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Ducks Disappointed at Dunstable

Wednesday 31 July 2013 - 9:51 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , , , , , , ,

Aylesbury were well beaten 4-1 by AFC Dunstable at Creasey Park in their latest pre-season friendly.

The Ducks, who have never won against AFC on their home turf, made a decent start to the game and had a 15th minute lead when Dom Petrucci beautifully curled the ball home.

Six minutes later and things started to go downhill for United, as Dunstable scored the first of four counter attacking goals - a low ball across goal being turned in from close range.

A right win cross was smuggled in at close range on 36 minutes, before a stunning top corner strike two minutes from the interval effectively settled the result as the hosts led 3-1.

Aylesbury had their chances with Ben Baines having a shot saved and Jack Wood heading wide from six-yards, but they struggled to contain the OD's impressive front three of BJ Christie, Jason Blackett and Chris Francis.

Tony Joyce made a number of substitutions, but the home side extended their lead midway through with yet another counter attacking goal, the ball eventually smashed home with men over.

Jack Wood saw the ball cleared off the line three times in a matter of seconds, whilst Dean Allen screwed over a rebound in what proved to be Aylesbury's final chance of the match on a night which simply didn't favour the Ducks.

Aylesbury lineup:

1. Jack SILLITOE
2. Shane WOOD
3. Keith WILLIAMS
4. Jack WOOD
5. Bill MORGAN
6. Lee GRACE
7. Ben BAINES
8. Richard ARMSTRONG
9. Dean ALLEN
10. Geoff MITCHELL
11. Dom PETRUCCI

Subs (all used):

12. Greg WILLIAMS
14. Daniel JONES
15. Ben BUTLER
16. Steve HATCH
17. Liam SMYTH
18. Matt KIMANI

 

Registrations Open for 2013/14 Season

Wednesday 31 July 2013 - 2:18 pm | Added by: Admin to Juniors, Club News | One comment |

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2013/14 season.

As an FA Charter Standard Club, Aylesbury United Juniors Football Club take Respect seriously so are offering our members a reduction in their annual membership fees (from the usual £30 down to £25 for single player or £50 down to £45 for 2 players) if they follow the instructions below to attain FA Respect Certificate. Please note, this offer expires on 23rd August 2013 so please register soon.

How do I attain an FA Respect Certificate?
Simply visit the FA Respect Website and follow the instructions. You will be given a certificate number upon completion of the course, make a note of this number as you will need to enter it in when you register with the club to qualify for your discounted membership fee.

What if I choose to not attain FA Respect Certificate?
We would prefer for all of our members to have attained this but cannot force anyone to. If you choose not to attain it then you can register for £30 / £50 as usual

Why do I need to register with the club?

  • All members of the club get to vote on changes affecting the club.
  • All members qualify for a trophy at the end of season presentation event, if you are not registered then you will not receive one.
  • All members get a pass giving them FREE access to all Aylesbury United home league matches.
  • All members are covered by the club’s public liability insurance.

What happens if I do not register with the club?
If you do not register then you have no vote on changes to the club, do not receive a trophy at end of season presentation and do not qualify for free entry to Aylesbury United home matches.
Most importantly though, you are not covered by the club's public liability insurance. The football club and its members have a duty of care to avoid causing injury to members of the public or damage to their property through the negligent act of the club and/or its members. Public Liability Insurance provides protection for the club and it's registered members should it be proven negligent or failed to take ‘reasonable care’ to prevent injury to a member of the Public or members of the club or damage to third party property and as such your club or a member be held legally liable. If you are not registered then you are not covered by this insurance so will be personally liable.

What does the registration fee cover?
The club have to pay fees for your team to enter all league and cup competitions and have to pay for public liability insurance to cover all of our members. We also purchase a trophy for every single registered player that is presented to them at the end of season presentation event. Unfortunately all of these things cost money so we have to charge a registration fee to cover the costs.

Where are the Codes of Conduct that are referred to on the registration form?
As part of our change from Aylesbury Town to Aylesbury United, we took the opportunity to update the club’s policies.
The full list of policies can be found here for those that want to read them all, if not then the Codes of Conduct are available for Young PlayersSpectators,Managers/CoachesMatch Officials and Senior Players. Please read and ensure that you fully understand them before proceeding with the registration process.

How do I register with the club?

  • Follow this link - please note, if a 'Security Warning' appears on your screen, click on 'No'
  • Put a tick in the box next to the relevant subscription
  • Click on ‘Continue to Member Details’
  • If you have registered on the website then you can select yourself from the drop down list under ‘Member Name & Email’. If you chose to not register then please fill in all of the information on the right hand side of the screen under ‘Member Details’ and your name and email address at the bottom
  • Click on ‘Continue to Payment’ and follow the onscreen instructions to pay
 

AFC Dunstable Next for Ducks

Tuesday 30 July 2013 - 08:28 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

With Aylesbury finally kicking into winning habits in pre-season, AFC Dunstable provide the next opposition on Wednesday night.

Disappointing results at AFC Kempston Rovers and Leverstock Green have been followed with successive wins at Winslow United and Thame United, as United look for a third straight win.

Aylesbury have never beaten AFC Dunstable at Creasey Park, and look set for another tough test against a team expected to challenge at the top end of the Spartan South Midlands League once again.

Please note the early kick-off time at Creasey Park (directions here...) of 7.30pm

 

Ducks win at Thame

Saturday 27 July 2013 - 5:11 pm | Added by: Steve Baker to First Team, Club News | 22 comments |

Pre-season winning ways continued

Pre-season winning ways continued

On a hot and humid afternnon at the ASM Stadium, the ducks pre-season continued within another victory, this time 3-2 against near neghbours Thame United.

With a number of players missing due to holiday, the Ducks had just fourteen players to use for this match which meant extended time on the pitch for most of them. After a lively and even first twenty minutes Aylesbury got into their stride and started to dominate the game. Geoff Mitchell was among our numbers again and was soon causing all sorts of problems for the Thame defence.

Aylesburys first goal came came courtesy of Jack Wood heading home  a Danny Jones corner, something which he nearly repeated just muntes later. Chances kept coming for the Ducks but fine keeping form the Thame number one kept us at bay.

The Ducks second goal came form a breakaway, Geoff Mitchell collecting the ball on the halfway line and bursting passed his marker to reach the area and lay on a simple tap in for Dean Allen. Further chances followed but half time came with the score 2-0.

The second half contunued where the first had left off and the Ducks were in complete control. Mitchell had chances to score at least twice and again the keeper denied us with vital stops.

A reshuffle of the pack to replace tired legs seemed to break our momentum and Thame came back in the last 15 minutes to square the game at 2-2. However, showing the never say dies spirirt that Aylesbury fans have come to expect the team kept driving forward and were rewarded with a winner from Matt Kimani in the last five minutes.

An excellent work out and result aganst a very impressive Thame side. Thanks to everyone at Thame for their hospitality and warm welcome

Aylesbury

1. Jack Sillitoe
2. Ben Butler
3. Keith Williams
4. Jack Wood
5. Shane Wood
6. Liam Smyth
7. Lee Grace
8. Greg Williams
9. Geoff Mitchell
10. Dean Allen
11. Danny Jones

Subs

Joey Achemapong
Justin Gordon
Matt Kimani

 

Stacey Field

Wednesday 24 July 2013 - 08:43 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Eight comments | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury's 45-goal striker Stacey Field will miss the start of the season having had his ankle injury fully diagnosed yesterday.

Taking a tumble in the opening pre-season friendly at AFC Kempston Rovers, Stacey has a tear to his ankle ligament and will be out for approximately six-weeks.

Stacey Field

It is a further blow to United's preperations for their first season back in the Calor League, following John Mulholland's cruciate ligament injury, fellow striker Louis Austin also looking set to be ruled out with a knee injury, and Lee Bircham's ongoing rehabilitation from a broken leg.

We wish Stacey all the best for a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him knocking in the goals again soon!

 

Ducks Get Off The Mark at Winslow

Tuesday 23 July 2013 - 10:08 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Twelve comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Aylesbury got their first preseason win of 2013 by scoring five at Winslow United for the second year in a row

The hosts had the first clear cut opening when Greg Williams showed all his experience to clear the ball off the line, but it was Aylesbury who had the lead with just six minutes played when Bill Morgan headed home Lee Grace's perfect corner kick delivery.

An innocuous penalty award was saved by Jack Sillitoe to maintain the clean sheet, and it was the Ducks who added to the scoring when Dom Petrucci nodded the ball on for Ben Baines to head beyond the keeper.

After a goal within two minutes of the restart - triallist striker Jeff Mitchell setting up Dean Allen for a tap in - it looked like being a comfortable night's work, only for Winslow to score from the penalty spot as Sillitoe was sent the wrong way this time.

Mitchell was the undoubted star of the second half, the burly striker adding two more goals for Aylesbury by clinically rounding the keeper to convert Liam Smyth's through ball, and then heading home a right wing cross.

Allen hit the bar and Jack Wood saw an effort cleared off the line to leave the final score 5-1 and give United's coaching team far more positives to think about this time.

Aylesbury team:

1. Jack SILLITOE
2. Joey ACHEAMPONG
3. Daniel JONES
4. Jack WOOD
5. Bill MORGAN
6. Steve HATCH
7. Richard ARMSTRONG
8. Greg WILLIAMS
9. Ben BAINES
10. Lee GRACE
11. Dom PETRUCCI

Half time subs used:

12. Shane WOOD
14. Ben BUTLER
15. Liam SMYTH
16. Keith WILLIAMS
17. Justin GORDON
18. Dean ALLEN
19. Jeff MITCHELL
7. Matt KIMANI

Further subs used:

Matt TIMBERLAKE
Kris TYRRELL

 

Season Tickets 2013/14

Tuesday 23 July 2013 - 1:36 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury United season tickets for the 2013/14 season are available now.

Prices are just £140 for adults and £80 for concessions (covering all league fixtures, and including a matchday programme).

Season tickets also gain half price entry to Leighton Town home games (except against Aylesbury United).

To secure your season ticket, send a cheque for the relevant amount to: Aylesbury United Season Tickets, 39 Patrick Way, Aylesbury, HP21 9XH.

Regular matchday admission prices (including programme) this season will be £8 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for accompanied under-16s or FREE if they are Aylesbury United Juniors players.

 

Winslow Await Ducks

Tuesday 23 July 2013 - 08:55 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury tonight make the short journey to Winslow United for what has become an annual pre-season fixture.

In 2010 Winslow inflicted a shock 1-0 defeat on the Ducks, and with Aylesbury still looking for their first win and first goals of this campaign they will be hoping for something like the more recent handsome scorelines.

Last season new striker Ian Cooper weighed in with two goals as the greens won 4-0, whilst the season before that a Stacey Field hattrick helped the team to a 5-0 win.

Tonight's match at Elmfields Gate kicks off at 7.45pm.

 

News From 21CD

Monday 22 July 2013 - 08:56 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, 21cd | Four comments | Used tags:

A selection of news from the Aylesbury United Supporters Trust, 21st Century Ducks (21CD):

21CD Membership Renewal Due Now

As the new season approaches, it is time to renew your membership of the Supporters Trust.  For those of you who have a Standing Order for your payments, you need to do nothing unless you wish to change the size of your contribution.

For those who pay an annual fee by cheque please complete the application form (download link below) and send your form and payment to the address shown on the form.

Can please annotate on the form, or email me whether you wish to have your new membership card sent to you by post, or whether you are happy to collect it at the gate at a home match at the beginning of the season.

At a recent meeting, it was decided that 21CD would take over running of the online club shop.  Supporters should see little change in the way that the shop is managed, but there is one major change which will benefit all members of 21CD.

In order to offer an incentive of taking out membership, all members will now receive 10% off all online orders placed with the shop, with the exception of Season Tickets, 21CD Subscriptions, 50/50 Tickets or Goalden Goal entries.  To take advantage of the discount, members will be asked to quote their 21CD membership number when ordering.

You will also see from the pre-season newsletter (link below) that player shirt sponsorship for this season will now see the sponsor receive their player’s first team shirt at the end of the season - presented by the player himself at the end of season prize-giving evening if possible.

21CD Membership Form 21CD Membership Form

Pre-Season Newsletter

A copy of the latest 21CD newsletter can be found below, bringing members up to date with the latest releasable news from the club.

2013 Pre Season Newsletter Preseason Newsletter

Committee Meeting Summary

A Committee Meeting was held on 10th July, the key decisions taken and matters discussed are summarised below.

A review of the fund raising activities since the last meeting revealed that the quiz night held on 20th April raised a profit of £150.  The event was cost free for the hire of the club room at Leighton Buzzard, so all entry fees were profit, including a generous donation from supporters who were unable to stay for the quiz.  Attendance was slightly disappointing, and was attributed to people possibly not wishing to stay behind after the match.  As a result, it was decided that we will look to hold future quiz nights back in Aylesbury.  Enquiries have been made with the trustees of Bierton Village Hall, resulting in us looking to book the hall sometime early in the new season for the next quiz.  There is no alcohol licence but participants will be welcome to bring their own refreshments. 

The Presentation evening was again a great success, with all who attended thoroughly enjoying the evening.  Profit from the evening was £374.  A short discussion about the format for next year’s dinner was held, bearing in mind the amalgamation with Aylesbury Town and the likelihood that more people may be interested in attending.  Rather than come to any firm decisions at this stage, it was agreed to make it an agenda item for the next committee meeting.

The end of year accounts have now been finalised, and are subject to the annual audit.  When audited, it is hoped to be able to hold the Trust AGM in August or September.

21CD assisted at the recent Aylesbury Town FC 5-a-side tournament.  It was a very successful day, and it is expected that we will play a bigger role at next year’s event, when volunteers from the Trust will be asked to assist on the day.

A very informative newsletter has been produced by Ron Syratt and Alan Sherwell, which has been posted on the website and is being sent to all members with their membership renewal notice.  Included in the newsletter is detail behind the decision not to pursue the purchase of Buckingham Rd.  The site at Aylesbury College remains the preferred option for the Ducks to return home, with talks still ongoing.  Supporters should be reassured that while there is not always any news to pass on, progress is still being made and it is a long process.  Aylesbury College remain committed to supporting the club in its endeavour and have renewed their sponsorship of the club for next season.  Alan Sherwell emphasised that the Board's intention was to move ahead on all fronts as fast as possible, consistent with financial stability.

21CD welcomes the news that the merger with ATFC has been ratified by their committee, and all their teams will be playing under the Aylesbury United FC banner next season.  The club has been in discussions with the various groups within the ATFC set up with a view to managing the merger.  21CD intend to have representation at future meetings.  To increase the profile of 21CD with the junior teams, membership publicity shots and Trust updates will be fed through to the website owner for the junior teams, which will be maintained next season.  Junior players will be admitted free to all AUFC matches next season when attending with an adult.  It is hoped to build on the end of last season when we saw a large contingent of juniors and their families attending the last few games of the season.  It was widely agreed that having the enthusiastic youngsters at the games was a great addition to the crowd.

Finally, 21CD membership renewal forms are in the post to all members.  It is a good time for former members to rejoin and of course new members are always welcome.  From the start of the season 21CD will be managing the online club shop.  It was agreed that as an incentive to join or renew, all members of 21CD will get 10% discount on all stock in the shop.

 

Second Preseason Defeat for Ducks

Saturday 20 July 2013 - 5:58 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Eleven comments | Used tags: , , , , , ,

With manager Tony Joyce away on holiday, Aylesbury's coaching staff were given plenty to think about as the Ducks lost 2-0 at Leverstock Green.

United took the opportunity to lineup with an experimental formation, but with last season's top scorer Stacey Field the latest to be ruled out injured, showed little cutting edge in front of goal.

Levy's manager Steve Benitez was also away - reportedly taking eight of his players for trials in Spain - but it was the depleted hosts who took the lead on 62 minutes when Junior Bushiri ran onto a long through ball ahead of Jack Sillitoe to guide it into the net.

That lead was doubled eleven minutes later, newly signed striker Stewart King setting up his counterpart Ben Edwards after a decent passing move to score.

It wasn't all doom and gloom for the Ducks as Zac Reynolds and Lee Grace both flourised in their wingback roles, the former at the heart of most of United's best moves, but there was to be no way through a stubborn home defence.

Next up for Aylesbury is a Tuesday night trip to neighbours Winslow United.

Aylesbury team:

1. Jack SILLITOE
2. Zac REYNOLDS
3. Lee GRACE
4. Jack WOOD
5. Bill MORGAN
6. Steve HATCH
7. Joey ACHEAMPONG
8. Greg WILLIAMS
9. Dom PETRUCCI
10. Ben BUTLER
11. Ben BAINES

Subs (all used):

12. Daniel JONES
14. Triallist (name TBC)
15. Richard ARMSTRONG
16. Kris TYRRELL

 

Ducks Off To The Lane

Friday 19 July 2013 - 09:01 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | No comments | Used tags: , , , , ,

Aylesbury United make the short journey to Leverstock Green in pre-season friendly number two tomorrow.

After a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of AFC Kempston Rovers last weekend, the squad has been bolstered with the confirmed signings of Lee Grace and Dean Allen earlier this week.

Meanwhile, hosts Levy went down to an 8-1 defeat at the hands of near neighbours Hemel Hempstead Town in their first pre-season friendly. Ex-Duck Ashley Harewood-Williams featured for the home side, albeit in an enforced defensive position due to unavailability.

Admission to Pancake Lane is £6 for adults, £3 for senior citizens/children.

 

Birthday Parties with Aylesbury United Football Club

Thursday 18 July 2013 - 11:47 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | One comment | Used tags:

Come and celebrate your special day with the area's premier non league football club.

Aylesbury United FC are delighted to announce their Birthday Party Package for the  2013/14 season.

For your group we include:

  • One hour of football fun with an FA Qualified Coach
  • A matchday programme
  • Lunch
  • Entry to the ground
  • A football quiz
  • Photo opportunities with the first team squad

Cost of the day is just £10 per child for groups of between 6-18 people.

All parties must be supervised by at least two adults during and after the game.

All parties will take place at Leighton Town FC, Bell Close, Leighton Buzzard, the home of Aylesbury United FC, and are only available on a Saturday first team home match.

For more details or to book a party please contact Chris Penny on 07545093308 or email info@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk

Dates currently available for parties are as follows:

August
Saturday 17th August v Rugby Town

September
Saturday 28th September v North Greenford United

October
Saturday 26th October v Slough Town

November
Saturday 9th November v Marlow
Saturday 23rd November v Dunstable Town
Saturday 30th November v Barton Rovers

December
Saturday 21st December v Chalfont St Peter

January
Wednesday 1st January v Beconsfield Sycob
Saturday 11th January v Potters Bar Town
Saturday 25th January v AFC Hayes

February
Saturday 8th February v Leighton Town
Saturday 22nd February v St Ives Town

March
Saturday 8th March v Egham Town
Saturday 22nd March v Uxbridge

April
Saturday 5th April v Northwood
Saturday 19th April v Kettering Town
Saturday 26th April v Ashford Town

 

Four More Commit To Aylesbury

Wednesday 17 July 2013 - 1:58 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , , , , ,

Two new and two returning faces last night added another four to the signed up squad for the forthcoming season.

Aylesbury are delighted to welcome back the ever popular Joey Acheampong and Jack Sillitoe to the fold. Striker Acheampong has made over 120 club appearances, whilst the long serving Sillitoe passed the 200 mark last season.

Joining the club are defender Lee Grace and striker Dean Allen.

Grace was Aylesbury FC Supporter's Player of the Year in 2012, but surprisingly fell out of favour last season and was allowed to drift away from the Moles - rejoining his previous club Oxhey Jets where he twice featured against the Ducks in the club's battle for second spot.


Lee Grace in action for Aylesbury FC 

Dean Allen is a bustling striker who made a good impression playing the second half of Saturday's friendly at AFC Kempston Rovers. He has been top scorer for Holmer Green for the past two seasons - with 27 goals last time out - and is now reportedly keen to prove himself in the Southern League.

We welcome them both to the club and look forward to seeing them in green and white in the forthcoming weeks.

 

Ducks To Kick Off At Home

Wednesday 17 July 2013 - 09:09 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Calor League, Club News | Three comments | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United will kick off the season at home to Rugby Town it was announced today as the Calor League fixtures were revealed.

With plenty of exciting local derbies in prospect, the Ducks won't have long to wait before Aylesbury FC make the visit to Bell Close - as it's the fourth game of the season on August Bank Holiday Monday.

The return leg will be on Boxing Day, whilst Beaconsfield SYCOB provide the Easter Monday opponents.

The full set of fixtures have now been added to our website, but also copied below for reference.

H Rugby Town
Sat 17 August 2013
 
A Chalfont St Peter
Tue 20 August 2013
 
A Chertsey Town
Sat 24 August 2013
 
H Aylesbury
Mon 26 August 2013
 
H Royston Town
Wed 04 September 2013
 
A Kettering Town
Sat 07 September 2013
 
H Daventry Town
Wed 18 September 2013
 
A AFC Hayes
Sat 21 September 2013
 
H North Greenford United
Sat 28 September 2013
 
A Potters Bar Town
Mon 07 October 2013
 
A Leighton Town
Sat 12 October 2013
 
H Slough Town
Sat 26 October 2013
 
A Uxbridge
Sat 02 November 2013
 
H Marlow
Sat 09 November 2013
 
A Egham Town
Sat 16 November 2013
 
H Dunstable Town
Sat 23 November 2013
 
A St Ives Town
Tue 26 November 2013
 
H Barton Rovers
Sat 30 November 2013
 
A Northwood
Sat 07 December 2013
 
A Ashford Town (Middx)
Sat 14 December 2013
 
H Chalfont St Peter
Sat 21 December 2013
 
A Aylesbury
Thu 26 December 2013
 
H Chertsey Town
Sat 28 December 2013
 
H Beaconsfield SYCOB
Wed 01 January 2014
 
A Rugby Town
Sat 04 January 2014
 
H Potters Bar Town
Sat 11 January 2014
 
A Daventry Town
Sat 18 January 2014
 
H AFC Hayes
Sat 25 January 2014
 
A North Greenford United
Sat 01 February 2014
 
H Leighton Town
Sat 08 February 2014
 
A Slough Town
Sat 15 February 2014
 
H St Ives Town
Sat 22 February 2014
 
A Marlow
Sat 01 March 2014
 
H Egham Town
Sat 08 March 2014
 
A Dunstable Town
Sat 15 March 2014
 
H Uxbridge
Sat 22 March 2014
 
A Barton Rovers
Sat 29 March 2014
 
H Northwood
Sat 05 April 2014
 
A Royston Town
Sat 12 April 2014
 
H Kettering Town
Sat 19 April 2014
 
A Beaconsfield SYCOB
Mon 21 April 2014
 
H Ashford Town (Middx)
Sat 26 April 2014
 

John Mulholland

Monday 15 July 2013 - 4:42 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags:

John 'Fritz' Mulholland is likely to miss most, if not all, of the new season having been diagnosed with a ruptured cruciate ligament and damaged knee cartilage.

It is devastatating news for both the player and club after such an innocuous looking injury sustained last season at London Colney.

John is currently awaiting a date for his operation on the knee, but with likely recovery time of nine-months minimum it will be a long road of recuperation.

We wish Fritz all the best in his recovery.

 

Ducks Lose Out In Opener

Saturday 13 July 2013 - 5:13 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Aylesbury's pre-season campaign began with a 1-0 defeat at AFC Kempston Rovers this afternoon.

In the sweltering conditions, the Ducks gave a good account of themselves and can feel very unfortunate not to at least have forced a draw, with the Kempston keeper by far the busier custodian.

However, a penalty miss and the carrying off injured of Stacey Field added to the afternoon's negative elements.

The Ducks included new signings Richard Armstrong and Dom Petrucci in their squad, whilst Lewis Hallford and Justin Gordon returned, but it was an ex-Duck on show for the hosts who scored the decisive goal - Manny Richardson hitting a speculative 40-yard effort that Jack Sillitoe allowed to squirm under his body and into the net.

Field saw a penalty saved midway through the first half, but United saw plenty of other chances come and go with Ben Baines twice hitting the woodwork - the second a superb overhead effort, whilst Petrucci screamed a shot just wide before turning provider for Paul Edgeworth whose shot was saved.

Half-time completely disrupted Aylesbury's flow, with the inevitible substitutions and stoppages throughout the second period, but they were back in the ascendency for the final quarter without finding a breakthrough.

The closest they came was a Petrucci close range effort which was somehow saved, a header over from Holmer Green striker Dean Allen and a Ben Butler shot which had to be tipped over at full stretch as time ran out.

Aylesbury team:

1. Jack SILLITOE
2. Zac REYNOLDS
3. Daniel JONES
4. Jack WOOD
5. Shane WOOD
6. Richard ARMSTRONG
7. Ben BAINES
8. Greg WILLIAMS
9. Ben BUTLER
10. Stacey FIELD
11. Paul EDGEWORTH

Subs (all used):

12. Liam SMYTH
14. Dom PETRUCCI
15. Dean ALLEN
16. Lewis HALLFORD
17. Justin GORDON

 

Pre-Season Kicks Off at Kempston

Friday 12 July 2013 - 09:16 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United's 2013/14 pre-season campaign kicks off tomorrow at AFC Kempston Rovers.

Please note the early kick-off time of 2pm. The match will be played on the artificial 3G training pitch, although entrance is still inside the ground as per a normal game (directions to AFC Kempston Rovers)

With two weeks hard training under their belts, this will be the first time the newly promoted Ducks have taken to the field since gaining elevation to the Calor League.

Manager Tony Joyce has confirmed that nearly all of last season's squad have re-signed for the club, and will be complemented by two confirmed new faces in Richard Armstrong and Dom Petrucci.

 

Aylesbury College Renew Sponsorship

Thursday 11 July 2013 - 10:01 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | One comment | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United are thrilled to announce that Aylesbury College have renewed their sponsorship ahead of the 2013/14 season, for a third year as the Ducks' kit sponsor.

Once again, the team's home strip, featuring the Aylesbury College branding, will be worn by Aylesbury United's first team and will be seen by thousands of fans over the season.

The original news article of 2011, still relevant today, can be found here: http://www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk/news/?e=2377

The club are now seeking more companies to get involved with sponsorship. Contact us now at info@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk for more information.

We have the following packages available.

Matchball Sponsorship

Sponsor a matchball and gain recognition for yourself or your company. By sponsoring a matchball you are entitled to admission for two people to the main stand, complimentary programmes, your name/company featured in the programme and on the website and refreshments in the excellent Hospitality Lounge.

Match Sponsorship

Go a step further a sponsor an entire match! An excellent marketing venture for a business, or just as recognition for an individual, match sponsorship will get you noticed. Match sponsorship includes admission for four people to the main stand, complimentary programmes, your name/company featured in the programme and on the website, refreshments in the Hospitality Lounge, meet the manager, as well as selecting your man of the match.

Programme Advertising

More than 200 pairs of eyes will view any advert inside the Aylesbury United matchday programme, at least 23-times over the course of the 2013/14 season. With such an excellent marketing opportunity available to you, doesn't it make sense to have your business advertised here? Prices start at £110, making it excellent value too. Contact the club for more details.

Website Advertising

The Official Aylesbury United Website has been online since March 2002, and now receives twenty-thousand unique visitors a month. Advertising on the website would open up these visitors to your business, as another excellent marketing opportunity.

Contact us now at info@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk for more information.

 

Pre-Season Squad Update

Monday 08 July 2013 - 11:01 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dom Petrucci in action for St. Albans

Dom Petrucci in action for St. Albans

After their first week back in training, manager Tony Joyce was pleased to announce the first set players who have signed for the club. The following of last season's squad have signed Calor League forms for the forthcoming season:

Ben Baines
Lee Bircham
Ben Butler
Paul Edgeworth
Stacey Field
Steve Hatch
Daniel Jones
Liam Smyth
Greeg Williams
Jack Wood
Shane Wood

Joey Acheampong, Louis Austin, Jack Sillitoe and Zack Reynolds are all due to return from holiday this week, whilst John Mulholland continues his recovery from injury. In addition, two new faces have been added to the squad: Richard Armstrong and Dom Petrucci.

Armstrong is a midfielder formerly with Newport Pagnell Town, whilst Petrucci is a striker who played against the Ducks in the Premier Division Cup final for Hadley. Previously with St. Albans City, he has scored 37 goals in two seasons at Hadley. We welcome both to the club, along with all the returning players.

 

Red Insure Cup Drawn

Friday 05 July 2013 - 2:17 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments | Used tags: ,

Following hot on the heels of the FA Competitions earlier today, the league have announced the Red Insure Cup draws.

In what appears a tough fixture, Aylesbury United have been drawn away at last year's Premier Division playoff runners up Hemel Hempstead Town.

The first round tie at Vauxhall Road will take place on Tuesday 15th October.

 

FA Competitions Drawn

Friday 05 July 2013 - 12:26 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , , ,

Aylesbury face a long trip west in the FA Cup, having been drawn away at Cinderford Town in the Preliminary Round.

The sides have some limited history, having previously met in the Southern League several years ago.

The fixture will take place on Saturday 31st August, with £1925 and a trip to Fleet Town, Westfield or Shrivenham on offer for the winners.

Meanwhile in the FA Trophy, Aylesbury will face Ryman League side Faversham Town in the Preliminary Round.

With Leighton Town also drawn at home on the same, the tie is like to be switched to Sunday 6th October 2013.

The Kent side finished 3rd in Ryman Division One South last season. The winners will face another Kent side, Ramsgate, at home in the 1st Round Qualifying.

 

Teams Requiring New Players for 2013/14 Season

Thursday 04 July 2013 - 12:45 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments | Used tags:

We are busy in the background putting everything in place to allow us to kick off next season as Aylesbury United Juniors.

This is an exciting development for our club that will allow us to offer players a route from U6 through to the Aylesbury United 1st team and will one day result in us having a joint home back in town. 

If you want to be part of a dynamic, positive and progressive Football Club then we have the following teams requiring new players for the 2013/14 season which starts in September:

U6s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys who are currently in Reception can come along now and join in training with our current U6 team. Training is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School.
If your child will be starting school in September and are interested in playing, they can join in with next season’s U6s from July 2013 

Current U6s / U7s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys currently in Year 1 are eligible to play for our U7s who are signed up to play in the South Bucks Mini Conference next season. We require goalkeepers and outfield players to supplement the current squad. Anyone interested in joining the team can either email aylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

Current U7s / U8s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys currently in Year 2 are eligible to play for our U8s who are signed up to play in the South Bucks Mini Conference next season. We require additional outfield players (in all positions). Anyone interested in joining the team can either email aylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

Current U9s / U10s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys currently in Year 4 are eligible to play for our U10s who are signed up to play in the South Bucks Mini Conference next season. We require additional outfield players (in all positions). Anyone interested in joining the team can either email aylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

Current U10s / U11s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys currently in Year 5 are eligible to play for our U10s who are signed up to play in the South Bucks Mini Conference next season. They will be playing 9-a-side football and will be the first team in the history of the club to do so. We require a goalkeeper and outfield players to supplement the current squad. Anyone interested in joining the team can either email aylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

Current U13 Youth / U14 Youth 2013/14 season
Our current U13 Youth team require additional players to supplement the squad. Anyone interested in joining the team can either emailaylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at 10am at Walton Court Playing Fields.

Current U15s / U16s 2013/14 season
Our current U15s team require additional outfield players to supplement the squad. Anyone interested in joining the team can either emailaylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 9.30-11 at Oakfield Road behind the Scout Hut.

Current U18s Phoenix / Ladies 2013/14 season
Our U18 Phoenix (ladies) team require additional players to supplement their squad. Any ladies over the age of 16 who are interested in playing football are welcome to join the team. If you are interested then please emailaylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk

Disabled / Special Needs
Our twice weekly sessions for children of any age with a disability or special needs has been running since the start of January 2013. Anyone interested in joining in can either email aylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 8.45-9.45 at Broughton Junior School

Interested in joining but cannot see a team in your age group requiring new players?
Please contact us via aylesburytownfc@hotmail.co.uk and we will pass on your request to the relevant team manager

 

Ducks Back In Training

Thursday 04 July 2013 - 12:22 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments | Used tags: , , ,

Pre-season training ahead of the new season got underway on Tuesday 2nd July.

Following promotion to the Calor League, manager Tony Joyce reports that the players were in excellent spirits and 'not bad shape' for the time of year!

All of last season's squad were in attendance, with the exception of Jack Wood, Jack Sillitoe and Louis Austin who are on holiday, and Ben Hill who has opted to join Buckingham Town.

In addition, a number of new faces joined the squad - watch out for further updates once league registration forms are completed.

Aylesbury's first friendly is a little over a week away, at AFC Kempston Rovers.

 

Aylesbury United Ladies New Setup

Monday 01 July 2013 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News, First Team, Club News | 27 comments | Used tags:

Following the announcement of the merger between Aylesbury United and Aylesbury Town the management of the respective Ladies Sections have been planning for next season and are delighted to be able to confirm news of the restructured set up

- United Manager for the last eight years Andy Foster is to 'move upstairs' to take up the more administrative role of Director of Football, with Phoenix boss Mark Rogers taking over as Manager with the responsibility for coaching and team affairs

- They will be ably assisted by Beth Harris, Twinkle Dean, Sarah Gerrard, Suzi Devanney and Matty Rogers who have all agreed to continue working within the new group

- The merger will see all teams playing under the Aylesbury United banner and as a result the club are looking for new players at all levels

- The Ladies are also looking for a sponsor for their new kits

Training will resume with an open session on Thursday 4th July 7.30pm Walton Court pitches Hannon Road and anyone interested is welcome – for more information contact Mark on 07719 389032, Andy on 07840 441855 or email aylesburywomansfootball@yahoo.co.uk

 

Football For All

Monday 01 July 2013 - 12:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Ten comments | Used tags:

As many of you may be aware, we were really pleased and proud to announce that Aylesbury Town Football Club would be merging with Aylesbury United from Season 2013/14 with all teams from the senior level through to the junior teams competing as Aylesbury United.

We now have great pleasure in confirming that the motion to join Aylesbury United was passed unanimously at the Aylesbury Town FC AGM, held last week.

At AUFC we are delighted with the forging of our clubs into one and believe it can only enhance the philosophy of both clubs to promote the ethos of giving all local boys and girls the opportunity to reach their full potential in football. We hope this will start with our Saturday Club ‘Townies’ and our Saturday and Midweek meetings for children with a disability as well as our teams from under 8’s to Youth.

Over the past few years Aylesbury United have gone through some major changes in fortune but have never lost faith in our main challenge to return to playing back in Aylesbury, this merger brings this closer as we will now have a presence back in the Town through our Junior and Youth sides. We have made changes in our structure; we are now in the safe hands of local people with the Supporters Trust having a huge say in the running of the club. Now with new ‘blood’ from Aylesbury Town, we have a major opportunity to progress, as well as exciting challenges ahead.

So with teams at senior level (both men and ladies). Youth at boys and girls, Under 8’s to Under 16’s, our Townies and our commitment to disabled children we truly believe we can provide ‘Football for all’.

To clarify: - The three new sections will be: - Aylesbury United Juniors (up to 16). Aylesbury United Youth (up to 18) and Aylesbury United Seniors. (These also encompass the Disabled section and Woman’ section).

We sincerely welcome John, Julie and all at Aylesbury Town FC to the fold, and building upon our recent successes.