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Ducks Suffer Crucial Away Defeat

Saturday 28 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Bury Town 1-0 Ducks Aylesbury were leapfrogged in the table by Bury Town, as United lost ground in the playoff race.

The match was decided by the scrappiest goals, coming ten minutes before the interval when a scuffed corner kick was allowed to come all the way into the box and was eventually scrambled home.

Bury deserved their win on the balance of play overall, as after a fairly even first half where both sides had chances, Aylesbury could barely muster a shot after the break.

The Ducks were poor, yet their hosts weren't much better, which only added to the frustration felt at the nature of the loss.

Losing is a big blow to United's playoff hopes, and with Chesham also winning it means Aylesbury slip to 10th in the league.

Our full report from Ram Meadow is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Atherstone Game Postponed

Friday 27 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Monday night's home game against Atherstone Town has been postponed due to the Adders' cup commitments.

The league's 3rd placed side are set to face Bury Town on Tuesday night in the GX Soccer League Cup Semi-Final.

A new date for their visit to Aylesbury will be arranged in due course.

 

Marsh Hat-Tricks Helps Ducks To Big Win

Wednesday 25 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Ducks 4-1 Soham Town Rangers Chris Marsh became Aylesbury's first hat-trick scorer of the season in a comfortable win for the Ducks.

Soham were simply unable to deal with United's attacking pace in the first half, and the home side should have been out of sight.

They had to be content with just the two goal lead at the interval though, Nathan Graham scoring after just six minutes and Marsh adding a second on twenty.

After the break Soham were slightly improved, and after Marsh had added to the scoring from the penalty spot, Aylesbury let their opponents briefly back into the game.

It turned out to be only a consolation goal, and Marsh wrapped up the scoring two minutes from time in what was a relatively straightforward win for Aylesbury, and the perfect response to the drubbing by Nuneaton of four days earlier.

Full report is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Mark Eaton Appointed as Permanent Manager

Tuesday 24 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United Football Club appoint Mark Eaton as First Team Manager.

Club chairman Graham Read:

The club are delighted to confirm the permanent appointment of Mark Eaton as First Team Manager.

After the departure of Tony Thompson the club received a number of potential experienced candidates for the job but felt it was in the best interest of the club and supporters that there was minimal disruption to the team.

Since stepping up from Assistant Manager Mark has managed to re-galvanise the team spirit and record an impressive run of results. The committee look forward to continuing working with Mark in planning for a long and successful future of Aylesbury United Football Club.

Mark Eaton commented:

I am very pleased to be given the job on a permanent basis and being my home town club I hope in the near future I can bring some much needed success to the club and lead a team back in Aylesbury where we belong.

Although the club continues to face great challenges off the field the job of Aylesbury United First Team Manager is still one I consider of great prestige.

The team is a work in progress and has good potential but their effort and commitment over the last 3 months has been outstanding.

I would also like to thank my management team of Mark Jones, Trevor Griffiths and John McLoughlan who all individually make a huge contribution to the cause and give me great continued support.

Finally I would like to thank Tony Thompson who I worked under as an Assistant Manager for 5 Years at different clubs for having faith in me wherever he managed.

 

Ducks Powerless to Resist Impressive Nuneaton

Saturday 21 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Ducks 0-4 Nuneaton Town Aylesbury were sent crashing to their heaviest home defeat since leaving Buckingham Road by a thoroughly impressive Nuneaton Town this afternoon.

United were second best for most of the match, and when the visitors had gone two-up after half an hour, looked like they might capitulate.

But the Ducks stuck to their guns and competed well for the next half hour or so, yet couldn't find a way past the title challengers despite seeing plenty of the ball, particularly at the start of the second half.

In the last twelve minutes Nuneaton grabbed a killer third to make Aylesbury pay for a number of missed chances, and added a fourth with a well worked breakaway goal to leave United reflecting on an afternoon where they were simply beaten by a far better side.

Full report is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Ducks Fly In to Inflict Third Defeat on Leamington

Tuesday 17 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United 1-2 Ducks With a polished performance Aylesbury pulled off a superb and fully deserved win at the New Windmill Ground.

From the start the visitors took the game to their hosts, who had an unbeaten league record until the end of January, but have now lost their last three on the spin.

Nathan Graham scored early on with a near post header from Mead's cross to cap a fine move, and United could and should have added to their score in the first half.

Leamington came out strongly after the break, but the Ducks resisted well and eventually added a second when Sam Swonnell netted from a rebounded Craig Henney shot.

The home side scored a late consolation to make the closing five minutes more uncomfortable than they should have been, but in truth Aylesbury were rarely tested, as had been the case throughout the game.

On this evidence the title race looks wide open, with Leamington's confidence visibly shot, and Nuneaton continuing to close the gap. Aylesbury, meanwhile, remain well in with a shout for a playoff berth.

Full report is now available via the fixtures page.

 

Tough Week In Prospect for Ducks

Tuesday 17 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Six comments |

Now the weather has finally improved, Aylesbury United return to action facing up to the league's top two sides.

Tonight (Tuesday 17th) United make the trip up the M40 to Leamington, who have a huge fifteen point lead over Nuneaton, Aylesbury's opponents at home on Saturday (21st).

Having stormed ahead and built up an unassailable looking lead, Leamington have wobbled somewhat in their last two games, going down to home defeats against AFC Sudbury and Sutton United.

Nuneaton have been performing steadily all season, and have only lost once in thirteen league games since the start of November.

Aylesbury should be raring to go after such a lack of matches, but as showed against Malvern Town, suffered from a lack of sharpness.

The two fixtures should prove intriguing encounters; we look forward to seeing as many supporters as possible at both.

 

Dunstable Game Off

Saturday 14 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Yet another Aylesbury game has fallen victim to the weather, with today's game at Dunstable Town postponed.

A new date for the match will be advised in due course.

There is better news on the horizon though, with temperatures looking set to increase this week, and Tuesday's trip to Leamington should go ahead as planned.

 

Leamington Game Put Back A Week

Monday 09 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Tomorrow night's game at Leamington has been postponed for a week due to the snow.

The pitch at the New Windmill Ground is currently under an inch of the white stuff, and with more forecast to fall tonight, an early decision has been taken.

This is the second time the match has been cancelled, and the two teams will now try again in a further seven days.

 

Bromsgrove Game Off

Friday 06 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Tomorrow's scheduled game with Bromsgrove Rovers has been called off due to the snow.

The match has been rearranged for Wednesday 22nd April, kick-off at 7.45pm.

United are next set to take to the field on Tuesday at Leamington, but yet again this match is rated as doubtful. More information will be posted once available.

 

New Date for Soham Game

Thursday 05 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The home game with Soham Town Rangers has been rescheduled.

The new date is Wednesday 25th February, kick-off at 7.45pm at The Meadow.

 

Tonight's Game Off

Wednesday 04 February 2009 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

As will come as no surprise, tonight's home game against Soham Town Rangers has been called off.

With a considerable covering of snow still evident at The Meadow, the patch has been postponed for a second time.

A new date will be advised in due course.

The Ducks are due to return to action on Saturday when Bromsgrove Rovers will visit the Meadow, however, the current and expected weather conditions make this game look very unlikely also.