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The Red Insure Cup 3rd Round draw has been made, with the winners of Wednesday night's match between Aylesbury United and Wantage Town facing a home tie against Premier Division Leamington.
Having been relegated from the Conference North last season, the Brakes (at the time of writing) occupy 2nd spot in the Premier Division.
3rd Round ties are to be played during the week commencing 11th January 2016.
Full Red Insure Cup 3rd Round draw:
Aylesbury United or Wantage Town vs. Leamington
Cambridge City vs. Histon
Egham Town or Godalming Town vs. Northwood
Hitchin Town vs. Biggleswade Town
Hungerford Town vs. Winchester City
Merthyr Town vs. Chippenham Town
Potters Bar Town vs. Slough Town
Weymouth vs. Paulton Rovers
Lewis Osborne's first goal for the club was enough to secure a first home win of the season, and first ever at The ASM Stadium, for Aylesbury United at the weekend.
He nodded home Jack Wood's cross just before half time to see off Potters Bar Town 1-0 and ensure the Ducks move up one place in the table.
Aylesbury United let a first half lead slip as they fell to a disappointing away defeat at Fleet Town.
Things seemed to be going well when Jack Wood headed the Ducks into a the lead midway through the first half.
But after Fleet's leading goalscorer Simba Mlambo levelled shortly before the interval, United's lack of attacking potency cost them dearly as they rarely threatened.
It was the home side who went on to score again and claim an important three points.
As a result of Wantage Town's postponed Berks & Bucks Cup tie (which takes precedence over their other fixtures), there have been some changes to Aylesbury United's forthcoming fixtures.
- Aylesbury United vs Wantage Town has been put back a week and will now take place Wednesday 2nd December
- Bedford Town vs Aylesbury United has been postponed from its original date (1st December) and will now take place on Tuesday 5th January
Aylesbury were beaten 4-0 at home by title hopefuls AFC Rushden & Diamonds after an early red card meant they had to play over 75 minutes with ten men and Greg Williams in goal.
Whilst the sending off may not have directly influenced the result, it denied United the opportunity to fully contest the match having competed well in the opening stages.
It took a cracker of a Claudiu Hoban long shot to open the scoring after 21 minutes, before Tommy Berwick doubled the lead four minutes later.
A few weeks ago another humiliating scoreline might have been on the cards, and although Rushden added two further goals in the second half, the Ducks stuck to their guns with a hard working performance that bodes well with more 'winnable' games ahead.