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Tough Test for Ducks As FA Cup Drawn

Monday 29 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

Aylesbury United have been given a tough test in the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round, which has just been drawn.

The Ducks will travel to the imposing Twerton Park, to take on Bath City, on Saturday 11th October.

Aylesbury have previous Cup history with Bath, having lost to an injury time goal in a First Round Proper tie back in 1986.

In five meetings between the two teams over the years, United have been on the losing side on every occasion.

Elsewhere, Aylesbury Vale will face Dorchester Town or Newport County if they come through their replay with Gosport Borough, and United's landlords Chesham will be away at Oxford City.

 

Nuneaton Game Rescheduled

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

The Nuneaton Town game, postponed due to United's continued involvement in the FA Cup, has now been re-arranged.

The new date for the away match is Tuesday 18th November 2008, kick-off at 7.45pm.

 

Ducks See Off Mangotsfield In Style

Saturday 27 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Ducks 4-1 Mangotsfield United Aylesbury embarassed Premier Division Mangotsfield by sending them out of the FA Cup with a 4-1 defeat.

The Ducks outplayed their higher level opponents for most of the match, and went into a two-goal first half lead through Ross Taylor and a Craig Henney penalty.

Mangotsfield pulled a goal back before the interval, but never genuinely looked like threatening a comeback as the Ducks comfortably kept them at bay.

The win was made safe midway through the half when goalkeeper Josh Clapham couldn't keep out Stuart Maynard's free-kick, and Mangotsfield were sent home with their tails between their legs when Mealor added a fourth in the last minute.

A full report from an excellent day's work by Aylesbury is now available via the Fixtures Page.

Meanwhile Aylesbury Vale are still in the competition after drawing 1-1 at home to Gosport Borough, whilst United's landlords Chesham won 4-2 at Weston-Super-Mare.

 

Youngsters Suffer Heavy Defeat At Holmer Green

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

Aylesbury Youth went down to a 5-0 defeat at Holmer Green on Wednesday evening.

In a team showing several changes from last weeks encouraging display against Marlow the previous week.

After an even first half hour, the home side took a two-goal lead before the break. With United pressing forwards in the latter stages, Holmer grabbed another three goals, before the Ducks had a late effort disallowed.

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

The U18's are in action again next Thursday (2 Oct) when they entertain Flackwell Heath at Spratley Meadow.

 

Ladies Maintain 100% Start

Monday 22 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury Ladies 4-3 Oxford City Ladies Thirds Aylesbury Ladies sit on top of their division after a 100% start to their season.

Two goals from Kay Norton, and one each from Steph Dean and Sue Wynes decided a tight and eventful encounter.

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

 

Youth Start League Campaign With A Draw

Monday 22 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Ducks Youth 3-3 Marlow Aylesbury's Youth Team got their league campaign underway with a 3-3 draw against Marlow.

In an action packed game United twice took the lead through the impressive Sam Ward, before allowing their visitors to go into a 3-2 draw.

It took a penalty five minutes from time, scored by Alex Sullivan, to claim a well deserved point for a team featuring six inexperienced debutants.

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

 

Winning Run Extended With Another 1-0

Saturday 20 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Ducks 1-0 Stourport Swifts Stourport Swifts became the third side in a row to suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aylesbury.

Carl Kavanagh's 37th minute goal, heading in Maynard's beautifully delivered free-kick, was enough to separate the sides and set the Ducks on the way to a fifth win in a row.

Stourport looked nothing like a side that had been beaten 7-0 the previous week, and United's defence had to hold firm, particularly coming under pressure towards the end of the game.

That was despite the visitors having been reduced to ten men after Nathan Graham had been hauled down when clean through on goal.

Once again Aylesbury defended resolutely though, and a fourth consecutive clean sheet, seventh game without losing, and another three points will set them up nicely for the visit of Premier Division Mangotsfield United in the FA Cup next weekend.

Our full match report can be accessed via the First Team fixtures page.

 

Ducks Drawn At Home Again

Monday 15 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United have received another home draw in the next round of the FA Cup, against another Westcountry outfit.

The Ducks will entertain Mangotsfield United, once our opponents in the Southern League Premier Division, on Saturday 27th September at the Meadow.

Both previous meetings between the sides ended in draws, so United will be looking for a first win over the Mangos keep their cup run going.

 

Hawkins On Target Again in Ducks Win

Saturday 13 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Ducks 1-0 Almondsbury Town Aylesbury kept their winning run going to progress in the FA Cup with victory over Almondsbury Town.

Glen Hawkins scored the winner for the second game running, as the Ducks made their superior status count.

Almondsbury worked hard and played some good football at times, but in general the class difference showed and it was a deserved win for the home side.

United had further chances to increase their lead, meaning it was a closer run finish than it should have been - the visitors hitting the bar late on, but the Ducks weren't under serious pressure.

With the win secured, Aylesbury can now look forward to the 2nd Qualifying Round draw which takes place on Monday.

Our full match report can be accessed via the First Team fixtures page.

 

Ladies Team Off To A Flyer

Tuesday 09 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury Ladies 9-4 Marlborough Aylesbury United Ladies opened their league campaign with a remarkable victory over newly promoted Marlborough.

Leading 3-2 at the break United took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half.

Goals came from Sue Wynes 5, Trina Freeman, Suzie Cole, Kay Norton and Tash Good.

A full report from the game is available via the Ladies Team fixtures page.

 

Match Report and Pictures from Romulus

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

Our match report and some excellent pictures from yesterday's win at Romulus are now available.

The match report can be accessed via the First Team fixtures page.

Pictures come courtesy of Sutton Coldfield based photographer Mike Talbot, and can be viewed on his website: http://miketalbot2198.fotopic.net/c1574408.html.

 

Ducks See Off Roms' Challenge

Saturday 06 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Romulus 0-1 Ducks Aylesbury made it three wins in a row with a battling victory at Romulus.

The first half was evenly matched, and despite Maynard for Aylesbury and Smith for Romulus hitting the bar, it was goalless at the break.

Glen Hawkins scored what proved to be the winner ten minutes after the interval, smashing home his third goal in three games from a tight angle.

Aylesbury had to defend strongly for the remainder of the game, but once again looked solid at the back and took home all three points.

A late injury to Ben Stevens, who suffered cracked ribs after a collision with a Romulus player, was the only sour note on an otherwise successful afternoon.

Full report from Romulus to follow.

 

Today's Game

Saturday 06 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Today's game at Romulus is currently on as far as we know, despite the bad weather across the country.

As this is an AWAY fixture, please contact Romulus secretary Marc Evans on 07770 774662 for further details.

 

Ducks Appoint Club Chaplain

Thursday 04 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United have appointed committee member, Martyn Shaw, an ordained minister, and qualified counsellor, as Club Chaplain.

Club Owner and Chairman Graham Read, felt the time was right to reintroduce an office that has been vacant for a number of years to provide a confidential counselling, support and spiritual guidance service to anyone involved with the Ducks.

If you wish to contact Martyn you can do so by emailing chaplain@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk

Martyn Shaw

Martyn Shaw

New club chaplain Martyn Shaw posing for pictures

 

Youth Kick-Off Campaign Tonight

Thursday 04 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury Youth begin their Allied Counties League campaign with a home game versus Slough Town tonight.

United are missing several of their squad due to injury and include 9 players that will be making their league debuts tomorrow night.

The match is at Amersham Town's Spratley Meadow kick off 7.45pm

Squad:

Rhys Coker, Jack Gerrarty, Reese Davis, Shazeb Khan, James White, Jack Welsh, Alex Sullivan, Bradie Natale, Nico Aquino, Sam Ward, Marcus Brown, James Lyons, Lewis Plummer, Sam Kehoe

 

Ladies Complete Friendlies

Wednesday 03 September 2008 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Olney Town 2-6 Aylesbury Ladies United completed their pre-season fixtures with a welcome victory over Olney Town on Sunday.

Goals from Gemma Butterfield, Leigh Reed, Kay Norton (2), Lucy Ilic and Suzie Cole secured a confidence boosting win.

The Ladies' season starts in earnest next week with the visit of newly promoted Marlborough Ladies.

A full report from Sunday's game is available via the Ladies Team fixtures page.