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An improved second half performance from Aylesbury saw them share the spoils 1-1 at home to Beaconsfield SYCOB.
Substitute Lea Coulter finished off a Jack Wood through ball to bring the Ducks level in what was a standard end of season encounter lacking in excitement.
The Rams had earlier taken an early lead through Aaron Berry.
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Looking for a footie fix on Saturday morning? Why not come along and support our girls teams in their vital cup semi-finals
For those who want an early morning Saturday fix before heading over to Leighton to watch the first team in action against Beaconsfield, our U15 and U16 girls both have League Cup Semi-Final matches. Both are 9:30am KOs at Fairford Leys so come along and give the girls your support. Our Under 12 Corithians and Youth boys teams are also in action at Fairford Leys on Saturday morning so you have the added bonus of two other matches to take in as well.
Our Under 12 Juniors boys team are also in Cup action NEXT Sunday (26th April) with an 11am KO at Thame United's ground.
Our Under 12 Youth boys team have their League Cup Final on Sunday 17th May with a 1:30pm KO at Buckingham Athletic's ground.
Aylesbury United threw away their winning position as they were edged out of a five-goal thriller 3-2 at Northwood.
A well taken goal from Niko Muir gave the hosts an early lead before Jordan Frederick eventually equalised before the break with his first Aylesbury goal.
United kept up their good work and had the lead when Joey Acheampong's shot hit the post before going in off Paul Edgeworth.
Despite seemingly bossing the game at that point things quickly unravelled and the Woods were back ahead with two goals in two munutes.
First Rob Hastings netted in the 62nd minute before Perry Dicker headed in a right wing cross on 64.
That was how things stayed with United unable to raise their game again, indeed the home side having chances to increase their advantage instead.
Summary of Discussions at the 21CD Committee meeting.
Following the recent decision that Aylesbury United will play their home games at Thame FC next season, the committee was briefed by 21CD’s two Board members on the reasons behind the move and its positive aspects, which, the Board believes will far outweigh any negatives for the club and the majority of supporters. They answered questions from Committee Members.
While 21CD were not directly involved in the discussions, having two members of the Trust on the Board of Directors has definitely ensured the fans voices were heard and that the best interest of the supporters were at all times considered. We understand that the delicate nature of the discussions necessitated a degree of confidentiality by those on the Board. The manager was kept fully in the picture and has publicly welcomed the decision to move to Thame. It is hoped that most of our current squad will not be deterred from continuing to play for the team next season by the move. The move will mean better facilities and, in particular, a better playing surface. This should improve our ability to recruit players. We understand that no announcement about next season’s playing arrangements could be made until the deal was signed, but the club did approach a number of clubs within a reasonable distance of Aylesbury before a decision was taken. Thame was considered the best option and one that has plenty of positives on and off the pitch. Transport links from Aylesbury are better than to Leighton, with a regular bus service to and fromOxfordpassing by the ground until late in the evening. Sponsorship opportunities will be increased, with the club able to reach out to businesses in both Aylesbury and Thame, offering packages for shirt sponsorship, programme advertising, pitch side boards and website advertising.
While the club is delighted to have secured an agreement with Thame for the next 2 seasons, they are very grateful for the hospitality that Leighton has shown us during our stay there. They have made us most welcome, but the time was considered right to move and Leighton fully understand the reasons for this.
A conservative budget has been drawn up for next season. No cup income has been assumed but it has still been possible to maintain the playing budget. It is worth noting that the club will receive a generous proportion of the bar income from home matches.
We hope that supporters will understand why the decision has been taken and agree that this opens up real opportunities for the club to move forward.
A couple of dates to pencil in your diary for after the season.
Firstly, the End of Season Presentation Evening will be held at Rivets Social Club, Whitehead Way, Aylesbury on Friday 8th May. The function is planned to start at 7-30, food to be served at 8pm, with speeches and awards to follow. Cost for the evening is just £15-00 per head. Tickets are available to purchase from Brian Metcalfe at all matches until the end of the season. If you are unable to buy your tickets at a match, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Many of you will already be aware that there will be charity match to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the FA Cup 3rd Round match at QPR. The game will be played on Saturday 23rd May at Berkhamsted FC and will feature players from both teams that played on the day. The day will be used to raise money for the Alan Macdonald Trust, set up in memory of the former QPR captain who died in 2012. We hope as many people as possible will support the match. Further details about arrangements will be released as they are known.
Finally, we are planning a summer BBQ for all AUFC supporters, sometime in July before the new season starts. Again, further details will follow.
Congratulations to Kettering Town, who took the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Championship as a result of nearest rivals Aylesbury FC drawing 0-0 in a derby at home to Aylesbury United, despite the Poppies losing 3-0 at Rugby Town themselves. The biggest crowd of the day - 1215 - at Butlin Road saw Rugby consolidate their playoff aspirations with goals from Richard Gregory, Justin Marsden and Lewis Rankin as they moved up to fourth place.
Royston Town are now firmly eyeing up runners up spot having drawn level on points with Aylesbury FC as the in-form Crows racked up their eighth straight win thanks to first half goals from Stuart Bridges and Ryan Ingrey giving them a 2-0 win at fellow playoff contenders Barton Rovers.
Having gone five games without a win, Bedworth United drew level again on points with Barton Rovers thanks to a 2-1 win at Daventry Town as the race for a top five finish continues to excite, but Hanwell Town lost ground as they let an early lead slip in losing 2-1 at Potters Bar Town.
Down at the bottom and North Greenford United and AFC Hayes both keep fighting, with both taking another three points to remain neck and neck on 28 points, but still nine points adrift of safety with third-bottom Beaconsfield SYCOB claiming a 3-1 home win over inconsistent Marlow.
Hayes inflicted a fourth straight defeat on struggling Egham Town as they came from behind to win 4-1 with four different scorers finding the net, whilst Greenford saw off Northwood 1-0 in a Middlesex derby courtesy of Charlie Mitchell's second half effort.
Just above that trio and Daventry are Leighton Town, who took another useful point in a 1-1 home draw against Chalfont St. Peter - Danny Watson netting his 22nd of the season to give the Reds a third game unbeaten.
Elsewhere, Uxbridge's second win of the weekend saw them move up to 10th in the table as Charlie Samuel's 58th minute goal gave them a 1-0 win at Godalming Town, whilst St Ives Town beat Bedford Town 2-1 at home.