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Ducks Pegged Back by Beaconsfield

Saturday 30 January 2010 - 5:25 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

United let slip a two-goal lead for the second successive Saturday, this time to draw 3-3 at home to Beaconsfield SYCOB.

For most of the match it had looked like Aylesbury were on course for their second league win of the season, the first coming against the Rams earlier in the campaign, only for a heartbreaking penalty to go against them five minutes from time.

For once it was United scoring early on, as goals from Joel McCormick and Tyrone Taylor had given the Ducks a commanding lead after just fifteen minutes.

The arrears were reduced through dangerman Dean Papali at a free-kick, but Aylesbury hit back and re-established their lead through Enzo Silvestri.

Set pieces continued to be the Green's undoing and late on in the first half another free-kick ended with Ryan Bernard scoring against his former club.

It was a match you couldn't take your eyes off with plenty of talking points, particularly in the first half.

The second period was quieter and United looked to have done enough, only to have a penalty awarded against them five minutes from time and John Swift scored to break Aylesbury's hearts and leave Tony Joyce still searching for his first win as manager.


Woodford Win at a Canter

Wednesday 27 January 2010 - 9:58 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Woodford United completed the double of the Ducks with their second big win over Aylesbury of the season, a 4-0 victory.

Two goals from veteran striker Howard Forinton, one from ex-Duck Chris Jackson, and one from the hapless fist of Jack Sillitoe for an own goal sealed the home side's fate.

It was a disappointing night for Aylesbury who were rarely at the races, and the win for the visitors seemed to come without them ever getting out of second gear.

It was over five weeks since Aylesbury's last home game, but little seemed to have changed on the pitch in that time - that game also ending 0-4 after an offbeat United display.

Tony Joyce will now have to hope for better things going into the forthcoming home match with Beaconsfield.


Aylesbury United Half-Term Events

Wednesday 27 January 2010 - 5:21 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United will be running two Football in the Community events during February half-term.

Firstly, the club's community coaches will be attending Whitchurch Primary School for a Football Fun Day on Wednesday 17th February.

The day runs from 10am to 2.30pm and is open to boys and girls aged 5-11 years, of any footballing ability.

Secondly, the club will be running a Junior 6-a-side Indoor Challenge having teamed up with Aylesbury College.

The day takes place on Thursday 18th February 2010, at the Aylesbury College Indoor Hall.

The day will be split into 2 sections with a morning (10am-12noon) tournament for pupils in school years 3-5, with an afternoon tournament (12.30-2.30) for years 6-7.

The tournaments are open to boys and girls and we welcome entries from individuals who we will place into teams on arrival, or from friends who have made their own teams.

For full details and to book a place on either event, download the attached poster.


Ladies Edged Out in County Cup

Monday 25 January 2010 - 8:42 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United Ladies were edged out of the Berks & Bucks Ladies Trophy on Sunday, going down 3-1 to Wycombe Wanderers Res at home.

In a tightly contested affair, Aylesbury did well to match their opponents, who play a league higher, for most of the contest.

Gemma Franklin gave the Ducks a first half lead with a typical virtuoso solo dribble which ended with her rounding the keeper and rolling the ball into the net.

Wycombe fought their way back into the game though and began to grow as the half went on, but United were showing good resistance until they were caught out before half-time as the visitors equalised.

It was the Blues who shaded the second half, and they added another two goals - the second late in the day to bring an end Aylesbury Ladies' County Cup hopes for another season.


...And We're Back

Monday 25 January 2010 - 8:42 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Apologies for the lack of website over the past few days due to technical difficulties relating to our webserver.

Normal service has now been resumed and all your favourite features are now available once again.


Bedworth Peg Ducks Back to Draw 2-2

Monday 25 January 2010 - 8:30 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Six comments |

On their return to action after the enforced five-week break, Aylesbury had to settle for a point after Bedworth battled back with two goals in as many minutes to salvage a draw.

United had looked determined from the outset in Warwickshire and their attitude and commitment was spot on throughout.

It looked like they were to be justifiably rewarded with a victory for the efforts as two goals from top-scorer Ashley Harewood had given the travelling Ducks a cushion in the match with 55 minutes gone.

But the home side had other ideas, and they managed to pull level with two goals in a mad 90-second spell.

It was further rough justice on Aylesbury, as has so often been the case this season, but certainly gives plenty of reason for optimism as the games come thick and fast in the coming weeks.


Bedworth Match Looking Good

Friday 22 January 2010 - 8:28 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury look all set to return to action for the first time in exactly five weeks tomorrow with a trip to Bedworth United.

The Greenbacks' pitch was back in use on Tuesday night as Bedworth held Hitchin to a 1-1 draw, and the club are in positive mood that tomorrow's match will survive the current wet conditions.

Although thought unlikely, if a pitch inspection is required it will take place at about 11am, so watch this site for any news.

Bedworth currently sit three places above the Ducks in the league table, yet despite having played a game less, are well ahead with a 13 point advantage.


Romulus Match Postponed

Friday 15 January 2010 - 1:16 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Unsurprisingly, Saturday 16th January's scheduled game with Romulus has been postponed.

This now takes the total of postponements to five in a row for United, who haven't played a game for almost exactly a month since losing to AFC Sudbury in mid-December.

A new date for the fixture will be arranged in due course.

Meanwhile, the matches with Woodford, Chesham, Leighton and Bury Town have all been rescheduled with the new dates appearing on the fixtures page.


Press Release

Friday 08 January 2010 - 8:23 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Sports Solutions GB appointed to investigate opportunity for new sports facilities for Aylesbury United FC and the local community.

The opportunity to develop a community stadium for Aylesbury United FC (known as The Ducks), and to provide much needed new community sports facilities in the town, is being explored by Sports Solutions GB, a consultancy specialising in sports facility development projects. Sports Solutions GB has been commissioned by Aylesbury United, at their cost, to carry out a feasibility study to establish whether the proposed scheme is viable.

The club has been without a home ground since 2006, therefore new sports facilities will bring the Ducks home and provide the town with sports facilities for use by the local community including sports clubs, schools, colleges, organisations, groups and companies.

The team at Sports Solutions GB has successfully delivered sustainable community sports facilities throughout the UK, including Cirencester Town FC, which was Britain's first Community Football Club, and it is this experience which they will bring to Aylesbury United FC.

Sports Solutions GB has commenced on the feasibility study, which will include a review of demand for sports facilities in the town, consultations with the local council, local community and prospective partners, investigation into potential costs and funding opportunities and the management options for such a facility.

As concerns about health and fitness increase, new sports facilities which are accessible to all members of the community and which attract more users to sport and recreation will help to address this at a local level. In addition, new facilities can play a positive role in the wider social issues of crime reduction, education and social inclusion, placing sport at the centre of the community.

Chris Bevan, Sports Solutions GB’s Managing Director, said “We are delighted to have been appointed to work with Aylesbury United FC to investigate the opportunity to develop important community sports facilities. We are determined to help the club realise their dream of a new ground and attracting new members. Our team’s specialist experience in feasibility studies leading to the delivery of high quality, viable sports facilities will help to ensure that potential outcomes for the proposed scheme are fully investigated and appropriate recommendations made that will benefit the wider community.”


Bury Match Postponed

Friday 08 January 2010 - 2:05 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The away fixture at Bury Town scheduled for 9th January has been postponed, due to the pitch condition at Ram Meadow.

With the weather conditions around the country affecting all sporting events, the Southern League have relaxed their rules and allowed pitch inspections to take place the day before scheduled matches.

The fixture will now be arranged for a new date to be advised.


A Few Words from Tony Joyce

Friday 08 January 2010 - 10:19 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury United Manager Tony Joyce looks ahead to the New Year as he writes exclusively for us:

I hope every one had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

For myself and the players it was a shame that the games at Chesham and Leighton didn't go ahead. As a group we were very motivated, but the weather put pay to that.

Since taking over in late October there has been a lot of players come in and others depart. The squad of players that we have at the club now are a great bunch and most importantly all want to play for Aylesbury United and are committed to the battle ahead of them.

I am very pleased with Keith Newby and Enzo Silvestri, who have come in and given experience to our young exciting team. Players such as Monty, Shiblu and Kevin Ayodele are good young players and are getting better each week and have belief in there ability which will help us gain points in future matches.

I understand as a supporter it has been very tough recently, but when I came to the club after meeting Mr Read I felt very confident that the good times can come round again and we go into 2010 in confident mood on the pitch.

We are not going to win every game we play, but what ever team I put out they will be giving maximum effort to the last kick.

The team is getting better and wiser and yes we will win games and come what may the supporters will have some thing to cheer about.

Happy New Year.

Tony Joyce


Aylesbury United Review of the Decade: Part 1

Monday 04 January 2010 - 10:21 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

With the year now 2010, Aylesbury United Football Club can look back at a decade of many highs and many lows.

Our 'Review of the Decade: Part 1' was due to be published in the Leighton Town matchday programme, and has now been reproduced here.

From Phillips to Nicholls, and Isthmian to Southern League, to read all this, visit the Special Features section of the website.

Part 2 will be included in the Romulus matchday programme on January 16th.


Leighton Game OFF

Saturday 02 January 2010 - 10:53 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Today's game against Leighton Town has been postponed.

The decision was taken following an early morning inspection of the pitch, which is heavily frozen.

Aylesbury's next match will now be the trip to Bury Town on 9th January.

Meanwhile the away fixture at Chesham United has been rescheduled for Tuesday 2nd February, kick off 7.45pm.