peter as the Ducks lost 3-2 at Mill Meadow and their winning run was brought to an abrupt end.
Saints had taken an early lead through Jake Cass, but Aylesbury had eventually hauled themselves level on 72 minutes when Lea Coulter fired home after a corner kick melee.
With the Ducks looking odds-on for a point at least, Pink then struck with seven minutes remaining, before Aylesbury conceded a third sloppy goal in the final minute.
That was enough to put the game beyond United, although Alex Collard did reduce the deficit six minutes into stoppages with literally the last action of the match.
Aylesbury United have been drawn to play away at Bishops Cleeve in the Southern League Cup quarter final.
The tie will take place on Tuesday 31st January.
The Ducks last met the Gloucestershire side back in December 2007 when both were members of the Southern League Division One Central, on which occasion Aylesbury won 1-0 courtesy of a James Faulkner goal.