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FA Cup Roundup

Saturday 30 August 2014 - 8:24 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

Seven Southern League Division One Central sides safely navigated through the FA Cup Preliminary Round fixtures of Friday and Saturday, with seven more facing replays, seven eliminated and one - Uxbridge - playing on Sunday.

Five sides suffered upsets at the hands of lower league opposition:

Biggest shock of the afternoon saw Bedfont & Feltham of the Combined Counties League Division 1 dump out Leighton Town 3-2. Mark Bunker scored after 67 minutes, and an own goal got the Reds a second, but by that point Craig Bicknell's side were 3-0 down and on their way to an early exit.

Marlow only netted a late consolation four minutes into stoppage time as they lost 2-1 at Hellenic League side Milton United, whilst Hanwell Town - riding high in the league following their promotion in the summer, were beaten by the same scoreline at home by their former Spartan South Midlands League rivals Biggleswade United.

A goal two minutes from time saw Egham Town knocked out 1-0 at Abingdon United - who had only taken one point from their Hellenic League campaign so far - as the Sarnies lost a third successive match by a 1-0 scoreline.

Going out to same level opponents were Royston Town and Potters Bar Town.

Garden Walk witnessed a rollercoaster game, with Brightlingsea Regent of Ryman League Division One North scoring in stoppage time to complete a 3-2 win over Royston, and their fellow league outfit Brentwood Town went through with a 1-0 win against Potters Bar.

The only all Division One Central clash saw Aylesbury FC twice come from behind to eliminate their town rivals Aylesbury United at the home of Leighton Town FC, with winger Aston Goss on target twice for the Moles.

AFC Hayes, Bedford Town, Daventry Town, St Ives Town, Bedworth United, North Greenford United and Northwood will all require replays having drawn against lower league opposition.

Former Aylesbury man Dean Powles scored to earn Holmer Green a 1-1 draw at AFC Hayes, with Daventry Town also drawing by the same scoreline at Ashford Town (Mx) - relegated from Division One Central last season - as did Bedford Town, who were denied a win by an 85th minute AFC Rushden & Diamonds goal in front of a crowd of 754 at the Dog & Duck Ground in Wellingborough.

Also drawing 1-1 were North Greenford United, at near neighbours Hanworth Villa, and Northwood, who were held 1-1 at home by newly promoted Spartan South Midlands Premier Division side Kings Langley at Northwood Park.

Ben Seymour-Shove scored a double as St Ives Town twice came from behind to draw 2-2 in Norfolk at Ryman League Division One North side Dereham Town while the last of the sides to draw were Bedworth United, who made the short trip to Coventry Sphinx and drew 0-0.

Strikers David Kolodynski and Seb Lake-Gaskin both found the net as Rugby Town progressed with a 2-0 win at Westfields, and two second half goals helped Godalming Town to a 2-0 win at Windsor FC.

Also making safe passage were league leaders Kettering Town, who won 4-1 at Northamptonshire neighbours Cogenhoe United with Andy Hall scoring a hat-trick, and Chalfont St. Peter who returned from their long journey to Slimbridge with a 1-0 win courtesy of Alan Hedley's goal.

On Friday night Beaconsfield SYCOB and Barton Rovers both enjoyed big wins to secure progress.

Beaconsfield SYCOB beat Division One South & West side Didcot Town 5-1, with Aaron Berry scoring twice, and Barton Rovers crushed Staines Lammas 8-1 as striker Nat Peacock found the net five times.

Uxbridge travel to AFC Dunstable on Sunday.

 

Joy to Despair As Cup Dreams Evaporate

Saturday 30 August 2014 - 5:48 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United's FA Cup hopes were brought to a swift end for another season, as they twice threw away a lead before losing 3-2 to town neighbours Aylesbury FC.

Stacey Field netted twice - first giving United the lead after just four minutes, and then again midway through the second half.

It was ex-Duck Aston Goss who was the main tormentor against his former side though, as he equalised with a well taken goal on 25 minutes, before turning provider for Sean Sonner to level in the second half just three minutes after United had scored.

And the turnaround was complete, as the elation of the Ducks leading against the Moles for the first time in three meetings turned to despiar, as Goss found the net again just three minutes later.

There were still a good 15 minutes remaining, but Steve Bateman's FC side did a good job of containing the game, and having neutralised United's attacking threat were rarely troubled in the closing stages, and will go on to play Kettering Town in the 1st Qualifying Round.

» Match Report

 

Freshwater Duck

Saturday 30 August 2014 - 08:23 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

Aylesbury United have added to their squad ahead of this weekend's FA Cup tie with the signing of Ryan Freshwater, from Winslow United.

Ryan is a highly rated Aylesbury-born 18-year old who can play in a range of defensive or midfield positions. He has been with Winslow for the past two seasons, and last year played over 40 games.

Winslow and the Ducks have an agreement in place this season which has already seen youngsters Daniel Higby and Liam Murphy lining up for the Elmfields Gate side, but Freshwater is the first to move in the other direction.

Welcome to the club Ryan!

 

FA Cup Match Preview

Thursday 28 August 2014 - 10:47 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United host Aylesbury FC in the FA Cup Preliminary Round this Saturday.

Our match preview is available now on the link below.

» Match Preview

 

Division One Central Roundup

Monday 25 August 2014 - 6:23 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

The unpredictible start to the Southern League Division One Central season continued, as previous league leaders  Hanwell Town were beaten 3-0 by local rivals North Greenford United, as two goals from David Manu condemned the reigning Spartan South Midlands Champions to their first defeat of the season.

As a result, Kettering Town took over the top of the table position, as substitute Alfie Taylor's goal eight minutes from time was enough to decide the Northamptonshire derby with Daventry Town 1-0.

Despite losing for the first time this season, Potters Bar Town remain in third spot - Northwood's Joakim Ehui scoring on the stroke of half time to gain the Woods a 1-0 home win over the Scholars.

Godalming Town moved up to fourth, with their fourth win of the season, also by the solitary goal as Jack Mazzone netted in a 1-0 win at Egham Town.

Bedfordshire rivals Bedford Town and Barton Rovers met at The Eyrie, with the visiting Rovers coming out on top of a six-goal encounter 4-2, coming from behind with Keshi Anderson twice on the scoresheet.

Three other local derbies all finished honours even, with Aylesbury United and Leighton Town goalless, David Kolodynski's 29th minute opener cancelled out by Alex Naughton six minutes later as Bedworth United and Rugby Town drew 1-1 in Warwickshire, and Chalfont St. Peter and Beaconsfield SYCOB also finishing 1-1 in South Bucks.

Also sharing a point each were Royston Town and St Ives Town, with the Crows throwing away a 2-0 half time advantage as Will Muzvimbiri scored twice in two minutes to bring the visitors level.

Lastly, mid table sides Marlow and Aylesbury FC met at Oak Tree Road, with the Moles unable to make it three wins in a row as Lee Barney's first two goals in a Marlow shirt saw them beaten 2-0 by the home side.

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

 

Leighton Derby Ends Goalless

Monday 25 August 2014 - 4:45 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

Aylesbury United and Leighton Town - a fixture which frequently provides few goals - produced a goalless draw as neither side could find the quality needed to net a winner.

In tough conditions of torrential raiin throughout, the sides huffed and puffed through a first half of very few opportunities.

The second period was at least entertaining as both sides tried hard to force a winner, with the Reds coming closer to scoring as Jack Sillitoe made a good save and the 'visitors' struck the woodwork.

United also had openings, most noteably when Ben Baines was presented with a one-on-one late on, but it ended a point apiece.

» Match Report

 

Division One Central Roundup

Saturday 23 August 2014 - 10:55 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

Another action packed Saturday of 40 goals in Division One Central saw the top three unchanged, as Hanwell Town continued to lead the way. They thrashed Bedworth United 5-0 at Reynolds Field, with Billy Healey - scorer of 55 goals for the Spartan South Midlands League Champions last season - getting off the mark this campaign with a hat-trick.

With a fourth straight win, Potters Bar Town remain 2nd, seeing off Egham Town 1-0 at home thanks to a Tom Boxer goal, whilst Kettering Town recovered from their surprise loss at Leighton Town by beating North Greenford United, but they had to come from behind to eventually win 3-1.

Daventry Town edged up to fourth, with a second successive win, as Kieran Fitzgerald scored eleven minutes from time to grab a 2-1 win at Beaconsfield SYCOB, whilst Aylesbury FC also secured back to back victories, as they ground out a 1-0 home result against Barton Rovers to move up to 9th.

Bell Close saw the highest scoring game of the day, as St Ives Town won an eight-goal rollercoaster 5-3. The visitors twice took the lead, before Leighton came back to lead 3-2, only for the Saints to hit three goals in the final eleven minutes to claim maximum points.

Rugby Town, fancied as one of the pre season favourites, continued their disappointing start to the season, as they surrendered a 30th minute lead to lose 2-1 at home to Marlow, with Adam Richards scoring the winner on 76 minutes to give the Blues their first win.

Also getting off the mark were Chalfont St. Peter, who scored goals through Daniel Hughes and debutant defender Tom Mudge to beat Godalming Town 2-1, and Uxbridge, whose first win of the campaign came with a late winner from Chris Moore six minutes from time beating Northwood 3-2.

As a result, AFC Hayes - the only side without a win to their name - find themselves propping up the table, as they were thrashed 4-0 by visitors Bedford Town.

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

 

Ducks Well Beaten by Crows

Saturday 23 August 2014 - 4:56 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

A poor day at the office saw Aylesbury well beaten at Royston Town, as the Crows ran out 3-0 winners.

The hosts were well on top from start to finish, and Chris Watters opened the scoring with a well taken goal after 15 minutes.

After the break things immediately got a lot worse for the Ducks, Royston doubling their advantage after just two minutes through Jack Bradshaw, before Stuart Bridges completed a comfortable win before the hour.

It meant United were unable to build on their positive midweek performance, and now have to regroup ahead of the Bank Holiday derby with Leighton Town.

» Match Report

 

21CD News

Friday 22 August 2014 - 3:44 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to 21cd, First Team, Club News | |

Donations from 21CD to the football club last season totalled £4,000, which was the same as the previous season.  It is important to note that 21CD makes a substantial contribution to the running costs of the club each year, and every penny that is received in subscriptions, 50/50 ticket sales and club shop sales is vital to the viability of the football club.  Please consider taking out membership if you are not already a member of 21CD.  It costs from as little as £10 per year, but voluntary donations above this are most welcome!  Also the 50/50 club currently pays out 2 prizes a month of £100 & £25.  If we get more members the prize money will increase.

The playing budget has been maintained at a similar level to last season.  The Board is pleased to say that there is a good working relationship with Tony Joyce and his management team, which, at the time of the meeting were close to achieving [and have now achieved] 250 games in charge of the first team, a notable achievement.  It is clear that Tony has built up a good squad of players who are loyal to him, with many having played in excess of 100 games for the club.

Sadly our club stewards retired at the end of last season after many years of stalwart service.  The club needs to find replacements, and is looking for volunteers potentially from the supporter base, but would welcome anyone who is prepared to do what is normally a very quiet, but very responsible and necessary job at all home matches. Volunteers please get in contact via Steve Baker or any member of the committee.

Following the confusion over the date for last year’s End of Season Presentation Evening, it was decided to set the date early this season.  After some discussion, we are aiming for Fri 8th May but the logistics still need to be confirmed.   Further details of what promises to be an exciting evening will be released as soon as they are known, but for now, please put the date in your diary.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the FA Cup 3rd round match at Loftus Road between AUFC and QPR, a charity football match is being organised featuring players of both teams who played in the original tie.  The match will be in aid of the Alan Macdonald Trust, set up in memory of the former QPR captain who died in 2012.  Berkhamsted FC has agreed to host the match on Sat 23 May 2014.  We hope as many people as possible will support the match; again further details will be released as they are known.

Finally, with the Trust accounts now being scrutinised by the accountants, the date for this year’s AGM was agreed as Thu 18th Sep at 7-00pm.  It is hoped that as many 21CD members as possible will be able to join us on the evening.

Ian Pluck

Secretary

 

Junior Teams Looking For New Players For 2014/15 Season

Friday 22 August 2014 - 1:22 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Juniors, Club News | |

The following teams from the Juniors section are on the lookout for additional players to strengthen their squads ahead of the 2014/15 season:

Under 7 - Players for all positions. Also require a new manager. Anyone interested can show up for a training session or contact juniors@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk for more details

Under 9 - Outfield players for all positions. Anyone interested can show up for a training session or contact stuart.clark81@yahoo.co.uk for more details 

Under 11 - Outfield players for all positions. Anyone interested can show up for a training session or contact lee.katy@tesco.net for more details

Under 12 Youth - Outfield players for all positions. Anyone interested can show up for a training session or contact adeywhite@gmail.com for more details

Under 15 Youth - Goalkeeper and outfield players for all positions. Anyone interested can show up for a training session or contact pjeastham61@gmail.com for more details

Under 18 Youth - Outfield players for all positions. Anyone interested can show up for a training session or contact greg.smith@uk.bp.com for more details.

 

Royston Town Preview

Thursday 21 August 2014 - 09:58 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United travel to Royston Town this Saturday, looking for another positive result at Garden Walk, and to build on their big win at North Greenford United in midweek.

Our match preview is available now.

» Match preview

 

Division One Central Midweek Roundup

Wednesday 20 August 2014 - 10:45 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

Newly promoted Hanwell Town moved to the top of the Southern League Division One Central table on Tuesday night with a 2-0 home win against Chalfont St. Peter, as in-form striker Lewis Putman netted a quickfire brace in the first eight minutes to take his tally to six for the season.

A surprise 3-1 defeat at Leighton Town meant previous leaders Kettering Town slipped down the league table, with a Danny Watson brace and Jamie Nicholls (son of former Aylesbury manager Danny) putting Town 3-0 ahead before Andy Hall's late consolation.

Perhaps just as surprisingly, Potters Bar Town are third in the table having come from behind to win 3-1 at St Ives Town, with Josh Hutchinson scoring twice to cancel out Ben Seymour-Shove's 10th minute opener. The Scholars - with Hanwell and Leighton - make up the only three sides who remain unbeaten.

Bedworth United put the disappointment of defeat against North Greenford United behind them with a convincing 3-0 win at Barton Rovers. Summer signing Alex Naughton scored twice in the second half after Danny Dubidat had given the Greenbacks a 26th minute lead.

Godalming Town were able to build on their weekend victory over Aylesbury United with a 3-1 home win against AFC Hayes, who have only taken one point from their first four games, but North Greenford weren't as they were soundly beaten 5-1 at home by the aforementioned Aylesbury United.

A 94th minute goal from substitute Kieran Fitzgerald earned Daventry Town their second win of the season, at the expense of Marlow - still searching for their first win - 1-0, whilst also searching for their first three points of the season are Uxbridge, who did managed to stop a run of defeats by drawing 0-0 at Bedford Town.

Rounding off the action, two more first wins of the campaign came at Haywood Way, where Aylesbury FC won a tense match 1-0 with Gareth Price netting the winner on 38 minutes, and Northwood Park, where Northwood's Dave Lawrence scored twice to send his side to a 2-0 win over Rugby Town.

Monday night saw Egham Town come from behind to win 2-1 at Beaconsfield SYCOB, with second half goals from Mo Harkin and Reis Stanislaus completing the comeback.

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

 

Berks & Bucks Cup Draw

Wednesday 20 August 2014 - 10:16 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

The Berks & Bucks Cup First Round draw has been made, with Aylesbury United facing a trip to Southern League Division One South & West side Wantage Town.

'The Freds', as they are known, are playing at this level for the first time in their history having won the Hellenic League last season, although they have yet to taste victory from their opening three matches.

The game will be Aylesbury's first ever visit to Alfredian Park, having only ever faced Wantage twice previously - the most recent being a 2-1 Bell Close defeat in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy in 2011.

The exact date of the tie will be announced when known.

Berks & Bucks Senior Cup 1st Round Draw:

Wantage Town vs Aylesbury United
Hungerford Town vs Slough Town
Burnham vs Aylesbury FC
Marlow vs Reading
Didcot Town vs Maidenhead United
Chalfont St. Peter vs MK Dons

 

Clinical United Crush Greenford

Wednesday 20 August 2014 - 06:15 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury returned to winning ways, in some style, with a 5-1 victory at North Greenford United - the biggest away win in the league so far this season.

After a first minute goal from Steve Hatch, the Ducks never looked back, and by the time the game was sixteen minutes old had extended their lead to 3-0 thanks to efforts from Jack Wood and Lea Coulter.

Greenford finally exerted some sustained pressure on United's goal late in the second half, and they pulled a goal back on six minutes from the end.

That only proved to spur Aylesbury on again and an own goal and exquisite strike from Stacey Field rounded off a thoroughly convincing win for the visitors.

» Match Report

 

Adult Disability Training Sessions

Tuesday 19 August 2014 - 1:04 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Club News | |

We are delighted to announce that Aylesbury United FC, in partnership with MK Dons and Aylesbury Vale District Council, will be offering football sessions for adults with disabilities.

Sessions will start on Saturday 6th September and will run every Saturday from 9 until 10am. We hope to get enough players in place to enter a team into the BOBi League for either this or next season

See poster here for more details

This will mean that Aylesbury United Football Club is able to offer a pathway through from our weekly Disabled / Special Needs sessions, through to our U12 and U16 BOBi League teams and then onto the Senior team.

 

Ladies Start Pre-season With A Victory

Monday 18 August 2014 - 5:48 pm | Added by: Andy Foster to Ladies, Club News | |

United Ladies started their pre-season games with an impressive 4-0 win over fellow Thames Valley Division One side City Belles on Sunday

After a number of summer departures a new leaner looking squad travelled to Milton Keynes to face a side who'd completed the double over them last season

Emily Wells set up Nicola Hunt for each of the first three goals in a competent team performance before Shauna Haggar added a fourth following some determined individual play

Late on Belles were awarded a penalty but Kerry Naisbitt did well to save the spot kick to preserve her sides clean sheet

A promising start the Ladies next travel to Holyport for a further Friendly before the League season kicks off on 31st August

 

North Greenford United Preview

Monday 18 August 2014 - 10:50 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United travel to North Greenford United on Tuesday night, with both clubs looking for their second win of the season.

Our preview is available now.

» North Greenford match preview

 

Division One Central Roundup

Sunday 17 August 2014 - 10:11 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, Calor League | | Used tags: ,

Kettering Town remained top of the league as they became the only side with a 100% record of three wins from three, winning comfortably 3-0 at Egham Town. Andrew Gooding and Dubi Ogbonna scoring within the first eight minutes, and Josh Moreman adding the third on fifty.

Two teams on 7 points maintained unbeaten starts to the season, lead by Hanwell Town - who beat Aylesbury FC 2-1 at home with Lewis Putman on target agai - and Potters Bar Town - coming from behind to beat Daventry Town 2-1 at home with goals from Josh Hutchinson and James Ewington.

North Greenford United's first win of the season resulted in Bedworth United's first defeat, with the West London side winning 3-1 at home as they stormed to a 3-0 half time lead, and although Danny Dubidat pulled a second half penalty back for the Greenbacks it was too little too late.

Uxbridge are the only side without a point to their name so far, as Barton Rovers twice came from behind to take a 3-2 win at Honeycroft, with Dale Turney scoring the winner two minutes from time.

Also coming from behind were Godalming Town in a rollercoaster game at Bell Close, the G's winning 3-2 over ten-men Aylesbury United with league leading scorer Jack Mazzone taking his tally to 6 already with a well taken hat-trick.

David Kolodynski's goal early in the second half gave Rugby Town a second win of the season, and a slender 1-0 win over AFC Hayes, whilst Royston Town are just behind them in 7th place having also taken their second win - a Chris Watters goal five minutes into stoppage time gaining the Crows a 2-1 win at Northwood.

Leighton Town took their first win under new manager Craig Bicknell to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, winning 2-0 at near neighbours Bedford Town courtesy of a goal in each half from Christian Lester and Philip Draycott.

Elsewhere, Marlow and Chalfont St. Peter shared the spoils in a 2-2 South Bucks derby draw, with Chalfont's Alan Hedley scoring twice, and St Ives Town scored four minutes into stoppage time to rescue a point in a 2-2 home draw with Beaconsfield SYCOB.

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

 

Ten Men United Lose Thriller

Saturday 16 August 2014 - 4:45 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury weren't able to build on their midweek win against Egham as they wered edged out 3-2 at home to Godalming Town.

In form visiting striker Jack Mazzone sccored a hat-trick to take his tally to six for the season already, but the biggest talking point was the second half dismissal of Liam Smyth.

The Ducks had, at that point, come from behind to lead 2-1 with goals from Paul Edgeworth (penalty) and Jesse Waites, before Smyth was rather harshly given his marching orders for retaliation.

United did a good job in battling, but in a role reversal from their Wednesday night game, it was their opponents who came back to win as two goals in two minutes from the impressive Mazzone gained Godalming all three points.

Full report to follow...

 

Godalming Town Preview

Friday 15 August 2014 - 08:57 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United are at home to Godalming Town in the first ever meeting of the two sides this weekend, as the Ducks look to build on Wednesday's 4-2 win against Egham Town.

Our match preview is now available.

» Godalming Town preview

 

Division One Central Midweek Roundup

Thursday 14 August 2014 - 08:22 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

As one of only two teams to have won their opening two fixtures, Kettering Town top the Southern League Division Once Central table after crushing Northwood 5-0 at Latimer Park, with Dubi Ogbonna taking just over half an hour to score a hat-trick, Andrew Gooding and Alfie Taylor also on target.

The other side on six points are Bedworth United, who secured an impressive 3-1 win over Royston Town at Garden Walk. Danny Dubidat gave the Greenbacks a 15th minute lead, cancelled out shortly before half time by Jack Bradshaw, but second half goals from summer signing Alex Naughton - two in two for him - and Aaron Bains completed a result Royston manager Steve Castle labelled a 'wake up call' in the aftermath.

Having lost a nine goal thriller at the weekend, Barton Rovers were this time on the positive end of another action packed seven goal encounter, as they beat Godalming Town 4-3 at Sharpenhoe Road for new management team Wes Byrne and Richard Wilmot's first three points.

The hosts let a 3-1 interval lead slip as they were pegged back to 3-3 on the hour mark, but just a minute later Ricky Young scored his second of the game to secure the win for his new side.

Lewis Putman scored twice as two late goals - a penalty from him and one from Harry Walker - gave reigning Spartan South Midlands League Champions Hanwell Town their first Southern League win for eight years as they won 3-1 at Uxbridge.

Daventry Town are also on four points after they staged a second half fightback to draw 2-2 with St Ives Town, having trailed by two goals at the break - Josh O'Grady's superb strike rescuing the hosts two minutes from time.

Also recovering a two-goal deficit were Aylesbury FC, who recovered from conceding twice in the opening 18 minutes to Terrell Lewis and Daniel Hughes strikes, with Danny Burnell pulling one back just past the half hour and Kyle Anthony levelling in the second half.

On a night of comebacks, Potters Bar Town and Rugby Town also both came from behind to claim home victories - 2-1 against North Greenford United and 3-2 over Bedford Town respectively.

The Scholars, despite being reduced to ten men, cancelled out Andrew Manitou's 4th minute opener with two goals in the final six minutes through Evandro Delgado and Josh Hutchinson, whilst last season's top scorer, hitman David Kolodynski, got his season up and running with a second half goal as part of Rugby's win.

Aaron Berry's 9th minute goal was enough to give Beaconsfield SYCOB's new manager Naseem Bashir a 1-0 win at AFC Hayes, whilst, finally, Marlow and Leighton Town played out a 0-0 draw to give the Reds' new boss Craig Bicknell his second point from two games.

In the only Wednesday night match, Aylesbury United twice came from behind to beat Egham Town 4-2 - with Zack Reynolds scoring a second half hat-trick.

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

 

Three for Reynolds Brings Three Points for Ducks

Wednesday 13 August 2014 - 9:42 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury's Zack Reynolds scored a sensational hat trick to give the Ducks a 4-2 win against ten man Egham Town at Bell Close.

United twice had to come from behind after the visitors scored early in each half - Paul Edgeworth levelling from the spot in the first period and Reynolds scoring his first to equalise in the second.

The penalty incident had lead to Egham being reduced to ten men for the majority of the match, and United struggled to break their opponents down as they huffed and puffed.

But two late moments of Reynolds magic - a weaving solo run and finish and then a stunning 25-yarder completed the win and a satisfying 250th game in charge for Tony Joyce.

» Match report

 

Egham Town Preview

Tuesday 12 August 2014 - 09:39 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United's first home game of the season sees them welcome Egham Town to Bell Close on Wednesday evening.

It will be a special occasion as manager Tony Joyce celebrates his 250th game in charge, but no doubt he will be focussed on the most important thing - the three points on offer.

Our match preview is now available.

» Egham Town preview

 

Division One Central Roundup

Sunday 10 August 2014 - 5:40 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

Bedford Town top the Southern League Division One Central table on day one following a thrilling 5-3 win at Beaconsfield SYCOB, as the new campaign got underway with a bang and 36 goals in the 11 games.

New look SYCOB - now under the management of former Aylesbury midfielder Naseem Bashir - were two goals up against the relegated Eagles in just 11 minutes through Omari Patrick and Aaron Berry, but Bedford hit back to lead before the break through Jeff Woodward, an own goal and debutant Simon King.

Ollie Jones did level for the hosts, but a second own goal nine minutes from time, and a stoppage time effort from Russell Bull completed the win for Bedford.

A further nine goals were scored at Sharpenhoe Road, where Egham Town stormed to a three-goal advantage after just 24 minutes, and subsequently lead 4-1 at the interval with a 29 minute hat-trick from Josh Andrew.

Barton rallied after the interval, and nearly levelled when late goals in the 86th and 91st minute from Nat Peacock (his second of the game) and new signing James Peters, but Egham held firm.

Bedworth United, back in the Southern League after a solitary Unibond League season, are 2nd after a 2-0 win at Chalfont St. Peter - with a goal in each half coming from Alex Naughton and Danny Dubidat.

As they look to mount another title challenge, Daventry Town started the season with a win, as a 12th minute goal from Josh O'Grady was enough to secure a 1-0 home win against Uxbridge, whilst Godalming Town - returning after a season in Division One South & West - were also 1-0 winners as Jack Mazzone gave them a 1-0 victory over Marlow.

One of the title favourites, Kettering Town, beat Aylesbury United 2-1 at Latimer Park with Andrew Gooding (penalty) and Jamie Clifton goals sandwiching Paul Edgeworth's equaliser from the spot.

Two more teams with eyes on the top end of the table, Royston Town and Rugby Town, met at Garden Walk, with the former taking all three points. New appointed player/assistant manager Chris Watters netted 37 minutes into his debut, with Ryan Lockett doubling the Crows' lead after the break, and although Rugby scored through Nathan Fox they were unable to overturn the deficit.

St Ives Town - under new management after the departure of long serving duo Jez Hall and Wes Everdell - got their season off to a winning start by beating North Greenford United 2-1 on their own turf, with Jon Stead and Karl Gibbs both on target.

Elsewhere, there were three opening day draws as AFC Hayes, Aylesbury FC, Hanwell Town, Leighton Town, Northwood and Potters Bar Town all took a point each.

Newly promoted Hanwell Town came from two goals behind to draw their local derby at AFC Hayes. New Hayes signing Tobi Akin scored twice in the first 26 minutes to give Hayes a comfortable cushion, but Hanwell struck back in the second half and the ever-prolific Lewis Putman - signed to on 'loan' from Wealdstone to regain match fitness - and Dominic Rhone salvaged the point.

Aylesbury FC shared a 1-1 home draw with Potters Bar Town, debutant Kyle Anthony equalising Josh Hutchinson's opener in the first half, as did much changed Leighton Town with Northwood, again two summer signings scoring as Town's Danny Watson equalised Nick Turner's early opener.

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Narrow Defeat to Start Season

Saturday 09 August 2014 - 4:45 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

Aylesbury kicked off their season with a narrow 2-1 defeat title favourites Kettering Town this afternoon in the Southern League Division One Central

Both sides tried to play good football throughout, and after an even first half the hosts edged ahead on the stroke of half time with a penalty kick.

United were back on level terms eight minutes after the restart when Paul Edgeworth converted their own penalty after a push on Steve Hatch.

Kettering pushed for another goal, and scored what proved to be the winner in the 73rd minute from a corner kick.

Aylesbury still had chances to win the game, including a manic goalmouth scramble four minutes into stoppage time, and although a defeat was the final outcome, United were far from disgraced in a highly encouraging display.

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Kettering Match Preview

Thursday 07 August 2014 - 10:05 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United get their league campaign underway at Kettering Town this Saturday.

Our match preview is now available.

» Kettering Town Preview

 

Southern League Preview

Wednesday 06 August 2014 - 5:07 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

The start of another Southern League Division One Central season is just a few days away for Aylesbury United, here is our look ahead to the new 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!

» Southern League Division One Central 2014/15 Preview

 

Ducks Defeated at Risborough

Tuesday 05 August 2014 - 9:43 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury's preseason campaign ended with a defeat, as the Ducks went down to a 3-1 defeat at Buckinghamshire neighbours Risborough Rangers.

United made a strong start to the match but were unable to find the net, and trailed at the interval when a decent passing move ended with a thumping high finish from Martin Griggs.

Just two minutes into the second half and Rangers doubled their lead as an excellent through ball was matched with a finish just as good by Laurence Clark.

Aylesbury pulled a goal back through Lea Coulter's heder, but Joel Read's sweetly struck direct free kick gave the hosts a 3-1 win.

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Reynolds Goal Gives Ducks Win

Saturday 02 August 2014 - 6:17 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

A solitary first half goal from Zack Reynolds was enough to give Aylesbury United a 1-0 win at Thame United this afternoon, in their penultimate preseason warm up game.

Stacey Field was the provider, waltzing through the defence after the ball had broken to him before chipping it up for Reynolds to head home from close range.

In a close fought game, chances were at a premiunm, with Steve Hatch coming the closest to a second before the break when he headed wide across goal after the home goalkeeper had misdirected a punch from a free-kick.

Thame also looked a threat going forwards, with their winger looking particularly useful, and he twice went close before seeing a shot saved by the legs of Alex Tokarczyk - playing in goal in the abscence of the unwell Jack Sillitoe.

After the break, and a raft of Aylesbury changes, the Ducks struggled for cohesion and although Edgeworth saw a free-kick palmed down into the path of Hatch - who was denied by a saving challenge - there was very little further goalmouth action for either side.

Aylesbury team:

1. Alex Tokarczyk
2. Lee Grace
3. Jake Bewley
4. Shane Wood
5. Bill Morgan (c)
6. Liam Smyth
7. Steve Hatch
8. Lea Coulter
9. Zack Reynolds
10. Stacey Field
11. Paul Edgeworth

Substitutes used:

12. Greg Williams
14. Joey Acheampong
15. Shaun Owens
16. Jesse Waites
17. Daniel Higby
19. Lewis Osborne

Not used:

18. Jack Wood

 

Ticket Prices 2014/15

Friday 01 August 2014 - 08:31 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags:

Ticket prices have been confirmed for the forthcoming 2014/15 season, and Aylesbury United are pleased to announce no increase in charges.

Ground admission prices:

Adults: £8
Concessions: £5

Season ticket prices:

Adults: £140 
Concessions: £80

To purchase a season ticket please send a cheque - made payable to Aylesbury United Football Club - to Ken Turnbull, 39 Patrick Way, Aylesbury, HP21 9KH.