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Shaun Owens's second half goal gave Aylesbury their second 1-0 win of the week, and their fourth straight win in all competitions as the Ducks won 1-0 in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup 1st Round at Wantage Town.
A largely drab match was lacking in quality, but did see the return of defender John Mulhollnd after 18 months injured as he played the first half before giving way at the interval.
Wantage had the bulk of the first half chances, although Aylesbury had the best when Lea Coulter's shot was cleared off the line with the goal vacant.
After the break openings were rare, with Owens decisive strike coming on the hour mark as United did enough to keep their Southern League Diviion One South & West hosts at bay and advance in the competition.
The innaugural Aylesbury United 'Walking Football' session takes place this Thursday 2nd October at Meadowcroft Astroturf.
Walking football, being driven by Matthew Doherty, will come under the Community section of Aylesbury United, with the intention of forming a team to compete against clubs from other areas.
Jonathan Wood from the Berks & Bucks FA will be overseeing the first three sessions, after which Matt will be leading.
All are welcome to attend - 6.45pm meet for a 7pm start, nominal subs of £2.50 per person.
Aylesbury United make a first ever trip to Wantage Town on Tuesday, with a very notable potential returning face to the squad.
Our match preview is available now on the link below.
Winslow United U16 Girls 0, Aylesbury United U16 Girls 6
Following the summer merger with Vale Reds FC the Aylesbury United Girls U16 side made an impressive start to their Berks & Bucks Cup campaign on Saturday with a comprehensive 6-0 win at Winslow
Resplendent in their new green and white kit, United dominated the game on a balmy morning and were two up at the break with goals from Katy Simms and Aaliyah Brown-Carr
The Ducks continued to dominate during the second period breaking freely down both flanks creating numerous chances and would have had more had it not been for a determined effort from the home keeper
Particularly impressive was United player of the match Hannah Matton who seemed to have the ball glued to her feet at times as she waltzed down the touchline
Both Mo Hatfield and Alex Slatter notched two each to complete the scoring and to set up a quarter final at Milton Keynes City in mid November
United Line Up - Shannon Sharp, Anna Hekkink, Casey Toovey, Amiee Bochorski, Alex Slatter, Emily Reynolds, Paige Hooper, Katie Riordian, Aaliyah Brown-Carr, Isobel Rushmere, Katy Simms, Hannah Matton and Amelia Hatfield
With the FA Cup taking centre stage once more, there was a reduced programme of just five games in the Southern League Division One Central this weekend.
With the top two sides not in action, Potters Bar Town missed out on the opportunity to go top as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Aylesbury United, with Ducks captain Jack Wood scoring the winner shortly before the break. It was the first time the Scholars have dropped points at home having won four out of four home league games previously.
Aylesbury FC took over 2nd place as they romped to their second 8-1 win of the month, St Ives Town the victims this time (Leighton Town earlier in September) as Brad Wadkins scored a hat-trick and Gareth Price weighed in with another two for the Moles.
Hanwell Town are 5th as they bounced back from defeat to Beaconsfield SYCOB with a 3-1 win at near neighbours Northwood, with Chris Mills scoring a brace.
At the bottom, AFC Hayes scored a goal in each half through Ricardo Faux-James and Tobi Akin to win 2-0 and claim their first league three points of the season, closing the gap to second bottom side North Greenford United.
After seven games without a win, Bedford Town took a much needed victory as young MK Dons loanee Will Summerfield scored early to give the Eagles a 1-0 win over Egham Town.
In the FA Cup eight Southern League Division One Central teams were in 2nd Qualifying Round action, but, amongst several upsets, only three remain in the competition with Barton Rovers and Chalfont St. Peter winning outright and Bedworth United heading for a midweek replay.
Barton Rovers beat higher level opposition in Ryman Premier Division side Margate, as Kevin Kilroy and Louis Lee scored in a 2-1 win, whilst Chalfont also caused something of a shock by beating divisional rivals, and league leaders, Kettering Town 1-0 on their own turf courtesy of an eigth minute Alan Hedley goal.
Meanwhile, Bedworth were held to a 1-1 home draw by Unibond League Division One South side - effectively the same level as the Greenbacks - and will require a midweek replay at The Raygar Stadium.
Southern Counties East League side Greenwich Borough caused an upset by coming from behind to win 3-1 at Beaconsfield SYCOB and knock the Rams, who had taken the lead through Lee Togwell, out of the competition.
A 20th minute goal from Waltham Abbey was enough to see North Greenford United beaten 1-0, whilst two sides losing against Vanarama Conference opposition were Rugby Town and Uxbridge, losing 3-1 at Vanarama Conference North side Worcester City and 5-1 at Vanarama Conference South side Bromley respectively.