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Simon Lacey Wins Fan Of The Year

Tuesday 25 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

AYLESBURY UNITED FAN SIMON LACEY WINS THE WILLIAM HILL FAN OF THE YEAR AWARD IN THE INAUGURAL NON-LEAGUE PAPER NATIONAL GAME AWARDS 2004.

Lacey, who has been a Ducks fan for the last 15 years, has spent much of the season juggling jobs including chairman of the supporters' association, reserve team manager, board member and unofficial website master.

But Simon's finest hour came over Christmas after Kevin Wilson quit as boss of the Ryman Premier outfit and Simon took over as manager with his entire first team on strike.

A William Hill spokesman said: "We have always believed that fans are the lifeblood of football. Every club has its share of unsung heroes who go beyond the call of duty to demonstrate loyalty to their club. They never expect recognition, but we are happy to be able to draw attentions to their efforts."

David Emery Editor said "We have long felt the Non-League game deserves its own awards to honour the players, officials and fans who help make the national game great. Our readers have voted in their 1000's over the last few weeks truly making these the fan's awards."

The full list of winners will be published in the Sunday May 30 th issue of The Non-League Paper in a special 16 page Awards Pullout.

 

Wycombe Friendly Date Switched

Monday 24 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments | Used tags: , ,

Please note that the date of the home friendly against Wycombe Wanderers is now Tuesday 27th July 2004.

 

First Set of Retained Players

Monday 24 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , , , , ,

It has been announced that four players have so far been retained for next season. They are:

Jack Rashid (goalkeeper)
Greg Williams (midfielder)
Danny Gordon (defender)
Matt Hayward (defender)

This is just the beginning of ongoing talks between Paul Curtis and the players, and more names will be announced when the time is right.

 

Ladies Finish Fourth

Sunday 16 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

After a slip-up by Haywood United saw them lose 5-1 to bottom of the table Southampton, Aylesbury United are now certain to finish in fourth place in the league. A just reward for what has been an excellent season. Well done to all involved.

 

Aylesbury Ladies 0 Reading Royals Reserves 1

Saturday 15 May 2004 - 1:00 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

In a well contested match in baking conditions at Thatcham Town, the Ladies Team were narrowly beaten 1-0 by a confident and skillful Reading side.

However, Aylesbury should be justifiably proud of their efforts, as they matched and often outplayed their opponents in the second half. Reading have only lost once all season, and their confidence shone through, as they played some neat football, but found themselves rebuffed time and time again by the Ducks' excellent defence.

You can read the match report of the game by clicking the link below.

Click here: Match Report

 

Ladies In Cup Final Today

Saturday 15 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments | Used tags: , ,

Good luck to Aylesbury United Ladies who will be taking on Reading Royals Reserves in the Final of the League Cup this afternoon. Although the Reading side have only lost once this season, Aylesbury gave them two tough contests earlier in the year, and there's no reason why the same can't happen today.

The game is to be played at Thatcham Town FC, kick-off is at 2.30pm. If you can get to the game then the Ladies will be most grateful for your support.

 

End Of Season Awards

Thursday 13 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Veteran defender Matt Hayward walked away with Supporters Player, and Players Player of the Season 2004 Awards at tonight's presentation evening. The event was generally a success, with awards presented to all Aylesbury United teams, as well as recognition for those behind the scenes. A full round-up of the awards is shown below:

First Team
Supporters Player Of The Year
1st (39% vote) - Matt Hayward
2nd (17% vote) - Jack Rashid
3rd (9% vote) - Kevin Davies 

Players Player of the Year:
Matt Hayward

Top Goalscorer:
Alvin Bubb (6 goals)

Reserve Team

Players Player of the Year: Colin Baker
Managers Player of the Year: Pete Smith

Midweek Youth Team

Top Goalscorer:   Steve Ingram
Players Player of the Year:   Colin Baker
Managers Player of the Year:   Paul Dorman

Sunday Youth Team

Top Goalscorer:   Matt Prince
Players Player of the Year:   James Couling
Managers Player of the Year:   David Cross

Ladies Team

Most Improved Player:   Susie Cole
Top Goalscorer:   Sarah 'Twiggy' Davis
Players Player of the Year:   Tracey Green
Managers Player of the Year (Shared):   Sarah 'Twiggy' Davis
  Tracey Green

Congratulations to everyone that won awards, and well done to everyone involved for staging an entertaining evening.

 

Pre-Season Friendlies

Sunday 09 May 2004 - 1:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , , , ,

If you're already excited about 2004/05, we have more good news, with the confirmation of a number of pre-season friendlies. The club will once again renew acquaintances with local football league clubs, with Oxford and Wycombe sending their First Team's, as well as Watford sending an 'XI' team.

The confirmed friendlies so far:

17th July Home v. Oxford United First Team

28th July Home v. Wycombe Wanderers First team

31st July Home v. Watford XI (Including first teamers)

More details will be announced as soon as they become available.

 

League Structures Confirmed

Sunday 09 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags:

After yesterday's meeting involving the FA and Officials from the feeder Leagues, the make-up of next season's pyramid has now been confirmed. As expected, Aylesbury United will be making the switch back into the Southern League, after a sixteen-year absence.

The constitution for the Southern League Premier Division will be as follows:

Aylesbury United
Banbury United
Bath City
Bedford Town
Chesham United
Chippenham Town
Cirencester Town
Dunstable Town
Gloucester City
Grantham Town
Halesowan Town
Hednesford Town
Hemel Hempstead Town
Histon
Hitchin Town
Kings Lynn
Merthyr Tydfill
Rugby United
Solihull Borough
Stamford
Team Bath
Tiverton Town

As you can see, an interesting mix of teams awaits the Ducks next season. From the re-instated local derby with Chesham, to the long-trip to Wales to play Merthyr Tydfill. Plenty to look forward to.

To view the entire league structures for next season, visit the FA's website, at the link below.

Click here: The FA - Restructuring

 

Announcement Expected Tomorrow

Saturday 08 May 2004 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags:

After the final play-off matches saw Lewes and St. Albans book their places in the Conference Two yesterday, the FA have been meeting today to finalise the League Constitutions for next season.

An announcement is therefore anticipated for tomorrow, which should finally clear up just which league Aylesbury United will be playing in next season, and with which other teams.