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Before their game on Sunday, both Aylesbury United Juniors under 10s side and their opponents respectfully took part in a minute's silence to honour Aylesbury United first team coach Gary Hawksworth.
Gary was 52 and was a big part of the set up with the first team. As the minutes silence started the church bells rang in the background which again seemed like a fitting tribute.
The Aylesbury United Juniors Under 10s
Aylesbury put their league struggles to one side as they knocked Premier Division opponents out of the Red Insure Cup for the second time this season.
Tyrone Taylor's late goal - his fourth in five games - proved the winner in a deserved win following an enterprising and energetic performance from the Ducks.
In the second half particularly Leamington had United forced back for spells, yet it remained the visiting keeper who was the busiest with Aylesbury counter attacking effectively.
Taylor's winner earns United a quarter final home tie against Potters Bar Town on 10th February.
A traumatic week for the club ended with a disappointing home defeat at the hands of Fleet Town, who struck a 76th minute winner to leave the ASM Stadium with a 1-0 win.
Aylesbury had made a decent start and in the first half they struck the woodwork twice, with debutant Christian Lester also looking a good addition up front.
However, circumstances began to conspire against them as the loss of two players to injury and the late dismissal of Lester saw them fade badly, and Fleet took advantage with an opportunistic goal from a free kick to take maximum points.
It is with great sadness that we have to report that first team coach Gary Hawksworth passed away yesterday (Thursday 28th January) from a suspected heart attack, at the age of 52. He was on holiday in the Maldives.
Having joined Aylesbury United in 2009, Gary's love of the club during nearly seven years with us was always evident - as was his enthusiasm for the game, and he became a popular figure within the management team working with Tony Joyce and Glyn Creaser.
The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Aylesbury United are with his family at this very difficult time. There will be a minutes applause before this weekend's fixture with Fleet Town.