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Ducks March On In Cup

Sunday 29 August 2010 - 12:39 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury eventually overcame the challenge their Essex League counterparts Eton Manor to progress in the FA Cup this afternoon by three goals to two.

Manor asked all the questions of the Ducks in the first half, with their hassling and harrying never letting United settle and as a result the greens looked a shadow of themselves in recent matches.

The visitors scored one, but could have had more, only for Lea Coulter to snatch an equaliser right at the end of the first half as United finally came to life.

After the break things started on a similar footing and Manor scored early on, but then proceded to sit back on their lead.

In the end this lead to their downfall and the mounting pressure eventually told with Leon Gordon's first for the club bringing a second equaliser of the afternoon.

A second yellow card for Craig Willoughby compounded the Essex side's problems and suddenly it only looked a matter of time before Aylesbury took the lead, which they duly did through Ben Baines.

Still Manor wouldn't lie down but United dealt successfully with everything thrown at them, Jack Sillitoe making one particularly notable save in the closing stages to secure the win.

Aylesbury's reward for the win is an away tie at Brentwood Town and a cool £1500 prize money.

 

Another Win Sees Ducks Up to 6th

Tuesday 24 August 2010 - 3:49 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

This time seven days ago Aylesbury were bottom of the league, but they tonight scaled the heady of heights of 6th after their third league win on the bounce coming with a 3-0 victory at Holmer Green.

The Ducks made an excellent start but couldn't turn their domination into goals, and they faded as the home side, buoyed by their own 5-1 win at the weekend, grew into the game and threatened on a few occasions.

Right at the end of the first half Aylesbury did make the breakthrough though, the superb Leon Gordon brought down by goalkeeper Charlie Fanner for a clear penalty which Paul Edgeworth comfortably converted.

After the break the game continued to be fairly evenly balanced, but the Ducks looked in a different class coming forward and their hosts simply had no answer to Gordon?s pace and direct running.

Edgeworth added a second, his sixth of the season already before Carl Clay struck a long range effort minutes later to complete the scoring and send the mass of United fans who had made the short journey home happy.

 

Photos of Hertford Game

Sunday 22 August 2010 - 03:31 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Mike Snell has taken some excellent photos of the Ducks' game at Hertford Town.

The photos are available in our photo gallery via the following link: http://www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk/fans/gallery

A full report from the match will be available in due course, but there is a report and additional photos online at Hertford's website.

 

Ducks Win at Hertford

Saturday 21 August 2010 - 10:57 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury kept up their good recent form with a 2-0 win at Hertford Town.

Tap ins for Ben Baines and Richard Pringle set the Ducks on their way to their way to a third straight win.

 

Ducks and Dunstable In Dodgy Defending Seven Goal Thriller

Wednesday 18 August 2010 - 3:24 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

With two second half goals in four minutes, United eventually secured a tremendous morale boosting 5-2 win over Dunstable Town, but they were made to work harder than should have been necessary for the result.

This match certainly wasn't one for the purist and although low on footballing quality, was certainly packed full of entertainment value with seven goals, a penalty, sending off and many other talking points.

United made the dream start, taking full advantage of Dunstable's defensive inadequacies to storm into a three-goal lead by half an hour courtesy of Coulter's first for the club and another Edgeworth brace.

But the Ducks seemed determined to throw it all and with some just as questionable defending gifted the Blues two-goals and the comeback looked to be on when John Mullholland?s dismissal left his side a man light.

Aylesbury carried on and played two-thirds of the game with ten men, showing steely resistance to hold off the Dunstable surge. Eventually, having resisted some strong pressure, two second half goals from Jack Wood, then Ben Baines on his debut ? finally settled the result and brought about a very welcome first three points of the season.

 

Edgeworth's Brace Sees Ducks Safely Through in FA Cup

Saturday 14 August 2010 - 11:12 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Paul Edgeworth marked his Aylesbury comeback with two goals as the Ducks safely progressed from their first ever Extra Preliminary Round tie in the FA Cup with a 3-1 win at Langford.

It was a comprehensive win with the home side rarely threatening, and after Edgeworth's brace it was another in Craig Townsend who added a spectacular third.

By this point it could conceivably been five or six as the fresh legs of Leon Gordon and another new signing, Jimi Emefuni, caused havoc in the tiring Langford defence.

Unfortunately though the result was somewhat soured by Jack Sillitoe's sending off for a moment of madness, and a subsequent penalty award which allowed the hosts to pull a goal back at the death - but there was to be no stopping the Ducks their well deserved win.

Aylesbury's reward is a home tie in the Preliminary round against Eton Manor on Sunday 29th August.

 

Gutsy Display But No Reward for Ducks

Tuesday 10 August 2010 - 4:19 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Despite twice coming from behind, two late goals for the hosts dashed any United hopes of claiming a point from this entertaining fixture as Tring ran out 4-2 winners.

Although the home side had been much the better team in the first half and deservedly lead 2-1 at the break, a rousing second half performance from the Ducks saw them draw level once again - Richard Pringle scoring from the spot to add to Warren Garcia's first half equaliser.

But, as seems to be an Aylesbury habit which is well overdue an ousting, United proceeded to shoot themselves in the foot when a corner kick resulted in a routine header to give Tring a 3-2 lead with just nine minutes remaining.

There was worse to come when the hosts grabbed a late penalty to add some gloss to the result and send Aylesbury home with nothing to show for their efforts.

It was a much improved performance from the Ducks though, and against another of the fancied sides in the league can count themselves unlucky not to have taken a point.

 

Royston Victorious in Season Opener

Saturday 07 August 2010 - 10:33 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury's new season began with disappointment and a 2-0 home defeat by Royston Town.

Royston, widely tipped to be one of the title contenders, had the better of the first half chances but it looked like Aylesbury had reached the interval level until a late penalty award allowed Ryan Lockett to send the Crows into the break ahead.

A half-time reshuffle saw an improvement from United and they had a number of chances to equalise - with Leon Gordon going closest with a header against the bar.

But they shot themselves in a foot as a calamitous moment of defending let in a visiting forward who finished with aplomb, and the Ducks were beaten.

 

Late Luton Wonder Goal Downs Valiant Ducks

Wednesday 04 August 2010 - 3:03 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury were rather unfortunate to be the losing side in their final pre-season fixture of the season, as they were just edged out 2-1 by a Luton Town XI.

There were plenty of positives for manager Tony Joyce to pick from though, with a number of excellent performances from his players who passed the ball nicely, challenged well, and created a number of chances despite once again missing key players.

It all suggests the boss will have something of a selection headache come the first match of the 'real' season at home to Royston this Saturday.

An even first half eventually saw the visiting side draw first blood when an attempted clearance by Toms ricocheted back off his own man straight to a Luton player who crossed well for a waiting attacker to tap into the net from close range.

After the interval the Ducks stepped up their performance and midway through the half Richard Pringle scored his first of pre-season with a sweet turn and finish from Will Smith's free-kick delivery.

It looked like United were set to claim a deserved share of the spoils, but with five minutes remaining one of Luton's youngsters scored with an outrageous dipping strike from 30-yards which left Sillitoe grasping at thin air.

Despite the result, the decent sized crowd were buoyed by what they had seen and left Bell Close optimistic ahead of the campaign's beginning.

 

Ducks Gear Up For Luton Clash

Wednesday 04 August 2010 - 02:24 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United will be hosting a Luton XI side at Bell Close this evening in their final pre-season fixture.

The match gives manager Tony Joyce his last opportunity to run the rule over his players before the season kicks off for real on Saturday.

Admission prices for the match, which kicks off at 7.45, have been set at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

 

Ladies Looking for a Goalkeeper

Tuesday 03 August 2010 - 08:10 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United Ladies are back in training and are looking forward to the season ahead after their successful promotion campaign last term.

The club are looking to strengthen their squad and are on the look out for new players - particularly a goalkeeper.

Any interested players please contact Andy Foster on 07840 441855.

 

Ducks Secure Shirt Sponsorship Deal for 2010/11

Sunday 01 August 2010 - 07:25 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United are delighted to announce a new shirt sponsorship deal for the 2010/11 season with Quidco.

Quidco are the UKs most popular cashback website with over 800,000 members enjoying the most generous cashback deals from over 2,000 retailers.

Their website can be found at www.quidco.com

We look forward to carrying their logo on our shirts this season and would like to extend our thanks for their ongoing support.