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Happy New Year!

Wednesday 31 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

On behalf of the Website Team and Aylesbury United Football Club - Happy New Year! Lets hope 2004 proves to be prosperous, and somewhat more happy for the Ducks than 2003 was.
 

More Team News

Wednesday 31 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Matt Hayward has had a change of heart regarding his retirement, and will be included in the squad to face Bedford today.

Meanwhile striker Ryan Wiffin has recovered from his foot injury, and is likely to feature for the Reserve Team on Saturday, when they take on Metropolitan Police at Buckingham Road. Kick-off is at 3pm.

On another note, the caretaker management team will be in charge of an additional game, when we travel to Hornchurch in the FA Trophy 3rd Round on the 10th January.
 

Get Behind The Team!

Wednesday 31 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

With the Bedford game less than five hours away, this is an appeal to all the Aylesbury fans to GET BEHIND THE TEAM TODAY! The team need our support like never before, and with a possible big crowd, this is the ideal opportunity to really get behind the players. Remember, the players out today are playing for the club becuase THEY WANT TO. If you can, encourage a new face to Buckingham Road this afternoon. I will be bringing some new 'fans' and hopefully persuading them to come again. If we can demonstrate the amazing support levels that we know we're capable of, then people will want to come again.

Above all, enjoy the day, whatever happens on the pitch. The players certainly will.
 

Statement On The Current Situation

Wednesday 31 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Bill Carroll has released an in-depth statement explaining the current problems highlighted in this week's Bucks Herald. To read the statement, click the link below.

Click here: Full Statement
 

Aylesbury 3 Bedford 3

Wednesday 31 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

In an amazing game, Drew Roberts came off the bench to rescue a point for Bedford Town, after it appeared as though Aylesbury were set for a dramatic win.

Bedford took the lead after half an hour, but the Ducks equalised within a minute, through the on-loan Aaran Cavill. Bedford then squandered the chance to re-establish their lead, as Steve Jackman skied a penalty.

Just before half-time the home side went into the lead themselves, as the returning Matt Hayward powered home a header from a corner. The second half saw Lewis Pritchard extend the lead with a well taken goal.

As the game wore on the Ducks were visibly tiring, and the pace and trickery of Drew Roberts was proving a thorn in their side. It was Roberts who saved the day for the Eagles, scoring two inside the last ten minutes to send the away side home with a point.
 

Reserve Team Match

Monday 29 December 2003 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments | Used tags: ,

The Reserve Team will be playing at home on the 3rd January, hosting Metropolitan Police. The first team are without a game that day, so why not come down and support the reserves?

 

Squad News

Monday 29 December 2003 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , , ,

Rory Hunter has been removed from the transfer list, so is unlikely to be leaving anytime soon.

Matt Hayward has sadly decided to retire. A servant to the club for many years, he has been much troubled by injury this season. We wish him all the best. Matt made 276 appearances for the club in a long career over several years, and also played for Oxford City.

 

St. Albans 3 Aylesbury 1

Thursday 25 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A perhaps not unexpected result today, as Aylesbury went down 3-1 to St Albans. The Aylesbury team, following recent events, was made up mostly of Reserve Team players, and did excellently against their opponents and can be proud of their efforts.

The Ducks got off to a dream start, after taking the lead as early as the eleventh minute, through Nadim Akhtar. However, the Saints equalised midway through the half.

Aylesbury kept fighting, and kept their heads up, but in the end the experience difference won through, as the home side added another two first half goals, to make the final score 3-1.
 

Statement Re. Boxing Day Team

Tuesday 23 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

"Following a meeting with both the senior & reserve squads last night, the first team voted, given the current situation & certain financial considerations, not to play Boxing Days match at St Albans City.

As a result, we will be picking a 'football development' side for the fixture and the following fixture against Bedford Town on New Years Day.

This side will be made of up reserve team and first team squad players who have chosen to represent the club.

We appeal to all Ducks supporters to get right behind the players at this difficult time - your positive support & encouragement over the next week will be greatly appreciated.

Whatever happens over the next two games, you are be assured that everyone connected with the side will be giving everything they have to get the best results possible for the supporters of this club."

Peter Remnant & Simon Lacey
 

Caretaker Management

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

Peter Remnant and Simon Lacey have been confirmed as caretaker managers for at least the games against St Albans on Boxing Day, and Bedford Town on New Years Day.

Remnant was formerly Reserve Team manager, before resigning from the post earlier this month. Lacey meanwhile is a long-standing fan turned 21cd Supporters Director cum Reserve Team Assistant, and is well known around the club.

Good luck to both in their two (and maybe more if necessary) games.
 

Aylesbury 1 Northwood 2

Friday 19 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

After the ecstasy of Tuesday night, the Ducks were brought back to earth with another poor home showing, this time a 2-1 defeat against lowly Northwood.

Once more Aylesbury were undone with an early goal conceded, today it was in the elventh minute, and it was always going to be a struggle from there. The visitors added another, as the Ducks conceded early in the second half to match. This time their was a reply from Aylesbury though, as they pulled it back to 2-1.

This was as good as it got though, and despite having much of the posession, Northwood goalkeeper Rob Bullivant barely had a serious save to make.
 

Wilson Resigns

Friday 19 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United manager Kevin Wilson has resigned with immediate effect following todays defeat against Northwood. Mr Wilson had been in charge since October, and despite some good performances and results, had not been able to lift the team out of the bottom four.

More news in the near future.
 

Aylesbury 3 Ford 2

Monday 15 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Buckingham Road witnessed its first hat-trick since January 2002, as Darren Lynch rocketed himself to the top of the Ducks' goalscorers for the season with 3 excellent goals.

The match was something of a non-spectacle in the first half, as Lynch gave the Ducks an early lead. The second half was a tense rollercoaster ride, as Ford levelled, before Lynch scored a majestic second. Ford then levelled again, before the Aylesbury striker's late smash and grab, which gave the Ducks a much needed three points.

Well done to Darren on his goals, and well done to the team who under pressure stuck to their task and managed to get the win.
 

No Pitch Inspection At Ricay

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

There are no plans for a pitch inspection before today's game at Billericay, despite the miserable weather. The match therefore should be going ahead as planned.

However, as with all inclement weather, it is advisable to check with Billericay before travelling. Their number is 01277 652188.
 

Billericay 2 Aylesbury 2

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

On another wet and miserable afternoon, the Ducks couldn't get the result they needed at Billericay Town, and had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Once again Aylesbury conceded the lead early, going a goal down within four minutes. The Ducks fought back and equalised though, as Alvin Bubb bundled the ball home. They then took the lead in the second half, through Mark Reed.

It looked like the Ducks could hang on for the win, until two minutes from time, when the defence gave way once more and Billericay grabbed an equaliser.
 

Aylesbury 0 Bishop's Stortford 1

Monday 08 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments |

The Ducks suffered the bitter blow of a home defeat to fellow strugglers in tonight's match at Buckingham Road. The match, played in freezing, foggy conditions, rarely showed any encouraging signs from an Aylesbury perspective, and was in sharp contrast to the excellent display of Saturday.

To be frank, the performance was dismal. Few players emerged from the game with any credit, as the Ducks failed to create more then a handful of half chances to score.

Whilst their opponents weren't much better, they did at least threaten the Aylesbury goal, and tucked away a decisive goal.

The Ducks will have to be much, much better from now on if they are to have any chance of Conference 2 qualification.
 

Kettering 2 Aylesbury 2

Friday 05 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

The Ducks produced another top quality performance, twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 at Kettering Town in the Ryman League this afternoon. Frustratingly though, Aylesbury slip another position in the league table, which will show them as the second worst team, which we all know simply doesn't reflect recent showings.

Kettering took the lead early on, but the Ducks hit back through Paul Covington's first goal for the club. The second half was much improved from Aylesbury, but they still went a goal behind early on. Darren Lynch hit his third goal in three games in an immediate response. After this it was the away side who ran the show, and will come away disappointed not to have won.

Josh Sozzo, Tom Ramasut and Greg Williams all came close as United sought a winner, but it wasn't to be and a hard earned point was the outcome.
 

Player News

Thursday 04 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Midfielder Gareth Risbridger has left the club after failing to hold onto a place in the squad following his long awaited return from injury. Always a popular figure, Gareth joined the club in 2001 and helped the club to promotion. The following season he was dogged by injuries, but still clocked up 32 games under Steve Cordery. This season he has finally battled back from injury, but wasn't at his best in the games he played. Gareth will be linking up once again with Cordery at Staines Town.

Meanwhile another former Duck has joined up with Staines, in the shape of Roni Joe. Roni had a brief (non-playing) time with Bedford Town after his release by Aylesbury.

Good luck to both players for their futures.
 

Travel To The Kettering Match

Thursday 04 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Places are still available on the supporters coach to Kettering Town tomorrow, and after the excellent win over Grays on Tuesday night, this should prove to be a good game.

The coach leaves the Stadium at 12.30, and tickets are ?10 for 21cd members, or ?12 for non-members. To book a place e-mail Wendy Brandon, by clicking here, or find her telephone number in the paper.
 

Grays 0 Aylesbury 1

Tuesday 02 December 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Ducks turned in a truely excellent performance, particurlarly in the second half, to stun Grays and leave with a place in the 3rd Round, and another tricky tie against Hornchurch.

An assured defensive display was especially pleasing for Aylesbury, who kept a clean sheet against the team with the second best goalscoring record in the league. Early pressure didn't amount to anything for the home side thanks to some solid work at the back.

In the second half Aylesbury turned the heat onto their hosts, although the pressure didn't yield a goal for some time, and the game seemed destined for extra time. However, Darren Lynch popped up with four minutes remaining to head home from a corner and said the six travelling Ducks fans into hysteria.

Another good point was Josh Sozzo making his long-awaited debut for Aylesbury, and looking reasonably sharp after replacing Danny Gray up front.

The Ducks now go through to play Hornchurch away on the 10th January. One unfortunate consequence of this is the Bognor Regis game will now be on a Tuesday night!
 

Volunteers Required

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

The club are currently seeking a number of volunteers to assist in the following areas:

Open The Box/Golden Goal Ticket Sellers - Needed to sell tickets for up to an hour before home matches. Raising an extra ?50-?60 could be the difference between signing a new player or not.

Mix 96 Sports Reporter - To share the load of reporting how the Ducks are doing to Mix 96 on Saturdays.

Matchday Programme Contributors - to assist in preparing material for the programme.

Interested people should get in contact with Andy Foster, myself or any other 21cd Trustee as soon as possible. Or email andf@talk21.com.

Any offers of help are always greatly appreciated.