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Thatcham Town Preview

Monday 30 September 2013 - 4:25 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury United get their first Berks & Bucks Senior Cup campaign since 2007 underway on Wednesday night with Thatcham Town visiting Bell Close. Our preview of the game is available now.

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Youth Teams Roundup

Monday 30 September 2013 - 1:05 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Juniors | 22 comments |

Under 14s - Aylesbury United 7-1 Beaconsfield Holtspur Athletic
Before we say anything our best wishes as a club go out to Jason who has broken his wrist and is awaiting an operation. He has fitted in brilliantly at the club and embraces everything we are trying to achieve together. ALL THE BEST FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY

With a slightly unusual approach to todays game we decided to make a few changes to the starting line up and also to let the players govern themselves by voluntarily gagging ourselves and telling them to do all the talking!!!
We played a 4 4 1 1 formation with Tommy playing just behind Dannie, when the ball was worked forward Tommy was very effective at passing the ball into dangerous areas for Dannie and the supporting midfielders to pounce upon.
As early as the seventh minute Thomas floated an effort just over the bar but we still looked very tentative, maybe it was the unusual line up!
A couple of minutes later the ever improving Joel out skilled an approaching attacker with a lovely turn then moved on up the field.
Unfortunately on fourteen minutes Jason made a save but subsequently sustained the injury that will see him out for quite a while, Connor Smyth was brought on and as early as a minute after the restart he had made a great save.
The deadlock was broken on twenty seven minutes when Dannie floated in a great corner for Jonathon to run on to and put the ball into the goal 1.0
Although we were technically and physically the better side we still had to work hard and Thomas and Dannie in particular put in a good shift as well as captain fantastic, Aaron.
In the last minute of injury time Adam had a good shot on goal saved by the keeper who was one of their better players.
HALF TIME
In the forty second minute Ryan Warren and Jack worked a good short corner resulting in a great ball into the area for Sean to head just over and two minutes later the ball was AGAIN narrowly over the bar by Dannie from another good ball in by Ryan Warren.
In the fiftieth minute some sloppy play allowed Beaconsfield back into the game 1.1
This seemed to spur us on and a minute later Connor was testing the keeper with a long range shot, two minutes after that Connor was back in possession of the ball and a direct run at goal ended with him cooly slotting the ball into the goal 2.1
Beaconsfield were pinned back in their own half and another good attack by Connor with a lovely curled side foot effort, stroked into the goal to make it 3.1
In the sixtieth minute Dannie swung the ball once more into the area only for the hapless defender to head it into his own net to add insult to injury, making the score 4.1
Three minutes later another great corner was swung in by Dannie for Jonathon to head home for his second and our fifth! 5.1
In the thirty third minute some lovely composed play across the opposition area ended with Jonathon slotting the ball to Thomas who took it onwards faked to go one way, went the other and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper and into the net making it 6.1 CLASSY!
In the final minute the hard working Ryan Warren put the ball in and Connor met it to bag his hat trick. 7.1.

FINAL SCORE 7.1
MAN OF THE MATCH: DANNIE


Under 16s - Thame Youth 0-6 Aylesbury United
Well what a difference scoring the first goal makes, it made the team feel more confident which allowed them to pass it around better. Last week when we played Thame in the league we didn't take our chances, this week we most certainly did. From the first whistle we went on the attack, Harry was playing up from (well it was his birthday) and I said to him to go and grab himself a goal as a present. Sam started the goal feast with his second in two games and this was quickly followed by 2 from Harry, including a thunder bolt, 2 from Alessio and 1 from Jack. It seemed that every time we had the ball we looked like scoring, unlike previous weeks where we looked nervous going forward. Our defence looked pretty solid and did not give Thame many chances, while our midfield kept feeding the attackers and pushing us forward. This performance has been coming since last Christmas, everything seemed to click into place, isn't confidence a wonderful thing. Even Thame's manager said to me what is different to last week? Thame didn't know what hit them in the first half.
We were 6-0 up at half time and needed to make sure we kept our concentration so as not to give any sloppy goals away and let Thame back into the match.
We played into the wind in the second half and had further chances to extend our lead, I think we may have got a bit over confident at times with others trying to get themselves on to the score sheet. Having said that although there were no more goals in the match, we were creating opportunities while keeping a clean sheet ourselves.
All in all a great performance by all the lads, lets take this forward into the league match next week and get points on the board.


Under 18s - Aylesbury United 5-2 Chesham United Rangers
United U18's go top of the table after their worst performance of the season in a game of 2 halves in which at best the lads were poor and at worst lacklustre
With limited numbers today and some of the lads I suspect a bit worse for wear I have to be honest the game was frustrating to watch the lads rarely linked together more than 2/3 passes there was minimal  movement off the ball and as for communication it was a total no go!!!.
With all due respect to chesham they hit the ground running and totally deserved their goals which came from hard work and desire, United it seemed felt they just had to show up but after going a goal down within 5 minutes we hoped for a reaction from the lads and after great work from Kingsley Sibbs on the wing his cross was met by Jack Bennett who nodded home we hoped this would be the kickstart required but all to no avail as cheshams direct style continued to cause us problem after problem and they were rightly rewarded with a 2nd goal after a a United midfielder lost possession and  appeared to wish his man well as he firstly stole the ball then delivered a great pass to set up the goal.
Half time was welcome as the guys seemed to be imploding and they were asked to give at least a response and to be fair they did just that Callum Tottman moved into centre midfield Giorgio Magnacavello went up front and Bang!!! Giorgio scored 2 fantastic goals after firstly seizing on a defensive error and then getting on the end of a superb inch perfect pass from Kingsley, this settled the lads and Jack Bennett then added a 4th when he nodded in at the far post after a delightful corner from Liam McElhinney.
The final goal of the game rightly went to Man Of The Match Kingsley Sibbs who was just fantastic and after a goal mouth scramble he drilled home an unstoppable shot.
So we are top on level points with a game in hand but let's not kid ourselves we have got out of jail today and there is no way to sugar coat this performance.
A Special Mention goes to Callum Tottman who really is the Superman of the team....Martini like to be honest
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Aylesbury United Take Over The Running Of Community Leagues

Sunday 29 September 2013 - 12:12 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News | Two comments | Used tags:

6 a side footballers in Aylesbury will have even greater choice in the coming months after the town’s football club signed a unique deal last week.

Aylesbury United completed the purchase of the Leisure Leagues franchise for the area and will now be operating the 6 a side football leagues under the Leisure Leagues brand.

Both parties declared themselves delighted with the move, with Leisure Leagues Business Development Manager Andy Taylor adding: “In many ways this is exactly why we began the franchise scheme in the first place. It was out of a desire to offer footballers a much better choice on a local level than we are able to from our Head Office. We are very pleased to welcome Aylesbury United on board and are certain that they will do a fantastic job – taking the superb base we have already in the area and expanding it.”

Leisure Leagues built their leagues in Aylesbury up from scratch and presently have around 250 players regularly playing in the area on Sunday and Monday evenings throughout the year. Almost immediately upon taking on the franchise, though, Aylesbury United FC has announced plans to offer a Thursday evening, two division competition which will see another 16 teams take part.  Ducks Chairman Graham Read added “This is only the start; we hope to run a Veterans, (over 40’s). Ladies and disability leagues in the very near future”.

Andy Taylor admitted that this sort of rapid development could only be of benefit to the footballers in the town: “Here we can already see the idea in practice working exactly as it should. Aylesbury United are perfect for developing community based football, you only need look at their website to see how many junior teams they operate and just what a prominent role they play in peoples lives in the town, this ability will only extend after the deal that has now been done.

On the financial side – “Better still, another income stream, with all profits from this venture being ploughed back into the club, which is only a good thing for our future plans to return to Aylesbury, and of course our playing budget” stated Graham

Players in the league will be able to follow their teams progress on the website or by free weekly emails, as well as receiving trophies and champagne for the top two teams – and with all equipment provided, all they will need to do is turn up, pay and play.

For more information on the leagues –including the brand new Thursday competition – then click on www.leisureleagues.net or ring Ken on 07432 555635.

 

League/FA Cup Roundup

Sunday 29 September 2013 - 10:39 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, Calor League | Four comments | Used tags: , ,

The FA Cup took centre stage again this weekend as it reached the 2nd Qualifying Round, but there were also five matches played in the Calor League Division One Central.

Slough Town were looking to move up to 3rd in the table, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Egham Town. It took just nine minutes for Slough to take the lead through league top scorer Edward Smith's penalty, but former Rebel Ryan O'Toole levelled against his former club midway through the first half, and then a goal for each side within three minutes of the restart ensured honours even.

With a third straight league win, Aylesbury FC moved up to 13th as they demolished struggling Ashford Town (Mx) 5-0 at home, with Sonny French amongst the scorers with a brace.

Kettering Town comfortably beat out of form Northwood 3-0 at Latimer Park, and there was a big home win for Marlow whose Jon Bennett had a dream four-goal debut to help his new side to a 6-0 rout over Potters Bar Town.

At Honeycroft, AFC Hayes bounced back from their 5-2 defeat at the hands of Aylesbury to win 2-1 at Uxbridge, with Lawrie Shennan scoring both the Hayes goals.

In the FA Cup, four Division One Central sides - Barton Rovers, Daventry Town, North Greenford United, Rugby Town, remain in the competition, with only Daventry and Rugby winning through to the 3rd Qualifying Round, the others facing replays.

Daventry Town overcame the challenge of Belper Town - who play at the same level in the Northern Premier League Southern Division - 3-1 with goals from Ashley Robinson, ex-Duck Neil King and Ross Oulton.

Rugby Town had no problems seeing off East Midlands Counties League side Blaby & Whetstone Athletic with a 6-0 win as marksmen Seb Lake-Gaskin and David Kolodynski both scored twice.

Barton Rovers held Skrill South Boreham Wood to a 0-0 draw at Sharpenhoe Road, and North Greenford United scored late at FC Clacton to also earn themselves a midweek replay and a place in the draw for the next round.

Going out of the competition to Skrill South opponents are Aylesbury United, 3-0 at home to Staines Town, and St. Ives Town who gave a good account of themselves but lost 4-3 at Concord Rangers, whilst it was Skrill North side Histon who won 4-0 at Royston Town.

Despite Nathan Frater's early goal, Dunstable Town slipped to a 3-1 loss at Needham Market of the Ryman League Division One North, Chalfont St. Peter were beaten 1-0 by Ryman League Premier side Lewes, and two late goals from Chipstead (90 and 94 minutes) eliminated Chertsey Town 2-1.

 

Ducks Bow Out To Staines

Saturday 28 September 2013 - 4:52 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments | Used tags: , ,

Two goals in the last two minutes made for a very flattering scoreline as United exited the FA Cup 3-0 at the hands of Staines Town

The Ducks, without the spine of their team through unavailability and suspension, gave their absolute all to the cause in a tenacious display as the sides went in level 0-0 at the interval.

Staines had been poor in the first half, and with the words of manager Marcus Gayle no doubt ringing in their ears finally established the control of a side two levels above when Louie Theophanous shot home on 55 minutes.

Aylesbury continued to battle and Joey Acheampong wasted a glorious chance, and with the minutes ticking by a late corner saw Jack Sillitoe in the offensive penalty area trying to salvage a draw.

Staines took full advantage of the Ducks pushing forward with two goals in the last two minutes making it 3-0, and for anyone looking at the scores a comfortable looking away win.

That simply wasn't the case though, and Aylesbury can take great credit for a performance that pushed the Skrill South side all the way.

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Staines FA Cup Preview

Thursday 26 September 2013 - 2:28 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United face Skrill South side Staines Town on Saturday at home in the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round. Our preview of the game is available now.

» FA Cup Match Preview

 

Division One Central Midweek Roundup

Wednesday 25 September 2013 - 11:10 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, Calor League | Sixteen comments | Used tags: ,

Only three Calor League Division One Central fixtures took place this week, as teams caught up after postponements due to FA Cup replays.

On Tuesday Slough Town made it three wins on the bounce, and three four-goal hauls, as they beat Ashford Town (Mx) 4-2 at Holloways Park.

Edward Smith took his tally to 9 league goals with a hattrick, and is now joint divisional top scorer, whilst experienced defender David Woozley was also on target in a match that Slough lead 2-1 at the interval, Ashford's goals coming from newly signed former Chalfont winger Terrell Lewis and Russell Canderton.

Rugby Town built on their 8-1 thrashing of Chertsey by inflicting a first defeat in five on St Ives Town by winning 3-0 at Westwood Road, where Sam Youngs opened the scoring and Seb Lake-Gaskin scored at the end of each half.

Wednesday night saw a goal two minutes into stoppage time from Ross Collins steal a late win for Royston Town and leave Aylesbury United still seeking their first home points of the season.

 

Duck Deflation as Royston Nick Late Winner

Wednesday 25 September 2013 - 9:41 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

A stoppage time goal from Royston's Ross Collins denied Aylesbury a well deserved point at home to Royston Town, as the Ducks slipped to a 1-0 defeat.

Battling hard throughout the match, United looked to have done enough secure a 0-0 draw with a fine defensive display.

With 92 minutes on the clock though a speculative dipping strike cannoned back off the crossbar, and Collins had followed up to score the decisive goal.

Aylesbury had earlier hit the bar themselves, in the first half, and had also seen an effort cleared off the line but luck was not on their side.

» Match Report

 

Mini Soccer Teams Roundup

Wednesday 25 September 2013 - 12:39 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Juniors, Club News | One comment |

Under 8 - Aylesbury United Juniors v Wycombe Saints
Our two games today were played at home against Wycombe Saints. In the first game, the team lead by Stuart Clark played well with goals coming from Corey and Lee and one own goal. The opposition was a well run disciplined side which made for an entertaining game of football that was back and forth from start to finish. The opposition went 1-0 early on in the game with us equaliser shortly after. Then Nico secured a free kick taken by Corey that lucky for us the keeper could do nothing about. The opposition then came back at us and scored again, it stayed this way until the dying moments of the game. We then responded with a last minute tap in at a vital point from a very composed Lee to secure a victory. There was great individual performances from all involved with some excellent passing, movement and link up play.

In game 2 the boys continued with the confidence and self belief that they showed in the first game, quickly scoring 3 goals before half time and controlling the game well. On the odd occasion that Wycombe broke through, they found the defence stern and robust, with Kyle in goal commanding his defence like a true keeper. Kyle made a couple of fantastic saves to round up an amazing first half. Team talk at half time was brief as it was a case of continuing their good work, and continue they did bagging 3 more goals against the opposition. This rounded up a fantastic set of results for the team for the second weekend in a row.

Once again the parents showed their appreciation for the opposing team which I know was a gesture that was appreciated.

Man of the match was Corey.

Congratulations again boys on some amazing football. They will be sterner tests to come but I know if we play with the same confidence and manner that we have been it will be a great season of football.


Under 10 - Aylesbury United Juniors vs Thame Youth
The U10s continued their Yellow Division Cup campaign with a home game against Thame Youth on Sunday morning

Having emerged victorious from their opening fixture at Stokenchurch the week before the boys were looking to make further progress in securing a place in either the final or the 3rd / 4th place play off on 6th October.

The team managed by Lee consisted of Oliver F, Ben P, Akeem, Josh H, Josh C and Andrew C. With Oliver ever improving in goal and making some great saves, Ben holding the fort in defence, Akeem acting as the midfield enforcer and Josh H, Josh C and Andrew linking up as an effective trio in attack the team was able to secure two victories.

The team managed by Helder consisted of Toby C, Harry G, Charlie D, Kaelin S, George R, Jacob S and Nathan B. This team contained arguably the U10s three best defensive players and this was used a base to also secure two hard earned victories.

As is always the case in games against Thame our visitors were extremely well coached and played the game in the correct manner and in a fantastic spirit. We look forward to meeting them again in the league at their wonderful Meadow View Park facility in October.

Having secured two victories from their first two group games the boys go into Sunday's final group game with Marlow Town knowing their cup destiny is in their own hands. Having met Marlow in the league last season we know we are in for a competitive encounter.

Manager Lee has set the boys the target of being promoted to the mini conference blue division at christmas and their first two outings of the season suggest that this target is more than acheivable.


Under 11 - Westwood Park Colts vs Aylesbury United Juniors
Aylesbury Utd U11 team formation took a defensive 4-2-2 shape which meant we had quantity in defence and quality in attack.
Dylan in goal showed good awareness and positive attitude in coming off his line to close down the attacker on the ball, when ever it reached into our penalty area.

In central defence were Jamie B and Jonny. They pressed forward well and helped keep the team shape in front of the ball. Jamie made good pressing runs into the midfield to break up the attacking play early, while Jonny dug deep and made solid clearances from inside the penalty area - the key to a good clearance - high, long and wide.

The two wide defenders - Aaron and Josh - both playing their first competitive games - overwhelmed perhaps at first, but they grew in confidence and competed for the whole 60 mins.

The midfield was manned by Igor and Matt, both full of energy and able to push forward to support the attack, as well as making good recovery runs back into defensive positions. One thing to work on is our on field shape with the attackers, to make a diamond and use the space out wide more effectively - i.e. make the opposition stretch to create space in the centre channel.

Up front, Josh L (man of the match) and Jamie H, both showed terrific skill on the ball and retaining possession well in order for support to arrive.

Our training has only just begun and this result was a good standard for us to build on. Technique and positioning I noted down during the game and this will come from practice and experience.

Lastly, my thanks to Westwood Park for a well organised and friendly game.

 

Youth Teams Roundup

Monday 23 September 2013 - 1:51 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Juniors | 24 comments |

Under 14s - Marlow Town 2 -2 Aylesbury United
A late kick off at the Rye against a 10 man Marlow team should have been an easier affair than it turned out.

Another slow start to a match saw Marlow start the faster forcing a good save from Jason on just 2 mins but rather than us taking possession and attacking Marlow won the ball back and 40 seconds later it was nestling in the back of our goal. 1.0.
From the kick off we threatened and Connor had a good shot saved after good work by Adam to get the ball forward.
At times it was hard to believe we had a spare man and neither of the three of us could find any reason why they seemed to be dominating the game!
On 20 mins Connor took control on the right and worked his way forward getting the ball to Adam who slotted it home for his first goal of the season. 1.1
HALF TIME
Another fast start by Marlow saw them ahead again 2 mins after the restart despite a couple of good reaction saves from Jason in amongst the goalmouth scramble.2.1.
A minute later Connor again worked the ball down the flank and fired in the cross resulting in Sean just hitting the post.
Seconds later Ryan Warren blasted a shot at goal only for it to hit the bar, the ball fell to Dannie and his shot went narrowly wide.
We seemed to be playing the better football with Marlow resorting to the long ball and with Jake and Aaron doubling up on the front man when he broke free from Jonathon the threat seemed under control.
The best moment of the match came in the 23rd minute when Ryan Warren got the ball to his feet and weaved his way down the left wing closely followed by Thomas, Ryan cut inside and attacked the goal cooly cutting the ball back into the path of Thomas` run. Thomas slotted the ball calmly into the back of the net to salvage a point for the team.2.2.

MAN OF THE MATCH: ADAM.
DONKEY OF THE DAY: ME, apologies to Joel. He played well at the beginning and came off to let Jack have a run out and I completely forgot to put him back on, SORRY!

In conclusion we can only hope the poor performance was down to the late kick off, tiredness and perhaps Marlow had the greater will to win!


Under 14 Youth - Aylesbury United Youth 10-2 Tring Tornadoes Albion
The game started with Tring playing the ball through the middle, which was cut out by Shafiea who found Daniel on the left whose cross to Humza, was just off side. Rhys found himself court in position in the middle luckily Tring`s shot was wide.
Brandon collected the ball on the right & played it into Rhys who sent Humza down the middle Adams shot was saved for a corner, Humza played the ball in which Rhys tapped in 1-0 & only 2 minutes on the clock.
Both teams played the ball around the middle off the field but Tring broke free to level 1-1 5minutes gone. Tring look to make it 2 but shot wide, from Abduls goal kick Daniel found Adam to make it 2-1 10 minutes played.
Tring won a throw in which was blocked by Shafiea who travelled 40 yds with the ball before releasing Adam who went round 3 players & had his shot saved Brandon hit the rebound just wide.
Tring pressured Aylesbury but just couldn’t get passed the back four, Aylesbury won a throw in Rhys passed the ball to Dan who went down the left wing before sending a shot across the face of goal before Humza stuck out a leg to make it 3-1 all this & only 14 minutes on the clock.
Nathan off Harry J on.
Harry J collected the ball & travelled 20 yds before seeing his shot blocked but Adam was there to tap in from 5 yds 4-1 30 minutes played. Tring broke out down the right only for Chris to clear for a corner, which Abdul saved.

Half Time. (Brandon went from right wing to forward & Humza moved to right wing.)

Tring kicked off the second half & almost scored after 46 seconds, but for Abdul saving the shot, Goal kick to Harry J played down to Brandon crossed over to Adam whose shot went in off the cross bar 5-1 48 minutes.
Brandon won the ball on the halfway line & played the ball out to Dan who chipped the ball into Adam to make it 6-1 50 minutes. Tring found themselves in Aylesbury’s half but only for a short time before Harry B knocked along ball over the middle which Adam cheasted down to Dan who cut round two players to make it 7-1 52 minutes.
Tring kicked off but found themselves out muscled with Dan winning the ball & playing Harry J through on goal to make it 8-1 53 minutes. Brandon collected the ball on the wing before going round 3 players only to shot across goal. Harry B took an Aylesbury throw Harry J shot was blocked Humza tapped the rebound home 9-1 55 minutes.
Nathan back on for Mitchell who soon found himself in the thick of it when he passed the ball to Brandon whose shot was tapped in by Adam 10-1 62 minutes & 5 goals to Adam.
Rhys was fouled on the halfway line, Rhys stepped up & sent the ball forward before Adam was fouled just on the edge of the area, Brandon placed the ball just over the bar.
Tring may have been beaten but their were not giving up & came at Aylesbury Shafiea brought down one of the Tring players winning a free kick to make it 10-2 67 minutes. The game finished 10-2.
Man of the Match Daniel Lynn.


Under 16s - Thame Youth 3-1 Aylesbury United

I think the best way to sum up todays performance is "better than last week but we need to convert our chances into goals."
We started off very positive, Sam hitting the crossbar in the first few minutes was the best of the chances. We still failed to deal with through balls, as like last week, this time they came from over the top where we were misjudging the bounce allowing their strikers to run on to the loose balls. Thame's first goal came from their first attack, a free kick which missed everyone that ended up in the back of the net. 1-0 down and not what we had deserved. We kept pressing forward creating more chances, but could not find the clinical finish.
1-0 down at half time, we were playing ok, but we had to stop Thame's direct approach if we were to keep them out, while taking our chances at the other end.
The second half started badly with Thame getting a second, which put us under more pressure to score and get back into the game. We should have had a penalty with a blatant handball, somehow the ref decided not to give it, this would have given us the boost we much needed. Frustration then got the better of us, something we need to learn to control in future matches. We carried on taking the game to Thame but panicked when we got in sight of goal. With the need to get a goal we left more players up front and Thame got a third when we failed to clear a cross. Tackles were flying in and tempers were raised, the ref was letting a lot go in my opinion, but for both sides. Sam got a goal back with a cool finish over the keepers head, but it was too little too late.
With a bit more composure in front of goal we would have been ok, even Thame said we had better players (a similar story to last week), but it is goals that win games.

Back to Thame next week for a cup game, a few tweaks may be to see if we can find some goals that match our performance today.


Under 18s - Chalfont Saints 1-4 Aylesbury United
Prayers were answered at Chalfont Saints today as Aylesbury United U18's marched on with a convincing display which saw them come from behind from an offside goal and finish the game in style.
Despite falling behind to a dubious freekick the lads dug in and made immediate ammends when within two minutes of the restart Ryan Dickson got on the end of a Liam Mcelhinney corner and smashed home the equaliser,Liam McElhinney was quickly on the scoresheet when he drilled home Uniteds second after some great work from winger Mitchell Collins.
The game seemed to go a little flat until the introduction of Kingsley Sibbs and this added pace and an urgency into the game two touch became one and with the quicker tempo United seemed a different animal with a new found sharpness to their game, Jack Bennett who ran himself into the ground all afternoon got on the end of a Ryan Dickson clearance and teed up a beautiful pass which the pacey Kingsley Sibbs latched onto and with a sublime touch he chipped the keeper showing tremendous composure beyond his years.
Within five minutes of the restart United were awarded a freekick and up stepped freekick specialist Liam McElhinney who hit a 25 yard curling strike which left the keeper no chance.
Man of the match as always was difficult to call but it goes to Tom Keen for a true Captains performance Simply Fantastic.

 

Division One Central Roundup

Saturday 21 September 2013 - 7:06 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, Calor League | Eleven comments | Used tags: ,

A last minute goal from Ryan Howell maintained leaders Daventry Town's 100% start to the season as they beat Beaconsfield SYCOB 1-0 at Communications Park, but second placed Barton Rovers' unbeaten start was left in tatters as they were beaten 4-0 at a resurgent Slough Town, with Johnnie Dyer scoring his first two goals for the club since his summer switch from Godalming Town.

Having lost their opening two fixtures, league newcomers Egham Town are now up to third, at Dunstable Town's expense, after a 1-1 draw at Potters Bar Town. New signing Daniel Ailey scored for the hosts in the first minute, before Jamie Read's leveller five minutes from the interval.

Unfancied North Greenford United have caused plenty of 'upsets' already this season, and they surprised Dunstable as Aaron Silcott and a March Leach own goal put them 2-0 up and although Town pulled one back it ended 3-1 to United.

Another newly promoted side now occupy fifth spot, as St Ives Town beat Marlow 1-0 at home with Karl Gibbs's 70th minute strike proving decisive.

Biggest winners of the day were Rugby Town, who thumped basement side Chertsey Town 8-1 at Butlin Road. David Kolodynski struck a hat-trick, with five other players also on target for Valley as leaving Chertsey still searching for their first win.

Leighton Town are also still looking for a first win having looked to be on their way by leading Uxbridge 2-0 at the interval at Bell Close, only to let the lead slip in the second half as the match finished 2-2.

With a 2-0 win at Ashford Town (Mx), Kettering Town recorded their 9th point of the season to move up one place to 18th as Steve Kinniburgh and Lewis Wilson scored.

Also securing away wins were the two Aylesbury clubs, as United won 5-2 at AFC Hayes, and a solitary first half goal from former United man Ben Stevens gained Aylesbury FC a 1-0 win at Northwood and their first back to back wins of the campaign.

Finally, goals from Ryan Lockett, Ryan Ingrey and Craig Hammond lifted Royston Town three places to 8th with a 3-0 home win over Chalfont St. Peter.

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

 

Ducks Profit From Hayes Defensive Horror Show

Saturday 21 September 2013 - 4:49 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | 63 comments | Used tags: , ,

A storming start and some catastrophic defending by the hosts saw Aylesbury take maximum points 5-2 at AFC Hayes.

Goals from Jason Blackett, Dom Petrucci and Richad Armstrong put the Ducks 3-0 ahead inside 16 minutes, although the lead was cut soon afterwards from a free kick.

Aylesbury reinstated their three goal cushion when Daniel Jones scored a penalty just three minutes later, in a crazy opening quarter to the match.

The result was put firmly beyond doubt as Jack Wood scored early the second half to make it 5-1, but Hayes never lied down and remained an attacking threat throughout.

As the Ducks eased up, Hayes missed a penalty, a glorious open goal opportunity and hit the post in stoppage time, although they did pull another goal back with another free kick from Mitchal Gough this time to make the final score 5-2.

» Match Report

 

AFC Hayes Match Preview

Friday 20 September 2013 - 08:30 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United make the first of several trips to West London this weekend, away at AFC Hayes in the Calor League Division One Central.

This will be the first ever league meeting between the two sides, although the Ducks did play at Farm Park in a preseason friendly in 2009.

Our match preview is now available.

» AFC Hayes Preview

 

North Greenford United Match

Thursday 19 September 2013 - 11:43 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

The home match against North Greenford United has been rearranged.

Cancelled as the Ducks will now be playing in the FA Cup on the original date, the match will now take place on Wednesday 30th October, kick off 7.45pm.

» Aylesbury United Fixtures

 

Ducks Make Safe Progress in Cup

Wednesday 18 September 2013 - 9:29 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Thirteen comments | Used tags: , ,

First half goals from Stacey Field and Ben Baines put Aylesbury through to the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round with a 2-0 win over Westfield.

Field's first goal since his return from injury took just 14 minutes to arrive, running onto strike partner Jason Blackett's flick and finishing with his customary aplomb.

Eight minutes later Ben Baines doubled United's advantage when he fired home from close range after Lee Grace's deflected shot fell invitingly at his feet.

Aylesbury were at last making their superior league status tell as Jack Sillitoe ended the half, and the match, without a serious save to make, whilst the Ducks created plenty.

The second half was a more scrappy affair as Westfield battled hard to try and get back into the game but couldn't find a way past United's rock solid defence, keeping their first clean sheet of the season.

In stoppage time Keith Williams saw a penalty superbly saved by Craig Bradshaw, but 2-0 was enough to give Aylesbury their first home win of the season.

» Match Report

 

U8s put charity's logo on new home kit

Wednesday 18 September 2013 - 3:59 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Juniors, Club News | Eleven comments |

Aylesbury United Juniors FC's U8 team have decided to put Macmillan Cancer Support's logo on their new home strip.

Rather than go down the traditional route of getting a local company to sponsor the kit, the team's manager Stuart Clark decided to get his players to do a sponsored penalty shootout to raise the funds and put Macmillan's logo on their shirts.

Clark said "We have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as the under 8 sponsor as it is a cause close to mine and my family's heart. We fully support the work that they do in supporting family's in a very difficult time. My family know this from first hand experience as they helped us through the loss of a loved one. The care and support they showed us was invaluable and really helped to pull the family together in what was a difficult time"

The new kit should be arriving before the end of the month.

The U8's team, for girls and boys who are currently in Year 3 at school, are still in need of a few additional players to supplement their squad for the season. Anyone interested can either show up to training, which is every Saturday from 10-11.30am at Broughton Junior School or email juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk for more information

 

Division One Central Roundup

Tuesday 17 September 2013 - 10:44 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | One comment | Used tags: ,

Second placed Barton Rovers missed out on the chance to narrow the gap on leaders Daventry Town, and very nearly left their home match with St. Ives Town empty handed.

The visitors were winning 2-0 with 80 minutes played thanks to Jon Stead and Jared Cunniff, but Rovers fought back to claim a point with Bilal Hassan and then, four minutes into stoppage time, Bobby Dance scoring.

Third place is still occupied by Dunstable Town, though they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw by Potters Bar Town, for whom Sean Grace's 86th minute effort cancelled out Adam Watkins opener early in the second half.

Also sharing the points were Egham Town and AFC Hayes - who continue their recent upturn in form with their fourth point in three days. In a very similar match to the Dunstable/Potters Bar clash, another late away goal saved the day for the visitors, as James Walters struck in the final minute to rescue a point.

Aylesbury FC ended a miserable run of form with their biggest win of the season, seeing off struggling Leighton Town 3-0 at Haywood Way, in a match which also saw the Moles miss two penalties, Gareth Price, Ollie Hogg and Ben Stevens all on target for the dominant hosts.

Under pressure FC boss Craig Faulconbridge will fancy his chances of making it back to back wins as next up is Northwood, who were on the receiving end of a 5-1 beating at Uxbridge.

Northwood had lead through Nico Muir on 17 minutes, but Tony Choules side eventually clicked into gear and their own Matt Woods downed the visiting Woods with a brace amongst a four goal Uxbridge second half haul after Craig Tomkins had levelled before the break.

Elsewhere, Rugby Town dented the rekindled Kettering Town spirits with a 2-0 win at Latimer Park with goals from Alex Gudger and new signing Aaron Moses-Garvey.

Near neighbours Chertsey Town and Ashford Town (Mx) played out a seven-goal game at Alwyns Lane, which the visitors just edged to take the points with a 4-3 win.

Of the two Division One Central sides in FA Cup Replay action, both progressed to the 2nd Qualifying Round, as a late Scott Fitzgerald goal gave Chalfont St. Peter and 1-0 win at Metropolitan Police, whilst North Greenford United came from behind to beat Harrow Borough 2-1 at Berkeley Fields.

 

Players Selected for County Honours

Tuesday 17 September 2013 - 12:41 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Juniors, Club News | One comment |

Five Aylesbury United players have been selected to represent the County under-18 side against Cornwall FA on Saturday 28th September

The Berks & Bucks FA will be taking on Cornwall FA in a match at the ground of Abingdon United Football Club, on Saturday 28th September 2013 kick off 12.30pm .

The Players selected are:

Ben Grasso
Ken Feyi
Toby Vinter
Mitchell Collins
Ryan Dickson

Congratulations from all at Aylesbury United!

 

Daventry Match Rescheduled

Tuesday 17 September 2013 - 10:54 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

The postponed home match against Daventry Town has now been rescheduled.

Cancelled due to the FA Cup replay against Westfield, the game will now take place on Wednesday 23rd October, kick-off at 7.45pm.

» Aylesbury United Fixtures

 

FA Cup Replay Preview

Tuesday 17 September 2013 - 08:44 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury and Westfield meet again in their FA Cup replay on Wednesday, with our preview now available.

» FA Cup Match Preview

 

Calor League Monday Roundup

Monday 16 September 2013 - 9:57 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | One comment | Used tags: ,

One match took place in the Calor League Division One Central this evening.

Beaconsfield SYCOB hosted Royston Town, and after a dramatic game the points were shared in a 2-2 draw.

The home side took the lead from the spot courtesy of Aaron Morgan in an incident that saw the Royston keeper sent off, but with ten men the Crows still found an equaliser through the prolific Robbie Mason.

An action packed end to the game saw SYCOB reestablish their lead in the last minute when Nathan Poulton scored, only for Craig Hammond to score the night's second penalty, in stoppage time, to salvage a point.

Meanwhile, in the Premier Division Cambridge City extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 1-0 win at St. Albans City, whose own good recent run was brought to an end.

 

FA Cup Draw

Monday 16 September 2013 - 10:53 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Two comments | Used tags: , , ,

The draw for the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup was made earlier today.

The winner of Wednesday night's replay between Aylesbury United and Westfield will Staines Town at home.

Staines, of the Skrill South, are managed by former Premiership star Marcus Gayle, who took over in 2012 from a former United man Steve Cordery.

Aylesbury's last meeting with Staines came in the FA Trophy, when goals from Paul Edgeworth, Leon Gutzmore and Danny Gray gave the Ducks a shock 3-2 win at Wheatsheaf Park.

Full FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round draw

 

Hemel Game Moved

Monday 16 September 2013 - 08:30 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Next month's Red Insure Cup game at Hemel Hempstead Town has changed date.

The move has been made to avoid clashing with the international football of 15th October, when England play their final World Cup Qualifying match against Poland.

The new date for Hemel Hempstead Town vs Aylesbury in the Red Insure Cup is Monday 14th October, kick-off 7.45pm.

 

FA Cup Roundup

Saturday 14 September 2013 - 10:50 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News | One comment | Used tags: ,

Fourteen ties involving Calor League Division One Central clubs took place this afternoon.

The biggest surprise of the day came at the Meadow, where a last minute Adrian Cambridge goal gave Royston Town a 2-1 win at Premier Division Chesham United. Ex-Duck Drew Roberts had given The Generals an early lead, but that was cancelled out just before half time by hitman Robbie Mason before Cambridge’s last winner.

Corby Town also sprung a shock, beating higher-leagued Barwell (Northern Premier League Premier Division) 3-0 at Steel Park where Paul Malone, Tom Berwick and Josh Moreman gave new joint managers Andrew Wilson and Tommy Wright a dream start.

Late drama at Earlsmead saw Ryman League Harrow Borough pegged back to a 2-2 draw by North Greenford United, having seemingly scored an 87th minute winner only for Daniel Bennell to score in the 90th and send the tie to a replay.

There were also late goals as two Division One Central sides met at Honeycroft, with Uxbridge losing out to two goals in the last three minutes from Barton’s Ricky Case giving the visitors a 3-2 win.

In Northamptonshire, Daventry Town kept up their 100% start to the season with an eighth straight win, easily seeing off Spartan South Midlands side Berkhamsted, with Mykel Beckley netting a brace.

Also hitting six were Dunstable Town, whose Lee Roache struck four times as they defeated Hertford Town, SSML rivals of last season, 6-0.

Another side progressing away from home were Rugby Town, who put two heavy league defeats behind them to win 2-1 at Northern League side Nantwich Town, where two late goals from Seb Lake-Gaskin and Sam Youngs turned the match around.

Aylesbury FC were left stunned at home by Division One South & West counterparts Shortwood United, who were 3-0 up in just eight minutes at Haywood Way, 4-0 by half-time, and 5-1 at full time, with Matthew Bennett scoring twice.

Beaconsfield SYCOB were beaten at home by Premier Division and local rivals Burnham 2-4, despite twice leading through Zak Joseph and Bilal Butt, only for two goals in two second half minutes helping the visitors to their eventual win.

Chalfont St. Peter were held to a 0-0 home draw by Meropolitan Police, whilst also requiring a replay are Aylesbury United who drew 1-1 at Combined Counties League outfit Westfield, but out of the competition are Ashford Town (Mx) who lost 4-2 having made the short journey to Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Chertsey Town secured their biggest win of the season by beating Highmoor-IBIS of the Hellenic League 4-0 with goals from Ryan Blake, Andrew White, Tom O’Regan and Daniel Alderton, as did St Ives where Dubi Ogbonna hit a hattrick as his side beat Dereham Town 4-1.

Meanwhile, in the day’s only league game, AFC Hayes got back to winning ways after four defeats with a 3-0 victory at Marlow.

 

Ducks Held At Westfield

Saturday 14 September 2013 - 4:56 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Sixteen comments | Used tags: , ,

Ten man Aylesbury will face a Wednesday night replay with Westfield FC after being held to a 1-1 draw at Woking Park.

With Stacey Field making his first start, and the defence strengthened by the return of Shane Wood and Bill Morgan, hopes were high of a safe passage against Combined Counties opposition.

The hosts obviously hadn't read the script though, and went ahead on 13 minutes when Simon Sheppard followed up to score after a superb Jack Sillitoe save.

As the half wore on, Aylesbury improved and came back into the game, deservedly equalising a minute from the interval when Jason Blackett headed in Keith Williams's free-kick.

The Ducks were largely on top in the second half, without finding the killer touch in front of goal as Jack Wood and Blackett missed chances.

Five minutes from time Richard Armstrong was sent off for a second bookable offence, inviting some late home pressure, by which time Aylesbury were happy to settle for the draw.

The sides will now replay on Wednesday night at Bell Close, meaning the scheduled home game with Daventry Town has been postponed.

> Match Report

 

U18's get off to a flyer

Friday 13 September 2013 - 12:49 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Juniors, Club News | Eleven comments |

Aylesbury United U18's got off to a flyer in their first game of the season in the South Bucks Youth League Division 1, beating Gerrards Cross in a comfortable 6-0 victory.

A superb all round display was capped by some stunning goals including a spectacular hat trick from new striker Ken Feyi and included a wonderful solo effort following a mazy run from Mitchell Collins,a jaw dropping volley from new boy Declan Tomlinson from 30 yards and another equally impressive volley from Left Back Sam Morton from 40 yards.

With a very impressive back line Marshalled by Courtney Blain the opposition were forced into long shots and found keeper Ben Grasso in equally fine form.

On this showing the guys should be in the mix in all competions especially with the desire and work rate shown today.

MOM
Ken Feyi

Report by Brendan McElhinney

 

Parking at Westfield FC on Saturday

Friday 13 September 2013 - 10:47 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Six comments | Used tags: ,

Westfield FC have issued the following advice regarding parking at Saturday's FA Cup match:

Please arrive in good time on Saturday as parking may be slightly affected due to the railway fair which is taking place at the Leisure Centre.

Parking will be available on the old 8 a side court. Please note however that we can’t guarantee spaces not knowing how busy the railway exhibition will be. Please also do not park in the disabled spaces without a disabled badge. The council have been made aware and no doubt will send parking wardens to check on match days now.

If the car park is full up we would suggest the odd space can be found on residential roads such as Elmbridge Lane and Vicarage Road.

Courtesy of http://www.westfieldfc.com/news/parking-for-this-saturday-1040882.html

 

Westfield FA Cup Preview

Thursday 12 September 2013 - 10:11 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United travel to Surrey on Saturday to face Westfield FC in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round. Our preview of the game is available now.

» FA Cup Match Preview

 

New Appointment of a Football Development Coordinator

Wednesday 11 September 2013 - 08:27 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | Four comments |

Aylesbury United Football Club are pleased to announce that Martyn Shaw has been appointed as Football Development Coordinator. This new position has been created to enhance the recent merger with Aylesbury Town FC & develop new initiatives.

Duties include supporting the work of the first team manager, scouting players, assessing opponents & preparing reports, assisting in driving the technical programmes of our junior & youth network. Overseeing & ensuring the continued improvement, growth & development of managers, coaches & players. The continued co-ordination, development, improvement & progression of all sections & age-groups within the club. The seamless transfer & progression of players, managers & coaches within Aylesbury United FC. The setting up & development of specialist initiatives such as Special Needs/Disability & Walking Football in partnership with the Berks & Bucks FA.

Martyn is a qualified FA Coach, is in his third spell with the club and the fourth of five generations of his family to be involved with Aylesbury United. He will retain his current positions as Club Chaplain, Welfare Officer, Special Needs/Disability & Community Coach.

 

U7s enjoy day out Holmer Green Pre-Season Tournament

Wednesday 11 September 2013 - 08:25 am | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Juniors | Thirteen comments |

Report by Kris Butterworth

The tournament was a perfect opportunity for the players to get used to playing the type of opposition they will come up against in the league this season.

Results wise out of the six games against Downley Dynamos 1&2, Naphill A&B and Holmer Green A&B, they came away with 1 win, 1 draw and 4. loses.  Those results do not however reflect the skill ability, team work and effort put in by our players.  All the fixtures were low scoring, showing the teams were quite fairly matched and a couple we lost were against the run of play.

I was very happy with their performances and pleased to see an improvement in their awareness of the game as the tournament progressed.  In the last two matches played although shortened to save time, they were still full of some very good play by our players.  One goal coming out of several passes not seen in the other under 7 tournament games I watched.

As there were no winners or losers in the under 7 and under 8 age groups, it was nice to see happy faces all round when medals were handed out at the end by the Wycombe Wanderers mascot.

Thank you to all those who participated and also for the parents support, with special mention to Ryan's Dad Shaun who has stepped into the shoes of my assistant and is proving to be invaluable to me.

 

Under 11's win Haddenham Colts Tournament!

Tuesday 10 September 2013 - 1:57 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Juniors | One comment |

Report by Pete Brady

Haddenham U11 Colts Tournament - A well run and friendly event
5 Team group - Top two teams in the group went to a Final match. 15 minute games (Final 30mins)
Competing Teams: Haddenham Colts, Risborough Colts, Risborough Hawks, Thame Youth, Aylesbury United

After a rocky start, Aylesbury U11 ended the afternoon off as tournament winners, beating Thame Youth in the Final.

With no substitutes, all nine players had to compete for 90 minutes match play, which was a big ask for those players back from injuries or new to the team.

Up front Jamie H and Josh L did the job of three players. Covering back to defend, controlling and passing through the middle third and creating chances for each other in the penalty area. There work rate made the team look like an eight man defending unit. The two wing backs, Bradley (left) and Thomas (right) - both new to their positions and each game they grew in confidence. Thomas was voted man of the tournament and Bradley's key highlight was a well taken penalty kick which booked the teams place in the final. The two midfield players, Matt and Kaelin, were exceptionally busy all day. Screening in front of the back line, pressing quick and challenging for the ball. with a good touch and forward run on the ball, they triggered attacking plays time and again. Jamie B and Jonny held the back line and pressed and covered well just like we practiced on Saturday training session. Last but not least keeper Dylan kept four clean sheets from five games, which speaks for itself.

Terrific performances all round and great attitude on and off the pitch throughout the day

We are still on the lookout for a couple more players to supplement the current U11 squad. If you know anyone interested please get them to email juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk or turn up to training, which is every Saturday from 10-11.30am at Broughton Junior School

 

Coach Travel to Westfield

Monday 09 September 2013 - 09:34 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | Three comments | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United will be running a coach to Westfield FC in the FA Cup on Saturday, with places available for supporters to travel.

The coach will depart the White Hart, Exchange Street at 12 noon, and then Aylesbury College at 12:10.

Prices are £10 for 21CD members and £12 for non members.

To book a space, please email with your details to info@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk

 

Royston Match Rearranged

Monday 09 September 2013 - 08:19 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: ,

The home match against Royston Town, postponed due to the Crows' FA Cup replay, has been rearranged.

The game will now take place on Wednesday 25th September, kick off at 7.45pm at Bell Close.

 

Division One Central Roundup

Saturday 07 September 2013 - 10:34 pm | Added by: Admin to Calor League, Club News | Nine comments | Used tags: ,

Daventry Town are still top of the Calor League Division One Central with a 100% record after a 1-0 win at Royston Town, Ashley Robinson scoring the winner after 66 minutes.

Barton Rovers are still second after they too secured a 1-0 away win, at Chertsey Town. Nat Peacock scored the deciding goal with just a minute on the clock, his 9th league goal of the season so far.

Whilst the top two remained unchanged, Dunstable Town moved up to third with a convincing 4-0 win at Aylesbury FC with goals from four different scorers – Tony Burnett, Adam Watkins, Matt Nolan and Lee Roache, who was later sent off.

In a Buckinghamshire derby, Beaconsfield SYCOB and Marlow shared the spoils 1-1 with first half goals from Marlow’s Ray Spence and SYCOB’s Zak Joseph.

Aylesbury United lost out in a seven-goal thriller at Kettering Town, but they weren’t the only team undone by a late goal as Leighton Town and AFC Hayes also suffered the same fate.

At Bell Close, Ben Bowditch opened the scoring for Potters Bar Town, but Jake Bewley levelled for Leighton eight minutes later, which is how it remained until two minutes from time when Dean Green netted for Potters Bar to win 2-1.

AFC Hayes fell to a fourth straight defeat in a match that didn’t come alive until the closing moments, as Oliver Sprague’s first goal for Northwood in the 86th minute and Jon-Jo Bates in the 90th gave Woods a commanding lead. Hayes did pull a goal back through Lucas Williams three minutes into stoppage time, but it ended 2-1 at Northwood Park.

Edward Smith scored all four goals as Slough Town won 4-0 at Rugby Town in only their second win of the season, whilst Egham Town made four straight league wins by beating Uxbridge 5-0 away, Ryan O’Toole scoring twice.

Ashford Town (Mx) are still seeking their first league win since the first week of the season, although Mark Bitmead gave them the lead at home to North Greenford United, but Liam Hind goals two minutes before and two minutes after half time gave Greenford the points 2-1.

Chalfont St. Peter are also without a league win since the opening day, Dubi Ogbonna’s 13th minute goal gaining St. Ives Town a 1-1 win in South Bucks.

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

 

Late Heartache at Kettering

Saturday 07 September 2013 - 4:49 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Four comments | Used tags: , ,

A goal four minutes from time denied Aylesbury a point as a seven-goal thriller went the way of Kettering Town 4-3.

On non league day, the match was a great advert for Non League football as a pulsating game swung one way, then another.

The Poppies made a storming start with goals in the 8th and 9th minute from Rob Foster and Ashley Fuller giving them a commanding early lead.

Aylesbury fought their way back into proceedings, and pulled a goal back before the break through skipper Jack Wood heading home a corner.

The hosts' seemed to have crumbled at that point, and with the Ducks on top they struck again when Jason Blackett was brought down and Keith Williams converted the penalty.

Once again, momentum was to swing back and as the match wore on, Kettering grew in stature, but Aylesbury appeared to have been let off when Steve Kinniburgh's penalty was saved.

Less than a minute later though, and a rebound was smashed home to bring the scores level, before, on 86 minutes, Ducks hearts were broken as they failed to clear their lines and the loose ball was once again fired into the net for 4-3.

» Match Report

 

U6's (Year 1) Manager Required

Friday 06 September 2013 - 09:09 am | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Juniors | One comment |

Do fancy making a massive difference to children’s lives? Want to do something rewarding in your spare time? Passionate about football?

We are on the look out for one or two people to take on managing our U6s team for children who have just started in Year 1 at school.

Due to FA rules, children in Year 1 and Reception are not allowed to take part in organised matches. We would like to get a manager in place now though so that they can spend the 2013/14 season building up and getting to know their team so that they are ready to kick-off the 2014/15 season off as Aylesbury United Juniors U7s!

The club will assist you with training, provide necessary equipment, pay for your CRB check, Level 1 qualification and First Aid course. No previous experience necessary, we just ask that you are passionate about football and children getting to enjoy the game and develop in their own time.

Interested in making a massive difference to the lives of children? Then email juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk and we can take it from there

We are also on the lookout for players for the U6 squad. Anyone interested can email us or simply show up for training, which is every Saturday from 10-11.30am at Broughton Junior School

 

Kettering Match Preview

Thursday 05 September 2013 - 10:31 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | Two comments | Used tags: , ,

In a match which has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons, Aylesbury United travel to Kettering Town on Saturday.

With the Poppies hit by a winding up order in the week, the game has been sanctioned to go ahead whilst the club appeal the decision, but could potentially be the 141 year old club's last.

As such, interest in the game is high and a large crowd is expected. Supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid parking problems and turnstile queues.

Our match preview is now available.

» Kettering Town Preview

 

Division One Central Midweek Roundup

Tuesday 03 September 2013 - 10:52 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, Calor League | Eight comments | Used tags: , ,

Despite three matches cancelled due to FA Cup replays, it has been another eventful midweek of Calor League Division One Central action.

Daventry Town remain top of the pack with a 5-0 thrashing of Leighton Town their 15th home goal in just three games, taking their goal difference to a +17 total.

Ashley Robinson got the ball rolling in the 25th minute, with Scott Cross netting a hattrick (the third coming in the last minute) and Adam Confue also on target to leave the Reds still searching for their first victory.

Just two points behind Daventry are Barton Rovers, who entertained Aylesbury FC. Gareth Price's goal six minutes from time looked to have salvaged a point for the Moles, but Barton striker Nat Peacock is in red hot form, and his hattrick took his tally to 11 for the season, including a last minute goal to give his side a 3-2 win.

Yiadom Yeboah's 68th minute goal kept Beaconsfield SYCOB's 100% away record intact as they maintained third spot, whilst in fourth Dunstable Town crushed troubled Kettering Town 4-1 at Creasey Park in front of a 200-strong crowd, ex-Ducks Marc Leach and Chris Marsh amongst the scorers.

A third straight league win for Egham Town moves them up to 5th in the table, as a goals from Reis Stanislaus - against one of his previous clubs - and new signing Ryan O'Toole's first for the club resulted in a 2-0 win over Chalfont St. Peter.

Also winning by the same scoreline at home were Marlow, who notched up their second league victory of the season by beating Northwood, Richard Witt and Ben Gladwin on target.

Finally, North Greenford won by the odd goal in five at home to strugglers Chertsey Town, with Anthony O'Connor scoring a brace for the hosts.

On Monday night Uxbridge lost their unbeaten record as they fell to a 3-2 defeat at Potters Bar Town. Brad Wadkins and Dean Green gave Town a commanding lead after a quarter of the match, and although Tony Choules's side pulled a goal back before the interval, Daniel Millard's 79th minute strike re-established the two-goal cushion meaning Mark Dennison's 90th minute goal only proved to be a consolation effort.

FA Cup Replays

Of the four Division One Central clubs involved in Preliminary Round replays, Slough Town were the only side eliminated, as they fell to a solitary goal ten minutes from time, 1-0 at Cirencester Town as the new look Rebels shaky start to the season continues.

A 65th minute goal from Samad Kazi earned Ashford Town (Mx) progression courtesy of a 1-0 win at Bishops Cleeve, whilst Royston Town had to work hard at Northampton Spencer, with Craig Hammond finally settling the tie in the 71st minute as the Crows won 3-2.

The going was tough, too, for Rugby Town in Stoke-on-Trent as they took on Norton United. An own goal gave Valley an equaliser to make it 1-1 at half time, which is how things remained at full time, and then all the way through extra time, before the 10-man visitors - who had Lewis McBride dismissed - eventually went through 4-3 on penalties.

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

 

Ladies Off To A Flyer

Tuesday 03 September 2013 - 07:42 am | Added by: Admin to Ladies, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United Ladies got their league campaign off to a flying start with a 4-1 win over Bracknell Town Reserves on Sunday.

Although not the best in terms of performances, there were definitely signs of improvement and the result speaks for itself and was never really in any doubt.

Tara Woodward opened the scoring in the 28th minute, and later scored another, whilst Kayleigh Forsythe also scored a brace, to put the Ducks top of the table after the first round of games.

Next Sunday the Ducks host Barton United 2pm KO at Bierton Sports Centre but the Reserves don't kick off until the following week.

» Match Report

Thames Valley League Roundup

Division One - Each of the four opening week fixtures saw positive results with no real surprises and four home victories

City Belles relegated from the Southern Region began their campaign with a 3-2 win over Carterton Town, while Headington Athletic hit three without reply against newly promoted Barton Rovers

The other promoted team in action, Wycombe Wanderers lost by the odd goal in seven at Barton United (formerly Oxford City Blues) so Aylesbury's opening 4-1 victory over Bracknell Town Reserves propels them to the top of the first table of the season

The other side in the Division, promoted Wealdstone, had no scheduled fixture.

 

Kettering Town Wound-Up? *UPDATED*

Monday 02 September 2013 - 2:52 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News, Calor League | Nine comments | Used tags: ,

Kettering Town, Aylesbury United's league opponents this Saturday, have reportedly been wound up at the high court today.

The news has been broken by the Northamptonshire Telegraph this afternoon, on this page: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/kettering-town/poppies-wound-up-at-high-court-1-5447254

UPDATE: Despite this news, it looks likely that the Ducks match against the Poppies will go ahead.

Kettering are likely to exercise their 7-day right of appeal against the winding up decision, therefore leaving them free to play upcoming fixtures against Dunstable Town and Aylesbury United.