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Ducks Win Again

Wednesday 29 September 2010 - 3:25 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury kept their new-found momentum going with an excellent 3-1 win over Hanwell Town.

United fashioned a number of first half chances before deservedly taking the lead when new defensive signing Lewis Christon headed into the net.

Craig Townsend followed in to rattle home the second after the break and the Ducks were cruising.

Christon was outstanding alongside Mulholland at the back and they largely kept Hanwell's 17-goal hitman Blaise O'Brien quiet, until one moment of madness let the visitors in for a goal back.

Previously the Ducks might have crumbled but instead of dropping back they pushed on and in stoppage time scored a magical third goal through Lea Coulter to seal a thoroughly deserved win.


New Signings for Ducks

Monday 27 September 2010 - 1:39 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Manager Tony Joyce is pleased to confirm three new signings that he believes can take the team and club forward.

Rob Kean who made his debut on Saturday has come in from slough and his experience and passing will be a great asset.

Lewis Christon is a commanding central defender who signs from Conference South side Basingstoke Town having previously also played for Wycombe Wanderers and AFC Wimbledon.

Also a player that needs no introduction to Ducks fans is Greg Williams who rejoins the club from neighbours Aylesbury FC.

In his previous 200+ game, five year spell with the club he became a fans favourite and was nicknamed 'The Leader' in reference to his commitment and leadership on the pitch, qualities that manager Tony Joyce will hope he will bring to a young Ducks side.

Joyce commented: "I have been in talks with Lewis and Rob for a while and finally persuaded them to join with my views of where I want to take the team on the field, and when Greg became available it was a no brainer. His experience on the field will be great for our young talented players.

I am very pleased with the squad we have assembled and with the addition of the new players the team will now get stronger going into the winter months."

All three players will be in the squad for Wednesday nights game at home to Hanwell.


Tigers Tamed by Five Star Ducks

Saturday 25 September 2010 - 10:40 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury returned to form with a 5-1 home thrashing of Kingsbury London Tigers.

Lea Coulter scored an excellently taken first half brace to put the Ducks ahead at the interval, but only by one goal as United's strikes sandwiched a gifted equaliser for the visitors.

After the break Aylesbury continued to be the better team, and the result was settled by Joey Acheampong's second goal of the week on the hour mark.

There was still a dramatic twist to follow as goalkeeper Jack Sillitoe was sent off for handling outside the area, leaving United facing the last 25-minutes with ten men.

But Tigers had no response and United played out the remainder in controlled fashion, and even added two late goals courtesy of substitute Jimi Emefuna who scored his first two goals for the club.


United Fall At First Hurdle

Wednesday 22 September 2010 - 3:29 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Ducks were dumped out of the Challenge Trophy in dramatic fashion 3-2 by Crawley Green at Sharpenhoe Road.

Having worked hard to recover a two-goal deficit with a last-gasp equaliser, United then proceeded to throw it all away by allowing their hosts to score a stoppage time winner.

Aylesbury had started strongly but were unable to make their early dominance count, and Crawley demonstrated the better chance-taking ability to put themselves two goals ahead by half time through Robbie O'Dell and Lee Hayward.

United kept battling though and with all their registered strikers on the bench and eventual bombardment on the home penalty area eventually paid dividends as first Joey Acheampong pulled a goal back, then Ben Baines equalised on the stroke of full time.

With the match seemingly heading for extra time, Crawley snatched a dramatic equaliser with Jermaine Hall driving in a low effort to send his side through to the next round and the Ducks crashing out.


Ducks Will Face Hertford in Vase

Sunday 19 September 2010 - 5:22 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United will take on Hertford Town in their opening FA Vase fixture this season.

Hertford overcame Ascot United 1-0 in Saturday's 2nd Qualifying Round tie to setup the clash at Bell Close.

The Ducks will play the match on Sunday 3rd October due to Leighton Town having a home fixture on the Saturday.

Aylesbury beat Hertford 2-0 in their league fixture last month with Ben Baines and Richard Pringle on target that day.


Crawley Green Game Rescheduled

Monday 13 September 2010 - 1:25 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The postponed Challenge Trophy tie with Crawley Green has been rearranged for a week later than the original date.

Aylesbury will now make the journey to Sharpenhoe Road (Barton Rovers - where Crawley Green groundshare) on Wednesday 22nd September.


Crawley Green Game OFF

Saturday 11 September 2010 - 12:24 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

With Crawley Green drawing their cup match today they will now require a midweek replay.

This means our scheduled Wednesday night Challenge Trophy fixture has now been postponed.

Aylesbury now have a two week gap without a game so an additional fixture may be arranged. Any news on this will be announced here once known.


A Bridge Too Far For United in Cup

Saturday 11 September 2010 - 11:02 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Aylesbury's trip to Ryman League side Brentwood proved too much for them as they went out of the FA Cup with a 4-0 defeat.

Even those with the most green-tinted of specs could have few complaints at the result, with the home side looking every bit the league above Aylesbury that they are.

That said, the Ducks seemed to have kept their hosts at bay with the tie skill goalless just prior to the break.

But a penalty kick and a goal within five minutes changed the complexion entirely and United went in two down.

After the break was much the same. Although Aylesbury started fairly well Brentwood had two goals disallowed before they eventually added two to their tally and finish with a comprehensive scoreline.


Ducks Borrow Timberlake from Moles

Saturday 11 September 2010 - 01:53 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Manager Tony Joyce would like to thank Mark Eaton and Aylesbury FC for their help at the 11th hour to answer an sos call for goalkeeper Matt Timberlake ahead of todays FA cup tie.

With Jack Sillitoe suspended and loan keeper Rickey Perks called back to slough and young keepers Kieran Lampard and TomMcNeill unavailable Joyce put the call into Eaton who was pleased to help out.

The relationship between the two clubs has been unhealthy in the past 18 months but the two managers have remained good friends throughout. Hopefully this can be a start to build bridges between the two clubs on and off the field and football will be the winner.


Hair today, gone tomorrow as best friend shaves head

Wednesday 08 September 2010 - 10:41 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

After finding out her best friend had cancer, Aylesbury player Susie Cole said she would support team-mate Sarah Flight, and shave her head when Sarah's hair fell out due to chemotherapy.

The pair met two years ago playing football together for Aylesbury United Football Club. Sarah, 27, was diagnosed with liver and bowel cancer in May.

Previously brunette Susie said: 'Sarah was a bit scared she was going to lose all her hair, so I said whenever her hair began to fall out I would shave my head. Her hair hasn't even fallen out really, but I decided to go ahead with it anyway since it's still for a good cause. I'm finding it quite nice, I used to wash and style it every day and now I don't have to.'



Ducks Downed at Oxhey

Tuesday 07 September 2010 - 3:27 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury's first ever trip to Oxhey Jets turned out to be an unhappy one as they were well beaten 2-0 at the Boundary Stadium.

Two goals in two first half minutes from the hosts effectively killed the tie, with too many anonymous performers on the field for United making a comeback look highly unlikely.

It was a disappointing end to an excellent seven-match unbeaten run, but Aylesbury can now turn their attentions to the FA Cup and a trip to Brentwood Town on Saturday.


Ducks Win at Haringey

Saturday 04 September 2010 - 09:57 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

United returned to winning ways with 3-1 result at Haringey Borough.

Leon Gordon opened the scoring in the first half before the home side equalised shortly after the restart.

United came back though and went on to secure the win with further goals from Ben Baines and Joey Acheampong on his debut.

The result means continue their unbeaten run which now stretches to seven games.


Late Show From Lev Green Denies Ducks

Wednesday 01 September 2010 - 4:09 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Two goals in the last thre minutes prevented Aylesbury making it six wins from six as they were pegged back by a spirited Leverstock Green as the sides drew 2-2.

It had looked like being a comfortable win for the Ducks after a first half which had goals for Paul Edgeworth and Ben Baines giving United a two-goal advantage.

At times though it was too easy and an air of complacency set in, and for the last twenty minutes or so Aylesbury were fairly anonymous.

The visitors, on the other hand, kept plugging away and with the introduction of their substitutes began to creep back into the match.

They pulled a goal back three minutes from time through a fine free-kick from Jon Davies to set up a nervy ending for the Ducks, which was then compounded when Morgan scored deep into stoppage time to level the match.

A definite case of two points dropped then, but hopefully a timely wake up call for the team.