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The First World War: 100 Years On

Tuesday 29 July 2014 - 09:48 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags:

The Royal British Legion is launching its greatest ever act of Remembrance for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Every Man Remembered has brought together well known faces from the world of entertainment, business and the arts to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of the First World War.

The Every Man Remembered campaign is asking the British public to pay tribute to each and every one of the 1,117,077 men and women from the Commonwealth who died in the First World War.

It's a sobering thought that whole football clubs – first and reserve team players, boardroom and staff members, and even supporters – enlisted together during WW1. I wanted to take part in Every Man Remembered to remember Sgt Major Frank Cannon who played for West Ham and ended up making the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of WW1. I'd encourage everyone to help the Legion’s campaign to honour each of the 1,117,077 people who fell 100 years ago and support those who Serve today said Karren Brady West, Ham United's Managing Director

''We will remember them'', and hopefully you can join us in remembering our colleagues that gave their life for our freedom...

World War Memorial

Aylesbury United Football Club
To the honoured memory of those of this
club who gave their lives in the two wars


Team Photo

Of the players mentioned in the article, Herbert Cooke, Dennis Arthur Horne, Charles Perkins and Joseph Saunders lost their lives in the Great War.

(Photo by Peter Underwood; Newspaper photo: Bucks Herald)

Communities across the UK are being invited to take part in this national moment by switching off their lights between 10.00pm and 11.00pm on 4 August, the date Britain entered the war 100 years ago, and illuminating their homes with a single candle or light. Members of The Royal British Legion have already planned 130 events nationwide for the public to participate in, with more to be announced.

To support LIGHTS OUT and as part of a special partnership with Marks & Spencer, limited edition Centenary candles are available to purchase in stores and online. Profits will be donated to the Legion to support the charity's vital work with the current and ex-members of the Armed Forces, and their families.


Another Preseason Win For United

Saturday 26 July 2014 - 4:48 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Jesse Waites's second half header was enough to secure Aylesbury another preseason win as they beat AFC Kempston Rovers 1-0.

In sweltering conditions once again, this was far from an exciting contest and was always going to be a game settled by minimal goals as the Ducks, missing a number of players, struggled to find their fluidity.

Kempston's attack was lead by a familiar face in Ben Gallant, and it was his side who had the better of the openings with Jack Sillitoe making a number of good saves throughout the course of the match to keep the hosts at bay.

Aylesbury improved as the match wore on, and chances came for Joey Acheampong who fired over from close range and also saw a decent curling effort turned wide.

The winner came on 70 minutes, the lively Acheampong involved again, as he exchanged passes with Daniel Jones before the latter provided a pinpoint cross for Jesse Waites to place a header into the far corner beyond the keeper.

Aylesbury lineup:

1. Jack Sillitoe
2. Lee Grace
3. Jake Bewley
4. Steve Hatch
5. Bill Morgan
6. Lea Coulter
7. Shaun Owens
8. Greg Williams
9. Jesse Waites
10. Stacey Field
11. Paul Edgeworth

Substitutes (all used):

12. Ben Baines
14. Joey Acheampong
15. Daniel Jones
17. Liam Murphy
18. Daniel Higby


21CD Membership

Wednesday 23 July 2014 - 10:01 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to 21cd, First Team, Club News | | Used tags:

As the new season approaches, it is time to renew our membership of the 21CD, or if you aren't already a member, join the Supporter's Trust of your club

For those of you who have a Standing Order for your payments, you need to do nothing unless you wish to change the size of your contribution.

For those who pay an annual fee by cheque please complete the enclosed application form and send your form and payment to the address shown on the form.

Can you please annotate on the form, or email me whether you wish to have your new membership card sent to you by post, or whether you are happy to collect it at the gate at a home match at the beginning of the season.

As we saw last season, we have a squad that is more than capable of holding their own in the Southern League.  If we want to do that little bit better and aim to improve on last season's finish, every penny we can raise will help the club and will enable more money being made available to strengthen the playing budget.  

On behalf of 21CD, and AUFC, I thank you for your continued valuable support.

21CD Membership Form 21CD Membership Form


Kempston Rovers Game

Wednesday 23 July 2014 - 09:02 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , ,

Please be aware that Saturday's preseason visit to AFC Kempston Rovers kicks off at the earlier time of 2pm


Evergreen Edgeworth Leads Rout

Wednesday 23 July 2014 - 08:59 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Paul Edgeworth scored four second half goals as Aylesbury recorded their first win of the preseason campaign, in some style with a 6-1 win at Amersham Town.

The Magpies had reason to be confident following a 3-0 win at Mill Ends Sports three days earlier, and despite a well taken Stacey Field goal in the first minute proceedings were fairly even for the opening quarter as the hosts drew level at a corner kick.

That all changed when, with United in the ascendency, Steve Hatch capitalised from a free header at a 25th minute Shaun Owens corner kick to give the Ducks a 2-1 half time advantage, and the second half was a comfortable affair as Edgeworth came off the bench to give a finishing masterclass.

Hatch turned provider for his first after a broken down corner kick on 52 minutes, before Edgeworth fired home a free-kick midway through the half, then completing his hat-trick from Lewis Osbourne's pull back eight minutes from time before a fantastic solo run from Ben Baines earned a 90th minute penalty that than man Edgeworth was on hand to rattle home.

Earlier other notable chances in a good all round performance from Aylesbury saw Hatch place another free header over the bar, Jesse Waites forced a decent near post save from the home keeper, whilst Lee Grace clipped the bar with a header - all in the first half.

Amongst the second half chances Daniel Jones blazed a great opening over, Joey Acheampong saw a header cleared off the line and Lewis Hallford forced the second half home keeper into a fine save to keep the score down.

Aylesbury lineup:

1. Jack Sillitoe
2. Steve Hatch
3. Jake Bewley
4. Shane Wood
5. Bill Morgan
6. Lea Coulter
7. Shaun Owens
8. Greg Williams
9. Lee Grace
10. Stacey Field
11. Jesse Waites

Substitutes (all used):

12. Daniel Jones
14. Daniel Higby
15. Paul Edgeworth
17. Lewis Osbourne 
16. Ben Baines
18. Joey Acheampong
19. Lewis Hallford