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First Win of the Season Sees Ducks Progress

Sunday 30 August 2009 - 5:25 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury earned progression to the next round of the FA Cup with their first win of the season courtesy of an own goal and a Matt Kimani strike.

United started strongly and were much the better side in the first half, and took the lead after just four minutes when Daddy Moses' shot came back off the keeper and a defender into the net for an own goal.

Kimani doubled the lead, Moses the creator this time, and the Ducks were on their way.

But Tiptree, going well in the Essex Senior League, came back into the game after the break and after pulling a goal back there were some nervy moments in the closing stages, but Aylesbury stood firm to secure the win, progress in the competition, and the all important prize money.

The Ducks will now face either Potters Bar Town or Cockfosters who will require a replay after drawing 1-1 on Saturday.

Aylesbury's next match sees them return to league action for the visitor of Atherstone Town on Saturday 8th September at Bell Close, kick-off 3pm.


Ducks Strengthen Ahead of Cup Tie

Friday 28 August 2009 - 5:48 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury United manager Byron Walton has been busy adding to his squad with four new signings.

The Ducks kick off their FA Cup campaign this weekend with the visit of Tiptree United on SUNDAY.

The new players are:

CHRIS REED, a 20-year old defender who was previously with Bedford Town, JULIO PARAGUE, who has played for Chesham, Exciting forward SHIBLU MIAH who joins from MK Wanderers and MANNY RICHARDSON, a youngster who was released by Norwich City last year before going on to play for Dunstable Town.

The four go straight into the squad for Sunday's game, and we look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to Bell Close as we look to repeat our achievements in the FA Cup of last season.


Photos from Burnham Game

Thursday 27 August 2009 - 6:35 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Some photos have been added to the Burnham match report courtesy of photographer Andy Fitzsimons.

The pictures have been added to the website photo gallery, or the match report which can be accessed using this link.


Defeat at Burnham Harsh on Ducks

Tuesday 25 August 2009 - 11:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

A vastly improved Aylesbury were desperately unlucky to leave Burnham with nothing to show for their efforts.

With Byron Walton having close to his first eleven available, the Ducks' display belied their lowly position.

The first half was evenly matched but ended goalless despite both keepers being called into action.

Against the run of play, and with their only meaningful effort of the second half Burnham grabbed the lead.

Aylesbury kept going to the end, the introduction of the pacey Daddy Moses giving the Blues something more to think about but they held firm.

Sadly United just couldn't force an equaliser and although there were a number of scares for the home side, they managed to keep their impressive record of having yet to concede this season.


Ladies Unfortunate to Lose Second Pre-season Friendly

Monday 24 August 2009 - 4:54 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United Ladies were in action at the weekend, going down 4-2 at Chinnor in their second pre-season friendly.

Goals from Sarah Flight and Suzie Cole were just reward for a good Ducks' performance, but they were undone by a hat-trick by former United striker Nicola Hunt.

The Chinnor match followed quickly on the heels of a 3-1 defeat to Stony Stratford Ladies the previous week, Suzie Cole also on target.

Reports from both games can be found from the Ladies Team fixtures page


Rothwell Match Rescheduled

Sunday 23 August 2009 - 8:51 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The postponed match against Rothwell Town has now been rescheduled.

The match will now take place on Wednesday 9th September, kick-off at Bell Close at 7.45pm.


Smiles for Soham as Ducks Shot Down

Saturday 22 August 2009 - 5:21 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

A defensive horror-show cost Aylesbury dearly as they slumped to a heavy defeat by Soham Town Rangers in their first home game of the new season.

For the second week running, the Ducks were an unfortunate 3-0 behind at the interval having conceded two early goals: all three very cheaply conceded.

Despite the scoreline, United had good spells on the ball and fashioned a number of chances, yet once again their luck in front of goal deserted them.

Instead of pulling a goal back this time, Aylesbury's defence switched off again allowing the visitors to grab a fourth, despite having been reduced to ten men.

Aylesbury will now be looking to put things right when they return to action on Tuesday night at Burnham. Supporters are advised that the match has the earlier kick-off time of 7.30pm.


Ducks Kick Off Home Campaign

Friday 21 August 2009 - 7:06 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury United will play their first fixture at their new Bell Close home tomorrow.

Cambridgeshire side Soham Town Rangers provide the opposition, and after United's home campaign was delayed by Wednesday's postponement, Byron Walton's side should be raring to go.

Soham will be just as keen as Aylesbury to go for the win though, having yet to register three points in their two matches this season.

A reminder that Leighton Town season ticket holders will be granted half price entry to the match, whilst all under 16s accompanied with an adult will be admitted FREE.

The match kicks off at 3pm.


Rothwell Game Postponed

Tuesday 18 August 2009 - 8:20 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United's first home match of the season has been postponed due to floodlight problems at Leighton Town.

One of the floodlight pylons at our new Bell Close home has collapsed, and will not be repairable before tomorrow, meaning the club have little option but to postpone the game.

The match will now be rearranged for a later date, which will be advised in due course.

Aylesbury's next game will now be on Saturday 22nd August, when Soham Town Rangers are the visitors.


Shaky Ducks Falter at Biggleswade

Saturday 15 August 2009 - 6:02 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury's new look line-up lost their opening day encounter 3-1 at Biggleswade Town.

As expected, the Ducks side was made up entirely of debutants and it showed with the team short on understanding throughout.

And manager Byron Walton struggled to hide his discomfort as his side went on to gift the hosts three first half goals, all three very similar - as Biggleswade walked their way through the Ducks team.

There was no faulting United's effort though, and they kept working right to the very end when Ashleigh James scored to reduce a flattering scoreline.

It could have been a very different story had two Aylesbury efforts found the net and not the inside of the post in the first half, but as it was the Waders took all three points, and leave the new Ducks boss with plenty to think about.


New Look Aylesbury United Website Launched

Thursday 13 August 2009 - 8:20 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United have launched a new look website on the eve of the 2009/10 season, replacing the outgoing site which was beginning to age.

We hope our supporters from near and far find the resource useful and enjoy using the new features.

We are always looking at ways to improve the club website so if any supporters have any suggestions for new website content, or if there are any offers to supply content, then please contact the club at

The new website also brings about the launch of a new Aylesbury United forum. We encourage all supporters to use this new resource as there can be no anonymity which creates a feeling of openness that we would like to promote.

The new messageboard can be access at by clicking the ‘Forum’ link in the menu, or add to your favourites.


Saturday's Game

Wednesday 12 August 2009 - 3:18 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

Aylesbury United travel to Biggleswade Town in Saturday's curtain raiser to the new season.

The club make the journey to the one year old Carlsberg Stadium with Byron Walton as caretaker manager.

Walton has worked tirelessly since the departure of Martin Stone to put together a competitive side, and he now deserves full support.

We would like once again to assure fans that despite the recent troubles, which have been entirely out of the club's hands, we are on track for the start of the season.

Since our very positive meeting at Aylesbury College not much has changed, and all the announcements made that evening still apply.

The incredible strength and resilience of the club's committee, aided by Byron Walton on the playing side, mean that we have been able to cope with the loss of a manager and eight players less than two weeks before the start of the season.

We hope now that we can move forward and look forward to a good season and once again turn adversity into success.

United follow up their trip to Biggleswade with their first home match on Wednesday evening with Rothwell Town providing the opposition at Bell Close.


Ducks Draw at AFC Hayes in Final Friendly

Saturday 08 August 2009 - 7:36 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Ten comments |

Aylesbury drew 2-2 at AFC Hayes in another entertaining pre-season friendly match, their final before the season kicks off for real.

With Byron Walton having managed to rally a side together following Martin Stone's exit, he will have many reasons to be positive after a good showing by the new look Ducks line-up.

The Ducks were forced to field coach Dave Butler in goal after their triallist goalkeeper failed to show, and Jack Sillitoe had been granted an afternoon off, but still came away with a decent result.

Aylesbury went ahead midway through the first half with a well worked move which saw young midfielder 'Bruno' feed the ball through to Scott Orphanou who ran through and made no mistake.

The Ducks looked comfortable in possession and shaded the first half, but as the half time interval approached Hayes hit the woodwork twice.

And their resurgence continued after the break as an equaliser ensued seven minutes after the restart.

United had Jamaican international, and Maidenhead United captain Pat Sappleton in their defence, and he was climbed upon by a Hayes player who met a cross and the goal was given as good by the referee.

United re-established their lead when the excellent Bruno cut inside his marker and crashed home a left-footed shot which left the keeper no chance.

But the lead was shortlived with Sappleton's defensive partner conceeding a penalty which was easily converted past United's stand in keeper.

This was a good workout for the team in hot conditions with some very pleasing elements ahead of the big kick off at Biggleswade.


Martin Stone

Friday 07 August 2009 - 11:06 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Today the club accepted the resignation of Martin Stone.

This is purley down to personal / family reasons and as nothing to do with his pledges and commitment to Aylesbury United.

A full statement will be published once Martin returns from his family holiday.


Aylesbury Victorious in Entertaining Amersham Friendly

Tuesday 04 August 2009 - 10:29 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments |

After falling 3-1 behind in the first half, the Ducks were eventually able to pull off an unlikely 4-3 win tonight.

The Ducks made a bright start as a deflected Dean Powles effort from range looped into the net to give the visitors the lead. Some slack defending throughout the first half however saw the Ducks concede three goals before half time, with an injured Powles forced into a trip to the hospital shortly after scoring his goal.

Even the most optimistic of Ducks fans would never have expected the comeback that ensued following the break, with a more direct and driven Aylesbury repeatedly breaking through a somewhat soft Amersham backline. Despite having the larger squad on the day it was Amersham who looked the more tired side towards the end of the second half and three Ducks goals were just reward for their improved effort and penetration. The Ducks faithful were finally sent home happy after a remarkable comeback.


Next Matches

Tuesday 04 August 2009 - 1:52 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Tonight: Tuesday August 4th. Away to v Amersham Town. Kick off 7pm. On Saturday August 8th we are away to AFC Hayes - ko 3pm.

Our first league game is also away to Biggleswade Town on Saturday Aug 15th ko 3pm


Aylesbury fall to defeat at Chalfont St. Peter

Saturday 01 August 2009 - 6:04 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

A much-changed Ducks lineup were sadly unable to repeat their encouraging performance at Hillingdon Borough on Tuesday night as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Chalfont St. Peter. Last season's unlucky losing FA Vase Semi Finalists outplayed United for most of the match, and forced Aylesbury's debuting goalkeeper into a fine early save. Otis Williams saw his goal disallowed for offside after 5 minutes but ten minutes later the ball was in the Ducks' net as the Chalfont no. 9 found the net with a looping header to give the hosts the lead.

Chalfont doubled their lead with the final kick of the first half with the same player doubling his personal tally, this time with a cool finish into the bottom corner having found himself one on one with the goalkeeper.

The home side continued their domination through much of the second half and Aylesbury were lucky that their opponents missed several clear cut opportunities or the scoreline could have been far worse. As it was, despite some late Ducks pressure, the Saints were able to comfortably hold on for the win.