The Evo-Stik League South

Aylesbury United News

Soham Game Postponed

Saturday 27 February 2010 - 10:11 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Today's away match at Soham Town Rangers has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The game will now be rescheduled for a date later in the season.

Aylesbury's next fixture will now be away at Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday 2nd March.


Waders Complete Double of 3-1 Wins

Saturday 20 February 2010 - 5:24 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Nine comments |

Aylesbury fell to their second 3-1 defeat of the week with a home reverse at the hands of Biggleswade Town.

It was a case of 'more of the same' from United's point of view as they showed plenty of endeavour without a cutting edge, but had simply no luck in front of goal either.

The Waders were ahead inside just three minutes, and they doubled their tally on the 25 minute mark, with both goals coming from errors by Aylesbury which really could have been avoided.

The Ducks were always in the contest though and reduced the deficit prior to the interval courtesy of a scorcher of a volley from Jon Montgomery - his first goal for the club.

Despite having the upper hand for much of the second half, Aylesbury couldn't force an equaliser with time and time again the ball just not falling their way in the box coupled with some resolute defending from the visiting side.

Very much like Leighton had three days earlier, the away side needed a third goal to completely secure the win and it duly arrived on 75 minutes from a knocked down corner and that was game over as the Waders completed a double of 3-1 wins over the Ducks.


Biggleswade Game ON

Friday 19 February 2010 - 11:27 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The home match with Biggleswade Town will go ahead as planned following a morning pitch inspection.

Ducks Undone by Landlords

Wednesday 17 February 2010 - 10:04 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Aylesbury lost out to landlords Leighton Town 3-1 in the 'home' leg of meetings this season after a disappointing encounter at Bell Close.

For the most part, the game was a drab affair interspersed with odd moments of quality and it was from a rare such passing move that Leighton finally secured the win with their third goal five minutes from time.

That was after Aylesbury had battled hard to get back into the game after trailing by two at the interval having given two sloppy goals away.

Joel McCormick struck five minutes after the break to put the Ducks right back in contention, but, as is so often the case, they struggled against a strong Leighton outfit and could find no way through.

And so it was left to the 'visitors' to wrap up the win and leave United still searching for their elusive first win under Tony Joyce.


25 Years Ago Today: United?s Last Game at Turnfurlong

Tuesday 16 February 2010 - 7:45 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Aylesbury United?s last ever game at their old Turnfurlong Lane ground.

The match itself was an unspectacular 0-0 draw against Coventry Sporting, on Saturday 16th February 1985 but brought about the end of the Ducks? 50-year stay at the ground they had inhabited since 1935.

Ducks in action against Coventry Sporting
Courtesy of Mark Edmonds
click to view larger size

Aerial view of Turnfurlong Lane
Courtesy of Mark Edmonds
click to view larger size

The stadium, which had previously been known as Wendover Road, was sold to make way for new housing developments in the town with the club set to move to a purpose built new facility.

The 1984/85 fixtures had been specially scheduled so that all home matches were completed prior to the club moving out, with eleven away games taking place after this point from which Aylesbury won seven, drew one and lost three.

United played their home matches at Tring Town and RAF Halton the following season, before moving in to Buckingham Road prior to the 1986/87 season.

The new stadium gave the club the impetus it needed and helped in the push for the Southern League Championship. The Ducks went on to spend 20-years at Buckingham Road, during which time some great history was created, before being forced into homelessness in 2006.

More pictures of Turnfurlong Lane (courtesy of 'TommyMac'):

Click to enlarge


Ducks Earn Another Home Point

Saturday 13 February 2010 - 09:47 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United claimed a well-earned home draw with Stourport Swifts but had the chances to have taken all three.

After a number of early efforts came to nothing, the Ducks deservedly lead midway through the first half when Joel McCormick won a penalty kick which was scored by Keith Newby.

Stourport levelled with their first telling attack with a near-post diving header, and for the first time Aylesbury's control of the match was challenged with the visitors exerting some pressure before the break.

United were slow to emerge after the interval and Stourport remained on top without creating a great deal.

But as the half wore on it was Aylesbury, boosted by the injection of some fresh legs, who began to take charge and had a number of chances but were just unable to force a winner and for the second successive home match had to settle for a point.


Depleted Ducks Defeated at Sudbury

Saturday 06 February 2010 - 5:09 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Sudbury completed their rather comfortable double over the Ducks by inflicting a 5-2 defeat at King's Marsh.

The home side took the lead through Craig Hughes with just 3 minutes gone, and scored another courtesy of Daniel Emmanuel before 15 minutes had been played.

Aylesbury were missing a large number of players to injury and the team's unfamiliarity was proving a big factor, but Shiblu Miah gave his side a lifeline with an instant goal back.

It meant the Ducks were back in the game, but quite how the yellows failed to increase their lead before the break only they'll know.

The second half was a different story as Sudbury finally managed to convert their chances - on loan Histon striker netting a hattrick to make it 5-1.

Again there were more chances, but United had the last word when Richard Pringle marked his return with a well taken goal.


Ducks Re-Sign Pringle for Sudbury Trip

Saturday 06 February 2010 - 09:26 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United have re-signed former top-scorer Richard Pringle for today's trip to AFC Sudbury.

The powerful frontman became a popular figure when he was leading scorer with 21 goals in the 2006/07 season, despite spending a period away at a higher level with Bedford Town.

He will also be remembered for hitting some spectacular goals, none more so than a memorable 25-yard volley at Bedworth United.

Since leaving the Ducks in 2007 Richard has played for Leighton Town, Arlesey Town and, this season, Barton Rovers.

It will be hoped he can help the misfiring Ducks in front of goal, beginning this afternoon, and we welcome him back to the club


Sudbury Game Confirmed

Friday 05 February 2010 - 09:15 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Sudbury's pitch has passed the 9am inspection and today's game will go ahead.

There was reportedly a lot of standing water currently on the pitch at the King's Marsh Stadium which had necessitated the inspection.


Watch this Space.......

Tuesday 02 February 2010 - 2:16 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Ground Inspection at Chesham scheduled for 4pm. Pitch frozen in places!

Will advise ASAP on outcome


Game ON Tonight

Tuesday 02 February 2010 - 09:46 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

The Chesham pitch has passed a 4pm pitch inspection, so tonight's game is definitely going ahead.

Parts of the Meadow were reported to be waterlogged following the recent thaw.


Chesham Clinch Derby Win

Tuesday 02 February 2010 - 09:46 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury were beaten by Chesham for the first time since 2006 in this season's first meeting of the old adversaries.

To say it was a poor game would be a huge understatement with both sides falling flat on the night.

For Aylesbury they continue to be inconsistent after one good performance followed by one disappointing.

On the other side of the fence Chesham appeared to be playing at a canter, the promotion hopefuls seemingly never getting out of second gear.

The home side eventually strolled to a two-goal first half lead but never fully stamped their authority on the game.

That said, home keeper Hayward didn't have a save to make all night whilst Chesham had sporadic chances to score more.