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Goals from strikers Lewis Putman and Jason Blackett gained Aylesbury United a win double over Buckinghamshire rivals Marlow with a 2-1 victory - their first away from home since September.
The win was even more satisfying given the trying conditions of losing midfielder Shaun Owens and goalkeeper Jack Sillitoe to injury - the latter meaning Greg Williams celebrated his 300th Aylesbury appearance by deputising for more than half the match between the sticks!
An eventful first half saw the hosts go ahead with just 38 seconds on the clock as Jamal Branker scored from close range as the Ducks failed to clear their lines and the Blues hit the bar.
Marlow were soon to hit the woodwork again, but Putman missed a penalty as United wasted a lifeline back into the game, but he made amends when he did find the net for an equaliser on the half hour mark.
Following Sillitoe's withdrawal just before the break it looked like the second half might be a 'backs to the wall' affair for United, but their dogged performance kept the Blues at bay - and in truth Williams never had a save to make - which continued after Blackett's winning goal on 75 minutes.
Aylesbury United have strengthened their defensive ranks ahead of tomorrow's trip to Marlow with the signing of Tinashe Chabata, from Hitchin Town.
A product of Luton Town's youth development, he made 4 first team appearances for the Hatters last season, before joining Hitchin in the summer.
Welcome to the club Tinashe!
Aylesbury United are set to profit from the work of Ducks fan Dennis Hill, an American-based supporter of the club.
He has kindly agreed to donate 5% of all takings of his new book, How I Got Beat-Up by The FBI When I Was Four Years Old.
The paperback is available on Amazon now for £4.46, and will soon be available on Kindle for £1.50.
<em>Parental discretion is advised due to the nature of some sections of the book.</em>
Aylesbury United will travel to Marlow in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup semi final in January 2015.
The tie has now been scheduled for Tuesday 20th January, kick-off 7.45pm.
In what was the third meeting of the season between the teams in the past few weeks, the Ducks consolidated their form to hold out for a draw against in form Chalfont St Peter. In what was to be something of a game of two halves, Lea Coulter put the Ducks ahead early in the first half, as the home side dominated proceedings.
However, as with last week's match against Northwood, the visitors upped their game in the second half, forcing the home side deeper as the game progressed, forcing what seemed to be an inevitable equaliser in the 77th minute. Despite further pressure, the Ducks held on to claim a point, only their 3rd draw of the season.