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Chalfont Game OFF

Saturday 27 November 2010 - 03:57 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Today's game with Chalfont St. Peter has been postponed due to the freezing conditions.

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

Aylesbury will now next be in action when they travel to Kingsbury London Tigers on 4th December.


Pitch Inspection

Friday 26 November 2010 - 11:35 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Due to the freezing conditions, a pitch inspection is planned for tomorrow morning in advance of our scheduled game against Chalfont St Peter.

The site will be updated with the results of the inspection as soon as possible tomorrow morning


Seven Up For Super Ducks

Wednesday 24 November 2010 - 3:28 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury made it through to the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy Quarter Final with a 7-0 rout over Wokingham & Emmbrook, their biggest win in eight years.

The match was delayed fifteen minutes after a number of visiting players were stuck in traffic delays on the M25, and they must have been left wishing they'd stayed there on a night which everything fell into place perfectly for United.

Craig Townsend thumped in the opener, which was quickly followed by Paul Edgeworth heading a second, and a good first half's work was completed by Lea Coulter who bundled in the third.

Wokingham offered little after the break, particularly disappointing as they had won 7-0 themselves at the weekend and won their previous five games.

It was left to Aylesbury to add further to the scoring and they needed little invitation.

Coulter added his second, Ben Baines found the net, another Townsend thunderbolt made it six, before Baines completed his brace late on to round off the scoring and a memorable night for the few who turned out at Bell Close.

Aylesbury will now face Wantage Town in the Quarter Final, again at home, to be played before the week ending 28th January.


Ducks Held at Stotfold

Sunday 21 November 2010 - 06:28 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

After the disapointing FA Vase defat at St Ives last week, the Ducks were back on the road visiting Stotfold in the SSML Premier Division and looking for a positive reaction.

On a cold and foggy November afternoon, the travelling fans were taken on a roller coaster ride of a game with the Ducks taking the lead on three occasions but failing to hold on and ending up sharing the points with a 3- draw.

Stotfold came into the game lying fourth from bottom, but their recent form suggested a hard match and so it proved to be.

In an evenly matched contest Aylesbury took the lead on 11 minutes. A tremendous through ball form Lewis Christon found Lea Coulter who jinked his way into the area and produced a cross that the keeper spilled into the path of the waiting Paul Edgeworth who made no mistake with a crisp finish.

While Aylesbury had the best of the first half, Stotfold were always dangerous and the central defence pairing of Christon and Gordon were in good form, keeping the home side at bay.

All was to change within three minutes of the restart when the Stotfold number 7 Louis Taylor levelled the scores.

Almost immediately the Ducks went forward earning a corner from which Lea Coulter was adjudged to have been fouled and Edgeworth dispatched the resultant penalty to put the Ducks back in front again.

With the fog getting thicker the game seemed more like a cup tie with both teams pushing forward and it was Stotfold who levelled the game with a neat headed finish from Matt Kenbeford on 60 minutes.

As is their style, Aylesbury pushed forward in search of the winner and thought they had found it when Ben Baines showed real bravery in the 78th minute to get on the end of a bouncing ball in the six yard box and force it home despite the attentions of the onrushing goalkeeper.

Alas, the three points proved elusive as Stotfold pushed forward in numbers and got the equaliser in the 85th minute from Daniel Flack who forced the ball home after numerous rebounds in the Aylesbury area.

There was no let up in the last five minutes with both teams coming close to snatching the points but in the end a draw was probably a fair result.

All in all a good positive reaction after the St Ives game with the team showing much more urgency and resolve although they will be dissapointed with the goals conceded.


Ducks Grounded at St. Ives

Saturday 13 November 2010 - 11:11 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury's dreams of an FA Vase run were ended by St. Ives Town with the Cambridgeshire winning 2-1 at Westwood Road.

Lea Coulter's goal midway through the second half had given faint whiff of a comeback from the two-goal half-time deficit, but in general it was another flat performance from the Ducks.

Another two soft goals conceded handed the hosts the advantage they joyfully accepted, and with United's attacking play once more lacking spark, they struggled to get back into the match.

Things improved slightly after the break with a couple of changes, but there still wasn't enough from the team to grab an equaliser, and it's St. Ives who go through to the third round where we wish them well.


Aylesbury Back On Winning Trail

Tuesday 09 November 2010 - 3:24 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury returned to winning ways at lowly Langford with a 4-2 victory securing all three points.

Two late goals in the first half - an Edgeworth penalty and an own goal - sent the Ducks in with a flattering half-time lead after a struggle of an opening period.

Ben Baines increased the lead on the hour mark, but the home side hit back to reduce the arrears through Jean Phillippe Yamfam just five minutes later.

At this point it looked like either side could add to the scoring, but it was United who did when Danny Jones popped up to score his first for the club and re-establish the three-goal cushion.

It was lucky he did as Langford forced another goal, substitute Carl Albon netting to further close the gap but time was against the hosts and there was no further drama.

This wasn't the most convincing of performances from the Ducks, but they got the all important result and can now look to build on this with the FA Vase tie at St. Ives looming.


Langford Game ON

Tuesday 09 November 2010 - 08:37 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Following an earlier pitch inspection, tonight's match at Langford will go ahead as planned.

Ducks Thrashed at Hadley

Saturday 06 November 2010 - 11:28 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

A catalogue of errors saw Aylesbury crash to another defeat against a lower placed side as they were soundly beaten 5-1 at Hadley.

It was a thoroughly miserable afternoon for United who slumped to their biggest loss of the season and never looked like a side who had won so well at Hillingdon the previous week.

An early goal from Melford Simpson gave Hadley the lead, before Justin Gordon showed both sides of his game by scoring a sumptuous equaliser before gifting the hosts their lead back and the Ducks trailed at the interval.

It didn't reflect on the number of chances Aylesbury but they struggled to impose themselves after the break.

Hadley were then gifted another goal to settle the result, with two further late goals amongst some woeful defending saw them romp to a handsome victory.


Mouthwatering Festive Fixtures for Ducks

Friday 05 November 2010 - 12:32 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Today's unveiling of the December fixtures has revealed a mouthwatering couple of Christmas derbies for Aylesbury.

Second placed Tring Athletic, so far one of just four teams to have beaten United in the league this season, will visit Bell Close on the 27th December.

Aylesbury then make a trip to current 100% side Chalfont St. Peter for a New Years fixture on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd January.

During December the Ducks will also make first ever trips to Kingsbury London Tigers and Leverstock Green, whilst Broxbourne Borough and Colney Heath also visit for home matches.