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Struggling Ducks' Woes Continue

Saturday 31 October 2009 - 5:14 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury were well beaten at Rothwell Town by a team who were simply better in every department.

In truth the scoreline could have been more than the five the Bones did get, had it not been for a number of saves by Jack Sillitoe and some wasteful finishing.

Rothwell took the lead through Brett Darby midway into the first half and doubled it right at the end of a half that gave little for Aylesbury to be positive about.

The second half was generally better for the Ducks who had some spells of possession and drew one good save out of home keeper Glass.

But three more home goals in the last twenty minutes - one from Byrne and two from the superb Stevenson - meant a third successive five goals conceded and another match to forget.


Tompkins' Hat-trick for Hayes Sends Ducks Out

Wednesday 28 October 2009 - 10:06 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury let a two-goal lead slip and conceded five goals for the second game in a row as they went out of the Red Insure Cup 3-5 at home to AFC Hayes.

It was another match which epitomised United's season so far: bright in attack but naive at best in defence.

United conceded a penalty within three minutes which Tompkins scored, but they battled back to level through Tyrone Taylor's first goal for the club on ten minutes.

Midway through the first half they went in front when Chris Reed headed home Dean's corner kick, then Ashleigh James extended that lead after the break.

But Hayes weren't to be denied and they quickly pulled a goal back through that man Tompkins, and Aylesbury began to crumble.

Tompkins added his third to level the game, before Danilson Vincent scored twice more to compound a miserable second half for the Ducks.

It means new manager Tony Joyce will have to wait for his first win in charge, but he will be frustrated at the nature of his side's undoing after they appeared to be well on course for the 2nd round at one point.


Ducks Back in Bell Close Action Tonight

Wednesday 28 October 2009 - 08:22 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United play their first home fixture in over a month tonight as we entertain AFC Hayes.

The Red Insure Cup match will be new manager Tony Joyce's first game in charge at Bell Close, and will give home debuts for a number of his new look side.

AFC Hayes are, like ourselves, struggling this season and have lost their last three league outings.

One of those was 5-0 at VT FC two weeks ago who the Ducks handsomely beat in a friendly three days ago.

Kick-off for this evening's game is 7.45pm, and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible.


A Word from Tony Joyce

Tuesday 27 October 2009 - 11:20 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

New manager Tony Joyce says a few words after his first two weeks in the job:

I would like to say hello to all Ducks fans and keep you all up to date with my first two weeks at the helm of this great club.

Firstly can I say I have taken the job of manager to get the Aylesbury United off the bottom of the table and stay in the southern league this season and if I did not think this was achievable I would not have accepted the offer to manage the team. It is going to be tough but with hard work it can be reached.

Having watched the team twice under Byron Walton it gave me a chance to asses some of the players we have, unfortunately due to logistics and the financial situation we have lost the services of the players travelling from London: Dean Thomas, Abdul Yoki, Calvin Thomas and Ryan Bernard and adding to that list is centre forward Ashley Harewood who has joined Northwood. I wish them every success at their new clubs but am disappointed I did not get the chance to work with them.

Going into the Romulus game after one training session was always going to be a tough start. Making their debuts for the Ducks that night were new signings Danny Hart, Tyrone Taylor, Kevin Ayodele, Nick Bennion and Simon King. The result was not what I had hoped for but realistically under the circumstances I'm sure many people expected it.

I was pleased from the game how the young players reacted after the half time team talk and put in a positive 2nd half but I did realise the tough task we have ahead of us.

The chance to play VT FC on Saturday and take the players all the way to Southampton for a friendly was a great success. It was another chance for me to assess the players at the club and I was pleased with our application, commitment and play throughout the 90 minutes and all the players put in good performances with an excellent 5-1 win (I wished it was a league game).

The confidence we gained from the trip will put us into good sted for the cup game on Wednesday Night and the tough league games we have coming up.

I am still looking to strengthen the squad with one or two experienced players to give some balance to our younger players in the team.

All in all I am looking forward to the challenge and believe we have some good times ahead with our young, fast and attacking team.

See you Wednesday.

Tony Joyce


Ladies in Convincing League Cup Win

Sunday 25 October 2009 - 6:13 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

Aylesbury Ladies won through to the League Cup 2nd Round with a 7-1 win at Chiltern Saints.

Player of the match Kay Norton scored a hat-trick, whilst there was also a brace from Leigh Reed and one each for Claire Poulton and Gemma Franklin.

It was a great second half display by all the players, who showed great team spirit and motivation with plenty of encouragement for each other throughout.


Big Win for Ducks in VT Friendly

Saturday 24 October 2009 - 5:15 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Eight comments |

League positions were made to count for nothing as bottom of the Midlands Division Aylesbury beat top of the South and West Division VT FC in a friendly.

The final score was 5-1 and although it was very much an experimental VT lineup, it will be a confidence boosting result for Tony Joyce's side.

Aylesbury took a two goal first half advantage with Chris Dean scoring a penalty in the 13th minute after handball on the goal line, although the offending player wasn't dismissed.

Dean was involved with the second eleven minutes before the break when his left sided corner was headed in by Tyrone Taylor.

VT had their chances and Sillitoe had to pull of a number of saves to keep them at bay in the first half.

The hosts then pulled a goal back after 48 minutes from a half cleared corner which was fired into the net.

But the Dean show soon resumed when the left back netted his second and United's third. King's shot from inside the area was superbly saved but Dean finished off the rebound with a well placed shot in off the far post.

The Ducks went on to control the remainder of the game and made their dominance count with two further goals.

A shot from Kwegyir cannoned into the net off a defender for an own goal, then a triallist named Tommy scored with a deflected effort from distance.

There was even time for a late cameo appearance from Joyce himself, but the new boss will be happy with the team's workout ahead of the visit of another South and West outfit AFC Hayes in the Red Insure Cup.

Team: Jack Sillitoe, Ashleigh James, Chris Dean, Dan Hart, Chris Reed, Kevin Ayodele (Tony Joyce), Simon King, Jon Montgomery (Tommy), Shiblu Miah, Tyrone Taylor (Ibrahim Kwegyir), Jordan Oxley (Joe Oxley)


Ducks Crushed by Rampant Roms

Tuesday 20 October 2009 - 9:35 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Six comments |

A new manager at the helm, but it was a similar story as the Ducks fell to their second 5-0 defeat of the season, this time at Romulus.

In fairness the hosts looked a very dangerous outfit. Well organised and quick to press the ball, Aylesbury barely had a kick in the first half.

The game was over as a contest when the second goal went in on 17 minutes and the Roms never looked back as they doubled their lead before the break.

The rout was completed after the interval and although their opponents eased up somewhat there was still little on offer for United.

Plenty of work for new boss Tony Joyce then, but he will be aided in his task by an additional friendly arranged this coming Saturday at VT FC.


Several New Faces for Romulus Trip

Tuesday 20 October 2009 - 12:19 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

New Aylesbury manager Tony Joyce is one of several newly registered Ducks players ahead of tonight’s away match with Romulus.

Also in contention for a debut this evening will be Kevin Ayodele, Nick Bennion, Dan Hart, Simon King and Tyrone Taylor.

Bennion, Hart and King have all made the short switch from Buckingham Town, where centre back Hart was club captain.

Ayodele, described as a strong and pacey right sided defender, has been with AFC Hayes and Chalfont Wasps this season.

Tyrone Taylor is a striker who joins from Leighton Town and is another well known to Joyce due to his Buckingham connections having left the Robins for Leighton this summer.


Fixture Changes for Ducks

Monday 19 October 2009 - 12:20 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

A couple of amendments to Aylesbury United's fixture list have been made.

A mid-season friendly has been arranged this Saturday 24th October at newly promoted VT FC, who are flying high at the top end of the South & West Division.

The free date of the 31st October has now been filled, by bringing forward our away trip to Rothwell Town from its original February date.

Secondly, the home match with AFC Sudbury on 4th November has been postponed due to our visitors' Suffolk Cup tie on the same night taking precedence.

A new date for this game will be advised in due course.


Win at Beaconsfield Gets Ducks Off The Mark

Monday 12 October 2009 - 11:25 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury gave outgoing boss Byron Walton the perfect send off as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Beaconsfield.

It means the long wait for United's first points of the season.

Victory came in dramatic style thanks to Daddy Moses' late strike after good work by Ashley Harewood.

Such an eventful conclusion never looked to be on the agenda after a dour first half only notable for the hosts taking the lead.

But Aylesbury threw caution to the wind after the break and it paid off as Harewood got the leveller before Moses' late heroics.

The large travelling Ducks contingent celebrated their precious win for some time after the match and Walton was given a warm ovation as he left the pitch.


Bedworth Game Moved

Sunday 11 October 2009 - 6:31 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Bedworth United's FA Cup progress means our home match with them has been moved.

The game was originally scheduled for 24th October, but the Greenbacks will now be in cup action on that day.

Aylesbury will now face Bedworth on Wednesday 16th December, kick-off at Bell Close at 7.45pm.


Walton to Leave Ducks Post

Saturday 10 October 2009 - 7:43 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Caretaker manager Byron Walton is to leave Aylesbury United by mutual consent after Monday's game at Beaconsfield SYCOB.

Walton has been performing something of a firefighting role since being thrust into the job following the sudden departure of Martin Stone at the start of the season.

For that and for all of his hard work, the committee and board of directors are unreservedly grateful.

Sadly Byron hasn't been able to find a winning combination in that time, and so he and the club thought it best that a new manager would be sought.

This decision was taken after the FA Trophy match at Beaconsfield, but Byron, being the man that he is, was unwilling to leave the club in the lurch and agreed to oversee these final two away games.

As of Tuesday, Aylesbury are pleased to announce that Tony Joyce has agreed to become our new manager.

Joyce should need little introduction to Ducks' fans having had three playing spells at the club.

He has had managerial stints at Thame United and most recently Buckingham Town.

With three quarters of the season still remaining it isn't too late for Aylesbury to escape the relegation zone, and we hope this change will help us in that quest.


Four Away Goals but Still No Points for Ducks

Saturday 10 October 2009 - 5:11 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

A spirited Aylesbury were edged out of a 5-4 thriller at Walshes Meadow.

The Ducks were hugely improved on their defeat at Beaconsfield and they produced a resounding comeback to lead the game for a spell.

Falling two goals behind inside the first ten minutes, United were level by scoring twice themselves in the last ten of the first half through Harewood and Dean.

They went better still when Harewood gave them the lead with a stunning strike soon after the restart.

Half an hour always looked a long time for Aylesbury to hold on though and so it proved as Swifts levelled and then went on to take the lead.

They added a further goal to their tally as United were caught stretched, before Moses reduced the arrears deep in stoppage time.

That was how it ended and the Ducks' search for their first point of the season continues.


Poor Ducks Crash Out of Trophy

Saturday 03 October 2009 - 5:09 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury went out of the FA Trophy after an abject 2-1 defeat at their Midlands Division rivals Beaconsfield SYCOB.

It all means a season which is going from bad to worse for Aylesbury who are now out of both national cup competitions and continue to be rooted to the foot of the table.

The Rams deservedly lead at half time courtesy of Gary Senior's goal and but for a great Sillitoe save would have doubled their lead after a first period where Aylesbury were barely in the game.

An early free kick goal then appeared to put the game well beyond the Ducks.

But there was something of a mini resurgence and Joe Oxley scored to give a bit of hope to the travelling supporters.

Unfortunately it turned into little more than that, and United must now turn their attentions back to a Southern League survival bid.


Stourport Game Brought Forward

Saturday 03 October 2009 - 09:31 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury's away game at Stourport Swifts has been brought forward.

The match will now take place on Saturday 10th October after both clubs were left with free Saturday's due to their opponents' progress in the FA Cup.

Additionally, the original date of 31st October is an FA Trophy weekend and should either club progress that far then the match would have been postponed anyway.