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500 Club Winning Numbers

Monday 28 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The winning numbers from this week's 500 Club draw, including the monthly ?500 draw are as follows:

Monthly draw - ?500: Ticket 132
Weekly draw 1st prize - ?100: Ticket 286
2nd prize - ?50: 58
 

Hitchin Town 1 Aylesbury 4

Saturday 26 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury recovered from the setback from two recent defeats in stylish fashion with a 4-1 win at Hitchin Town.

Daniel French sent the Ducks on their way, firing home a rebounded Paul Edgeworth shot, before Liam Folds netted his first Aylesbury goal, gratefully smashing home Danny Gray's pass.

Another assist for Gray followed, as he set up Edgeworth to score United's third before the break.

The second half was more nervy, and Josh Sozzo predictably scored against his former club, but the match was made safe when Edgeworth grabbed his second late on.

Full report is now online.

Click here: Hitchin Report
 

Aylesbury Ladies 6 Southampton WFC 1

Sunday 20 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United Ladies romped to their biggest League win of the season, beating Southampton WFC 6-1 this afternoon.

They had to come from behind to do it though, with the southcoast side taking an early lead through a well taken goal.

It was Sally Green who equalised, sparking the beginning of her five-goal haul for the afternoon, heading in Leah Maloney's free-kick just before the interval.

Ellen Saville gave the Ducks the advantage, finishing off a neat move by firing home Sally Green's cut-back.

Sally Green then increased the tally further with another four goals - each the result of good team play from Ian Ausin's side, culminating in the excellent result the whole side can be proud of.

The Sunday Youth Team were also in action today, as their good recent form came to an end with a 3-0 home defeat to Berkhamsted Rangers.

Full report of the Ladies game is now available.

Click here: Ladies Report
 

500 Club Winning Numbers

Sunday 20 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The winning numbers in this week's 500 Club draw are as follows:

1st prize (?100): 381
2nd prize (?50): 328
 

Dunstable Town 2 Aylesbury 1

Saturday 19 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

A dubious refereeing display, and a spirited fightback from Dunstable Town contributed to a dissappointing defeat for Aylesbury United at Creasey Park this afternoon.

Things had looked bright after Paul Edgeworth gave the Ducks an eleventh minute lead, but Dunstable equalised before half-time.

The winner was a real kick in the teeth for United, coming in the 83rd minute. Edgeworth had rounded the Dunstable goalkeeper, but apparently been fouled before he was able to slide the ball home. Instead of celebrating their own goal, the home side struck on the counter-attack.

Full report is now online.

Click here: Dunstable Report
 

Ducks Loan Out Young Talent

Friday 18 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United have announced that they have loaned out 5 of their youth team players on a match by match basis to get some first team
experience.

Youth team captain Kyle Kilmartin has joined Ryman League Division 2 side Flackwell Heath where he will be hoping to make an impression and gain some valuable experience.

Having made his first team debut for the this season at the age of at 17, Kyle is one for the future, and it is hoped that going to Flackwell Heath will give him the regular games that will assist with his development.

Chalfont St Peter, also of the Ryman League, Division 2, have taken on board youth team goalkeeper Andy Brown, and striker Michael Stockton, who again impressed for the reserves recently.

Also going out on loan is highly rated defender Adam Ross and winger Aston Goss, who will both play for Abingdon United in the GLS Hellenic Premier League.

Both players have been in fantastic form for the youth team and the reserves this season, and as with all the players, this arrangement is viewed as another step up for the players to help with their development.
 

Wokingham & Embrook 1 Aylesbury Youth 3

Tuesday 15 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Despite going to third placed Wokingham with 6 players out and having to change their system, AUFC Midweek youth team continued their superb run, with a fourth win on the trot to move up the table

On a windy night, United played the better football and after going close a few times, they where awarded a penalty, which was won and scored by Joe Wright. Even so, Wokingham drew back level five minutes before half time with a quick counter attack.

United came out in the second half, and controlled most of the half, playing some good football. They increased their lead with another penalty. A great run by Martin Kynsey, saw him brought down in the box, and Wright scored his second of the night. Kynsey then hit the bar with a superb strike from 25/30 yards.

United then wrapped up the game when subsitute Stockton scored from a tight angle about 18 yards out, and his quality goal finished off a good performance.

Full report now available.

Click here: Match Report
 

Ladies Teams' Match Reports

Monday 14 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The Ladies Reserve Team were unfortunately beaten 7-0 by Oxfam on Sunday afternoon. A report of this game can be found at the link below.

Also available are the report of the Ladies Senior Team's 2-0 defeat to Luton Town Belles last weekend, and an older report of the Ladies Reserves defeat to Marlow.

Click here: AULFCR vs Oxfam | AULFC vs Luton Town | AULFCR vs Marlow
 

500 Club Winning Numbers

Monday 14 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The 500 Club draw was made at half-time of Saturday's game, with the winning numbers as follows:

1st prize (?100): 44
2nd prize (?50): 228
 

Youth Team Profiles

Sunday 13 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Profiles for the entire Youth Team squad members have been added to the website.

From Ahmed to Wright, essential reading for any Ducks fan wanting inside information on the stars of tomorrow!

Click here: Youth Team Squad
 

Pictures From Yesterday's Game

Sunday 13 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

A picture of Daniel French netting yesterday's second goal has been added to the match report of the game, courtesy of Neil Phelps.

Additionally, 40 excellent images from the afternoon are available at the link below.

Click here: Gloucester Report | Tiger Images
 

Aylesbury 2 Gloucester City 0

Saturday 12 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Gloucester City became the only side not to score against Aylesbury this season, after leaving Buckingham Road on the end of a 2-0 defeat.

The game was more of an even contest than three weeks ago, with the match remaining goal-less until midway through the second half. Garry Cook scoring his second goal to round off an excellent team move.

The second came courtesy of debutant Daniel French with a splendid solo run and deft lob over Gloucester goalkeeper Matt Bath.

Full report now available.

Click here: Gloucester Report
 

New Appointments

Wednesday 09 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

The club are delighted to announce 2 new appointments to the Reserve Team structure. Richie Carter joins as Reserve Team Manager, most recently he was at Maidenhead Utd is a qualified UEFA 'B' coach and brings with him a wealth of experience at our level.

Secondly, Darren (Daz) Drake joins as Coach and Physio for the reserves, Daz has his level 2 badge and is currently taking his level 3 (UEFA 'B').
 

Bracknell Town 1 Aylesbury United 2

Tuesday 08 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury United will face old rivals Chesham United in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Semi-Final, after the Ducks beat Bracknell 2-1, and the Generals overcame Windsor & Eton 1-0 after extra time.

Bracknell made Aylesbury's task a tough one though, although that was always to be expected after their 3-0 win at Buckingham Road last month.

In fact the Robins took the lead early on, but an equaliser from Daniel Mead - his first of the season - and the winner in the second half from Leon Gutzmore secured the victory.

The semi-final date will be announced in due course.

Full report of tonight's game to follow now online

Click here: Bracknell Report
 

Directions To Bracknell

Monday 07 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United begin their campaign in this year's Berks & Bucks Senior Cup with a trip to Bracknell Town.

Revenge will be sought after their all too easy 3-0 win at Buckingham Road last month, in the Southern League Cup.

If you are thinking about making the trip to Bracknell Town on Tuesday night, follow the link below for comprehensive driving directions.

Click here: Bracknell Directions
 

500 Club Winning Numbers

Sunday 06 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The winning numbers from Friday's 500 Club draw are as follows:

1st prize ?100: 200
2nd prize ?50: 7
 

Aylesbury 0 Canvey Island 1

Saturday 05 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury bowed out of the FA Trophy but were unlucky to do so having put up a great performance against Conference side Canvey Island.

The game took a while to get going, but it was Aylesbury who began to over-run their opponents in the first half, and probably should have been ahead before the interval.

In the second half it was a different story though, especially after the introduction of Jeff Minton for the Islanders, and it was he who eventually wrapped up the win, with a 78th minute strike.

United deserved at least a replay for their efforts though, and will look to earn a confidence boosting win at Bracknell on Tuesday.

Full report of the Canvey match to follow.
 

FA Trophy Preview

Friday 04 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

FA Trophy Fourth Round Preview
By Gerard Butler of www.pyramidfootball.co.uk

With the last two winners of the Trophy coming from outside the Conference's top flight, it could well be the same story again at Villa Park this season, as twelve Conference National sides rub shoulders with five Nationwide North sides and six of their South counterparts. The Ryman, Unibond and Southern League contribute a combined nine clubs.

The tie of the round stands out as Conference National champions elect Barnet take the long trip to their closest challengers Carlisle United, whose season has been disrupted by the flood damage to Brunton Park. This could be the Cumbrians' last chance to strike a psychological blow in the title race, and with Barnet showing a real determination to sew up the league, it could be a draw at Christie Park, Morecambe, where the game will be played. The other all-Conference National clash matches Tamworth, 2003 finalists, with Exeter City. The Lambs are strong at home this season, and cost City a play-off place last season by beating them. With revenge possibly in the air, City might have the edge, but with the experienced forwards on show, it may well be another draw here.

The remaing ten Conference National sides are paired with lower-ranked opposition, with the stiffest test appearing to be Crawley Town's trip to former Dr.Marten's rivals Cambridge City, who are handily placed in second in Nationwide South. One of the best counter attacking sides in the division, City are not as good at home, and the result seems to depend a lot on Crawley's approach. Woking will be looking at their trip to Alfreton Town, of Nationwide North, with some trepidation given their slip ups to lower division sides in the Trophy over recent seasons, but Town have faded in their title race, and although their FA Cup run may give them some encouragement, the goals have dried up. The Cards, meanwhile, are a form side and look to have their best chance since the mid-1990s, when they won the competition three times, of returning to the final. Local pride will be at stake as Morecambe make the short journey to Lancaster City, who are mid-table in North but are fairly hard to beat. With the Shrimps draw specialists on the road, they may well need a replay before they settle this intriguing local derby. Concluding the away trips for the Non-League elite, Canvey Island travel to their former Ryman colleagues, and 2003 Semi-Finalists, Aylesbury United. In that run, the home side didn't beat a Conference side, but they have done this year, Forest Green. They are handily placed in the top four of the Southern Premier. They face the 2001 winners and 2004 finalists, who have halted their league slide with some key wins, and eased through in the last round at the Ducks' colleagues, Bath City, but they still seem susceptible to a shock.

It's home advantage for the remaining quartet of sides as Burton Albion have been handed a local derby with current holders Hednesford Town, mid-table in the Southern Premier. The Brewers are in good form, but despite the Pitmen's modest position, they concede less than a goal a game, and raised their game in the Trophy last season. If they do the same this season, a shock is on the cards, but a replay seems more likely. Gravesend & Northfleet, from where long-serving manager Andy Ford recently departed, play title chasing opponents from the same division as they entertain Histon. The Fleet remain hard to beat at home, which is just as well against a side which has the most prolific attack in its division, but the home side's goal drought may be a decisive factor. Northwich Victoria have been in excellent form of late in both attack and defence and will hope to progress against the side their manager Steve Burr led to the Unibond title last season, Hucknall Town. Town remain in Nationwide North mid-table but will want to put up a good show against their former manager. Finally, Hereford United entertain Hyde United, chasing promotion from the Unibond Premier. Although the Bulls have not had the impact they would like in the Conference itself, they have done well in the FA Cup and LDV Trophy, and should continue in this vein with a win here. Hyde are defensively strong with some good forwards but will probably fall just short.

The composition of the draw means at least six of the last sixteen sides involved will come from outside Conference National. The pick of these sees runaway leaders of Nationwide South Grays Athletic, at home to their struggling colleagues, and 2003 Semi-Finalists, Havant & Waterlooville. Grays are in unstoppable form at the top of the table, and seem to be taking all competitions very seriously this season, and shouldn't slip up against a side who seem to have seriously underachieved this season. Not far away, their fellow South side, Bishops Stortford host a local derby with Ryman Premier promotion hopefuls Leyton. The 1981 Trophy winners, Stortford are in decent form at the moment, especially at home. Their visitors have built their campaign on strong away form, but the 40 goals they have conceded doesn't suggest a victory here. Continuing the South involvement, the second pairing with a Ryman side sees Thurrock travel to Slough Town on a Sunday. Since Town's superb elimination of Walsall from the FA Cup, their Ryman League form and scoring rate has slipped, although they sounded a warning with a recent 4-0 win at title chasing Eastleigh. Thurrock remain well-disciplined, don't concede many on the road, and are fast and effective on the break; they should win here. Hayes, though have been handed a trip into the unknown, as the joint lowest ranked side, Unibond One Eastwood Town, welcome them. Town caused a minor upset by beating a Spennymoor side from the league above in the last round, but they face a stiffer test against a side comfortably in South mid-table. Hayes are not the most prolific of sides, though, and might need a replay before they go through. An all-Nationwide North game between Altrincham and Barrow, both sides who have some history in the competition is sure to be keenly contested, with plenty of league experience on both sides. Alty, only beaten once at home, are defensively strong and should have the edge. Finally, one side from outside the Conference set up is assured a Fifth Round berth as Southern Premier draw specialists Stamford are at home to Ryman One Walton & Hersham. The home side have discovered the winning habit in recent weeks, whilst the Swans have slipped back from a title challenging position, but still remain defensively strong.
 

Ducks In TV Feature

Wednesday 02 February 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury United will feature on BBC South Today news on Friday evening after cameras were at the club on Tuesday.

With the club counting down the days before the big FA Trophy clash with Canvey Island, footage was recorded of training, as well as interviews with Danny Nicholls and the players.