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Weekend Round-up

Sunday 30 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A round-up of the weekends action involving Aylesbury United's teams:

The Reserve Team travelled to Northwood, and came away with an excellent 3-1 win, their first on the road since September. First half goals from Lewis Pritchard (2) and Aidie Corcoran gave the Ducks a 3-0 deficit. This week they held on and came away with the points. One sour point will be the suspect ankle ligament damage suffered by Adam Wheeler.

The Sunday Youth won again, overcoming league leaders Penn & Tylers Green 4-3 away. Penn & Tylers hadn't lost a game before the Ducks came calling.

Sadly the Ladies lost ground in the league, after losing 0-2 at home to local rivals Haywood United at Buckingham Road.
 

FA Trophy Draw

Sunday 30 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The Ducks have yet again been given a tough draw in the FA Trophy 3rd Round, of course reliant on the massive task that is beating Grays on Tuesday night. Should they get through, the Ducks will have to take on the big-spenders of Hornchurch.

One other interesting tie sees a re-run of last seasons final, as our old friends Burscough host Tamworth!
 

Aylesbury 2 Grays 2

Friday 28 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

This really was a game of two halves, as Grays Athletic recovered from a two-nil half-time deficit to force a Tuesday night replay in this 2nd Round FA Trophy tie.

Darren Lynch and Chris Jackson both got their first goals in Green & White, as Aylesbury seemed to have the game won in the first half. Grays came out in the second half absolutely flying, and had their two goals within 6(s-i-x) minutes of the restart!

The match will now be decided this Tuesday night, at Grays Athletic.
 

Matches Re-arranged

Thursday 27 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The two outstanding league matches have now been re-arranged. They are:

Bishop's Stortford (home), now on Tuesday 9th December, kick-off 7.45pm
Ford United (also home), now on Tuesday 16th December, kick-off 7.45pm
 

Sunday Youth Team Venue Change

Friday 21 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

The Sunday's youth team game has been changed venue. The match will now take place at the Bierton Sports Centre, and NOT at Meadowcroft. The address is:

Bierton Sports Centre
Burcott Lane
Bierton

The team are taking on Beacon's Bottom, and kick-off is at 10.30am.
 

Aylesbury 1 Maidenhead 3

Friday 21 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Today was a miserable affair all round for Aylesbury, and not just the weather! Maidenhead United left Buckingham Road with all three points after another disjointed defensive display by the home side.

After a bright opening for the Ducks, Lawrence Yaku gave Maidenhead the lead after a catestrophic error by the usually resolute Kevin Davies, as he misjudged a bouncing ball and watched it go over his head.

Mark Reed equalised on his Aylesbury debut after a good move, but as against Thurrock the previous week, the Ducks handed their opponents another goal before half-time. Another mix-up in defence handed Steve Hale the chance to score.

The second half was a non-event from Aylesbury's point of view, as Maidenhead shut up shop well, and cancelled out everything the Ducks tried to threaten them with. In fact, the visitors added another goal with two minutes to play, as Yaku grabbed his second.
 

Weekend Round-up

Friday 21 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

A round-up of the weekends action involving Aylesbury United's teams:

The Reserve Team travelled to Marlow in search of their first away win since September. Despite a two-goal lead at half time, courtesty of two Dwayne Minors strikes, Marlow recovered to win 3-2.

The Sunday Youth team had a better time of things, as they beat Beacon's Bottom 4-2 at Bierton Sports Centre. A hat-trick from Sonny D'Agostino and a Leigh Tomlinson strike won the game for the Ducks.

The Ladies Team home game against Carterton Rangers was postponed, meanwhile, due to the rains of Sunday.
 

Wiffin Injured

Monday 17 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Striker Ryan Wiffin has suffered an injury to a muscle in his foot, and will be out for 6-8 weeks. The news will come as a blow for the big front man, who has been looking to impress new manager Kevin Wilson in recent matches.
 

Reserves and Ladies Update

Monday 17 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

The weekend saw Aylesbury United Reserves and Aylesbury United Ladies in action.

The reserves took on Metropolitan Police away, and took a point back to Aylesbury, in a 1-1 draw. Ian Brumwell scored for the Ducks with a spectacular 35-yard strike.

Meanwhile the Ladies were knowcked out of the Berks & Bucks Cup on penalties, after a 2-2 draw with Burghfield. The result was a disappointing one considering the ladies had beaten the same team 4-1 a week before.
 

We're Back

Monday 17 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Yes after a mysterious disappearing act, the Official Website has recovered and is now back online. We have, since the weekend, moved the site onto a new server, which should provide far less downtime and be faster than the old one.
 

Basingstoke 2 Aylesbury 0

Monday 17 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury sent a team made up mostly of Reserve Team players, and lead by Peter Remnant and Simon Lacey, to Basingstoke in the Bryco Cup, and despite matching their hosts for much of the match, went out of the competition with a 0-2 defeat.

Only six of the squad could have been described as first team regulars, and two players made their first team debuts. Still, it was a battling display by the Ducks, who looked at least worthy of extra time as they kept Basingstoke at bay, without creating too much in the way of chances.

After Basingstoke took the lead, United's cause wasn't helped by the enforced withdrawal of Lewis Pritchard, leaving Gareth Risbridger up front with Danny Gray.
 

Aylesbury 2 Thurrock 4

Friday 14 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury were soundly beaten by a strong looking Thurrock side, who looked dangerous every time they went forward. However, this was no excuse for some of the abysmal defending displayed by the home side.

On top for most of the match, the Essex side took the lead in the 18th minute, and double four minutes later. Aylesbury rallied and looked to be back in it at 2-1 down just before half-time. Sadly, the Ducks went on to gift their opponents another goal before the whistle.

Thurrock added another early in the 2nd half, before the home side rallied again and added to their tally. However, the unlikely comeback was not to be and it ended 4-2 to Thurrock.
 

Sutton 2 Aylesbury 2

Tuesday 11 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury demonstrated some of their new fighting spirit to recover from going two goals down, and looking dead and buried, to earn a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Gander Green Lane.

Two debutants featured for Aylesbury in James Moss and Tom Ramasut, and both did well. Sutton opened the scoring against the run of play in the first half, and added another with the help of a very offside looking goal. However, Aylesbury struck back with Alvin Bubb on the mark again, before Matty Glynn scored his first goal for the club with a towering header to ensure the Ducks won a point.

The draw means we finally start our climb up the table, as we move up into 20th position.
 

Charity Casino Night - 29th November

Tuesday 11 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

A Charity Casino Night has been organised at the club, on 29th November 2003 (after the Grays Athletic Trophy game), between 7pm and midnight. The night will include a disco and included buffet, and will no doubt be good fun. The Aylesbury United team will also be on a night out, and going.

Tickets for the night are ?15, and money raised benefit Cancer Research. Places are limited so get in quick. Tickets can be reserved by calling Paul on 01296 436350 or can be purchased at the bar during opening times.
 

Directions To Sutton

Monday 10 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Find you way to Gander Green Lane tonight with Steve Robinson's directions:

Get on the M25 anti-clockwise and leave at Junction 8 onto the A217 towards Sutton. Stay on the A217, ignoring the signs to Sutton when the road splits in two, otherwise you'll enter Sutton town centre and its notorious one-way system. Eventually, you'll pass a fire station on the right - at the next crossroads after this, turn right into Gander Green Lane. Sutton's ground is on the left about 400 yards along.

If going by train, then West Sutton is the station you want, as it's just opposite the ground. From London Marylebone take the Bakerloo Line to Elephant & Castle, and change to a Thameslink Rail service. All trains that head to Wimbledon or Sutton from there stop at West Sutton. In order to make it for kick-off, the latest train from Aylesbury you should get is the 17:11, but the 16:32 or 16:45 might be a better bet.
 

Ex-Ducks In The News

Sunday 09 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Two ex-Ducks were in the news this weekend, and for very different reasons.

Wimbledon goalkeeper, and loanee to Aylesbury last season, Lee Worgan came on as a substitute for the Dons against Rotherham United, in only his 2nd senior appearance. Sadly nothing went right for the young keeper, as he conceded another goal to add to his side's woes, before being dismissed for deliberate handball, after gathering the ball in four-yards outside his area. Certainly doesn't sound like the Lee Worgan we came to know.

Meanwhile a much happier time was had by Lee Cook. Cook joined Watford from Aylesbury in 1999 and despite suffering a serious knee injury, is now a regular in their side. Yesterday he came off the substitute's bench to score the equalising goal, and his first for the club, against Nottingham Forest.
 

New 'Why Aylesbury' Entries

Sunday 09 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Two new entries have been added to the 'Why Aylesbury?' page, which can be found under 'The Fans' on the menu. In case you don't know, Why Aylesbury is the chance for fans to write a little about themselves and why they support the club. So far, 18 people have entered a paragraph, but we are still looking for more. It doesn't take long to jot down a few words!

Click here: Why Aylesbury?
 

Aylesbury Ladies 4 Burghfield 1

Sunday 09 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Ladies Team won their 5th game in a row, with a 4-1 rout over Burghfield. Twiggy Davis was yet again on target, as she bagged two goals. The other scorers were Green and Lisa Wright with a penalty.
 

Heybridge 1 Aylesbury 2

Friday 07 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury continued their excellent run under Kevin Wilson, now 5 games unbeaten, with a 2-1 win over Heybridge Swifts. Once again though, there was a late goal for the Ducks, this time coming deep into injury time.

New signings Darren Lynch and Matty Glynn both made their debuts for Aylesbury, and both played a big part in the win. However, it was Alvin Bubb who was the hero, as he rose from the bench to score both goals.

The result was made even more credible by the fact that Aylesbury had played almost 75 minutes with 10 men, after Adam Campion was dismissed early on. They took the lead through Bubb, but Heybridge battled back and appeared to be set to get themselves three points, before Bubb's late second.
 

Reserve Team Game Cancelled

Thursday 06 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Saturday's Reserve Team match against Thatcham has been called off due to a clash with the Thatcham first team that day.
 

Lynch Signs For Aylesbury

Thursday 06 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

It has been confirmed this morning that striker Darren Lynch has signed from Bedford Town for an undisclosed fee. However, the fee is considerably less than the ?10,000 figure that has been banded about.

Lynch is one of the Premier Divisions top strikers, and has scored 9 goals this season, and is currently among the top scorers in the league.

Welcome to the club Darren...Now please get us some goals!!
 

Do Enough People Really Care?

Tuesday 04 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

In the summer I gave due notice that I would be unable to support the Club this season with my previous financial and work input. This was due to family and businesses reasons combined with personal de-motivation and disappointment with the lack of assistance and support that I was receiving.

Since then there have been some false offers of assistance but very little real help in either financial or practical terms. There have been three significant resignations each of which for very valid reasons (Ron Schmidt, Les Baycroft and this week Peter Wright). Each of these leaves a big hole to be filled. Consequently I have found myself at the Club spending time trying to keep the Club going with really only the assistance of Pete Ash and Tony Graham.

Appeals for practical assistance seem to have produced no real response! How is it that fans are not able to organise more "workers"? People to help take care of Team Kit - First Team, Reserve Team, Youth Teams etc. People who can make sandwiches on match days for the Reserve and Youth Teams and serve tea to visiting Directors and Management. Where are the substantial fund raising efforts needed to support a reasonable playing budget and a new Team Manager? Can no one organise some marketing? Why do we get a poor response when the new Manager organises a prestigious match against Chelsea Reserves and only a nominal entry fee is charged? Do fans not realise how important these games are to a Manager and how much he is seeking support on the night?

I could go on but I assume that I have made my point. The Club is grinding to a halt, I can see my work, and that of Peter Wright's, being wasted - not to mention the substantial investments that I have made. Obviously not enough people in Aylesbury really care.

Bill Carroll

 

FA Trophy 2nd Round Draw - Revised

Monday 03 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Grays beat Fisher Athletic 3-0 last night, so if we can beat Banstead tonight we can look forward to a home tie against the Blues.
 

Directions To Banstead

Monday 03 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

For anyone thinking of going tonight, here are the directions for getting to Banstead Athletic's ground:

By road:

Exit M25 at Junction 8 and turn north onto A217 heading towards Sutton. Continue Straight Ahead over three roundabouts staying on A217. Continue on A217 for half a mile after third roundabout, until you reach traffic lights by a Petrol station. Turn Left at these lights on to A240 (Reigate Road) and turn left again at next traffic lights, into Great Tattenhams. Take third turning on left (Merland Rise). Ground is a about 500 meters on left next to Banstead Sports Centre.

By rail:

The nearest station is Tattenham Corner. This is on the end of the line and is served by trains through Charing Cross, Waterloo East (NOT Waterloo mainline!), London Bridge and East Croydon.

The ground is walkable from the station, and will take about 10-15 minutes. Turn right out of the station and walk up the High Street. Then take the first right and walk all the way along this road until you come to the end. The road you come to Merland Rise. Bear right into Merland rise and then walk up the road. The ground is about 200 yards up the road on the left near the Sports centre. Beware: the ground entrance is quite hard to find.
 

Banstead 0 Aylesbury 1

Monday 03 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury put their Division 1 opponents to the sword, with a 1-0 win at Banstead Athletic. However, it was far from easy, as Banstead stubbornly refused to be broken down, and it remained 0-0 until the 61st minute.

Danny Gray scored the winner, his second in as many games, and was probably the Ducks' best player. Banstead refused to roll over though, although Aylesbury seemed to relax somewhat after this point and created more chances, without adding to their lead.

The Ducks will now face Grays Athletic in the 2nd Round, on Saturday 29th November
 

Bangura Departs

Sunday 02 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Chris Bangura has left the club for pastures new, and has moved to Kingstonian. Obviously we'd like to thank Chris for his services to the club over his three years here, and good luck with the Ks.
 

Worgan Makes Wimbledon Debut

Sunday 02 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Ex-Duck and star keeper Lee Worgan, who did so much for Aylesbury during his loan spell last season, made his first team debut for Wimbledon during their 2-1 win at the National Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

Worgan will be remembered fondly for some exceptional performances, particurlarly during the FA Trophy match at Altringham, where he was widely recognised as the matchwinner. Good luck Lee, Wales' no. 1!
 

Sutton Reserves 4 Aylesbury Reserves 1

Sunday 02 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Despite leading 1-0 at half-time, Aylesbury Reserves were comfortably beaten 4-1 by 2nd placed Sutton United.
 

Caversham 0 Aylesbury Ladies 3

Sunday 02 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury Ladies secured their fourth straight win, with a victory over Caversham.

Sarah 'Twiggy' Davis was once again in sensational form as she helped herself to a hattrick, her 12th goal in 9 games.
 

FA Trophy 2nd Round Draw

Sunday 02 November 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

If Aylesbury can overcome Banstead in tomorrow night's replay, they will face a tricky tie in the 2nd Round. The Ducks will face either Grays Athletic or Fisher Athletic.

Grays of course comfortably beat us 3-0 at Buckingham Road earlier in the season, and would appear to be the stronger of the potential opponents on paper. Fisher Athletic play in the Dr Martens Eastern Division, where they are rather lowly placed. However, neither tie would be easy, Banstead have showed how a team can come and frustrate us.

The tie is due to be played on 29th November. However, we still have to beat Banstead, so concentrate on that first, and get to the game if you possibly can.