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Ducks Reserves Smash Champions Chalfont

Tuesday 29 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United's reserve team ended their league campaign with a 6-1 thumping of champions Chalfont Wasps.

The first half saw both teams playing a high tempo attacking game, contesting every ball, every tackle, and creating a host of chances that went begging. The deadlock was eventually broken ten minutes before half time when a Chalfont forward found a way past Aylesbury skipper Justin Gordon, and smashed an unstoppable shot past keeper Jack Sillittoe.

Two minutes into the second half and Eddie Wright's men were level. A fine run and cross by Aston Goss was met by Nathan Graham who headed past the Chalfont Keeper for the equaliser. Andy Shed finished a fine passing move with a superb volley from twenty yards that almost broke the net. Nathan Graham was bought down on the edge of the Chalfont penalty area by David Fisher, who was sent off, and Aston Goss curled the free kick into the roof of the net to compound Chalfont's misery. Andy Shed, with his second, after fine work by the lively Matt Prince, and the league's top scorer Stuart "Neal" Proctor rounded off the scoring, to complete the rout.

 

Presentation Evening This Saturday

Monday 28 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The Aylesbury United annual Presentation Evening takes place this Saturday.

There are a few tickets remaining for the evening priced at £5, to reserve your ticket please contact the Club on 01296 434505.

The presentation Evening is being held at the Ex-Services Club on Saturday 3rd May, 7.30pm till Late.

 

Aylesbury 1-2 Chasetown

Saturday 26 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury lost their final game of the season at the hands of playoff chasing Chasetown.

The Ducks took the lead midway through the first half when Stuart Cattell headed in following a howler by visiting keeper Lee Evans.

But The Scholars came back strongly after the break and equalised on the hour through Danny Smith who headed in a free-kick.

The large travelling support had to wait until the last five minutes for a winner, Jack Sillitoe unlucky after twice saving shots before Lucan Spittle fired home.

Winning still wasn't enough for Chasetown though, as results elsewhere went against them,and along with Aylesbury's landlords Chesham they missed out on the playoffs.

Full report from today's game to follow.

 

Aylesbury 0-1 Dunstable Town

Monday 21 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury came unstuck to a Dunstable smash and grab at the Meadow this evening, the visitors running out 1-0 victors.

Matt Baldry’s header in the 85th minute was enough to send all three points back with the Blues.

Once again the Ducks worked hard and had plenty of possession, but were unable to make use of it and struggled to break down their opponents all night.

This was another disappointing result for Aylesbury, who will now look to regroup and hit back against Chasetown – who visit on Saturday going all out to secure a playoff position.

Full report to follow.

 

Reserves Held by Thame United

Monday 21 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United's Reserves were unable to turn dominance into goals on Saturday and were held 1-1 by Thame United.

The Ducks flew out of the traps against Thame United reserves and took the lead inside ten minutes when Stuart Proctor ran through the Thame defence, and cleverly chipped the ball over the advancing keeper.

As in recent games United couldn't turn dominance into goals and went in at half-time just one nil up.

The second half started as the first half had ended, with the ducks in control and Thame relying on breakaways.

The tide then turned in Thame's favour halfway through the second half when Aylesbury lost the indudustrious Ben Simms, and livewire Aston Goss with injury. A reshuffle in the ducks ranks saw Gavin England, son of former first team coach Kevin, take over in goal, Jack Sillitoe move forward to centre half, and Skipper Anthony Kew into centre mid-field.

Thame snatched an equaliser, and although Aylesbury kept pressing for the winner it didn't come and they had to be content with a draw.

 

Launch Party on Bucks TV

Monday 21 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Last Thursday's Bring The Ducks Home launch party is now featured on Bucks TV.

The video clip shows footage from the night at Chicago Rock Cafe as well as excellent interviews, including one with David Liddington MP.

Click here: Bucks TV

 

Chart Toppers

Monday 21 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments |

The Ducks could be top of the charts this week

How? If everyone who reads this article downloads the "Bring the Ducks Home" single from iTunes (see link below) or texts 'Ducks' to 82822, and then asks 10 of their contact list on their mobiles or e-mail to do the same.

That's how simple it could be, imagine how much publicity that would generate for the campaign. If you care about the future of Aylesbury United FC, why not give it a go? The iTunes download costs 79p and the text costs £1.50.

Click here to see the single on iTunes

 

Leamington 2-0 Aylesbury

Saturday 19 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury went down to something of an unlucky defeat at Leamington, who secured a playoff place with their win.

At times the football played by the Ducks was as good as any over the season, but they simply couldn't put the ball in the net.

Mealor drew two saves out of Richard Morris in the first half, whilst Nathan Graham and James Faulkner both went close.

But two disappointing goals conceded in the second half condemned Aylesbury to defeat which means that the playoffs are definitely out of reach.

 

Tonight is Party Night

Thursday 17 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Tonight sees the Bring The Ducks Home single Launch Party take place at Chicago Rock Cafe from 7.30pm.

We want to see as many people as possible at the event to promote the new single - drag your mates and lets make it a night to remember.

Tonight sees the first public screening of the excellent animated video of the song, plus there will be live showcase performances from local bands Loz Jones and The Red Bullets, celebrity guests, footballers and much much more...

Media coverage of the event will be high with the BBC, ITV and Mix 96 all in attendance.

Entrance is free - over 18s only.

 

Seats For Manchester?

Thursday 17 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Anyone wishing to come along to Manchester to support the Aylesbury United U18's 5-a-side team in the Clubs For Young People National Finals can reserve a seat on the team coach for just £10.

Please leave contact details at info@aylesburyunited.co.uk

Also the U18's are looking for a team secretary for next season. If you would like to find out more, again please contact info@aylesburyunited.co.uk

 

Petition Presented to the Council

Wednesday 16 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United yesterday presented a petition with over 1000 signatures to Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Pictured below is 'Homeless Duck' alongside 21st Century Ducks Chairman Ron Syratt outside the Council offices. Click the image to enlarge.

Petition

Additionally, Stuart Robb of Jam Central records has uploaded a number of Duck related photos to his Facebook page, including Toilet Duck, Roast Duck, Peking Duck, Pub Duck which are well worth a look.

Click here: Stuart Robb's Photos (Facebook Link)

 

Aylesbury 2-1 Stourbridge

Monday 14 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury managed to build on Saturday's result over Bedworth with a battling 2-1 win against Stourbridge.

The Ducks were under the cosh for much of the first half hour as Stourbridge showed their playoff credentials with some slick football, taking the lead after 21 minutes.

Tom Vincent made a number of excellent saves to keep the visitors at bay, and as United kept plugging away they were rewarded with a penalty on the half hour which was converted by Faulkner.

The second period didn't quite reach the highs of the first, but Stourbridge were far more subdued after the interval - and Faulkner brought delight for the Ducks by wrapping up the win four minutes from time.

Full report to follow.

 

Aylesbury Fans, Stand Up and Be Counted!

Monday 14 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

20 years ago the country's media focused on Aylesbury United as the Club played host to the mighty England team, something that seems an eternity ago now. This week, media attention will focus on the launch of our new single; anyone who has seen a clip of the video will tell you how good it is. All AUFC fans and anyone who cares about the future of the Club and would like to see the Club back in the town, have an opportunity to show how strongly they feel about the our plight and do something about it.

This week the 21st Century Ducks Supporters Trust will present a 1000+ signature petition to Aylesbury Vale District Council urging them to convert their words of support into definite action. As the campaign starts to receive national recognition, everyone in Aylesbury can play their part in two ways.

1) By attending the launch party this Thursday 17th April at Chicago Rock Café, and show your support for the "Bring the Ducks Home" campaign. The event is being covered by TV, Radio and the press, and gives everyone the chance to get the message across about how important the Club and its 110 years history is to them. This is similar to the elections; it’s your vote, don’t waste it, stand up and be counted. Entrance is free to over 18’s.

2) From Monday 21st April you can purchase and download the single and also text from your mobile phone (see website for more details). If we achieve 3000 downloads, the single could make the charts; this would help achieve more national awareness for the campaign. If everyone downloads and encourages their family and friends to do the same this target could easily be attained.

Many organisations have supported the campaign recently, now it’s time for genuine supporters to play their part. Look forward to seeing you all on Thursday. Finally a big thank you to Chicago’s for hosting the event, Loz Jones and the band for a great song, Stuart and Den at Jam Central Records, John Zeeley for a great video, and to everyone who has helped promote the single.

John Newman

Vice Chairman AUFC

 

Reserves Draw at Penn & Tylers Green

Sunday 13 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Ten comments |

Aylesbury United's reserve team travelled to Penn & Tylers Green reserves and came away with a point after drawing 1-1.

United found themselves under pressure, playing uphill in the first half, and shortly before half-time found themselves a goal down. Penn & Tylers took a corner which the Ducks failed to clear, and in the resulting scramble Aylesbury keeper Jack Sillitoe was beaten, and Penn were one up.

To add to Aylesbury's problems, Craig Henney, who had missed United's best chance of the half, pulled up with a hamstring injury, and had to be substituted.

The second half saw Aylesbury playing downhill, and creating chances, that with better finishing, mainly from frontman Stuart Proctor, who squandered at least two, would have seen them wrap the game up, and take all three points.

In the end it was left to centre half and captain Anthony Kew to show the forwards how to finish, and salvage a point for the ducks. With Penn & Tylers pushing up and playing a high line, Kew ran through from defence, and coolly slotted the ball home. It was no more than united deserved, continuing their fine recent run of form.

 

Aylesbury 1-0 Bedworth United

Saturday 12 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Eight comments |

Aylesbury returned to winning ways for the first time since early March with a narrow victory over Bedworth United.

Danny Nicholls scored his first goal for the club early in the match to secure the points.

The match had something of an 'end of season' feel to it and was a low key affair as both sides struggled to create chances and largely cancelled each other out.

Aylesbury kept working until the end, but Nicholls' strike proved decisive and ensured the win.

Full report to follow.

 

Song Previews Available Online

Friday 11 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A preview of both the song and the animated video which accompanies it are now available online.

Visit the specially built page at Jam Central Records below to see both.

Click here: Jam Central Records

 

Reserves Overcome Rayners Lane

Wednesday 09 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United's reserves made hard work of seeing off Rayners Lane reserves 3-2, in a see-saw match, especially as the visitors played the whole game with ten men.

Aylesbury took the lead after only two minutes, when the industrious Ben Simms burst forward from midfield to get on the end of a fine flowing move, and a slide rule pass from Goss to hammer the ball home.

The expected landslide didn't materialise, and within five minutes Rayners were level, after the ducks defence failed to clear their lines, and Lanes centre half, who had stayed forward after a corner, slotted the ball home.

United soon edged in front again when Aston Goss sent an inswinging corner, under the crossbar, which the Rayners Lane goalkeeper could only help into the net. Again Aylesbury only held the lead for a few minutes, and again it was down to the defence not getting the ball away from their goal, and allowing an opposition player to score from close range.

Towards the end of the first half United were denied two stonewall penalties, the first when Goss again ran through the Rayners Lane defence, and was scythed down from behind, and the second when a Lane defender blocked a shot with his hand.

Early in the second half Aylesbury again took the lead, this time through Nathan Liburd, who cut inside from the right, rounding two Lane defenders, before scoring with a fine shot that gave the goalkeeper no chance.

As they did on the previous two occasions Rayners came straight back at United, hitting the bar with what proved to be their last meaningful attack. United continued to press forward, and create chances, which the two front players, Proctor and Logan squandered, and the match ended with a score-line which didn't reflect Aylesbury's superior possession and creativity.

 

Aylesbury 0-1 Cinderford Town

Monday 07 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury made it four games without a win as they slipped to defeat at home to Cinderford Town.

In freezing conditions the match was never much of a spectacle, the deciding goal coming soon after the break - Craig Tait scoring a spectacular overhead kick.

Neither side fashioned much in the way of clear cut chances, but the Ducks did improve as they threw men forward in the closing stages and had a goal ruled out for offside late on, but the visitors clung on for their win.

Full report to follow.

 

Ducks On The Radio

Monday 07 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United will be heavily featuring on tomorrow morning's Mix 96 Breakfast Show with Rory McAllister.

The Bring The Ducks Home song will be aired on radio for the first time with the show getting underway from 8am.

Loz Jones, the artist behind the tune, and club vice-chairman John Newman, will also be in the studio to talk things over, so definitely worth a listen tomorrow (Tuesday 8th April) on 96.2 Mix 96.

 

Cinderford Game Will Go Ahead

Monday 07 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Tonight's game against Cinderford Town will go ahead as planned following an early inspection of Chesham's pitch.

The match kicks off at The Meadow at 7.45pm.

 

Rothwell Town 2-2 Aylesbury

Saturday 05 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Nathan Graham returned to the scoresheet with a brace as Aylesbury were held to a 2-2 draw at lowly Rothwell.

The Ducks made the perfect start when Graham headed in after five minutes, but their performance dropped and their hosts equalised before half-time.

Rothwell were the better team immediately after the interval and took a deserved lead, before United upped their game in the closing stages.

Graham scored again to round off an excellent move, and with ten minutes to go Aylesbury surged forward and nearly won the game when the superb Kevin Mealor volleyed just wide.

As it was they had to settle for a point, after an improved performance but still not good enough against a team struggling at the wrong end of the table.

Full report to follow.

 

Tonight's Youth Game Postponed

Thursday 03 April 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Tonight's Youth Team game against Witney has been called off late in the day.

The game, one of two home fixtures for Chris Penny's side remaining, will now be arranged for a new date to be advised.