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Three Goals and Three Points

Wednesday 27 February 2013 - 09:55 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury got their second win of the week with a 3-0 home victory over struggling Hertford Town, though the scoreline rather flattered the Ducks.

United started well, going ahead courtesy of Jack Wood's header midway through the half, but the visitors came back into proceedings in an even first period.

After the break was a similar story, and after an early well taken goal by Louis Austin United were comfortable in their lead.

Once again though, Town came back into proceedings and the ball was twice blocked on the line as Aylesbury held firm.

Ben Baines scored a goal in stoppage time gave the scoreline a more handsome look and another big three points for the Ducks.

Full match report is now available.

 

Premier Division Review - 23rd February 2013

Monday 25 February 2013 - 10:16 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Dunstable Town edged a significant step closer to the league championship by thrashing nearest rivals, 2nd placed Oxhey Jets, 4-0 on their own turf on Saturday.

Top scorer Lee Roache hit a hat-trick, whilst Nathan Frater was also on target as the Blues passed the 100 goals scored mark, are now 10 points clear at the top and remain unbeaten in the league after 28 games.

After successive 1-1 draws, third placed Aylesbury United returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at Biggleswade United with Steve Hatch heading both goals from corners, as did St. Margaretsbury after a midweek 1-1 draw with Oxhey – beating Hillingdon Borough 3-0 with three goals in the last 15 minutes.

League form side Hanwell Town notched up their 10th straight victory to equal St. Margaretsbury’s seasonal record with a 2-1 win at Hertford Town, where Nicolas Taravov’s second goal in two games and Michael Buckley gave the visitors a 2-0 lead with half an hour played. Struggling Hertford did improve and scored before the break courtesy of Lewis Donovan from a corner kick but could make no further impression on the Hanwell goal.

London Colney moved up to 6th in the table with a 2-1 win at AFC Dunstable, who are now five games without a win. M Collins and Danny Fitzgerald gave the visitors a two-goal cushion before the hosts struck a late goal courtesy of Jack Lauder’s first of the season.

Having drawn 1-1 at Aylesbury United in midweek, Berkhamsted made another point in a 2-2 draw at Stotfold, and are now six games unbeaten. Two early goals from Paul Garrett gave the hosts a half time advantage, but an improved second half by the Comrades lead to goals from Myles Stephenson and Mitchell Cole – his first having been promoted from the under-18s.

Also sharing the spoils were Ampthill Town and Harefield United, where ex-Duck Warren Garcia scored for the home side along with Christian Lester; Daniel Fleming and Mark Weedon hitting the Harefield goals.

A second win of their three games of February to date lifted Leverstock Green as a Curt Dizon first half goal earned them a 1-0 win over Haringey Borough, whilst near neighbours Tring Athletic fell into the bottom seven with a fourth straight defeat, beaten 3-1 at home by Hadley.

The relegation battle is hotting up with Hertford’s defeat sending them into the bottom two. Rivals London Tigers moved up to 19th with a crucial 3-1 win in their ‘six pointer’ at Hatfield Town. It rounded off a poor week for Hatfield having been thrashed 7-0 by Harefield in midweek and the side who were reprieved relegation last season are right back in the mire having lost their last four matches.

Basement side Holmer Green are now four points adrift as a 4-1 home defeat by Colney Heath did nothing to help their plight; Jamie Hazell scored twice with Jamie Eames and Aaron Clarke also on target for the visitors.

 

Hatch Goals Sink Biggleswade

Saturday 23 February 2013 - 6:47 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A headed goal from Steve Hatch in each half gave Aylesbury a comfortable 2-0 win at Biggleswade United.

With just nine minutes gone Hatch buried a corner kick with a bullet header to cap a good start by the Ducks.

Many more chances came and went with Aylesbury dominant in the first half with Austin, Field, Butler and Baines all going close.

The second half was much the same as Hatch scored a carbon copy goal and United were able to cruise home to three points.

Our full match report is now available.

 

Smyth Rejoins

Wednesday 20 February 2013 - 3:27 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Former Aylesbury United midfielder Liam Smyth has rejoined the club.

Smyth made 46 appearances in the 2006/07 season after joining from Buckingham Athletic, but was unfortunate in suffering a number of serious injuries which restricted him to just 14 games in the next 2 years.

The versatile former Stony Stratford and Oxford United man then moved on to Aylesbury FC but again struggled with injuries before recently playing for Newport Pagnell Town.

He goes straight into the squad for tonight's game with Berkhamsted.

 

Another Draw as Aylesbury Held

Wednesday 20 February 2013 - 09:38 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments |

Another spectacular Stacey Field effort was tempered by a poor goal conceded 90 seconds later as Aylesbury were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Berkhamsted.

Following on from Saturday's 1-1 draw at Ampthill where the result could be seen as a point gained, this was a definite case of points dropped.

A high tempo but short on chances first half finally burst to life when Field hooked a fine effort over the keeper for an opening goal.

But just a minute later Berkhamsted had levelled through former Duck Lewis Pritchard who lobbed hesitant home stopper Jack Sillitoe.

Aylesbury dominated the second half without finding a breakthrough, going close on several occasions before running out of ideas as the match came to a close.

Full match report is now available.

 

Ducks Share Spoils at Ampthill

Saturday 16 February 2013 - 6:31 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A second half leveller equalised a wonderful strike from Stacey Field after 17 minutes as both sides had to settle for a point.

After two comfortable wins in the league this was a much tougher fixture for the Ducks, whose opener came something against the run of play.

Field had hit the bar two minutes earlier, but netted with a sublime lob after a mistake by ex-Aylesbury man Warren Garcia had allowed Louis Austin to free him.

United had to defend resolutely against lots of strong Ampthill pressure, but their resistance was finally broken when a scrappy free-kick was eventually poked in by Robbie Goodman.

With twenty minutes still remaining the home side continued to be the better team, and as a result this could be looked back on as a point gained against a good side come the end of the season.

Full match report is now available.

 

New Players Required

Tuesday 12 February 2013 - 1:13 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United's Junior Teams are on the lookout for new players.

We are currently needing players for the following teams:

Under 6 (reception and year 1)
Under 7 (year 2)
Under 9 (year 4)
Under 10 (year 5)

Anyone interested please either turn up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School or email aylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk

We also require additional players for our under 15 team. Anyone interested in joining this squad can get in contact via the email address above.

 

Stotfold Match *UPDATED*

Tuesday 12 February 2013 - 09:03 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Tonight's match at Stotfold has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Having been advised last night of the probability of postponement, a morning inspection has confirmed and the match is now officially cancelled.

A new date for the trip to Roker Park will be arranged in due course.

Aylesbury's next match will now be away at Ampthill Town on Saturday.

 

Premier Division Review - 9th February 2013

Saturday 09 February 2013 - 9:08 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

After last week’s drubbing of St. Margaretsbury by the same scoreline, Dunstable Town kept up their message to the rest of the league with another 6-0 win – Stotfold the unlucky recipient on this occasion. Three goals in each half, from Nathan Frater, Moses Olaleye, Tony Fontenelle, two from Lee Roache, and Nick Jackson made it 12 in a week for the Blues.

It was another afternoon which saw the top three all victorious, as two goals from Lewis Putman helped Oxhey Jets to a 4-2 win at Holmer Green, whilst Aylesbury United won 2-0 at out of form Colney Heath.

St. Margaretsbury recovered well after their blip of three defeats by beating Biggleswade United 3-1 at home, whilst just behind them in 5th place Hanwell Town continued their remarkable form by gaining an eighth straight win with a 1-0 result at London Tigers with Ricky Pither scoring the decisive goal.

AFC Dunstable’s recent inconsistencies continued as they went down to a 3-2 defeat at Berkhamsted. AFC had twice drawn level in the game, before a second half Dan Griggs penalty – his second goal of the match – settled the match.

It’s now four league games without a win for Tring Athletic, who fell to 13th in the table as a result, whilst their victors – Hertford Town – moved up to 19th with Campbell and Donovan on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win.

There were away wins for Hadley – whose Dom Petrucci scored both goals in a 2-0 victory at Hillingdon Borough – and Haringey Borough, who got their first win of 2013 with a 3-2 result at Hatfield Town.

Finally, London Colney and Harefield United shared a 2-2 draw.

 

Professional Ducks Claim Colney Win

Saturday 09 February 2013 - 8:29 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

For the second Saturday in a row a goal in each half gave Aylesbury a 2-0 away win, this time at Colney Heath.

United had lost their last four matches against Heath, never so much as scoring a goal at The Recreation Ground before.

Greg Williams opened the scoring after 39 minutes as he toe poked home Daniel Jones' free kick, with the second also coming from a set piece - John Mulholland thumping a bullet header into the top corner from Paul Edgeworth's flag kick.

Not a classic from Aylesbury's point of view, but another important three points on the road as their league rivals continue to win.

Full match report is now available.

 

Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy Semi Final

Thursday 07 February 2013 - 08:53 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

The Berks & Bucks Trophy Semi Final with Ascot United has now been scheduled.

Aylesbury's first ever meeting with Ascot United will take place on Tuesday 5th March, at Ascot's Racecourse Ground.

As a result, the London Colney league fixture which was announced yesterday will be moved once more.

 

Two Rearranged Games

Wednesday 06 February 2013 - 3:52 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Following the recent raft of postponements, two league matches have now been rescheduled for March.

They are:

Tuesday 5th March - London Colney (away)
Wednesday 20th March - Hadley (home)

 

Ducks Scrap to Cup Win

Tuesday 05 February 2013 - 9:43 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Sixteen comments |

A late London Tigers goal wasn't enough to deny Aylesbury a 2-1 Premier Division Cup win this evening

For a long time Louis Austin's goal after just 50 seconds looked like being the decider, sending United to their second Semi Final of the year.

Ben Baines added a second with 15 minutes remaining - diving to head home Paul Edgeworth's cross - and the game looked safe.

There was some late hope for Tigers though when Dos Santos tucked home a rebound after a fine Jack Sillitoe save to bring the score back to 2-1.

But with only seconds remaining, the only thing to be denied was a fourth successive clean sheet for Aylesbury.

Full report to follow.

 

AUFC Drawn at...AUFC in the County Cup!

Tuesday 05 February 2013 - 2:34 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

The Semi-Final of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy has drawn Aylesbury United away at Hellenic League outfit Ascot United, in what will be the meeting of two 'AUFCs'.

No date has currently been fixed for the game, to take place at Ascot's Racecourse Ground, though the tie must take place before 8th March.

More information about Ascot can be found on their website: www.ascotunited.net

 

Premier Division Review - 2nd February 2013

Saturday 02 February 2013 - 9:53 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Twelve comments |

With another four matches lost to the weather, and Ampthill Town involved in FA Vase action, there was a limited programme of six Spartan South Midlands Premier Division fixtures this weekend.

Biggest game of the day took place at The Recreation Ground, where 4th placed St. Margaretsbury – with an unbeaten home record – met 3rd placed Aylesbury United – with an unbeaten away record. It was the visitors who came out victorious as goals late in each half from Jack Wood and Stacey Field secured a 2-0 win.

2nd placed Oxhey Jets won 2-0 at Harefield United, goals coming from Dan Tilbury on 28 minutes, and top scorer Lewis Putman in stoppage time giving Jets a sixth straight win in all competitions.

Also victorious on the road were Stotfold, who upset respective league positions by winning 4-2 at London Colney, and Hatfield Town who won 1-0 at Hadley courtesy of a Chris Webb goal after 76 minutes.

Leverstock Green put a run of seven games without a win behind them as they recorded a 1-0 home win over Biggleswade United, with James Dabbs scoring an early penalty that turned out to be decisive.

Finally, spoils were shared between London Tigers and Tring Athletic in a 2-2 draw where Athletic twice came from behind courtesy of Martin Skinner’s first senior goal, and Reon Thomas twenty minutes from time.

Meanwhile, congratulations to Ampthill Town who advanced in the FA Vase with a 3-0 win over Enfield 1893, goals coming from Hanwell Town vs Colney Heath, Haringey Borough vs Berkhamsted, Hillingdon Borough vs Dunstable Town and Holmer Green vs Hertford Town were all postponed.

 

Awesome Aylesbury See Off St Mags

Saturday 02 February 2013 - 9:31 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Goals in each half from Jack Wood and Stacey Field coupled with a fine defensive performance were enough for Aylesbury to end St. Margaretsbury's unbeaten home record.

Wood scored six minutes from the interval with a looping header to give United a somewhat fortunate half-time lead.

A superb rearguard action kept the hosts at bay in the second period, before Field grabbed the second to give Aylesbury a safe cushion as the match drew to a close.

The full match report is now available.