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FA Cup Roundup

Saturday 31 August 2013 - 10:12 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | Ten comments | Used tags: ,

The FA Cup Preliminary Round ties played today provided a number of upsets involving Calor League Division One Central sides.

Two late goals from Angus Stewart condemned Leighton Town to an early exit at the hands of a 3-1 home defeat by Biggleswade United. Tom Cookman gave the visitors a 13th minute lead which was cancelled out by the Reds’ Aiden Denton, only for Stewart’s late strikes sending United through.

AFC Hayes fell to a 2-1 defeat at Essex Senior League side Haringey Borough – Spartan South Midlands rivals of Aylesbury’s last season before their lateral league change in the summer. Anthony McDonald put Borough two-goals up before Steve Loveridge pulled a goal back before the break, and despite plenty of second half AFC pressure it was Haringey who took the win.

Previously Haringey & Waltham Development (feeder team to Haringey Borough), newly renamed Greenhouse London FC knocked out Potters Bar Town with a 3-0 win on their own turf.

United Counties League side AFC Rushden & Diamonds scored two first half goals to take a commanding lead at Northwood, and although Woods scored through Nico Muir there was no comeback.

Both Royston Town and Rugby Town will need replays after being held to lower level opposition – Royston 3-3 at home to United Counties League side Northampton Spencer, who scored two minutes from time, as did Stoke-on-Trent side Norton United of the North West Counties League who held Rugby Town to a 1-1 draw.

Struggling Kettering Town were knocked out 2-0 at home to Gresley of the Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South, who scored a goal in each half at Latimer Park.

In an all Central Division clash at Oak Tree Road, Chertsey Town came from a goal behind to win 2-1 against Marlow. Ray Spence gave Marlow a 13th minute lead, but two goals in four minutes on 67 and 71 from John Flood and Tom O’Regan swung the match.

Calor League Division One South & West side Shortwood United came from behind to beat Egham Town 2-1, whilst in other inter-divisional meetings Central side Aylesbury United won 3-1 at South & West Cinderford Town, Aylesbury FC beat Thatcham Town 2-1 at Haywood Way and Ashford Town (Mx) and Bishops Cleeve drew 0-0.

In a Cambridgeshire derby, St Ives Town overcame Ryman League outfit Soham Town Rangers 3-2, with Dubi Ogbonna scoring a brace on top of Karl Gibbs earlier goal.

Barton Rovers, Beaconsfield SYCOB, Chalfont St. Peter, Daventry Town and North Greenford United safely navigated potentially tricky ties against lower level opposition.

A hattrick in the first 39 minutes from Nat Peacock helped Barton see off Spartan South Midlands side Ampthill Town 4-0, North Greenford United beat Tring Athletic 3-0, yet Daventry Town weren’t so prolific as they snuck past another SSML side Hillingdon Borough 1-0 courtesy of Ryan Howell’s goal.

Finally, near neighbours Beaconsfield SYCOB and Chalfont St. Peter both had 5-3 home wins over Hellenic League opponents in Bracknell Town and Ascot United respectively. Bilal Butt scored two goals for SYCOB, as did Scott Fitzgerald for Chalfont who were 5-1 up at half-time.

 

Ducks Rise To Win At Cinderford

Saturday 31 August 2013 - 5:06 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Two comments | Used tags: , , , , ,

Aylesbury United bounced back from their previous match disappointment to win 3-1 at Cinderford Town in the FA Cup Preliminary Round.

The Ducks were 2-0 up at the break following goals from Paul Edgeworth - heading in from Dom Petrucci's square pass - and Richard Armstrong - who headed home Shane Wood's long throw.

Cinderford came back strongly after the break, and a spell of sustained pressure finally saw them pull a goal back courtesy of Sam Hunt on 72 minutes.

United defended well throughout, as they had to at times, and they finally secured the win late on when Jason Blackett rounded the keeper to score into the empty net.

» Match Report

Aylesbury's reward is a 1st Qualifying Round tie at Combined Counties League outfit Westfield.

Meanwhile, Wednesday's game against Royston Town has been postponed due to the Crows now playing an FA Cup replay this week.

 

FA Cup Match Preview

Thursday 29 August 2013 - 09:15 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United kick off their FA Cup campaign with a long trip to Cinderford Town on Saturday. Our preview of the game is available now.

» FA Cup Match Preview

 

Disabled sessions starting up again

Wednesday 28 August 2013 - 4:21 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Juniors, Club News | Five comments |

We are pleased to announce that we will be starting our Disabled / Special Needs football sessions again on Saturday 7th September

The sessions, which are free of charge, will be every Saturday morning from 8.45-9.45am at Broughton Junior School.

We hope to start the Wednesday sessions up again in the next few weeks.

If you know of anyone that would benefit from these sessions then please spread the word.

Please see poster linked below advertising the sessions. If you are able to put this up anywhere then that would be much appreciated:
 
If you could also stick up the poster advertising some teams needing new players as well that would be great. Our U8s (year 3) in particular are in need of new players:
 

Players Selected for County Honours

Wednesday 28 August 2013 - 10:42 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, Juniors | One comment |

Four Aylesbury United players have been selected to represent the County under-18 side.

The Berks & Bucks FA will be taking on Bedfordshire FA in a match at the ground of AFC Kempston Rovers, on Sunday 1st September 3pm.

The privileged four are:

Zak Ewers
Ken Feyi
Rob Tomlin
Toby Vinter

Congratulations from all at Aylesbury United!

 

Ladies Defeated At Chinnor

Wednesday 28 August 2013 - 08:25 am | Added by: Admin to Ladies, Club News | Two comments | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United Ladies ended their pre-season schedule with a hard fought match at Chinnor, which eventually went the way of the home side 5-1.

With many of the squad unavailable due to holidays or other summer commitments it was a bit of a makeshift team with two players playing their first game for the club.

Aylesbury's goal came just before the break, scored by Tara Woodward, although by that point the hosts had made full use of the favourable pitch slope to take a four-goal lead.

United dominated the second half but it was not to be their day, as, despite several shots on goal they could not beat the Chinnor keeper, before the home side added another goal to their tally.

On a very hot day the Aylesbury United team never gave up and kept running.  The real work starts next week with the first game of the season.

» Match Report

 

Berks & Bucks Cup Match

Wednesday 28 August 2013 - 08:20 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | No comments | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United's Berks & Bucks Senior Cup First Round match has now been scheduled.

The Ducks will host Thatcham Town at Bell Close on Wednesday 2nd October 2013, kick-off 7.45pm.

 

Division One Central Roundup

Monday 26 August 2013 - 7:05 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | Four comments | Used tags: ,

In the early season top of the table clash, Daventry Town emphatically extended their 100% record with a 5-0 thrashing of Rugby Town at Communications Park.

Daventry were three-goals to the good in the first fifteen minutes thanks to two Ashley Robinson goals either side of an Adam Confue effort, with Scott Cross and Ross Oulton on target after the break.

A Nat Peacock goal just before the end of each half maintained Barton Rovers second spot with a 2-0 win over Leighton Town, whilst Beaconsfield SYCOB are third after a 3-1 win ‘away’ at local rivals Slough Town (who groundshare with SYCOB).

Jamie McClurg gave Slough a 35th minute lead, but Gary Meakin’s side came back with a brace of goals from new signing Bilal Butt – formerly of Cockfosters and Tokyngton Manor – and one from Nathan Poulton.

At the other end of the table, Chertsey now occupy bottom spot after a harrowing 4-1 defeat at arch-rivals Egham Town, where they briefly held the lead through Andrew White, but just a minute later the hosts were level Luke Craig. Further goals after the break from Jamie Read, Patrick Craig and Reis Stanislaus completed the win to lift Egham to 9th.

They sit just above Aylesbury United who lost out 3-1 at home to town neighbours Aylesbury FC – who themselves jumped to 18th as a result of their first points of the campaign.

FC’s fellow bottom markers Kettering Town also secured their first win of the season, with a 1-0 win at St Ives Town secured by Louis Hamilton’s 17th minute goal, although Rob Foster missed a stoppage time penalty for the Poppies.

An entertaining game at Creasey Park saw former Spartan League rivals Dunstable Town and Royston Town play out a 2-2 draw. Robbie Mason scored yet again to give Royston an early lead, only for Leon Cashman to level on the half hour mark. The second half followed the same pattern – Craig Hammond scoring for the Crows, former Aylesbury striker Chris Marsh equalising for Dunstable – both from the spot.

Uxbridge swept near neighbours AFC Hayes aside on their own turf, with three goals in the first half hour from Craig Tomkins (2) and Kevin Warner, before Tom Kanek’s late strike made it 4-0.

Marlow came from behind to gain their first win of the season, at home to Ashford Town (Mx). Mark Bitmead scored from the spot, before Ben Gladwin and Richard Witt scored – all inside the first quarter of the match.

Elsewhere, Mark Burgess’s Northwood won 1-0 at Potters Bar Town, whilst Liam Fowler’s first goal for Chalfont St. Peter put the Saints 1-0 up, but Cole Penny scored after the break as the sides drew 1-1.

Division One Central Links: Fixtures & Results | League Table | Top Scorers | Attendances

 

Bank Holiday Blues For Greens

Monday 26 August 2013 - 5:28 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United's first ever competitive match with Aylesbury FC didn't go to plan, as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

With interest in the game high, a crowd of 476 piled into Bell Close, but most them were left disappointed to see the visitors leave with all three points.

Something of a fortuitous opener got the Moles on the front foot early on, as a defensive clearance looped back off Gareth Price and into the net.

United had several good chances to draw level in the first half, but a second half penalty gave FC a commanding lead, with the Ducks struggling to impose themselves after the interval.

Substitute Dean Allen did gave some late hope with a well taken goal to bring the score back to 2-1, but with United pushing forward they were caught short at the back and Price scored a well taken goal to complete the victory.

» Match Report

 

Bank Holiday Monday Preview

Sunday 25 August 2013 - 12:50 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury's return to the Southern League sees a return of Bank Holiday matches, starting tomorrow with the visit of Aylesbury FC. Our preview of the game is available now.

» Bank Holiday Monday Preview

 

Division One Central Roundup

Saturday 24 August 2013 - 10:31 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | Five comments | Used tags: ,

After three games, the only side with a 100% record are early league leaders Daventry Town who won 3-0 at Northwood. First half goals from Josh Blake and Scott Cross, plus a last minute effort Deqwon Ebanks did the damage with Mark Burgess’ Northwood without a point since their opening day win over Slough.

After three games, the only side with a 100% record are early league leaders Daventry Town who won 3-0 at Northwood. First half goals from Josh Blake and Scott Cross, plus a last minute effort Deqwon Ebanks did the damage with Mark Burgess’ Northwood without a point since their opening day win over Slough.

On an afternoon that produced a few results to raise eyebrows, North Greenford United were at it again – following up on their midweek draw at Royston Town by coming 12 minutes away from winning at Rugby Town.

Greenford lead 2-0 after 50 minutes courtesy of two Anthony O’Connor goals, but Rugby fought back through a Sam Belcher penalty and Justin Marsden, but weren’t able to force a win to extend make it three wins from their first three gams.

Perhaps the surprise package are Barton Rovers, who currently sit in second place. Dan Kennoy’s team brought an end to Beaconsfield SYCOB’s winning start with as three goals in the last ten minutes gave them a 4-0 win at Holloways Park.

Another unexpected result saw Egham Town take their first win of the season and condemn Aylesbury FC to a third straight defeat as they build up to the Bank Holiday match against Aylesbury United.  Newly re-signed goalkeeper Rhys Marshall was powerless to prevent the Moles going down to a 3-0 defeat, the Egham goals coming from Luke Muldowney, Richie Byrne and Reis Stanislaus.

The only other side without a point to their name are Kettering Town, and despite another big crowd (559) fell to a 1-5 home defeat to title hopefuls Slough Town. It took just 3 minutes for the Rebels to take the lead through Warren Harris’s first goal since joining from Godalming, whilst Ben Edwards and Darren Wheeler were also amongst the scorers having made the same move in the summer.

For the second time this week Royston Town had to come from behind to gain a result at Garden Walk. Dean Green put Potters Bar Town ahead after 14 minutes, but goals from front three Robbie Mason, Mitchell Bryant and Craig Hammond. Green added another to close the gap, but Joe De La Salle scored in stoppage time to make it 4-2 at the end.

St Ives Town have crept up the table, and after their 1-0 win at Ashford Town (Mx) are now 5th. Stuart Cobb scored the winner late in the day with an 88th minute lob.

In 6th place are AFC Hayes, who came out on top of a five-goal thriller at Leighton Town. Lawrie Shennan opened the scoring for Hayes after 29 minutes, only for Shane Bush to level 10 minutes later, which was how it stayed until debutant youth team product Joe Debayo scored 15 minute from time for Hayes. Danny Buckle added a third almost immediately, and although Ben Gallant scored for Leighton late on it was the away side taking the points.

Aylesbury United’s 3-1 win at Chertsey Town puts the Ducks in 7th, and, unlike last season, Dunstable Town are just below them in the table! Lee Roache’s 92nd minute goal condemned Chalfont St. Peter to a 1-0 defeat and their second loss of the week after Aylesbury’s win at Mill Meadow on Tuesday.

Finally, Uxbridge hosted newly promoted Marlow at Honeycroft where goals from Nicke Kabamba and Matt Woods gave the hosts a 2-0 lead. Devontae Romeo scored after the break but The Reds held firm to take the win.

 

Super Sub Joey Secures The Points

Saturday 24 August 2013 - 5:10 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Two comments | Used tags: , ,

Joey Acheampong scored two minutes after coming on as a substitute to finally break down stubborn Chertsey and help the Ducks to a thoroughly deserved three points.

An entertaining spectacle started as it was to go on, as Jack Wood smashed home a superb drive after seven minutes only for Matt Morris to level for the Curfews six minutes later.

Aylesbury shaded the first half without having the chances to match, but the second period was a different story as United hit the woodwork three times and calledu upon the home keeper to make more than one crucial save.

It was Acheampong who made the breakthrough to make it 2-1, but the game still wasn't quite safe - despite Aylesbury dominating - until Keith Williams's stoppage time penalty rounded off another excellent day's work.

» Match Report

 

Chertsey Match Preview

Friday 23 August 2013 - 07:53 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Saturday sees the Ducks travel to Chertsey Town for the first time in 17 years, looking to build on Tuesday's impressive win at Chalfont St. Peter. Our preview of the game is available now.

» Chertsey Match Preview

 

Division One Central Roundup

Wednesday 21 August 2013 - 08:45 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, Calor League | Fourteen comments | Used tags: ,

After two matches, only three sides have 100% records in the Calor League Division One Central following Tuesday’s results – Rugby Town, Daventry Town and Beaconsfield SYCOB (who played on Monday).

Six different scorers found the net as Rugby hit Potters Bar Town for six at Butlin Road. Justin Marsden, Lewis McBride, Sam Belcher (penalty), David Kolodynski, Lewis Bishop and Seb Lake-Gaskin (penalty) were all on target, whilst James Gershfield hit a late consolation for the visitors to make it 6-1 final score.

Daventry Town are in second place courtesy of their 2-1 win at Aylesbury FC, where a 20th minute own goal from Simeon Charles and a Ryan Howell effort gave Daventry a 2-0 lead, only for ex-Duck Ben Stevens to pull FC back into contention four minutes later but there wasn’t to be a comeback, leaving FC second bottom having yet to find their best form.

By far the night’s biggest crowd was to be found at Kettering, who played their first match at their new Latimer Park ground and drew over 700. Most would have gone home disappointed though, as visitors Barton Rovers inflicted a 3-0 defeat, Bobby Dance, Ricky Case and Nat Peacock on the scoresheet.

A dramatic match at Garden Walk saw two goals in the last minute by Royston Town’s Ross Collins and Lewis Endacott salvage a point and a 3-3 draw with North Greenford United. The visitors were ahead after just two minutes, and although Robbie Mason’s third goal in two games brought the Crows level, Greenford extended their lead to 3-1 through Anthony O’Connor and Omar Vassell before the late Royston heroics.

Promoted St. Ives Town took their fourth point of the season, sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Leighton Town, where Will Fordham’s 58th minute opener for St Ives was cancelled out by an Enzo Silvestri goal eight minutes later.

The two sides making the step up from the Spartan South Midlands League both came from behind to secure 3-1 away wins, Dunstable Town at Northwood and Aylesbury United at Chalfont St. Peter.

Gary Senior opened the scoring for Northwood after just three minutes, only for goals from Lee Roache, Joe Bruce and Danny Murphy to turn the game around, and it was a similar story for Aylesbury whose Jason Blackett, Jack Wood and Zack Reynolds turned around Alan Hedley’s first half opener for Chalfont St. Peter.

Ashford Town (Mx) gained their first win of the season by overturning a half time deficit at home to AFC Hayes. Lawrie Shennan had put the visitors ahead in the 37th minute, but Rob Curtis and Scott Weight scored second half goals for the win.

Elsewhere, there were 1-1 draws for Chertsey Town and Marlow - who needed a Ben Gladwin effort two minutes from time to rescue a point at Alwyns Lane – and Slough Town at Uxbridge, who took the lead from the penalty spot through Ed Smith, but were pegged back six minutes later.

Division One Central Links: Fixtures & Results | League Table | Top Scorers | Attendances

 

Well Deserved Three Points at Chalfont

Tuesday 20 August 2013 - 10:39 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Eight comments | Used tags: , , , , ,

A storming second half helped Aylesbury United got off the mark for the season with a 3-1 win at Chalfont St. Peter.

Trailing at the interval, the Ducks laid seige to the Saints goal early in the second period, and with two goals in eight minutes had turned the game around, before a stoppage time strike added some gloss to the scoreline.

United gave a debut to Jason Blackett, and as the new-found focal point in Aylesbury's attack had a very impressive game - scoring one and superbly setting up another for Jack Wood soon afterwards.

Zack Reynolds scored the third in the 93rd minute, but in truth it had been a fairly comfortable second period for United who had overpowered their hosts. Indeed, had it not been for notable saves by the home custodian, or the woodwork, then the margin could have been even greater.

» Match Report

Next up for United is a trip to Surrey to face Chertsey Town.

 

Ladies Win Second Friendly

Tuesday 20 August 2013 - 07:49 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, Ladies | One comment | Used tags: , , , , , , , ,

After last weekend's 4-2 win over Kings Langley, Aylesbury United Ladies went even better with comprehensive 9-2 victory against Leighton United Reserves.

Nicola Hunt looked sharp on her return after five years at Chinnor, scoring the first two goals, with Leigh Reed also hitting a brace.

Having set up both of Reed's goals, Tara Woodward scored a ten minute hat-trick in the second half, whilst Kayleigh Johnston and Jo Rogers were also on target in the rout.

» Match Report

 

Calor League Monday Roundup

Monday 19 August 2013 - 9:58 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | Fifteen comments | Used tags: , , , , , ,

Three matches took place in the Calor League on Monday night, one in each division.

In Division One Central, Gary Meakin's winning start as Beaconsfield SYCOB continued with a second 3-2 win in two days after the weekend's win by the same scoreline over Dunstable Town.

Summer signing from North Greenford Zak Joseph scored twice, whilst Yashwa Romeo - who switched to Marlow in the preseason, played one game, and has now returned to SYCOB - scored the other, with Jamie Read scoring both Egham goals.

In the Premier Division, former Aylesbury winger Aston Goss scored on his St. Albans City debut, helping his new club to a 2-0 win over newly promoted Hungerford Town, whilst in Division One South & West, Bridgwater have a 100% record after two matches by winning 2-1 at Clevedon Town.

 

Chalfont Match Preview

Monday 19 August 2013 - 09:38 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | No comments | Used tags: , ,

Following Saturday's opening day defeat, Aylesbury travel to Chalfont St. Peter tomorrow night (Tuesday) in search of their first points of the season. Our preview of the game is available now.

» Chalfont Match Preview

 

Division One Central Roundup

Saturday 17 August 2013 - 6:47 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | Eleven comments | Used tags: ,

Top of the pile after the opening day’s Calor League Division One Central games are Daventry Town, who grabbed the afternoon’s biggest win of 5-2, against Ashford Town (Mx).

New loan striker Deqwon Ebanks scored after 40 minutes of his debut, before Ross Oulton made it two shortly after the interval. Ashford’s Samad Kazi’s two goals in four minutes brought the visitors level, but Daventry weren’t done as Mykel Beckley, and then two goals in the last minute from Neil King and Scott Cross completed the victory.

A flying first 35 minutes for AFC Hayes saw them three goals to the good against Aylesbury FC, in a match that saw the hosts eventually reduced to nine-men. New signing Steve Loveridge scored the first, Ben Dyett adding two more before Aylesbury FC’s own debutant Matt Hall hit a consolation in the last minute.

In third place are Chalfont St. Peter, manager Danny Edwards beginning his 10th year in charge with a 2-0 win at North Greenford United courtesy of goals in each half by Daryl Atkins and John Carroll.

Of the teams expected to do well this season, Rugby Town won 2-0 at newly promoted Aylesbury United with goals from striker partners Seb Lake-Gaskin and David Kolodynksi, whilst Royston Town made a winning start at Egham. Robbie Mason had an eventful first game for the Crows, scoring the opening two goals in twenty minutes, but later missing a penalty!

Much changed Slough Town are also widely backed to feature at the top of the table, but suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Northwood. Ronnel Dennis came off the bench to become another debutant goalscorer as he struck eight minutes from time.

Gary Meakin, Beaconsfield’s new manager appointed at the eleventh hour, began with a dream 3-2 win at Dunstable Town. Matt Nolan gave the Blues a fifth minute lead, before tit-for-tat scoring saw the match locked at 2-2, only for Zak Joseph to pop up with an 89th minute winner.

The final newly promoted side are St. Ives, who got their first ever season at Step 4 off to a winning start by coming from behind to beat Chertsey Town 2-1 at home. Experienced strikers of Jon Stead and Dubi Ogbonna both know where the goal is, and did the business to turn around Chertsey’s opener scored by Alex Jeffers.

A late goal at Sharpenhoe Road saw Barton Rovers salvage a point against Uxbridge, Tommy Hull scoring a minute from the end after veteran striker Kieran Knight – briefly with Aylesbury – had opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Elsewhere, Marlow and Leighton Town played out a goalless draw at Oak Tree Road.

 

No "Rugby Score" In First Game

Saturday 17 August 2013 - 4:45 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Seven comments | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury battled well in a competitive first Calor League fixture, and were far from disgraced despite losing 2-0 against last season's playoff finalists Rugby Town.

The visitors scored a goal in each half courtesy of marksmen Seb Lake-Gaskin and David Kolodynski, and whilst they largely controlled proceedings, the Ducks had plenty of bright moments.

Rugby took the lead late in the first half when Lake-Gaskin breezed past his marker before firing a low shot into the far corner, before, somewhat against the second half run of play, Kolodynski settled matters with a calm, lobbed fiinish.

To their great credit, Aylesbury refused to lie down, and a double substitution added some late drive to their play as a tactical change lead to their best spell of the match. But despite a few scares, Rugby's debutant keeper Niall Cooper returned home with his clean sheet intact.

Our full Match Report is now available

 

Blackett Is A Duck

Saturday 17 August 2013 - 3:00 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Eight comments | Used tags: , , , , ,

Before today's match with Rugby Town, it was announced that striker Jason Blackett has put pen to paper in signing Calor League forms for the new season.

He was not involved today due to currently serving suspension.

A strong, powerful front man, Blackett played the second half of the pre-season game at Biggleswade Town.

He spent last season with AFC Dunstable and has previously played for Arlesey Town and Stotfold.

Welcome to the club Jason!

Also signing on were a veteran duo who need no intruduction: Tony Joyce and Matt Timberlake.

 

Player/Match Sponsorship 2013/14

Thursday 15 August 2013 - 09:07 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | No comments | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United are seeking player and match sponsorships for the 2013/14 season.

This is a great opportunity for businesses or individuals alike, with sponsorships featured in the matchday programme and club website for the entire season.

They also represent great value, with player sponsorship just £50 and matchday sponsorship £100.

Visit the new Player and Match Sponsorship Page for more details, and to see who is sponsored so far.

 

2013/14 21CD Membership Cards

Thursday 15 August 2013 - 08:08 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, 21cd | No comments | Used tags:

This season's 21CD membership cards have now been produced, and will be available for collection at the match on Saturday (and all matches after). Please see Ian Pluck at the gate from 2.30pm onwards.

Those who pay by Direct Debit have had their membership automatically renewed, as have those who have already paid for next season by cash or cheque.  Anyone who hasn't renewed so far, now is the time to do so.

To renew your membership, head to this news article and download the membership form.

 

Some Words From The Boss

Wednesday 14 August 2013 - 08:40 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Nine comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ducks Boss Tony Joyce

Ducks Boss Tony Joyce

Manager Tony Joyce shares his thoughts on the eve of the new Calor League season:

Since the heroics of last May and the jubilation of promotion and cup success, we have had a busy pre season.

I am pleased to say that all of last season’s squad (with the exception of Ben Hill) have all stayed with us and signed for 2013/14.

Unfortunately the pre season has not been good for us on the injury front. John 'Fritz' Mulholland will be out for some while as he has an operation to repair damage to his knee, Louis Austin will also be out for some time due to knee cartilage. They both join Lee Bircham who is making progress from his broken leg and hopefully will be able to start light training in October. Top scorer Stacey Field picked up an ankle injury in our first friendly away at Kempston and has missed all of pre season but should not be too far away now from a return. To add to the list Joey Acheampong, Paul Edgeworth and new signing Lee Grace have all picked up minor injuries but hopefully they should be in contention for Saturday's game. Hopefully all the above players will be back and give me a great manager's headache and in being able to select from your full squad.

New Signings

I am pleased to welcome six new players: Dom Petrucci who did well against us for Hadley last year and is a strong wide player with great technique and physical ability. Dean Allen, centre forward from Holmer Green who knows where the goal is scoring 27 last year. Richard Armstrong joins from Newport Pagnell; Richard is a big strong central midfielder who will be a great asset for us.  Also coming from Newport Pagnall is strong left sided defender Keith Williams. Hard working wide player Lee Grace joins from Oxhey Jets and pacey winger Matt Kimani rejoins the club from Leighton Town.

All the players have worked hard and settled in very well in pre season and will provide lots of healthy competition for places in the team.

Pre Season

For myself, Gary and Glyn, the seven weeks we have had with the players has been very good - they have worked hard and already shown a great togetherness which was a tremendous factor for us last year.

The games are more about how players are doing and trying different formations and players in various positions than results in preseason, however it is always good to get the winning mentality so our record is fairly pleasing having lost 4, won 4 with the highlight a 3-0 away win at Premier Division Biggleswade Town.

The Season Ahead

I'm sure you as supporters are very excited for the coming season and a new era back in the Southern League for Aylesbury United.  The players and management echo that and will be doing everything we can to put our stamp on the league. There are lots of games to look forward to, local derbies etc, and we start with a tough opener against last season's beaten playoff finalists Rugby Town.

Joycey (The Gaffer)

 

Rugby Match Preview

Tuesday 13 August 2013 - 1:14 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

As the kick off to the Calor League season fast approaches, read our preview of Aylesbury's first match back at Step 4, against Rugby Town

» Rugby Match Preview

 

Calor League Preview

Monday 12 August 2013 - 7:40 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

With the start of the Calor League Division One Central just days away, here is our preview of the 2013/14 campaign.

With analysis and a brief insight into all 22 teams, view the article on the link below.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know by leaving a comment!

» Calor League Division One Central 2013/14 Preview

 

Ladies Start Pre-Season With Win

Monday 12 August 2013 - 4:37 pm | Added by: Admin to Ladies, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , , , ,

Aylesbury United Ladies came from behind to get their pre-season schedule off to a winning start against Kings Langley Ladies.

Two goals apiece from new signings Kayleigh Forsythe and Tara Woodward saw the Ducks turn around a 1-2 half time deficit to win the game.

» Match Report

 

County Cup Pits Ducks Against Thatcham

Sunday 11 August 2013 - 3:02 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United have been drawn at home to Thatcham Town in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup.

No date for the match has yet been arranged, though the tie must be played before 11th October 2013.

Following a ban from the competition, and then relegation, this will be United's first Senior Cup campaign in six years.

 

Ducks Sunk By Stratford

Saturday 10 August 2013 - 6:30 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Eight comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Aylesbury United's pre-season campaign concluded with a 3-1 defeat at Calor League South & West Division outfit, Stratford Town.

With Lee Grace the latest to join the lengthening injury list and Dom Petrucci missing, the Ducks were forced into more changes to the team - and furthermore with Shane Wood omitted just before kick off as a precaution.

United were the better team in the opening stages, and only a fine flying save denied Ben Baines in the third minute, before Zack Reynolds slipped Baines through whose attempted cross-shot was hacked away moments later.

Stratford, who are also newly promoted to the Calor League having won the Midland Alliance Championship last season, began to grow in stature and by the 34th minute it was no surprise when they took the lead. Matt West hit a tremendous effort from 25-yards right into the top corner.

Aylesbury rallied and six minutes later Matt Kimani was bundled over in the box, allowing Daniel Jones, who had earlier seen his free-kick turned wide, to rattle home a confidently struck penalty.

Parity only lasted two minutes when the Ducks conceded a soft goal as star of the show West played a ball forwards for Phil Green to loft over Jack Sillitoe who had hastily scampered from his line.

A third goal just past the hour mark was again soft from Aylesbury's point of view, as a free-kick flew straight past the wall and into the net.

With the result settled the rest of the second half was largely lacklustre, although United kept playing decent football right up until the end, but with little the show for their efforts.

After a week where the team have experience the highs and lows against Calor League opposition, the players now have a week to prepare for the season's opener, with Rugby Town the first visitors to Bell Close on Saturday.

Full details and lineup: Stratford 3-1 Aylesbury

 

Three More Commit to United

Thursday 08 August 2013 - 11:05 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , , ,

Three more players have signed Calor League forms for the club with the start of the season drawing ever nearer.

Keith Williams, Matt Kimani and Bill Morgan are now all confirmed members of the Aylesbury United squad.

Williams, no relation to his namesake Greg, has been a regular in pre-season since first appearing at Leverstock Green. A left sided defender, he has played locally for Stony Stratford Town and Buckingham Town, amongst others.

Winger Kimani returns to the club for a second spell, having previously featured in the club's last Southern League campaign, before going away to university. Prior to that he had played for Arlesey Town, and last season spent time with Leighton Town.

Bill Morgan is now no stranger to United fans having joined at the tail end of last season, and the no nonsense defender will give Tony Joyce another option in the heart of the team.

 

Ducks Looking for Happy Ending To Pre-Season

Thursday 08 August 2013 - 09:27 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments | Used tags: , , ,

After something of a Midsummer Night's Dream at Biggleswade, Aylesbury are looking to end their pre-season schedule on a further high as they travel to Shakespeare's birthplace - Stratford Town - on Saturday.

The 3-0 win over the Calor League Premier Division outfit on Tuesday sees the Ducks going into the game with two wins on the spin having also beaten Tring Athletic the previous week, and boss Tony Joyce will be keen to keep the run going ahead of the league season kicking off next Saturday.

The match is also another clash of two newly promoted sides - Stratford winning the Midland Alliance Championship last season to gain entry to the Calor League Division One South & West. 

Town appear to be a club firmly on the up with a relatively new stadium complex opened six years ago, and now promotion to Step 4 of the pyramid.

This will be the first ever meeting between Stratford and Aylesbury. Will it be All's Well That Ends Well or Much Ado About Nothing come 5pm?

 

Aylesbury Win At Waders

Tuesday 06 August 2013 - 9:24 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Eigthteen comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , ,

Aylesbury's preseason preperations continued with a 3-0 win at Biggleswade Town.

A highly charged and, at times, fractuous encounter, saw the Ducks edge in front of their Calor League Premier Division hosts in the 15th minute.

Lee Grace won the ball back and hung up a peach of a cross that Ben Baines met with a looping header into the net.

The Ducks had to defend strongly to keep Town at bay, Jack Sillitoe at his best with meaningful saves either side of the interval.

But a second Aylesbury goal settled the outcome. A quick free kick caught the Waders cold, and Matt Kimani was able to cross from the left where Bill Morgan guided the ball home at the far post.

Better was to follow as Zack Reynolds rounded off the night with a brilliant third, guiding the ball past the keeper after a superb passing move.

Both sides had more chances as the match remained competitive to the end, but Aylesbury kept their clean sheet in tact and earned a confidence boosting result ahead of their final friendly match at Stratford Town on Saturday.

Full details and lineups: Biggleswade 0-3 Aylesbury

 

Waders vs Ducks Tuesday

Monday 05 August 2013 - 10:06 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Five comments | Used tags: , , , ,

This Tuesday sees Aylesbury take on Biggleswade Town in their penultimate pre-season game of 2013/14.

Having only played lower level opposition so far, the trip to the Carlsberg Stadium to face the Calor League Premier Division side will be a massive step up for the Ducks.

Finishing fourth in Division One Central last season, Biggleswade beat Godalming Town and Rugby Town in the playoffs to secure their promotion.

Their pre-season results, against a varying range of opponents, have been mixed, with their most recent outing a 3-3 home draw with Port Talbot Town. They have also already played a competitive fixture - losing out on penalties after a 1-1 Beds Premier Cup draw with a young Luton Town team.

Aylesbury have only visited the Carlsberg Stadium once before, on the opening day of the ill-fated 2009/10 season. The Ducks were already 3-0 down before Ashleigh James's late debut goal meant a final score of 3-1 to Biggleswade in what was Byron Walton's first game in charge.

Admission prices for Tuesday's match are £5 for adults, with all accompanied children under-16 FREE. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

 

Aylesbury Leave it Late at Tring

Saturday 03 August 2013 - 5:45 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Eight comments | Used tags: , , , , , ,

Dean Allen's third goal of pre-season gave Aylesbury a 2-1 win at Tring Athletic this afternoon.

The Ducks had to come from behind after Ryan Sturgess had scored to give the hosts a 20th minute lead, the goal coming from a swift counter attack after Keith Williams's free-kick at the other end had hit the wall.

It should have been two for Athletic moments later as a cross from the left was met with an unmarked header, the attacker putting wide to let the Ducks off the hook.

Aylesbury gradually increased in confidence in the second period, notably after Steve Hatch's virtuoso solo run and shot was beaten away in a first genuine test for home stopper Mike Underwood.

The equaliser didn't arrive until ten minutes from time though, when Daniel Jones's chipped pass into the box was headed into his own net by a home defender.

Jones and Hatch again also went close, before the turnaround was complete in the last minute.

Allen popped up, showing his strikers' instinct to get in the right place to score amongst a ruck of bodies.

Next up the Ducks travel to the Carlsberg Stadium, home of newly promoted Calor Premier Division side Biggleswade Town on Tuesday night.

Aylesbury team:

1. Jack SILLITOE
2. Shane WOOD
3. Keith WILLIAMS
4. Jack WOOD
5. Lee GRACE
6. Steve HATCH
7. Ben BAINES
8. Richard ARMSTRONG
9. Dean ALLEN
10. Dom PETRUCCI
11. Paul EDGEWORTH

Subs (all used):

Bill MORGAN
Zac REYNOLDS
Ben BUTLER
Daniel JONES
Liam SMYTH

 

Tring Test For Aylesbury

Friday 02 August 2013 - 2:13 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments | Used tags: , , ,

Aylesbury face another testing trip this weekend as they travel to Tring Athletic on Saturday.

Following the midweek defeat at AFC Dunstable, it's 'back to the drawing board' for manager Tony Joyce as he looks for a return to more positive results.

The Ducks head to Pendley looking to extend their 100% record against Athletic on their ground, the last match there seeing Stacey Field net a hattrick in a 4-0 win.

This will be the last local derby of this preseason, with matches further afield to follow, so we look forward to seeing a good turnout of United supporters at the game.

Kick-off at The Grassroots Stadium is at 3pm.

 

Teams requiring new players for 2013/14 season

Thursday 01 August 2013 - 1:05 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Juniors, Club News | Fifteen comments |

If you want to be part of a dynamic, positive and progressive Football Club then we have the following teams requiring new players for this season:

U6s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys who will be starting in Reception or going into Year 1 in September 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.

U7s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys who will be going into Year 2 in September 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 juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

U8s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys who will be going into Year 3 in September 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 juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

U10s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys who will be going into Year 5 in September 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 juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

U11s 2013/14 season
Girls and boys who will be going into Year 6 in September 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 juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 10-11.30 at Broughton Junior School

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

U16s 2013/14 season
Our U16 team require additional outfield players to supplement the squad. Anyone interested in joining the team can either email juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk or simply show up to training which is every Saturday morning from 9.30-11 at Oakfield Road behind the Scout Hut.

Ladies 2013/14 season
Our 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 email andf@talk21.com or mjmj.rogers@sky.com

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 juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.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 juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk and we will pass on your request to the relevant team manager