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United For Aylesbury Day Poster

Tuesday 28 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The club has produced a poster for people to download, print off, and help promote United For Aylesbury Day.

The poster contains all the information needed to help promote the day as much as possible, so please stick it up at work or anywhere else you can think of!

Click here: United For Aylesbury Day Poster
 

Halesowen Town 1 Aylesbury 1

Saturday 25 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury had to come from behind to record a precious away point at Halesowen Town.

Debutant Nick Jackson, on as a half-time substitute, was the hero when he levelled the match after an hour with a sublime left-footed goal.

That was after an early lapse in concentration cost the Ducks a goal after just three minutes, but that proved to spur them on further as they controlled parts of the match.

Also making his debut for Aylesbury was young striker Kieron Deane, and he also had an impressive game with his skill on the ball a constant threat.

Full report now available.

Click here: Halesowen Report
 

Halesowen Match Preview

Friday 24 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Our preview of Saturday's trip to Halesowen Town is now available, click the link below to read it.

Also available are directions to The Grove, as well as past meetings between the two sides.

Click here: Halesowen Preview
 

Aylesbury 0 Wycome Wanderers 2

Tuesday 21 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury bowed out of the Berks & Bucks Cup at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers, as they were beaten 2-0 at a freezing cold Buckingham Road.

The Ducks can be proud of their display though, as the young side pushed their professional counterparts hard.

In the end it was the Chairboys superior finishing which paid dividends, with former Forest Green striker Charlie Griffin and exciting young winger Ikechi Anya netting in the second half.

Wycombe's reward for their win is a home tie against Beaconsfield SYCOB in the Semi-Finals.

Click here: Wycombe Match Report
 

New 50:50 Draw Launched

Monday 20 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

As many of you will now be aware, the Aylesbury United Supporters Trust (21CD) are introducing a 50:50 prize draw to replace the 500 Club previously run by Aylesbury United.

It had been the trust's intention to effectively 'take over' the 500 Club but because of the bank's refusal to transfer the bank account, this was not possible. As a consequence, there has unfortunately been a time gap between the cessation of the 500 Club at the start of January 2006 and the anticipated start of the Supporters Trust 50:50 Draw in March 2006.

Entries to the new draw are available to all comers at a cost of ?5 per month per number payable either by a monthly standing order, or by a cheque for ?60 covering twelve months.

The first draw will take place at the end of March 2006 and will provide three prizes - one of ?150, and two of ?50 (providing always that there is an uptake of approximately 100 numbers)

The Supporters Trust have commited to pay out 50% of the income in prizes, so amounts payable will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The draw will only include numbers that have been issued so at least three subscribers will be guaranteed prizes each month.

21CD are commited to ensuring that all monies donated to Aylesbury United Football Club will be used to finance footballing activities - such as the provision of away travel for the first team.

We hope that you will take the opportunity of not only subscribing yourself, but of persuading (press-ganging!) your friends, colleagues and relatives to take out a number - with an extremely good chance of winning a reasonable cash przie each month.

For all the details, and an application form to join the scheme, click the link below to go to the new dedicated 50:50 Draw page.

Click here: 50:50 Draw
 

Aylesbury Ladies in Big Win

Monday 20 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United Ladies kept up the pressure at the top of the league with a big win over Olney at Buckingham Road on Sunday.

The Ladies ran out 12-0 winners in a match that saw Sarah 'Twiggy' Davis and Nicola Hunt notch 4 goals each. Kerry Naisbitt with two, Julie Tebbutt and Georgia Smith were the other goalscorers.

Click below for a full report.

Click here: Ladies Report
 

Save The Ducks!

Monday 20 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Everyone at the Club is fighting to maintain it?s 109 years history, and manager Neil Trebble and his coaches are doing all they can to avoid relegation this season. We are doing all we can to support Neil, and all funds raised by way of sponsorship will go towards his playing budget. The Fans can help also, and receive recognition for their support.

We have seen a considerable change of personnel at the club in the last couple of months, and we are offering the opportunity to sponsor a player for ?20 until the end of the season. All the new players available for sponsorship will be displayed on the website and in the programme, anyone who previously sponsored a player who has left the Club may change to a current player, please contact either Luke or me with your details and payment.

Also we are giving fans the chance to support their Club and have some fun at the same time, again for ?20 you may sponsor virtually anyone or anything at the Club, I will get the ball rolling by sponsoring Dashy the Duck, others for example, Pete Ash?s Tractor, Ron Schmidt?s washing machine (worn out by the way), your favourite turnstile, the chicken run, Gareth Styles?s Medical bag, home dugout, players tunnel etc.

I?m sure you will have great fun coming up with many more and at the same time providing much needed income.

Thank you for your continued support, keep the faith, the fat lady hasn?t started singing just yet.

Up the Ducks.

John Newman
Sales & Marketing Director
 

Aylesbury 1 Rugby Town 1

Saturday 18 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury missed out on a great chance to record their first win in eighteen games at home to mid-table Rugby this afternoon.

Again it was a lack of goalscoring prowess, coupled with a poor start, which undid the Ducks.

United were dire for the opening twenty-five minutes of the game, and the visitors took the lead after just two minutes, but Aylesbury finally clicked into life and Leon Gutzmore scored just past the half-hour mark.

The Ducks were undoubtably the better side in the second half, but just couldn't find it in them to score a decisive second and will probably look back at two points lost in this match.

Full report now available.

Click here: Rugby Report
 

Rugby Match Preview

Thursday 16 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Our preview of Saturday's match at home to Rugby Town is now available.

Click here: Rugby Preview
 

Report and Pictures From Bath

Wednesday 15 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The match report from last night's game at Bath City is now available, as well as pictures courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Click here: Match Report | Pictures
 

Bath City 3 Aylesbury 2

Tuesday 14 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

United made their third trip to Twerton Park of the season, and were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Bath City.

Although it was another defeat, the team's fourth consecutive, a battling performance will give manager Neil Trebble cause for optimism.

Bath opened the scoring through livewire Scott Partridge, but Leon Gutzmore soon levelled to leave things even at half-time.

Tony Bird scored twice for Bath, the first a wondergoal, but United showed good character to pull a goal back a minute later, Gutzmore's second of the night.

A dramatic comeback sadly didn't materialise as the visitors ran out of steam, although the fact that City were happy to play the ball into the corners for the last five minutes tells its own story.
 

Bath Match Preview

Monday 13 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Our preview of Tuesday night's long trip to Bath City is now available. Also on the page are directions to Twerton Park, and past meetings between the two sides.

Admission for the match has been reduced, with adults paying ?5 to stand, or ?6 for seating.

Click here: Bath Match Preview
 

Club Statement

Monday 13 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Some recent comments have been brought to my attention. Firstly, apologies for the lack of information on players ?in? and ?out?. Most of these are happening at the ?last minute?. We have asked Neil to do a weekly contact piece for the website. BUT ? comments such as ?the Club keeping us in the dark? seem to overlook the question who is ?the Club?. We have one full-time and one part time employee, very over-worked and stressed. The employees and the few hard working helpers cannot do any more! Remember, Luke is also a volunteer fitting in the website when he can.

Other remarks about ?finances? and my possible benefit from transactions such as Wycombe Reserves are not only unhelpful but also downright libellous! There are no secrets about Club finances or how much I have ploughed in to keep the Club afloat. I have provided opportunities for people to make comments and ask questions in open forum ? why not make your comments directly to me face to face (and attempt to substantiate them)?

The work on putting in place the business plan for next season, the saga of a Planning Application, Premises Licences and a Five Year Development Plan leave me with no time for day to day operations ? others are required for that. On this subject we have produced plans which should guarantee long term stability and success (if we survive this season) - but where is the enthusiastic response? We are currently struggling to run a Youth side (Ken Turnbull and Andy Swaine especially are doing heroic unpaid work) ? but no help from supporters in general or parents! How can we implement our full Junior Development Plan and run a Reserve side next season ? never mind attain Community Club status?

WJ Carroll
 

Ladies News

Monday 13 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

The Ladies Senior match on Sunday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, but the under-16s side kept up their 100% league record. Nicola Hunt's late goal ensured a 1-0 win at Kennington. Click the link below for the full report.

Meanwhile six of the successful U16 side have been asked to represent Buckinghamshire against Bedfordshire tomorrow.

Kayleigh Johnston, Kerry Naisbitt, Lucy Ilic, Nicola Hunt, Laura Gardner and Charlotte Jones are in the Bucks squad. The match kicks off at Fairford Leys Pitches at 11.30am on Tuesday 14th February.

Finally, popular keeper Natasha 'Gadget' Young has been forced to retire from the game due to persistent knee injury. The former Tring keeper was a regular in the reserve side last season but has sadly had to quit following a recent operation.

Click here: Ladies Under-16s Report
 

Grantham Town 2 Aylesbury 0

Saturday 11 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

A lack of ruthlessness in the final third cost Aylesbury dear this afternoon as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Grantham Town.

Things could have been very different if United had built on their excellent early start, and Leon Gutzmore's penalty not missed the target.

As it was, an uninspiring Grantham side were instead allowed to grow in stature, and they scored twice in ten first half minutes, both goals from Jason Turner.

It meant Aylesbury needed a miracle to claim any kind of result, and although there were again positives to be taken from the game, a comeback never truly seemed on the cards.

Full report now available.

Click here: Grantham Report
 

Grantham Match Preview

Thursday 09 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Our preview of Saturday's trip to Grantham Town is now available. With both teams desperate for the points, albeit for very different reasons, it should prove an entertaining afternoon.

Directions to The South Kesteven Sports Stadium, along with previous meetings between the two sides can also be found on the link below.

Click here: Grantham Match Preview
 

United For Aylesbury Day

Wednesday 08 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

After last season's success, the club are to hold another United For Aylesbury Day.

The aim once again will be to get as many people from the town to the Stadium, and what better game to do it than against old rivals Chesham United on March 11th.

Admission for under-16s to the match is completely FREE, with further events ongoing at Buckingham Road throughout the day.

If you have any ideas or suggestions about what the club can do to make the day even better, then the directors would love to hear from you.

To download a poster to promote the event, click here.
 

Youth Team's Final Home Game Tonight

Wednesday 08 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Aylesbury United Youth Team play their final home game of the season at Buckingham Road tonight.

Gary Crawshaw and Owen Clayton have developed an exciting young team, and they face Maidenhead United this evening. Kick-off at 7.45pm.
 

New Date for Salisbury Game

Monday 06 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The twice postponed match against Salisbury City has now been re-arranged for Tuesday 21st March, kick-off at 7.45pm.
 

Salisbury Match Postponed

Saturday 04 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Tuesday night's match against Salisbury City has been postponed due to the Wiltshire side playing an FA Trophy replay that night.

Salisbury, in front of a 1500 crowd, held Stalybridge Celtic to a 0-0 draw this afternoon, and will therefore be at Bower Field instead of Buckingham Road on Tuesday.

Details of the re-arranged date will be posted here as soon as available.
 

Cirencester Town 2 Aylesbury 1

Saturday 04 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Despite a gutsy display, Aylesbury went down 2-1 at fellow relegation battlers Cirencester Town this afternoon.

Leon Gutzmore scored a penalty on his return, but only after eighty minutes during which Cirencester scored with their only two shots on target.

The home side had taken the lead at a crucial moment, a key factor in the game, just before the interval through Shaun Wimble's free-kick.

Then, they doubled their advantage against the run of play when Lee Smith was on hand to steer in a rebound after a great save by returning keeper Jack Rashid.

Gutzmore's penalty was the high point of a spirited United display though, and the team kept going until the end, and with a bit more luck could've taken home at least a point.

Full report now available.

Click here: Cirencester Report
 

Gutzmore Returns to Ducks

Friday 03 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Former Aylesbury United striker Leon Gutzmore has returned to the club after a spell at Conference South side Histon.

Gutzmore scored 14 goals in 31 appearances for the Ducks during 2004/05, forging an excellent, though shortlived, partnership with Drew Roberts.

However, he moved to United's neighbours Hemel Hempstead Town before Histon, where he scored 11 times as the club secured the Southern League Championship.
 

Cirencester Match Preview

Thursday 02 February 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Our preview of Saturday's trip to Cirencester Town is now available.

Click here: Cirencester Preview