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Additional Friendlies

Sunday 26 May 2013 - 10:51 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

A further three friendlies have been added to the pre-season 2013/14 list.

Aylesbury will travel to Leverstock Green on 20th July, Thame United on 27th July and AFC Dunstable on 31st July.

The full pre-season list can be found on the fixtures page.


Goal-den Goal 2013/14 - Early Bird Deal!

Saturday 25 May 2013 - 08:41 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments |

Goal-den Goal returns for 2013/14 - join now to receive a very special Early Bird Rate!

Joining before 30th June 2013 costs just £17!

In case you haven't joined the fun in the previous three seasons, the Goal-den Goal format is as follows:

We are looking to 'sell' every minute of every league game throughout the season. The first goal in any AUFC 1st team league game, scored by United or their opponents, will result in a payout of £22.50 per game to the winning sponsor.

Once we have 91 confirmed entries (0-0 draw is also included!), minutes will be allocated via a draw and each entry will be notified as to their minute for the season.

To join in the fun and enter the competition, simply download the form [click here] and return to the address shown.

Many thanks in advance for supporting your local club.


First Pre-Season Friendlies Announced

Saturday 18 May 2013 - 09:28 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Following yesterday's announcement that the club had been promoted, planning for next season has begun already with the first three pre-season friendlies arranged.

Aylesbury will make what is becoming an annual trip to Winslow United on Tuesday 23rd July, whilst the Ducks will also visit AFC Kempston rovers - as they did last year - on Saturday 13th July.

One of the Sparta South Midlands clubs United are leaving behind, Tring Athletic, will be the hosts on Saturday 3rd August.

The full schedule can be found on the 2013/14 Fixtures page, and will be updated when more are added.


The Ducks Are Going Up!

Friday 17 May 2013 - 4:28 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United have been promoted to Step 4 of the non league pyramid it has been confirmed today.

Having finished 2nd in the Spartan South Midlands League last season, the Ducks have been promoted to the Southern League Division One Central by virtue of their excellent Points Per Game (PPG) record in comparison with other eligible clubs.

The planned league constitution is as follows:

AFC Hayes
Ashford Town (Mddx)
Aylesbury FC
Aylesbury United
Barton Rovers
Beaconsfield SYCOB
Chalfont St Peter
Chertsey Town
Daventry Town
Dunstable Town
Egham Town
Kettering Town
Leighton Town
North Greenford United
Potters Bar Town
Royston Town
Rugby Town
St Ives Town
Slough Town

As ever, the league allocations have the potential to change when the league AGMs take place, and the above list is a guide only.

The full article can be found on the FA website here:


Presentation Evening 2013

Saturday 04 May 2013 - 2:31 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | 32 comments |

On Friday night, the annual awards presentation dinner took place at Harding's Restaurant, in Aylesbury College. Hosted by Ron Syratt, Chairman of 21CD, 55 players, staff and supporters all enjoyed a fantastic three course meal before the formal speeches and presentations took place.

Ron Syratt summarised the season from a supporter's perspective, thanking Tony Joyce and his coaching staff for the commitment and enthusiasm they have shown since taking over the team 3 years ago. To say they have turned the club's fortunes around would be something of an understatement. The players have been outstanding this season, culminating in a second place finish in the league and winning the Premier Division Cup in memorable fashion at Berkhamsted on Wednesday. He then invited Erika Robinson to step forward and make the first presentation of the evening, the Supporters Player of the Year. This was a close run thing, with eleven players receiving votes this season, and the largest poll for many years. LOUIS AUSTIN was the fans favourite this year and won the award.

Louis Austin receives his Supporters' Player of the Year Trophy from Erika Robinson

Next to address the audience was the manager, Tony Joyce. He expressed his and the player's thanks to the fans for their support, home and away during the season. To see away support outnumber the home supporters was a regular occurrence when the Ducks travelled away, which was recognised and appreciated by the players. Tony reviewed the season, and talked about what he considered to be the turning point of the season. In his mind, this came after the disappointing FA Vase defeat at home to Kidlington, when the team were down to bare bones because a number of players made themselves unavailable. Those that did play that day (including Stacey Field, only fit enough to be named as a substitutedue to broken ribs) showed a steely resolve after the match to push on from the disappointment and make something of the season. Considering the match was played in the middle of October, to only lose 3 more matches until the end of the season is testament to the character and resilience of the players.Tony then went on to present the trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year. This went to STEVE HATCH, who, at just 19 years old is improving and learning with every game. He has been a key member of a determined defence during the season, and has been missed when he has been unavailable to play. He then presented the trophy for Player's Player of the Year, which this year went to JACK WOOD. Finally, Tony presented the trophy for the Manager's Player of the Year, which after discussion with his coaching staff, again went to the skipper, JACK WOOD.

Most Improved Player of the Year Steve Hatch

Jack Wood won both Manager's and Player's Player of the Year

Next up, Ken Turnbull presented an award to STACEY FIELD, in recognition of his 100 appearances for the club. Ken congratulated Stacey, and pointed out that he has now scored 75 goals for the club, including 45 this season, which already puts him as the 4th highest goalscorer in the clubs history, an outstanding feat so soon in his hopefully long AUFC career.

Stacey Field's 100th club appearance was recognised

Graham Read was next to his feet, and thanked everyone present for their contribution during the season, from players, management, staff, directors, 21CD committee, supporters, all the way down to the partners who have supported throughout the year. It has been a fantastic team effort from all involved at the club. He also proposed a toast to two sadly departed members of our club, Tom Birch, who died after illness back in August last year, and ex coach Terry Back, who was killed in a car accident in October. Both played a big part in Aylesbury United's past, and both are remembered fondly.

Graham reiterated to the audience that plans for the move back to town are still on track, with the next meeting with the College due towards the end of May.

The presentations were not complete! Next up was recognition of the second place finish in the league. All of the squad were presented with the runner's up medals by the Chairman. To complete his part of the evening, Grahm announced the Clubman of the Year. This year, the award went to GRAHAM DURBAN, as thanks for his larger than life contribution to the club and inimitable support of the team.

Clubman of the Year Graham Durban

In recognition of their support to the club 'and their husbands!', bouquets were presented to Michelle Joyce, Kay Read and Muriel Turnbull.

Finally, to complete the formal proceeding, 21CD presented each member of the squad with a trophy to commemorate the club record 27 game unbeaten run, dating from 27th October until the last league game at Hertford on 27th April. A fantastic 6 months which really shaped the season and laid the foundations for the success we have achieved.

Thanks must go to Christian and the staff at Harding's Restaurant for their fine food and outstanding service on the night. Once again, a fine night enjoyed by all present.

Summary of Award Winners:

Supporters Player of the Year - Louis Austin
Players Player of the Year - Jack Wood
Most Improved Player of the Year - Steve Hatch
Manager's Player of the Year - Jack Wood
Clubman of the Year - Graham Durban

A full photo gallery of all the night's events is now available.


Cup Final Pictures

Thursday 02 May 2013 - 11:31 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Some photos from last night's Premier Division Cup win have been added to the match report

Click here: Hadley match report


Premier Division Cup Final

Wednesday 01 May 2013 - 08:35 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United take on Hadley in the Premier Division Cup Final this evening at Berkhamsted FC.

Contesting a final for the first time since 2005, The Ducks are gunning for their first silverware having last won a cup in 2000 when they beat Reading 2-0 to lift the Berks & Bucks Cup.

After securing runners-up spot in the league on Saturday, United now turn their attentions to a Hadley side against which they have had some very entertaining clashes of late.

Aylesbury have won both matches this season, coming from 4-1 down to win 6-4 in September, before winning 4-3 at Bell Close in March.

We look forward to seeing as many green and white decked supporters making the trip to Broadwater this evening and getting right behind Tony Joyce's team!

For directions to Broadwater, our head to head record vs Hadley and possible squads, visit the Next Match page.

Road to the final:

Aylesbury United

Round 1 - Leverstock Green (a) - 6th Nov - 2-2 (Aylesbury won 4-5 on penalties)
Round 2 - Dunstable Town (a) - 18th Dec - 3-1
Quarter Final - London Tigers (a) - 5th Feb - 2-1
Semi Final - Oxhey Jets (a) - 26th Mar - 5-3


Round 1 - Bye
Round 2 - St. Margaretsbury (h) - 19th Nov - 5-4
Quarter Final - Colney Heath - 6th Feb - 5-2
Semi Final - Tring Athletic - 2nd Apr - 1-1 (6-5 on penalties)



Wednesday 01 May 2013 - 08:13 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

A sensational night of football saw Aylesbury crowned Premier Division Cup champions after yet another epic comeback against Hadley.

Trailing 2-1 at the start of the second period of extra time, two goals in a matter of minutes swung the game in United's favour.

Hadley had gone ahead with half time approaching, only for Aylesbury to equalise two minutes later through Paul Edgeworth to make it 1-1 at half time.

Despite a much improved second half from the Ducks, the scoreline remained until full time and extra time ensued.

Hadley then once again looked like ruining the party-like atmosphere created by the large travelling Ducks' support when they reestablished their lead in the first period of extra time.

But United once again refused to go down quietly, and a screamer from Ben Baines quickly followed by a Stacey Field tap in caused scenes of mayhem.

After an agonising few minutes full time was finally blown, and Jack Wood was soon lifting Aylesbury's first silverware for 13 years.

Congratulations to the management and all the players involved, and to the supporters who turned out en masse to cheer their team home.

Our full match report from the epic game is now online.