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Town Hit For Six

Saturday 26 February 2011 - 10:43 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury achieved their biggest league win of the season with a 6-1 victory over relegation-threatened Kentish Town.

The Ducks had made a sluggish start to the game though and fell behind in the 7th minute when Charlie Kanaris turned a corner kick home.

It took some time before Aylesbury got into the game, but they eventually found their stride and equalised through a 20th minute classy Lea Coulter goal.

That was followed by a Ben Baines goal to give United the lead after 26 minutes, before another quality goal - Jack Wood the scorer this time - on the stroke of half-time made it 3-1.

Aylesbury added three further goals in the second half through an Edgeworth penalty, Townsend and Coulter's second.

On another day Aylesbury would have finished with 10 to their name, as a host of chances went begging, but in the end had to settle for just the six goals to one!


Todays Game On

Saturday 26 February 2011 - 04:11 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Bell Close pitch has passed inspection and today's game with Kentish Town will definitely go ahead.

Weather May Delay Ayodele's Return

Saturday 26 February 2011 - 03:30 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Today's home game against Kentish Town is subject to a pitch inspection, which may hamper the 'debut' of our new signing this week - Kevin Ayodele.

The inspection of the Bell Close pitch is set for 11am, and full results will be posted here once known.


Ducks Fall Flat at Pancake Lane

Tuesday 22 February 2011 - 4:02 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury's winning run was brought to an end by Leverstock Green, who inflicted a 3-0 defeat on the Ducks at Pancake Lane.

The first half was an even affair, although United's best efforts came in the opening thirty seconds as they twice went close before fading badly.

But after the break Aylesbury just didn't perform and there could be few complaints with the outcome, even if three flattered the hosts slightly.

Charlie Gorman gave his side the lead on 66 minutes when he fired in from close range, after which Aylesbury never looked likely to find a way back into the match as they struggled for creativity.

Two late Louis Austin goals added some gloss to the final score amongst some shoddy defending, and Aylesbury will now be looking for a better performance when relegation threatened Kentish Town visit Bell Close on Saturday.


Hanwell Town Fixture Moved

Monday 21 February 2011 - 03:39 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The away match at Hanwell Town scheduled for the 29th March has now been brought forward to the 15th March.

By moving the game forward to the free Tuesday, Aylesbury will now hopefully not have to play on both the Tuesday and Thursday of that week and will reduce the original 12 day gap the Ducks had between matches.


Hatfield Game Off

Saturday 19 February 2011 - 05:16 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Following a pitch inspection at Hatfield, todays game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Pitch Inspection at Hatfield today

Saturday 19 February 2011 - 04:41 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Due to the rain, there is a pitch inspection at Hatfield today at 12.00.

We will update as soon as we know the outcome


Ducks Keep Borough at Bay

Wednesday 16 February 2011 - 3:09 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Aylesbury made it three wins on the bounce and, for the first time this season, three clean sheets in a row, with a hard earned 1-0 victory over Hillingdon Borough.

When Ben Baines fired in from Joey Acheampong's cross after just seven minutes it looked like Aylesbury were in for a comfortable evening.

But that proved to be far from the case, and had Hillingdon's finishing been less erratic then the visitors could easily have left with a share of the spoils or more.

After the interval the Ducks were barely seen as an attacking force - with their best efforts coming from defensive mixups in the visiting ranks.

Hillingdon's wasted chances combined with some more stoic defending from United's makeshift rearguard - changed in personnel once again - means it's now 332 minutes since the Ducks conceded a goal.


Management Update

Tuesday 15 February 2011 - 01:24 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Tony Joyce has provided an insight into recent results and potential new signings:

Hello everyone, we have had lot of games recently and looking at March fixtures there is a lot of football for us to look forward to then as well.

The recent 2-2 draw with Chalfont in my opinion was an excellent game and advert for football at this level and I was very pleased with the way the team played throughout the 90 minutes.

Then came Broxbourne, due to Joey becoming a father again and Tomzy and Will being unavailable the squad was stretched to the limit and Edgey, John Mullholland and Craig Townsend all played with niggling injuries. Taking all this into consideration my verdict the players let themselves down and in our changing room at full time the Manager was not a happy man to say the least.

The players have responded fantastically to what myself, Gary and Glyn wanted from them and showed this in the 2-0 win over in form Colney who had won their last ten league games and we followed this up again on Saturday with a controlled 4-0 win over Oxhey Jets.

All in the dressing room a lot happier especially keeping two clean sheets on the bounce - well done Big Jack in goal.

As you are all fully aware we only run a 1st team, with no reserve team or U18s and the squad of players we have at present are a great bunch of lads but more importantly good footballers, my point here is all players want to play so the squad has whittled down to 17 players as other players have had to move on to find first team football elsewhere. But looking at our schedule for March the small squad we have will be stretched so we have put in two seven day approaches for players that I hope will join us this week.

I have also signed Hately Mercer from Hemel Hempsted. Hately is 18 and a young player whom I have known for a long time and he will be dual signed with us until the end of the season.

We are also currently looking to add one or two younger players who have been training with us to provide cover over the busy period.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday Night.



Jets Come Crashing Down

Saturday 12 February 2011 - 10:51 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

A patient performance from Aylesbury saw them eventually inflict Oxhey Jets' second 4-0 defeat of the week.

At half time it looked like the Ducks were to be disappointed as the game had '0-0' written all over it, but a stirring last third resulted in four goals and could have been more by the end.

Just like Wednesday's game, the visitors spurned several good opportunities to take the lead prior to United opening the scoring.

It was Paul Edgeworth who popped up with the first goal just before the hour mark when he got on the end of Jamie O'Grady's cross.

When Lea Coulter made it two on 68 minutes with a thumping finish there was no way back for Jets, and their task was made yet harder by Warren Gladdy's red card late on.

A further goal from Coulter and O'Farrell's first in green and white completed the scoring in another good win, and with reinforcements for the thin squad due imminently it could yet be an exciting end to the season.


Colney Downed by Superb Ducks

Wednesday 09 February 2011 - 3:11 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Six comments |

With arguably their best performance of the season, Aylesbury brought an end to Colney Heath's 10-match winning streak and their own barren run by running out 2-0 winners at Bell Close.

Colney missed a host of chances and had a goal disallowed, but the Ducks grew into the game as the first half wore on and took the lead through John Mulholland's towering header on 33 minutes.

The second half was a similar story as Aylesbury had to work hard to keep their opponents at bay - in similar vein to the previous Wednesday's game against Chalfont St. Peter.

With Colney flooding forward, and continuing to waste chances, the Ducks capitalised with a brilliant breakaway goal eventually finished by Lea Coulter.

There could have been more goals for the Ducks at the death, but it was a superb result and one Tony Joyce will hope his charges can now build on.


Inconsistent Aylesbury Fall Flat at Broxbourne

Saturday 05 February 2011 - 10:07 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Broxbourne Borough became the first side to do the league double over Aylesbury this season as the Ducks crashed to a 2-0 defeat.

The quality of United's performance against Chalfont three days earlier only served to heighten the dissappointment of such a lifeless showing.

Whether Wrdnesday's efforts had taken their toll was debatable, but the Ducks were flat throughout.

United had a couple of early efforts but it was the home side who opened the scoring when Bradley Drisdale wriggled through to net on 21 minutes.

Eight minutes later it was two when the impressive Tony Neilson fired home, a deficit Aylesbury never looked like recovering from.

The second half offered no improvement, and with a threadbare squad offering no way of changing the game, United quietly slipped to defeat.


Ducks Draw with Chalfont

Wednesday 02 February 2011 - 01:13 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury and league leaders Chalfont St Peter shared the spoils at Bell Close in a pulsating 2-2 draw.

The match was full of excitement and saw the visitors twice have to come from behind.

Ben Baines gave United an early lead when he turned in Coulter's low cross, but it only lasted four minutes before Dwayne Williams levelled.

Both sides continued to have chances but it was Aylesbury who re-established their advantage through Coulter's excellently taken effort.

Chalfont came again though and equalised once more through Daniel Hughes well worked goal.

In the closing stages Chalfont frantically searched for a winner but the Ducks just about held firm for the draw.