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Aylesbury Back To Winning Ways

Tuesday 27 September 2011 - 02:21 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury bounced back to winning ways with a tremendous 3-0 victory at near neighbours Berkhamsted.

Both sides were missing players - the Ducks without their injured foursome of Mulholland, Edgeworth, Simpson and Gordon, whilst Ben Baines was also unavailable following the birth of his son.

But it was Aylesbury who sprung into the lead when Silvestri fired home following good work from Acheampong in the area and an element of good fortune as the ball ricocheted off the referee.

Berkhamsted had plenty of chances before the break, but United held on for their slim interval advantage.

Just two minutes into the second half and Aylesbury doubled their lead when Acheampong teed up Field for an accurate finish and the lead looked more secure.

Then followed the game's biggest talking point as Jim Carmichael was dimissed a for a hard challenge that the referee was deemed over the top.

Later in the half his brother Simon was stretchered off, leaving Berkhamsted finishing the game with 9 players on the field.

And it went from bad to worse for the hosts as United added a third, Hallford firing home from an impossible looking angle after Acheampong was involved again, to round off an important win for United.

Match Report


Extra Time Vase Dissappointment for Ducks

Saturday 24 September 2011 - 12:48 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury's FA Vase campaign came to an early exit as an extra time goal sent them crashing out at the first hurdle.

United never really found their best during the match, and also had to contend with more injury woes as David King and Melford Simpson were both forced off in the first half, joining the already struggling John Mulholland and the missing Paul Edgeworth.

The ducks sneaked ahead though, somewhat against the run of play, when Mulholland hooked home his 7th goal of the season.

Ray Spence levelled in first half stoppage time, and, after a goalless second half, the match went into extra time.

Spence was unplayably good for his side at times, so it was fitting that he scored the eventual winner - a fabulous effort started and finished by him lobbing Sillitoe.

It was a bitterly disappointing result for United who didn't do themselves justice as Reading deservedly took the win.


Safe Passage for Ducks

Wednesday 21 September 2011 - 3:14 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury made safe passage for their first ever appearance in the Premier Division Cup Second Round courtesy of a 3-2 home win over Broxbourne Borough.

The Ducks made a barnstorming start to the match and took a three-goal lead inside the first half hour.

John Mulholland confidently dispatched a second minute penalty, Paul Edgeworth rolled home from close range, and an own goal gave United a convincing lead.

But a free-kick goal just three minutes later gave the visitors a way back into the match, following which proceedings were far more even.

The second half was less eventful, and although Broxbourne had further chances, it took until the 83rd minute when Aylesbury shot themselves in the foot by conceding another cheap free-kick allowing Parratt to score again.

A late surge followed, but United's defence - joined by makeshift centre-back Baines who had slotted in following an injury to Mulholland - held firm to ensure the result wenty the Ducks' way.


Greens (in Blue) See off Green

Saturday 17 September 2011 - 11:21 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury recorded their second 4-1 of the week by winning an eventually comfortably match at Holmer Green.

The strange sight of the Ducks wearing Leighton Town's change blue strip greeted supporters, who then saw their side make hard work of the game against their struggling hosts.

After a fairly even half, United went in 2-0 up with goals from Acheampong and Edgeworth.

But after the break they allowed Holmer Green straight back in to score and put themselves under unnecessary pressure.

Aylesbury dug in though, and scored a crucial 70th minute third to secure the win when skipper John Mulholland crashed home, before substitute Melford Simpson then added some gloss to the scoreline from the penalty spot.

It gave the impression of a win which was easier than it had been in reality, but another good result for the Ducks as they return to winning ways in the league.


Ducks Progress to Round Two

Wednesday 14 September 2011 - 3:03 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury got their Challenge Trophy campaign off to a winning start thanks to a workmanlike performance and 4-1 win over Tring Corinthians.

United made a strong start to the game without being able to take the lead, before growing rather complacent amid a sloppy spell of the game.

Despite this, they took the lead in the 27th minute when Paul Edgeworth powered home a header on the end of David King's cross.

The Ducks made a nightmare start to the second half when Tring levelled almost immediately, when the impressive Russ Deadman fired home.

Parity only lasted three minutes though as Joey Acheampong made the most of being granted his first start of the season with a well taken goal.

Acheampong's inclusion was one of a number of changes by manager Tony Joyce who elected to rotate his squad for the cup competition.

Another of the switches saw Lewis Hallford handed his Aylesbury debut, and it was he who caught the eye in the closing twenty minutes - regularly causing havoc down the right flank.

Hallford set up United's final two goals - an Edgeworth near post header at a free-kick, and a Baines tap in from close range after Hallford had rounded the keeper.

It was a satisfying end to a match which had earlier threatened to go awry, as Aylesbury managed to produce a more professional second half showing and earn the right to entertain Risbrorough Rangers in the 2nd Round.


Reading Town for Ducks

Saturday 10 September 2011 - 12:25 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury will travel to Reading Town in the FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round, after the Berkshire outfit beat Harefield United 1-0 this afternoon.

The tie will be played on 24th September 2011.

In other fixture news, the Ducks will now travel to Holmer Green on Saturday 17th September instead of facing Oxhey Jets, who will be in FA Cup action that day.


Crows Fly Above Ducks

Saturday 10 September 2011 - 09:49 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury succumbed to their first league away defeat of the season, narrowly losing out 1-0 at Royston Town.

The early pacesetters were on top for a large part of the match and were deserving winners.

It took until the 70th minute before the deadlock was broken, when Jack Bradshaw powered a bullet header into the net from what must have been his side's 15th corner kick.

The Ducks did have their moments, notably chances which weren't taken by Baines and Simpson in the first half.

But Royston's dominance eventually paid dividends, and despite a triple substitution there was no way back for Aylesbury.


New Signing For Ducks

Thursday 08 September 2011 - 06:54 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United have today completed the signing of former Rushden & Diamonds youngster Lewis Hallford.

Lewis, 19, is an exceptionally quick wide midfielder, capable of playing on either flank.

He came up through the ranks with the Diamonds before a loan spell with Leighton Town in 2009/10.

A move to Chesham United followed the next summer, but after only two appearances for the Generals Lewis moved to Biggleswade Town.

This season so far he has been with United Counties League Stewarts & Lloyds Corby.

Lewis goes straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to Royston Town.


Update from Tony Joyce

Thursday 08 September 2011 - 01:20 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Hello all, as we approach a month gone in the season I would like to give you an update from the management.

Player news: We have allowed Mickey O’Farrell to join Berkhamsted, and Vinny Shrieves to go back to Newport Pagnell Town. With the signing of Melford and Stacey, and Ben Baines playing well and Paul Edgeworth returning to the squad it was going to be very difficult for the pair to get regular games in the starting eleven. I wish them both every success and would not rule out signing either of them again at some point as they are both great lads on and off the field.

Our league form has been decent with four wins and one defeat as we go into this weekend’s clash with title favourites Royston.

FA Cup… last night’s game against a decent North Leigh side did not go to plan in our first 45 minutes to keep it tight, as our five man midfield struggled to give Melford the support he neded, however, the goals conceded were very week.

The team responded in the 2nd half and put a great last 35 minutes making it a great cup tie.

Myself, Gary and Glyn learned a lot from this game… some lessons for ourselves but most positively what a great bunch of players we have got that showed great spirit and attitude. Yes last night was disappointing for us all players management and supporters but sometimes in football you have to lose to bounce back and we certainly will.

Thanks to all the travelling Aylesbury fans last night you were magnificent.

See you all at Royston.

Tony Joyce


Ducks Bow Out

Wednesday 07 September 2011 - 03:21 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury's FA Cup exploits were ended for another season as North Leigh won the Preliminary Round Replay 4-2 despite a late seige to the Oxfordshire side's goal.

As in the first match on Saturday, it took until the last third of the game before the Ducks found themselves. But on this occasion they were 4-0 down and such a hurdle was just too big an ask.

An early Stuart Hole free kick and a Hopkins header gave the hosts a 2-0 lead and they looked comfortable.

Andy McCabe and Tom Franklin then added a goal either side of the break to double North Leigh's tally and United were looking like heading to a big defeat.

But the Ducks rallied instead and they suddenly had hope when two goals from Paul Edgeworth gave them a lifeline with 15 minutes to play.

Despite hitting the woodwork three times and forcing Warrell into two good saves, the dream comeback remained just that, and it was North Leigh who advanced to face Leatherhead.

Elsewhere, Oxhey Jets progressed in the conpetition, meaning our forthcoming league fixture has been postponed.


Sad News - Sarah Flight

Tuesday 06 September 2011 - 01:26 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Aylesbury United Ladies player Sarah Flight this weekend.

The 28 year old combative midfielder, who joined the Ducks from Wycombe Wanderers in the summer of 2008, lost her brave battle with cancer just a month after marrying team mate Steph 'Twinkle' Dean.

Our deepest sympathy and condolences from everyone at Aylesbury United go to Sarah's friends, family and team mates.


FA Cup Dream Still Alive After Draw

Sunday 04 September 2011 - 10:19 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Whilst a 0-0 draw against Southern League opposition represents a decent result on paper, Aylesbury's emotions will be mixed this evening following their match with North Leigh.

On the one hand, the FA Cup dream is still very much alive after a determined and battling display kept it that way. And had it been for an 88th minute penalty miss it would have been a very different story.

On the other hand, the Ducks created so many clear cut chances - particularly in the second half - that they really should have been able to take on and progress to the 1st Qualifying Round.

That was after a first half where the home side rode their luck against a clearly very talented North Leigh side, who themselves could have been well in control by the break.

Instead, United came back strongly in a cracking second half, which was a 'proper' cup tie with end to end action right up until the final whistle.

The sides will now do it all again on Tuesday night at North Leigh's Eynsham Park ground. As a result, the Wednesday night visit of Colney Heath has been postponed.


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Sunday 04 September 2011 - 07:47 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

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