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Danny Nicholls Extends Stay

Wednesday 30 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Further to the story in today's Bucks Herald with regards to the 'Boss Nicholls pledges future to Aylesbury'.

The Board can now confirm that Danny will be signing a two year contract in the next few days. Also a number of the current first team squad will be offered contracts for next season within the coming weeks.

Initial talks took place with Danny a few weeks ago, Both Danny and the Board were keen to secure his services for the next two years. Whilst giving his post match interview with Damien Lucas, (Bucks Herald Sports Reporter), Danny had asked if he could release details so as to squash the recent rumours of his departure.

We have worked hard in securing the deals with minimal financial exposure to the club. We believe this is another step forward in building the solid foundations required to take this club back to where it should rightly be.

The board, along with every true Aylesbury supporter, should back us in making these decisions which will take us on to the next chapter in the future of our great club.

We wish Danny and the team every success in the final run in - 'Promotion to the Conference South' (hopefully not north!) - and meeting Wycombe in the final of the B & B Senior Cup.

Finally we must apologise for not letting you know first, but the Bucks Herald loves exclusives, and we don't like giving away anything, without nothing in return!

Thank-you to the supporters, our sponsors, and everyone involved at the club, for your continued support.

Graham Read
Managing Director
29th March 2005
 

Stefano Leone Collection Update

Wednesday 30 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Just a quick thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection for Stefano Leone at Monday's game vs Bedford.

We raised ?342 that day, so thank you to all the supporters who put some money in. As some of you know, Stef works (or did until his injury), so this money will go some way to helping him.

I will also be holding a collection at our next youth team game, so I will give you a final figure when that has taken place.

Once again many thanks

Franco
AUFC Youth Team Manager
 

Reserve Game Cancelled

Wednesday 30 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Tonight's Reserve Team match at Hertford Town has been cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.
 

Aylesbury 1 Bedford Town 1

Monday 28 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

Aylesbury United drew their first match at Buckingham Road this season in an entertaining 1-1 battle with Bedford Town.

The Ducks should have taken all three points though, as they controlled much of the game against a Bedford side that seemed to lack confidence.

Drew Roberts netted his tenth goal for the club against his old employers in the first half.

The second half was a display of attacking prowess from Aylesbury but on every occasion they lacked the killer touch to find a goal.

Bedford continued to push for an equaliser which eventually came late on from a Stuart Wardley freekick to break Aylesbury's hearts.

Full report now online.

Click here: Bedford Report
 

Bedford the Bank Holiday Entertainment

Monday 28 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Forget craft fairs, forget fairground rides, forget gardening - the only place you need to be is at Buckingham Road this afternoon as Aylesbury United take on Bedford Town.

It's all to play for, with the winner taking the 3rd spot already occupied by Bedford in the Southern League Premier Division.

Danny Nicholls' only injury concern is Daniel Mead, although he's expected to return to give the Ducks a full squad to choose from, with Drew Roberts looking for this 10th goal in 15 games, against his old club.

Bedford have been struggling of late, their last three games have been 0-0 draws. Strikers Paul Fewings and Chris Dillon have returned from injury though to aid their cause, as they look to get their promotion bid back on track.

With the weather in the Vale looking good, why not bring someone new to the game today? Who knows, we could be on course for our third 1000+ attendance of the season.

Please also look out for the bucket collection at today's game. This is in aid of Youth Team player Stefano Leone who badly broke his leg recently playing against Burnham. All contributions will be greatly appreciated.
 

Aylesbury Ladies 2 Carterton Rangers 2

Monday 28 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

The Ladies Team made it three games unbeaten as they dug deep to draw 2-2 at home with Carterton Rangers.

Sarah Davis marked her return to the starting eleven with the opening goal early on - hitting a cross/shot that dropped in at the far post.

After a host of chances hadn't been converted by the Ducks, Carterton started the second half camped in Aylesbury's half and quickly took a 2-1 lead.

But Aylesbury gritted their teeth and fought back with Sally Green netting from close range towards the end to ensure the points were shared.
 

Chesham United 1 Aylesbury 2

Saturday 26 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury United came from behind to win the Buckinghamshire derby match against Chesham United.

Just after the half hour mark Leon Callender scored to mute the vociferous Aylesbury support and give the home side the lead.

It was a lead that lasted less than ten minutes though, as Gavin Jaggard converted for the Ducks.

As ever, Aylesbury came out fired up for the second half and it wasn't long before Drew Roberts scored a deserved second, and what turned out to be the winner for the Ducks.

Full report now online.

Click here: Chesham Report
 

500 Club Winning Numbers

Saturday 26 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

This week's 500 Club Winning Numbers, including the monthly draw for ?500 are as follows:

Month 2 ?500 winner: 423

Weekly draws:
1st prize ?100: 319
2nd prize ?50: 427
 

Stefano Leone Bucket Collection

Thursday 24 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

The club will be holding a bucket collection at the game on Easter Monday for Stefano Leone the Youth Team player who badly broke his leg in the recent game against Burnham.

Stef is self employed and will not be able to work for at least 3 months. It is hoped this may help to offset loss of earnings caused by the injury.

If you see Frank and some of the Youth Team players at Monday's game, please drop into the bucket any lose change or anything that you feel comfortable with giving to us, it would be great if we could raise some money for a smashing young lad, who has got hurt playing for the club that we all support.
 

Re. Richie Carter (Reserve Team Manager)

Thursday 24 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Due to a large number of posting's on the club's unofficial messageboard we now feel the need to make a statement regarding rumours surrounding our Reserve Team Manager.

The below statement is from Richie Carter himself:

"I can categorically say that the rumours are untrue and have no foundation, I left Berkhamsted Town as I had an offer of 1st Team Assistant at Tring Town and this was too good an opportunity to turn down. I have also changed my name since leaving Berkhamsted for Personal Reasons alone.

I think that my commitment doesnt deserve such abuse and that I give up alot of my time to travel to and from my Norwich home for training and games.

I hope this can put an end to all speculation and questions."

Richie Carter (Reserve Team Manager)

Ken Turnbull
 

Sunday/Monday Round-Up

Tuesday 22 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

All Aylesbury United Youth and Ladies Teams were in action on Sunday/Monday, with a mixed set of results achieved.

Yesterday the Midweek Youth side won 2-1 away at Burnham, whilst the Sunday side were 4-1 winners against Berkhamsted Raiders on Sunday morning.

The Ladies First Team drew 1-1 at home to local rivals Wycombe Wanderers. Carly Newman scored the Ducks' equaliser in the second half.

Finally the Ladies Reserve Team were unfortunate to lose 7-1 at the hands of Wexham. Lucy Ilic netted a late consolation for Aylesbury.

Reports of the Ladies matches can be found with the below links.

Click here: Ladies First Team Report
Ladies Reserves Report
 

Aylesbury 2 Banbury United 1

Saturday 19 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury kept up their play-off push with a 2-1 win over lowly Banbury United at Buckingham Road.

An excellent opening gave rise to an early goal for Paul Edgeworth, and it looked as though a big win might be on the cards.

Banbury's response was good though, and they equalised through Howard Forinton midway through the half.

The Ducks soon had the lead though, as Drew Roberts was adjuged to have been taken down in the area by goalkeeper Simon Tricker, and picked himself up to despatch the resulting penalty.

On their second half performance Banbury can consider themselves unlucky not to have snatched a point, but it was three valuable ones for Aylesbury.

Full report now available.

Click here: Banbury Report
 

500 Club Winning Numbers

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

This week's 500 Club winning numbers were drawn at half-time of today's game. They are as follows:

1st prize ?100: 69
2nd prize ?50: 193
 

Youth Players On Loan Update

Thursday 17 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Adam Ross has been recalled from his loan at Abingdon Town due to an injury picked up while playing for them against Burnham.

At Chalfont Andy Brown will remain as goalkeeping cover with the Ryman Division 2 club. Michael Stockton will join up with him when he returns from Australia next week.

Kyle Kilmartin has been recalled from Flackwell Heath following the departure of their manager Byron Walton to Hemel Hempstead.

Aston Goss is heavily involved in sucessive County Games and his loan at Abingdon will be reviewed in the next two weeks.

Last night the Reserve Team, featuring a mix of players, were beaten 2-1 in a friendly at Wantage Town.

Colin Baker scored United's goal, and the team line-up is available by clicking the link below.

Click here: Wantage Team
 

Youth Team Report and Pictures

Thursday 17 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

A report and pictures of the Midweek Youth Team's 2-1 defeat at Binfield are now available online.

Following last weeks defeat to Henley which meant that the Ducks could no longer win the league, it was decided that some of the younger players from the Sunday Youth side should be given a chance as we begin to look to next season.

As a guide, a number of the squad that travelled still have two years left of Youth Football and did extremely well in the match.

What may look disappointing on paper, should not hide the fact that the youth team is here to hopefully provide players for Danny and the first team, and from this current squad of Midweek and Sunday players, some of these names will become familiar in the future.

Click below for the report (please note it has been written by Binfield).

Click here: Binfield Report/Pics
 

Ducks Arrange Friendly

Monday 14 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

A First Team friendly has been arranged away at Newport Pagnell Town on Wednesday 23rd March 2005.

The match falls just before the derby with Chesham United, giving Danny Nicholls an excellent chance to work through any preperations beforehand.

Newport Pagnell are of course also the former club of Aylesbury's leading scorer Paul Edgeworth.
 

Good Weekend for Ladies Teams

Monday 14 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Aylesbury United Ladies Team's continued the Green's good weekend as both were victorious yesterday (Sunday).

The First Team secured their first back-to-back wins of the season with a 4-2 win over Henley Town. Sarah Davis and Sally Green struck two goals apiece.

Meanwhile the Reserves won their first league match since November, with a thoroughly deserve red 3-1 win over Milton United. Two goals from Lucy Ilic and a speciality free-kick by Kerry Naisbitt were the difference.

Full reports of both matches can be found by clicking the links below.

Click here: Ladies First Team Report
Ladies Reserves Report
 

500 Club Winning Numbers

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

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

1st prize ?100: 291
2nd prize ?50: 200
 

Hednesford Town 0 Aylesbury 2

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

An excellent, efficient performance from the Ducks launched the club back into contention for a play-off spot.

Danny Nicholls' tactics were judged to perfection, with Aylesbury tough to break down throughout the game, and they returned home with a deserved clean-sheet and three points.

Daniel French opened the scoring after the break with an outrageous 25-yard volley, before Drew Roberts rounded things off with a late second.

With results elsewhere in Aylesbury's favour, the stage looks set for an exciting climax to the season.

Full report now online.

Click here: Hednesford Report
 

Fixture News

Friday 11 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The Reserve Team's fixture against Abingdon Town on Thursday night has now been cancelled.

Instead, the Reserves will now travel to Wantage Town on Wednesday 16th March, kick-off at 7.45pm.

Meanwhile the Midweek Youth Team are away to Binfield on Monday night.

The youngsters lost 2-0 to Henley Town on Wednesday, but are still contenders for the League title, with three games in hand over leading Chesham United.
 

Ladies Reserves Make Buckingham Road Debut

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

Aylesbury United Ladies Reserve Team played their first ever match at Buckingham Road last Sunday, in the League Plate Semi-Final.

Unfortunately, despite an excellent 4-4 draw after extra-time against Chinnor the Ducks were knocked out of the competition by the lottery that is penalty kicks.

For a full report, click the link below.

Click here: Match Report
 

Reserve Team Fixtures Scheduled

Sunday 06 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The Reserve Team have added two further matches to their end of season shedule.

Richie Carter's side will travel to Abindon United on Thursday 17th March, and Hertford Town on Wednesday 30th March.

The Reserve Team's fixture page has been updated, and includes results of all recent matches.

Click here: Reserve Fixtures
 

500 Club Winning Numbers

Sunday 06 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The winning numbers from this week's 500 Club draw, as made at half-time against King's Lynn are as follows:

1st prize ?100: 464
2nd prize ?50: 429
 

Aylesbury 1 King's Lynn 4

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

Aylesbury continued their inconsistency with a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of King's Lynn.

The game was the exact mirror of the previous week's win at Hitchin - with the away side going into half-time 3-0 up. The Ducks came out and fought well in the second half, pulling a deserved goal back, through Greg Williams.

But it was the Linnets who had the last laugh adding a fourth late on.

Full report is now online.

Click here: King's Lynn Report
 

Fixture Updates

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

The Ladies Reserve team will make their Buckingham Road debut this Sunday, as they take on Chinnor in the Semi-Final of the League Plate. Kick-off is at 2pm.

The mens Reserves are then at home on Monday night - the 7th - taking on Yeading. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Finally, the Youth Team are also in action this week. They travel to Mill Lane on Wednesday 9th March to play Henley Town.
 

Youth Team Match Postponed

Wednesday 02 March 2005 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Tonight's Youth Team match against Marlow at Buckingham Road has been postponed.
 

Berks & Bucks Semi-Final Date

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

Aylesbury United will meet local rivals Chesham United in the Berks & Bucks Cup Semi-Final.

The date has now been fixed for Tuesday 5th April, with the game to be played at Buckingham Road. Kick-off at 7.45pm.

As an extra incentive, the winner of the tie will face either MK Dons or Wycombe Wanderers in the final, with the two squaring up in the other semi-final match.