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Premier Division Review - 29th December 2012

Saturday 29 December 2012 - 5:59 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Ten comments |

In a limited programme of Premier Division action, badly hit by the weather once again, only four matches survived – one of which was abandoned before the end.

At the summit, Dunstable Town extended their points lead to seven and their unbeaten start to the league season to 22 games with a 3-1 ‘away’ win over AFC in the Dunstable derby.

The league’s biggest crowd of the season of 263 witnessed Town burst into a 2-0 lead with two goals from Lee Roache in the first nine minutes, which was how it stayed to the break with Town the better team.

AFC put in a much improved performance in the second half and found the net early through Steve Hawes, but they succumbed again when more poor defending allowed Tony Burnett to fire a third for the league leaders and secure the three points.

At Ampthill Town, the hosts and London Colney shared a 1-1 draw that saw Colney move up to 5th in the table.

Dom Lawless scored 12 minutes into his debut having transferred from Newport Pagnell Town – where he was leading goalscorer – in the week, but a Danny Fitzgerald goal ten minutes before half time pegged Ampthill back.

The last game from which a result was posted saw Stotfold win 3-0 at local rivals Biggleswade United, Nyasha Sagwate scoring a brace with Kim Forsythe also on target.

Oxhey Jets against Hanwell Town was level at 1-1 before the local electricity supply failed, leading to the match being abandoned after 77 minutes – which must be more than a little frustrating after getting the game on in the conditions!

 

Today's Game OFF

Saturday 29 December 2012 - 2:00 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Today's game has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch
 

Today's Game

Saturday 29 December 2012 - 09:57 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments |

The Bell Close pitch is currently playable so as it stands today's game is on.

However, more rain is forecast so a final decision will be made once the match referee arrives at 1.30pm

Watch this space!

 

Manager's Christmas Message

Monday 24 December 2012 - 4:12 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Merry Christmas to all Ducks' Fans!

Thanks for all your support in 2012, we have had a lot to cheer about recently on and off the field and hopefully we can push on again and have a bright future in 2013.

The players have been performing well and are as pleased as I am that we reach this time of year 2nd in the league and in two cup quarter finals.

Once again, thanks for all your great support!

From Myself, Glyn, Gary and all the players: Have a very Merry Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Monday 24 December 2012 - 08:21 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

From all of us at Aylesbury United - have a great Christmas!

Praying God's love and grace are with you all.

We look forward to welcoming as many fans as possible (weather permitting!) to Bell Close on Saturday 29th for the match against Berkhamsted.

 

Today's Game OFF

Saturday 22 December 2012 - 10:50 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Today's match at London Colney has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The game will now be rescheduled for a date to be advised.

 

Ducks Featured in Football Focus Magazine

Friday 21 December 2012 - 2:11 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

Aylesbury United have been featured in Issue 31 of Football Focus Magazine.

You can view the entire magazine using this link: www.footballfocus.biz/FootballMags/Football_Focus_Issue_31

 

Leighton Town

Thursday 20 December 2012 - 08:29 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

You may have heard that Leighton Town are having a few problems at the moment.

We have spoken to them and understand they are short term issues which already are on the way to being resolved and will not have any effect on us.

 

Premier Division Cup Draw

Wednesday 19 December 2012 - 4:03 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

After beating Dunstable Town last night, Aylesbury have been drawn away to London Tigers in the Quarter Finals of the Premier Division Cup.

Tigers, who United beat 2-0 earlier in the season, are currently bottom of the league just behind Holmer Green.

The full draw is as follows:

Ampthill Town v Oxhey Jets
Haringey Borough v Tring Athletic
London Tigers v Aylesbury United
Hadley v Colney Heath

 

Website Changes

Wednesday 19 December 2012 - 2:08 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Following the recent merger of Aylesbury United and Aylesbury Town, some changes will be made to the club website.

These changes, which have already started with a restructured menu system, will result in the full integration of our junior and ladies sides into the website.

Thank you for your patience whilst these changes are undertaken.

 

Ducks Comeback to Shock Dunstable

Tuesday 18 December 2012 - 10:48 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury came from a goal behind to become the first side to beat Dunstable Town at Creasey Park this season in their Premier Division Cup fixture.

Daniel Jones and a Stacey Field brace in the second half saw the Ducks secure an at times unlikely looking win and progress to Quarter Finals.

Dunstable had taken an early lead through Lee Roache and looked good value as they dominated possession with United chasing shadows.

But the Ducks clung on in the game and dug deep to find three goals in an incredible final seven minutes.

Firstly, Jones levelled when he followed up to score after Acheampong's excellent work and shot off the post.

Field then turned the match with a brilliant lob over veteran Paul Taylor, and he secured the win in stoppage time with a confident spot kick to send United's supporters home happy.

Full match report now available.

 

Come Rain, Come Shine, Field makes hay!

Saturday 15 December 2012 - 11:30 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments |

Stacey Field scored his 5th hat trick of the season as Aylesbury United overcame both the weather and Tring Athletic this afternoon.

On an afternoon where the match started in bright sunshine, but degenerated into an almighty rain storm, Field maintained his amazing goal scoring form this season to ensure the Ducks left Cow Lane with the 3 points.

After a quiet first 10 minutes, the Ducks scored twice in 90 seconds through Field and Ben Baines to take control of the game. A third goal, scored by Field, came 10 minutes before half time, which as good as guaranteed the points for the Ducks against a disappointing Tring side.

Spectators (and substitutes warming up at half time) were sent scurrying for cover as the heavens opened, but the pitch held up remarkably well ensuring the game was never in doubt.

The second half saw the Ducks add only one more goal, Field completing his hat trick in the 48th minute, his 29th goal of the campaign so far. However, the result

was never in doubt, with many chances going begging that would have given the score line a more emphatic look it probably deserved.

With their rivals around them at the top of the league having similarly comfortable victories, it’s as you were at the top of the table, and all to play for in the chase for a promotion spot.

Full match report courtesy of Ian Pluck is now available.

 

Town United For Aylesbury Football

Wednesday 12 December 2012 - 06:13 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United Football Club and Aylesbury Town Football Club are proud and delighted to announce that we have agreed to join forces to provide a dynamic, positive and progressive Football Club which we are confident will give youngsters both boys and girls, able and disabled, an excellent and exciting opportunity to enjoy the beautiful game in the Aylesbury Vale area and, wherever possible, provide a route, help and encouragement to progress to senior football at the highest level they can achieve.

Initially, and with immediate effect, we shall be working in partnership to develop a formula for a successful combined club which will have the following teams:

Under 6
Under 7
Under 8
Under 8 youth
Under 9
Under 10
Under 13
Under 13 youth
Under 15
Under 18 (Mens)
Under 18 (Ladies)
Aylesbury Town (Sunday) Seniors
Aylesbury United Ladies
Aylesbury United FC

In addition to these we will be starting a Disability Team in the New Year.

All will be playing under the Aylesbury United Football Club banner from season 2013/2014.

PLUS... we will have "The Townies" club, our Saturday Morning Football Club for boys and girls aged 4 to 10 years at Broughton Junior School from 10am to 11.30am.

The Directors and/or Management Committees of both club realise there is a great deal of work to do but as we, both individually and collectively, have the same vision for the future of football in Aylesbury feel we have the right team and experience to move forward generally and also be ready for the return of The Ducks to Aylesbury!

For further information please contact us at:

www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylesburytownfootballclub or www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk

 

21CD AGM Summary

Tuesday 11 December 2012 - 4:42 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

21CD held their AGM on Thursday 15th November, the following is a summary of the meeting.

The Chairman, Ron Syratt, opened the meeting by reviewing the year, both on and off the pitch. Last season saw the team finish strongly in 4th place in the league. The majority of the squad stayed for this season, and was strengthened by the addition of 3 or 4 good quality players. Sadly, early exits from both the FA Cup & Vase saw the Ducks gain very little in the way of prize money again this season. However, league form is encouraging, matching the best in the league, long may that continue.

A very successful end of season presentation dinner was held at the College and the profit for the evening was used to meet the cost of pre-season training facilities. It is hoped to repeat the event at the end of this season.

Off the field things have moved on, Brian Metcalfe and Alan Sherwell having strengthened the Board. The Football Committee which had not met for a couple of years has now been subsumed into the 21CD Committee which is sensible as many of the Football Committee members were also on the 21CD Committee. No doubt when we return to Aylesbury there will be a need to consider how match day duties are allocated.

Efforts to bring the Ducks back to Aylesbury have accelerated. Talks are on-going with the College who have now asked for specifications required for a G4 all weather pitch which signals their continuing commitment to the project. Following a discussion at the AVDC it was agreed that David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure should meet Graham Read to discuss the Club’s plans to return to the Town. This meeting has taken place and further discussions are to take place. Graham is very positive about talks so far but clearly as they are in the early stages there is nothing he can say publicly. We should be pleased that talks have started and as soon as Graham has anything positive to report the fans will be informed.

Brian Metcalfe reported that the balance of the Trust fund is healthy, showing a small loss on the year due to auditing fees. This leaves the Trust in roughly the same financial position as this time last year. So far this season, the Trust has donated £1000 to the club to cover expenses, with another request for support expected sometime in the New Year, your money is gratefully received by the club.

Compared to last season, fund raising has fallen by around £800.00. This is mainly due to a smaller number of people being members of the 50/50 club, and all members of the Trust, and all supporters of the club are urged to consider if they weren’t already members whether they could join the scheme. In contrast, membership of 21CD did increase during the last year, most notably when the Trust called an EGM to discuss the potential for a merger with Aylesbury FC. With regard to 21CD and 50/50 club membership, there are obviously a lot of fans who go to matches regularly who aren’t members of either. He encouraged members to talk to those they knew at matches and try to persuade them of the benefits of being members of both schemes. Every new member brings in valuable revenue for the Trust, and in turn, the football club they support.

Election of Officers.

All members of the committee made themselves available for re-election, and all were unanimously re-elected.

The 21CD committee consists of:

Chairman: Ron Syratt
Vice Chairman: Alan Sherwell
Secretary: Ian Pluck
Treasurer: Brian Metcalfe
Fund Raising Secretary: Erika Robinson
Colin Brandon

Wendy Brandon
Graham Durban
Stuart Andrews
Nigel Clowe
Stephen Clowe
Ian Lowe
Steve Woodage

The forthcoming match against Holmer Green on 24th Nov is being sponsored in memory of the much missed stalwart of the club and the 21CD committee, Tom Birch. There will be collection boxes at the match in aid of cancer research. It is hoped there will be a good attendance and that those who attend will feel able to support this worthy cause in memory of Tom.

Erika Robinson thanked all those who attended the recent quiz night, including the winning team, who graciously donated their winnings back to the Trust. A follow up quiz night will be held in March, at Leighton Buzzard after a home match. Full details will be promulgated in due course, but it is hoped to attract more people who can stay after the game, including members of the playing squad. Holding it at Leighton will reduce overheads, there will be no fee to pay for the room or bar.

Finally, it was pointed out that we are now fortunate to be able to hold our meetings at Aylesbury College. As part of their ongoing support for the team, the College has agreed to allow the Trust use of meeting rooms on a number of occasions each year, we thank them for their assistance.

 

Premier Division Review - 8th December 2012

Saturday 08 December 2012 - 10:43 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

With the FA Vase occupying four clubs, eight Spartan South Midlands Premier Division matches took place this afternoon.

At the wrong end of the table, Holmer Green climbed off bottom spot with their first win since mid-October, beating Tring Athletic 2-1 at home.

Elliot Derby gave the hosts a 16th minute lead, only for Stewart King to level for Athletic 15 minutes later, but a Dean Allen strike in first half stoppage time proved decisive to give Green a crucial three points.

London Tigers now occupy last place despite a 1-1 draw at home to Biggleswade United, where Jabir Laraba's first goal of the season equalised Jason Darvell's early goal for United.

With the top three not in action, London Colney were able to close the gap and draw level on points with third-placed Oxhey Jets by beating Hatfield Town 1-0 in an entertaining game at Cotlandswick. Mark Paradise scored what proved to be the decisive goal after 56 minutes.

Fifth placed St. Margaretsbury were also victorious, comfortably seeing off Hadley 3-0 at home with a brace from leading scorer Anthony Anstead and an own goal helping their cause.

AFC Dunstable moved back up to 6th with the day's biggest win, where Leverstock Green were made to rue a number of missed chances as they lost 4-1 on their own turf. Billy Fleury scored his first AFC Dunstable goal, whilst Hayden Wills and two from Jason Blackett did the damage for Levy.

Also scoring four away from home were Berkhamsted, who won 4-2 at relegation threatened Hillingdon Borough.

Kyle Matthews's penalty on the half hour mark but Lewis Rodrigoe had the Comrades level in the last minute of the first half, before Jordan Frederick, Dale Sears and former Aylesbury man Lewis Pritchard put them out of sight, with Matthews grabbing a late 'consolation' for beleaguered Borough.

Elsewhere, mid-table Colney Heath also came out on top of a six-goal encounter, beating Harefield United 4-2 at home.

Ahead in the first minute through Richard Cooke, the hosts were 3-0 ahead after 36 minutes with Aaron Clarke adding a brace of goals.

United fought back and a Mark Sargent penalty and a Gary James effort brought the score back to 3-2, but Colney made sure of the win with a late penalty of their own, scored by Kevin Ashwood.

Finally, Hanwell Town bounced back from defeat by Ampthill Town to win 2-1 at home to Stotfold.

In the FA Vase, Ampthill Town will be the league's only representative in the Fourth Round Proper after they beat fellow Premier Division side Hertford Town 1-0 - ex-Duck Warren Garcia scoring the decisive goal.

Dunstable Town were beaten 1-0 at Enfield 1893, whilst Oxhey Jets lost 2-0 at Hadleigh United.

 

Premier Division Review - 1st December 2012

Saturday 01 December 2012 - 10:50 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

No change to the top three of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division once again, with Dunstable Town, Aylesbury United and Oxhey Jets all victorious.

Remarkably, no games were postponed despite the testing weather conditions of the week.

Dunstable eventually overcame Hertford Town 5-2 at Hertingfordbury Park after the sides had tied the first half2-2 in a match of seven different scorers. Tony Burnett gave Dunstable the lead, only for Sean Stock and player-manager Marvin Samuel to swing the game in Hertford’s favour, before Jon Cooper levelled a minute later.

Second half goals from Newman Carney, Wayne Mills and Nathan Frater secured the three points for the league leaders.

Aylesbury ground out a 2-1 win at Haringey Borough to remain four points behind the leaders, where Stacey Field (penalty) and Louis Austin were the Ducks’ scorers either side of a leveller by Borough’s top scorer Darrell Cox.

Fourth placed AFC Dunstable hosted third placed Oxhey Jets, and it was Jets who came out on top with a 4-2 win helped by a brace of goals from Ian Bywater.

Trailing 3-0 early in the second half, AFC staged a fightback with two goals in five minutes from Jake Parsons and James Baldry, but a goal four minutes from time settled matters for the away side.

Capitalising on AFC Dunstable’s loss were London Colney, St. Margaresbury and Ampthill Town – who all won to move up in the league table.

London Colney won 2-0 at Harefield United thanks to second half goals from Russell Gallagher and Dave Parkinson, whilst St. Margaretsbury beat out-of-form Leverstock Green 4-2 and Ampthill Town saw off Hanwell Town 2-1.

Biggest win of the day went to Berkhamsted, who defeated second from bottom side London Tigers 5-1 at Broadwater. Two penalties from Frankie Jowle helped him to a hattrick, with Myles Stephenson and Jamie Gavin also on target for the Comrades.

Tigers’ fellow strugglers Holmer Green also shipped five-goals, losing out 5-2 at Biggleswade United, who were 3-1 up at half time.

Tring Athletic made it five wins in a row in all competitions to move into the top 10 with a 2-0 home win against Hillingdon Borough, with Chris Salmon and Graham Hall scoring the goals in the first half.

A six-goal thriller at Gosling Sports Park saw Hadley take an early two-goal lead with two goals from Hakim Medfai, only for hosts Hatfield Town to draw level before the break courtesy of Guellar Makengo and Curtis Isiri.

It was Hadley who went on to take all three points with a penalty 12 minutes from time scored by Alexis Nicolas, and then a stoppage time Rob Quattromini goal making the final score 4-2.

Finally, Stotfold ended a run of four straight defeats by winning 3-1 at Colney Heath. Aaron Clarke had given Colney the lead but two strikes in three minutes from Sean Herr and Ricky Baker turned the match in Stotfold’s favour, before Baker scored again in stoppage time to round off the win.

Links: SSML Results | League Table | Top Scorers

 

Ducks Grind Out Win at Borough

Saturday 01 December 2012 - 9:19 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

An a very difficult pitch, Aylesbury ground out a 2-1 win at Haringey Borough thanks to goals from Field and Austin.

United were disappointing for the first twenty minutes, before being gifted an opening goal with a penalty awarded for handball which Field duly scored from.

Haringey hit back and eventually leveled through wily old former Chesham United striker Darrell Cox on the stroke of half time.

Aylesbury improved greatly after the break, and reestablished their lead early on when great skill from Field set up Austin to score.

Both sides had further chances but United always looked the more comfortable side and had the better of the remaining openings - Field going closest when he headed over an open goal after Reynolds' shot had crashed back off the bar.

It remained 2-1 at the end and a well deserved, hard fought win for the Ducks.

Full match report is now available.

 

Haringey Match ON

Saturday 01 December 2012 - 11:39 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Today's match at Haringey Borough is definitely on following a morning pitch inspection