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Complete League Fixtures Released

Sunday 30 September 2012 - 11:53 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division fixtures have been released, right up until the end of the season.

Aylesbury will finish their league campaign away from home once again, with a trip to Hertford Town on 27th April 2013.

The fixtures page has been updated with the full schedule:


Premier Division Review - 29th September 2012

Sunday 30 September 2012 - 10:25 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

With Aylesbury’s epic 6-4 win at Hadley jumping them to the top of the table, Oxhey Jets also moved up above Dunstable Town into 2nd place by virtue of a 4-1 win at Tring Athletic.

Chris Killer scored twice, whilst Lewis Putman – who is joint leading scorer with Stacey Field – and Ian Bywater also finding the net, Stewart King scoring the only goal for the home side.

Fourth, fifth and sixth are Ampthill Town, AFC Dunstable and London Colney – with all securing wins against Biggleswade United (a), Hillingdon Borough (h) and Hertford Town (a) respectively.

Ampthill’s was a 3-0 win with recent signing from Aylesbury Warren Garcia opening the scoring midway through the first half, Stephane Kemoagna and another ex-Duck Tyrone Taylor netting after the break.

AFC Dunstable matched Aylesbury’s six-goals by seeing off Hillingdon Borough 6-3 at Creasey Park. Hayden Wills and Jason Blackett gave Dunstable a 12th minute two-goal lead only for Borough to level within nine minutes through Tom Kirk and Kuiseu Lourenco.

Just past the hour mark Gareth Harnaman re-established the home side’s lead from the spot, only for another penalty to level the match again when Jimmy Froud scored three minutes later.

Dunstable weren’t to be denied though and two goals from talisman BJ Christie and a stoppage time effort by James Baldry finally secured the three points.

At Hertford Town the only 100+ crowd of the afternoon saw the Blues had leading 2-0 after 54 minutes through James Cutler and Marvin Samuels’ goals, only for London Colney to come back with two goals – a David Keenleyside penalty and Matt Newman strike – levelling things before Matt Sutton hit the winner four minutes from time.

In a good run of form are St. Margaretsbury, who beat struggling Hatfield Town 4-1 at the Recreation Ground. Anthony Anstead got things underway with a goal just two minutes in, and he added another to make it 3-0 after Lee Roberts had also scored. Matt Corran struck a late effort for Hatfield, but Roberts fired his second to complete a good afternoon’s work.

Leverstock Green returned to winning ways in the league to move back up to 7th with a 3-1 win at Harefield United, where Tobi Akin hit a brace and Brad Wadkins also scored. Harefield’s response came from Sam Kamani but it was too little too late.

At the bottom of the table two stoppage time goals helped Berkhamsted see off Holmer Green 3-0 at Watchet Lane. Josh Chamberlain had given Berko a 48th minute lead before the late efforts from Connor Calcutt and Lawrence Bunker.

London Tigers finally grabbed their first win of the season where two Kye Hendrix goals and a David Movelisze penalty could only draw a one goal from Stotfold’s Lewis Holmes as the Tigers ran out 3-1 winners.

Finally, Haringey Borough and Colney Heath played out a 0-0 draw at Coles Park.

In the Challenge Trophy, there were no upsets for the two Premier Division sides in action, as both Dunstable Town and Hanwell Town romped to 6-0 away wins at Hale Leys United and Risborough Rangers respectively.

Links: SSML Results | League Table | Top Scorers


Ten Goal Thriller Sees Aylesbury Go Top

Saturday 29 September 2012 - 5:52 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

After a quite ridiculous game of football Aylesbury emerged from Hadley 6-4 winners to top the league table.

After taking the lead early on through Paul Edgeworth, United had allowed their hosts to come back and after 48 minutes were 4-1 behind.

At that point the game looked dead and buried with United struggling to cope with the home side's tidy brand of football.

But a sensational comeback was soon underway - and an eight minute hat-trick from Stacey Field brought the game level as the hour marked ticked over.

Ben Butler then sent the good number of travelling fans into delirium by making it 5-4 eight minutes later, before Joey Acheampong headed in to make the game finally safe with seven minutes remaining.

It was a spectacular match and goals galore, meaning United proudly sit atop of the Premier Division - although rivals Dunstable Town now have two games in hand.

Full match report now available.


Cooper Leaves the Ducks

Saturday 29 September 2012 - 10:59 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Following a seven-day approach from London Colney, striker Ian Cooper last night left Aylesbury United.

Cooper joined United in the summer and scored 4 goals in 6 goals before being ruled out recently by injury.

We wish him well for the future and thank him for his efforts during his time at the club.


Ladies Lose Out at Headington

Tuesday 25 September 2012 - 07:52 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Two goals in each half condemned Aylesbury United Ladies to their first back to back league defeats since March, and a 4-1 loss at Headington on Sunday.

It means after two unbeaten matches from their opening two fixtures, the ladies have now left Oxford empty handed two weeks in a row having been beaten by Oxford City Blues a week earlier.

United's goal came from Suzie Cole, who broke free and stroked the ball past the diving home keeper.

Full match report from the game is now available.


Premier Division Review - 22nd September 2012

Saturday 22 September 2012 - 9:57 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A 93rd minute goal from Tring Athletic’s debutant Brad Wilkinson held league leaders Dunstable Town to a 1-1 draw, meaning Aylesbury’s 1-0 win at Leverstock Green narrows the gap between 1st and 2nd to just the solitary point – although Town still have a game in hand over the Ducks. Chris Francis had put Dunstable ahead after 38 minutes.

Third placed Oxhey Jets gained a big away win at Stotfold where two goals in each half – one from league leading scorer Lee Putman - after just five minutes, a brace from Darren Butler and a further goal from Ian Bywater – secured a 4-0 win.

In a very local derby, Colney Heath thrashed newly promoted neighbours London Colney 6-2 with Kevin Ashwood netting four times. Kyle Powell and Aaron Clarke also found the net, whilst Matt Newman and Dan McCafferty hit late responses for the visitors in front of a day’s best crowd of 124.

Ampthill Town are back up to 4th after sharing a 2-2 draw with Hadley in a match both sides had spells leading. Michael McKenzie scored twice for the home side, with Dom Petrucci and Josh Noyes scoring for Hadley.

Hanwell bounced back from their midweek defeat at Aylesbury by beating sorry London Tigers 4-0. Chris Mills scored twice, Ricky Pither and veteran Keith Rowlands once each.

13 might be unlucky for some, but not St. Margaretsbury – who move up to 13th of the league by beating Holmer Green in front of 13 spectators. Lee Roberts and Anthony Anstead scored in each half, before a goal from Gareth Williams two minutes from time but it was too little too late to affect the game and it ended 2-1.

Biggleswade United secured their fourth point of the season with a 2-2 draw at Hillingdon Borough, whose new manager Sam Hurrell scored on his debut to make it 2-1 with 25 minutes remaining, but a stoppage time Gus Stewart effort denied him first game win.

In front of a good crowd of 116, Hertford Town saw off near neighbours Hatfield Town 3-0. Evergreen player/manager Marvin Samuels scored twice in the 2nd and 14th minute, before a Malachi Brissett goal four minutes from the end added further gloss to the scoreline.

Meanwhile, in the FA Cup there was disappointment for Berkhamsted, who lost 3-0 at home to Metropolitan Police in front of a 200+ crowd.

Both AFC Dunstable – 1-1 at Southern League Northwood, Aylesbury’s conquerors earlier in the competition – and Harefield United – 0-0 at Combined Counties League side South Park – will need replays to determine their cup fates.

Links: SSML Results | League Table | Top Scorers


Ten Men Ducks Squeeze Home for Win

Saturday 22 September 2012 - 5:34 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A first half goal from Paul Edgeworth coupled with an heroic defensive display gained ten-men Aylesbury a 1-0 win at near neighbours Leverstock Green.

After an even opening to the match Levy grew into proceedings and went close when Tobi Akin hit the post.

So it was somewhat against the run of play when Stacey Field crossed and Edgeworth headed home after 37 minutes.

United never truly hit top form after the break in the face of growing pressure from the home side, and their task was made even harder when John Mulholland was shown a second yellow card with 15 minutes remaining.

United defended doggedly though - with Steve Hatch - one of four players to move from Levy to the Ducks in the summer - in particular outstanding.

Even facing ten men Leverstock showed little attacking threat, with Jack Sillitoe not having a save to make with his defence mopping up everything the home side had to offer.

Full match report now available.



Thursday 20 September 2012 - 2:00 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

As has been widely publicised via Twitter, local media and the Aylesbury United forum, Aylesbury Vale District Council on Tuesday recommended that they meet with officials of the football club following a motion submitted by Councillor Michael Beall.

We have the full report from AVDC here for supporters to view.

Click here: View full report (PDF)


Second Home Win of the Week for Ducks

Wednesday 19 September 2012 - 1:21 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury made it two home wins on the spin with a 2-0 victory against Hanwell Town.

With probably their best all round performance so far this season, the Ducks scored two second half goals through Stacey Field and John Mulholland.

Aylesbury had chances in the first half but it remained goalless at the break as neither side could make the breakthrough.

The opener arrived early in the second half when Field finally breached an offside trap which had looked suspect throughout to fire home.

Recalled Mulholland was immense at the back, and it was he who got the second when he powered home a bullet header from Edgeworth's corner.

From that point the result was never in doubt as United's defence was rarely troubled and Sillitoe barely had a save to make.

Full match report with all the action now available.


Premier Division Review - 18th September 2012

Wednesday 19 September 2012 - 08:03 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Dunstable Town remain firmly in control at the top of the table following last night’s matches in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.

The Blues dismissed the challenge of newly promoted London Colney – who had themselves been in 2nd place beforehand – 4-0 at Creasey Park. Ex-Duck Daniel Mead opened the scoring after 21 minutes, and a Lee Roache second half hat-trick were enough for an emphatic win.

Oxhey Jets now take over the 2nd place mantle after a 6-2 home demolition of struggling Hillingdon Borough, where Jets were 5-0 up at the interval through an Ian Bywater brace and Lewis Putman hat-trick, which makes his current top-scorer in the league.

Borough reduced arrears courtesy of two Jake Attwood efforts, but an own goal in stoppage time added a 6th for the soaring Jets.

AFC Dunstable are back up to 3rd in the table with a 2-0 win at Biggleswade United, where BJ Christie scored a goal both at the start and end of the match to give his side the three points.

There was something of a surprise result at Gosling Sports Park as Hatfield Town saw off Colney Heath 3-0, with Matt Hodges scoring twice along with Josh Ruff to give Town an unassailable lead with 33 minutes gone.

Harefield United and Ampthill Town shared the spoils 1-1 in a match delayed by a serious injury to Hateley Mercer. Max Hubbard gave the home side an early lead, before Kyle Durcan levelled for the visitors 15 minutes from the end.

At the bottom of the table, London Tigers secured their first point of the season with a 3-3 draw against Holmer Green. It might have been more though as Tigers threw away a three-goal lead as Andy Shed scored twice and Dean Allen once to bring Holmer level in the second half.

In the ‘Darcorum Derby’ between Tring Athletic and Berkhamsted, it was the visiting Comrades who came out on top with a 3-1 win to move up to 10th. An first half own goal by Rob Duncan, then two strikes by Josh Chamberlain – the second a penalty – put Berko three to the good, before a late ‘consolation’ from Tring’s Graham Hall.

Finally, St. Margaretsbury got their first home win of the league campaign – albeit at the first time of asking as their home campaign finally got underway. Despite going behind to Haringey Borough’s 25th minute Darrell Cox goal, they went into the interval 2-1 up through Ricky Light and Anthony Anstead.

Borough levelled again through Chris Benjamin, but three further goals from the home side’s Dave Edmee, Ollie Sharman and Adem Salih secured an impressive 5-2 win.

Links: SSML Results | League Table | Top Scorers


Summary of 21cd Committee Meeting

Wednesday 19 September 2012 - 07:14 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

A meeting of the Aylesbury United Supporters Trust (21st Century Ducks) committee was held on 6th September.

This meeting was primarily to discuss the proposed Quiz Nite so a fair amount of the usual

routine business was not on the agenda.

The Committee noted with regret the passing of Tom Birch and passed their sympathies to

his wife and family. Thanks were expressed for Tom`s contribution to and support of 21CD.

The AGM date was confirmed as 15th November, starting at 7.30pm at Aylesbury College

Room 2-15.

The date for the Quiz Nite was agreed as 19th October at Eskdale Road Community Centre

(Stoke Mandeville – close to the railway station). Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start. £5 per

person with a £40 prize. There would be a maximum of 4 people per team and teams could

be 'made up' on the night if necessary. There will be a 'bottle' bar but no food.


Ducks Edge Past Harefield

Sunday 16 September 2012 - 8:39 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Two debutants, five goals, three points as Aylesbury overcome Harefield United 3-2 to go back to 3rd in the table.

United's team featured Arlesey Town captain Derek Brown (on a months loan) at centre back, and new forward Louis Austin coming off the bench for his debut.

A full report is now available, with many thanks to Matthew Doherty for deputising in reporting duties.


Busy October for Ducks

Sunday 16 September 2012 - 8:18 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

With the October fixtures announced today, it looks like being a busy month for Aylesbury - with the possibility of 8 fixtures.

The month begins with a Challenge Trophy fixture at Berkhamsted on Tuesday 2nd.

If Aylesbury are successful, they will face a home tie against either Oxhey Jets or Kent Athletic - to be played on Wednesday 17th October.

League action gives United three home matches - against Biggleswade United, London Tigers and Ampthill Town, whilst there are further Cup fixtures at home to Kidlington in the FA Vase and away at Sandhurst Town in the Berks & Bucks Trophy.

The full fixture list has been updated.


Early Goal Downs Ducks

Wednesday 12 September 2012 - 8:47 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury were beaten 1-0 by an astute Colney Heath side at Bell Close, as their poor record against the villagers continues.

An early goal for Kevin Ashwood, set up by Paul Armstrong - a United player some 12 years ago - gave the visitors the lead after just 9 minutes.

After that United offered little in response and another ex-Duck in Colney's goal - Ricky Perks - was a spectator for most of the match without a serious save to make.

By contrast his opposite number made two or three good saves which was a reflection on the overall disappointing outcome from a bad day at the office by the Ducks.

United's best moment of the game saw John Mulholland hit the crossbar with a header and despite committing numbers forward in the closing stages there was to be no comeback.


Ladies Remain Unbeaten

Monday 10 September 2012 - 10:41 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

United Ladies continued their unbeaten start to the season with a home draw against newly promoted Carterton.

Conditions were tough in the searing conditions at Bierton's Sports Centre, and United fell behind to a 7th minute goal.

The Ducks regrouped though and eventually equalised when Sarah Cole scored after sister Suzie Cole's corner kick, to earn a well deserved point.

Full match report from the game is now available.


Ducks To Face Levy in September

Monday 10 September 2012 - 10:32 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United will travel to Leverstock Green on 22nd September after the league rescheduled several fixtures due to FA Cup progression of a number of clubs.

Always an entertaining local derby under normal circumstances, there will be extra spice to this fixture with Lee Bircham, Ben Butler, Kevin Gallen and Steve Hatch returning to their former club.

Kick-off at Pancake Lane will be 3pm.


Berkhamsted Match Postponed

Sunday 09 September 2012 - 11:49 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Due to Berkhamsted's progression in the FA Cup, our Challenge Trophy match of 22nd September has now been postponed.

It will be rearranged in due course.


Premier Division Roundup - 8th September

Sunday 09 September 2012 - 09:07 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Dunstable Town’s involvement in the FA Cup allowed second place Oxhey Jets to close the early-season gap to three points with a 4-1 home win against struggling Holmer Green. Luke Beardsworth netted on the stroke of half time to give Jets the lead, and although Gareth Williams levelled for Green, Beardsworth went on to complete a hat-trick along with a goal from Lewis Putman securing the win.

Aylesbury are up into third courtesy of their 2-0 win at Hatfield Town, whilst in fourth are London Colney. The newly promoted side have been going well with 4 wins out of 6 in the league so far, and they trailed to a spectacular 9th minute Adam Hallissey strike at Leverstock Green, only for a second half brace by David Keenleyside and one from Matt Newman turning things around for a 3-1 win.

Biggest win of the day went to the other promoted side – Ampthill Town – who crushed London Tigers 4-0 at Ampthill Park. Kyle Durcan hit a first half hat-trick (including two penalties) before former Aylesbury man Lea Coulter added the fourth late on, leaving Tigers still looking for their first points of the season.

Hadley also secured a good home win as they beat Biggleswade United 3-0 courtesy of Dom Petrucci’s first half penalty and two Hakim Medfai goals in the second half, whilst Tring Athletic also secured victory on their own turf by virtue of Chris Salmon and Andy Humphreys strikes giving them a 2-0 win over Stotfold.

In a match of high drama at Reynolds Field, Hanwell Town came from two-down to Hertford before winning 3-2. Billey Healey and former Ducks striker Chris Bangura gave Hertford a two-goal lead, before Bangura was sent off on the hour mark. Two goals from Hanwell’s George Davis and Douglas Kisuule levelled proceedings, before a dramatic late thunderbolt from Keith Rowlands won the match in stoppage time, following which Hertford also had Jason Walker dimissed.

Finally, Haringey Borough’s up and down start to the season took an upward turn with a 3-1 win at Hillingdon Borough, where another comeback took place. Bradley Hand had given the hosts a 17th minute lead, only for Haringey to score three second half goals through Dean Fenton, Darrell Cox and Roland Namquita to take all three points.

In the FA Cup, Berkhamsted produced the biggest shock by winning a rollercoaster game 4-3 at Southern League Uxbridge, where a stoppage time Jordan Frederick goal completed the upset.

Dunstable Town also did well, holding another Southern League outfit in Ashford Town (Mx) to a 2-2 home draw, but there wasn’t such good news for St. Margaretsbury who lost 2-0 at Enfield Town in front of a crowd of 346.

The all Spartan South Midlands League tie finished Colney Heath 1-2 Harefield United.


Veteran Gallen Leads The Way

Saturday 08 September 2012 - 6:57 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Two goals from former Premiership star Kevin Gallen - making his full debut for Aylesbury - won 3 points for the Ducks at sun-soaked Hatfield Town.

United lead 1-0 at the break despite an abject first half which could easily have seen them fall behind.

But Gallen's scrapped finish ensured that the visitors held the lead, and after he added a second after 65 minutes - both goals set up by Stacey Field - United's continued 100% record at the Gosling Sports Park never looked in doubt.

The Ducks could have extended the scoring as they twice hit the woodwork in the closing stages - Field's lob dropping onto the bar and Baines hitting the post, but they had to settle for the two goals.

Full match report now available.


Additional Fixtures

Friday 07 September 2012 - 09:50 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Spartan South Midlands League have arranged additional Aylesbury United fixtures for the month of September.

They are:

15th Sep - Harefield United (home)
19th Sep - Hanwell Town (home)


Berko Match Report

Friday 07 September 2012 - 09:46 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

A match report from Aylesbury's 3-0 league win at Berkhamsted is now available, courtesy of Ian Pluck.

Click here: Match Report


Ladies Off to Winning Start

Thursday 06 September 2012 - 11:25 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United Ladies started their season with a 3-1 win over Chinnor Ladies on Sunday afternoon.

The Ducks went ahead when debutant Charlotte Knight set up Suzie Cole for a first half opener, but the visitors levelled before half-time.

After the break it was virtually one-way traffic, and Cole returned the favour for Knight to score on her debut, before a Leigh Reed effort secured the points.

Click here for a full match report on a good start to the Ladies' season.


Ducks back to winning ways as Stacey has a Field day!

Sunday 02 September 2012 - 5:26 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Following the double disappointment of going out of the FA Cup last Saturday, and losing at home to League leaders Dunstable on Wednesday, the Ducks made the short trip to the Broadwater Stadium to take on Berkhamsted Town. Their opponents had fared much better during the week, having beaten Hadley twice in two matches, the FA Cup and the League, scoring 7 goals in the process. So, on paper a tough fixture, and in truth the first half proved to be just that. Missing the injured Ian Cooper, but boosted by the return of Stacey Field after he missed the midweek match against Dunstable. Also back from his holidays was a bronzed Paul Edgeworth, although he had settle for a seat on the bench alongside Greg Williams and Marcus Sawyer, highlighting the strength in depth of the squad this season. Aylesbury started with Field and Joey Acheampong up front in a 3 5 2 formation, and in truth made heavy weather of creating goal scoring opportunities in the first half. Berkhamsted had by far the better of the chances, and not for the first time this season Jack Sillitoe was called upon to make a number of fantastic saves to keep the score line goalless at half time. The second half was much better for the Ducks, a change of shape saw Jack Wood pushed forward in a 4 4 2 formation, with wing backs Bircham and Reynolds dropping deeper to more traditional full back positions. The change of tactics proved to be successful, the team looking much more comfortable as they bossed the second half. Stacey Field thrived on the improved service, scoring a fantastic hat trick, including a penalty after Zac Reynolds was brought down in the penalty area. So, the final score line shows a comfortable and deserved win for the Ducks, a result which sees them rise to 4th in the table this evening.