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Woodford Match Re-Arranged

Wednesday 28 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United's postponed match against Woodford United has now been rescheduled for January.

The game will now take place on Monday 7th January 2008, kick-off at the Meadow is at 7.45pm.

 

Tomorrow's Youth Game Off

Wednesday 28 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The youth team's home game against Carterton tomorrow (29th November) has been called off.
 

Willenhall 1-2 Aylesbury

Sunday 25 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Goals from James Faulkner and Ross Taylor helped Aylesbury grind out a 2-1 win at Willenhall Town yesterday.

The first half was fairly even with both goalkeepers being called into action, although the home side had the majority of chances.

After the break it was Aylesbury who finally took the opportunities on offer when James Faulkner netted a penalty after a blatant handball, and then Ross Taylor doubled the lead.

Willenhall were given a late lifeline after an awful defensive mix-up let in Tyrone Barnett to score, but the Ducks hung on for the win.

Our full report is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Otway Backs Campaign

Tuesday 20 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury’s very own rock legend John Otway is the latest celebrity to get behind the 'Bring the Ducks Home' campaign.

John was only too pleased to be photographed wearing the campaign T-Shirt and Baseball cap.

The pictures were taken in the courtyard of the 'Kings Head' in Market Square as he prepared for his latest civic centre concert, back in his home town.

Although he confessed that he was not a football mad fan, he was very interested in the Club’s current plight, he was aware of the condition of our old ground, having seen the clips on Bucks TV.

As he no longer lives locally, he has noticed the rapid expansion of the town, and admitted that the Football Club should be back where it belongs within the local community. He has pledged to help the campaign in anyway he can, and has agreed to write a song on the 'B Side' of the new 'Club Anthem' single currently being written by Jam Central Records.

See his pics and signed campaign postcard in the heroes gallery.

 

Tring Tornadoes Enjoy Day With AUFC

Tuesday 20 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Ten comments |

Tring Tornadoes junior football club spent the day with Aylesbury United on Saturday.

The morning saw Tony Thompson, Tom Vincent, Sam Swonnel and Nathan Graham coach the youngsters in Tring, before they all attended the 0-0 draw with Barton Rovers in the afternoon.

The Tring Tornadoes Squad

The youngsters enthusiastically cheered on the Ducks from the sidelines, before one lucky squad member was picked to award the man of the match to Jason Castello.

Jason Castello receiving his man of the match award

Meanwhile, a full match report from Saturday's game is now available via the fixtures page.

Highlights and other video clips from the game are also online courtesy of Bucks TV.

 

Woodford Game OFF

Monday 19 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Tonight's home match against Woodord United has been postponed.

The game will now be re-arranged for an alternative date to be advised.

 

Ducks Home to Woodford Tonight

Monday 19 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

After their 0-0 draw with Barton Rovers on Saturday, Aylesbury host Woodford United at the Meadow tonight.

To add to an already interesting clash, the visitors have a number of ex-Ducks amongst their ranks including manager Phil Mason, Jason Burnham, Kai Ridley, Neil Lazarus and Paul Lamb - although the latter is forced out through suspension.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm.

 

Youth Team Games

Thursday 15 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury U18s are scheduled for 2 games over the next 5 days as they look to climb up the Allied Counties North Division League table.

Hit by unavailability of 7 players, they host Witney United on Thursday before making the short trip to Buckingham on Monday (Both 7.45pm Kick off)

For the Witney game the Ducks will have to do without the services of Jack Sillitoe, Joe Pascal, Troy Bailey-Goss (Unavailable), James Bowyer and Elliott Johnson (Suspended) and the injured duo of Louis Cordice and Craig Smith.

On the plus side, Lewis Creser is named in a 13 man squad after a 4 week absence.

For the trip to Buckingham, Lee Biswell is unavailable, allowing Jack Sillitoe to return in goal with Pascal, Bailey-Goss, Bowyer and Johnson all returning to a squad of 17.

v Witney

Lee Biswell, Chris Aslett, Yunas Ilyas, Nico Aquino, Callum Trewavas, Paul Jeffrey, Matt Logan, DJ Jones, Jason Logan, Sam Jones, Adam Wilkie, Lewis Creser, Alex Sullivan

v Buckingham

Jack Sillitoe, Chris Aslett, Yunas Ilyas, Nico Aquino, Callum Trewavas, Paul Jeffrey, Matt Logan, DJ Jones, Jason Logan, Sam Jones, Adam Wilkie, Lewis Creser, Alex Sullivan, Joe Pascal, Troy Bailey-Goss, James Bowyer, Elliott Johnson

 

Supporting Your Club

Wednesday 14 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The Aylesbury United Supporting your club website, is now up and running, please click on the banner to access our online shopping site. Christmas will soon be upon us, so get clicking and save money whilst helping the Club at the same time.

Meanwhile, Bring The Ducks Home campaign baseball caps made by New Era will be on sale at the Barton Rovers game on Saturday, priced at £10, they are available in both Green or White.

 

Evesham United 3-0 Aylesbury

Tuesday 13 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments |

Aylesbury came unstuck 3-0 at Evesham United as their unbeaten league run came to a sudden end.

Having conceded a goal just three minutes in the Ducks were off sorts and never really at the races in the first half, going three-down before the break.

Tony Thompson rang the changes at half-time and with two subs opted for a three-man strikeforce for the second period.

Aylesbury dominated for a spell at the start of the second half, but couldn't force a quick goal which might have lead to any sort of comeback. Indeed, they couldn't find a way past a resolute Evesham defence for the remainder of the match, the hosts fully deserving their win.

Come full time Aylesbury couldn't get out of Worcester quickly enough, with work clearly still needed if the Ducks are to compete with the league's best teams.

Our full report is available via the fixtures page.

 

Bring The Ducks Home: Campaign Update

Monday 12 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments |

Much has been written recently about the 'sports village' incorporating a new home for AUFC, it looks like the council and the politicians are in favour of this project, and quite rightly, they should be. As I said before, this is a fantastic opportunity for Aylesbury, and one that needs to be grasped with both hands. A project of this size and magnitude doesn’t happen over night, and the developers have a mountain of work to do before they can even consider a planning application.

Lately I have been asked if the campaign has gone as far as it can, my stock answer is, ‘no, we keep going until we walk through the doors of our new home’. 21st Century Ducks have over a thousand signatures on their petition to find us a new home.

We have received fantastic support for the campaign, from the many stars prepared to be photographed wearing our campaign T-Shirts and Baseball Caps, to the vast media exposure that is available in the modern world. Everyone at AUFC appreciates the support that many companies have given since the campaign began, I would like to give a special mention to some. Clarke-Rendall Business Furniture Ltd, who obtained the campaign T-Shirts for us, maybe more of our fans could take a photograph wearing the shirt and email into our heroes’ gallery at info@aylesburyunited.co.uk. New Era Cap Co Ltd, our sponsors and providers of the new campaign baseball caps, available in both, green or white, the caps are now on sale at £10. If you want to order one please contact the Club, also they will be available from retail outlets in the town shortly, watch local press for details.

‘Bring the Ducks Home’ continues to receive publicity over the airwaves, via Mix 96, BBC 3Counties and BBC Radio London on their Non League show. We also have BBC TV South, who recently focused on our history and current plight. The soccerx website and the non league daily also featured the Ducks. The Bucks Herald has got behind the campaign, especially Steve Gillett the sports reporter, and more recently Damien Lucas on Bucks Herald TV, with his excellent interview with Leon Barnett who was with us on loan from Luton Town a couple of years ago, and recently completed a £3 million move to West Brom. Also featured on this video was Peter Lee, chief executive of New Era, as you will see, Peter has always had a soft spot for the Club and is only too pleased to help out.

Richard Carr formerly of Mix 96 and MKTV, has recently set up a website called Bucks TV, and wanted to get involved with the campaign, he filmed an interview with Graham and myself down at Buckingham Road this week, it was upsetting to see our old home in such disarray, especially the pitch, which once used to be one of the best in the country. We both felt this was closure on the Buckingham Road era, it hurts, but you can’t keep dwelling on the past and we must look forward. Richard then accompanied us over to New Era, where we did some filming with our current hotshot and professional boxer Nathan Graham, visit the site, and have a look at the interviews.

Richard will be with us again on Saturday, in the morning he will film Tony Thompson, Tom Vincent, Sam Swonnell and Nathan Graham, coaching the youngsters at Tring Tornadoes FC, again this highlights the problems, when you do not have a base of your own. Tring had originally requested to come and spend the day with us, coaching in the morning, lunch at the Club and watch the game, the coaching will now take place at Tring.

To highlight what our regular fans go through, just getting to a ‘home game’ the ones that have to use public transport that is, Richard will travel with them and film, the plane, trains and automobile route as I call it, I’m sure he will enjoy the experience, these supporters show just how important the Club is to them.

As everyone knows, whilst homeless, our only source of income is what the supporters generate through the gate, and our sponsors. Now there is another way our fans can help via the Aylesbury United FC/Supporting your club website. This is an ecommerce web site designed to save you money whilst supporting the Club. This site offers thousands of consumer and retail items and products from every major high street store, chain outlet and bank and insurance institution in the country and features a selection of products as diverse as children’s toys to commercial finance and ladies fashion to lawn mowers.

Supporting Your Club is designed to save you money when you shop online, young or old, male or female the site caters to all tastes and age groups, a huge amount of products are on sale at exclusive “online only” discounts. Purchasing any item from this site will result in a commission payment for the club equivalent to 70% of any revenue generated by the sale. So now you can support the club without even coming to the games, and if your like me and don’t like trudging around the shops at Christmas, do it all online, save yourself some money and help the club at the same time. Make sure you tell your friends as well.

As you can see we are trying everything within our powers to keep the club financially viable, so we are able to put a team out every week for the fans to be proud of and call their own. If you haven’t noticed Tony, the coaches and all the players are doing a great job, playing some good football and getting results.

Onwards and upwards.

John Newman

 

Stourport Swifts 0-5 Aylesbury

Saturday 10 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Three comments |

Aylesbury kept up their good league form with an easy 5-0 win over a poor Stourport Swifts this afternoon.

In reality the scoreline could have been far greater on the number of chances created, but it was still an impressive result nonetheless.

James Faulkner, Nathan Graham and Kevin Mealor gave United a 3-0 half-time win and the game was effectively over, but a further strike from Andy Shed and spot-kick from Faulkner added to the score.

Our match report is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Late DJ Jones Strike Wins It For Youth Team

Friday 09 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A goal 5 minutes from time from DJ Jones clinched a 3-2 victory for Aylesbury United U18's in their Allied Counties League game at North Leigh on Wednesday.

Aylesbury made a strong start to the game and at half-time they lead 2-0 with goals from Matt Logan and Paul Jeffrey.

Unfortunately the second half wasn't so good and United let their hosts back into the game and they eventually equalised, but Jones' late heroics secured the win.

A full report is available via the Youth Team fixtures page.

The U18s are next in action next Thursday (15th November) when we entertain Witney United at Amersham Town FC, 7.45PM Kick Off.

 

Ducks Face Chesham in Quarter Final

Tuesday 06 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury United will face landlords Chesham United in the Berks & Bucks Cup Quarter Final.

The tie, with Aylesbury the 'away' team, has been scheduled to take place on Tuesday 22nd January 2008.

This will be the second cup meeting between the sides this season, and Chesham will be keen to avenge their late Errea Cup defeat of a few weeks ago.

The fixture also means that the teams will play each other twice in four days, Aylesbury the 'home' team in the league the following Saturday.

Meanwhile a full report from last night's win over Marlow is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Aylesbury 3-2 Marlow

Monday 05 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Two more goals from Nathan Graham fired Aylesbury into a quarter final meeting with Chesham United in the Berks & Bucks Cup, courtesy of a well earned 3-2 win over Marlow.

Graham's early lead had been cancelled out on the half hour mark, but the Ducks stepped up a gear and took control of the game with the inform striker's 15th of the season before James Faulkner added a third.

At 3-1 United were cruising and could have added to the their score, but instead allowed Marlow back into the game and after they pulled a goal back there was brief threat of a comeback, but the spark eventually faded and it was Aylesbury who won through.

Our full report is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Ducks Take On Marlow Tonight

Monday 05 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United are in action at the Meadow tonight as they take on Marlow in the Berks & Bucks Cup.

This will be the first meeting between the sides in seven years, the Ducks victorious 2-1 in the 1st Round of the same competition in January 2000.

Kick-off this evening is at 7.45pm

 

Bishops Cleeve 2-2 Aylesbury

Saturday 03 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury moved up to fourth in the table after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Bishops Cleeve.

United had to fight back from a goal down after just fourteen minutes, but did so in good spirit and Nathan Graham levelled early in the second half.

James Faulkner turned the match in Aylesbury's favour, scoring with his first touch after coming off the bench five minutes later.

But there wasn't to be a dramatic win as the home side dug deep and scored the equaliser and the teams had to share the spoils as Sam Swonnel was sent off late on for the Ducks.

Our full report is now available.

 

Youth Team Win Their Shootout

Friday 02 November 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

For the second successive night Aylesbury United were involved in penalty shoot-out drama, this time the U18's on the right end of a 3-2 shootout scoreline after extra time had finished 2-2 in their League Cup game at Flackwell Heath.

Jack Sillitoe was the hero as he saved Flackwell's fourth kick before stepping up to score the winning penalty and send his side through.

A full report is available via the Youth Team fixtures page.