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Ducks Beat The Elements To Double Up On Marlow

Sunday 18 March 2018 - 12:26 am | Added by: Ian Pluck to First Team, Club News | |

On a freezing cold day with a light covering of snow on the pitch, Aylesbury United recorded their second 1 - 0 victory over Marlow of the season.

Having the benefit of a strong icy wind at their backs in the first half, the Ducks controlled proceedings and were good value for the lead at half time courtesy of Ollie Hogg's 5th goal of the season.  Such was the domination in the first period a more handsome lead would have been well deserved.

With the wind continuing to blow down the ground in the second half, Marlow came into the game much more, but apart from one excellent save from Jack Hopwood midway through the half, Marlow didn't really threaten to level the scores.

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Substitutes Strike at Creasey Park

Saturday 10 March 2018 - 6:22 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , ,

A quickfire double at the start of the second half from substitute Louis Bircham and another from substitute BJ Christie condemned the Ducks to a 3-0 defeat at AFC Dunstable.

Things had appeared to be going well for Aylesbury following a goalless first half that had seen them match their playoff-chasing hosts.

But the introduction of Bircham at the interval proved pivotal. Within a minute he had scored the opener, and then five minutes a second to put the game out of United's reach.

Aylesbury's first defeat in over a month was then compounded by Christie adding a third for the hosts to give a more flattering look to the scoreline.

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Northwood Match Postponed

Friday 02 March 2018 - 1:33 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

Unsurprisingly, tomorrow's home match with Northwood has been postponed due to the snow-covered pitch at The Meadow.

The match has been rearranged for Wednesday 21st March, kick off 7.45pm.

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From The Dugout With Ben

Tuesday 27 February 2018 - 10:49 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags:

It has been a good 3 weeks with maximum 9 points taken, although against teams that were not exactly testing, we have got the job done and controlled each game, playing some lovely football at times and keeping three clean sheets in the process. We know we will have sterner tests from now on with a particularly tough run-in against teams all challenging for the title or playoff places. This is something we as a management team are looking forward to, as it will show us the character of our players and whether we are capable of continuing our footballing philosophy against harder opponents, which we are confident we can!

In injury news, unfortunately it looks like Jack Sillitoe will need an operation on his broken metatarsal.  We will find out in the next few weeks, but we wish him a speedy recovery.

Frustratingly, having managed to finally get 2 strikers in Horatio and Aaron Berry, they both managed to break a toe in back to back games.  We are hoping Aaron will be fit in a couple of weeks and join up with the squad for our final 8 games. Horatio’s loan period ended after the Arlesey game and he has been told to rest for 4 weeks. I am hopeful that H will be fit for the final 6 games of the season and, if Sheffield Utd agree, I would love to get him back involved for the tough run in.

I am delighted to welcome Matt Peake-Pijnen to the club. Matt is someone I know locally and was recommended to me by Scott Davies, Matt progressed through the Oxford City ranks to play for the 1st team in the Conference South before moving to Banbury United this campaign, making 22 appearances. We see Matt as an attacking addition to our side and this was proved with 2 shots with his first 2 touches against Arlesey!

We also welcome Jamie Keen and Archie Davis to our squad, both are currently 1st year students with Bucks Sport Academy and show exciting potential. Jamie will be involved with the match day squad for the rest of the season giving him a great grounding and understanding of how non-league football works. Archie will continue to play for Risborough Rangers Development team whilst training with us.

Planning is well underway for next season including player recruitment and pre-season friendlies.

Kind Regards


Ducks Ease to Arlesey Win

Saturday 24 February 2018 - 8:36 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , ,

A double from Sonny French gave the Ducks a very comfortable 2-0 win at Arlesey Town.

The league's basement side - without a win since September - made life difficult for Aylesbury in the opening stages by defending in numbers as United struggled to break them down.

But that all changed when French finished an excellent team move with a first time curling effort to break the deadlock on 27 minutes.

The same player got the second 7 minutes before half time when he received a throw in before shooting early and catching out the home goalkeeper as the ball went straight through him.

With their lead never looking in danger much of the second half turned into shooting practise for United, but, as at Fleet Town recently, they never truly found their range and the scoring remained at two.

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