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Rams Maul the Ducks

Saturday 29 November 2014 - 6:09 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to First Team, Club News | |

Aylesbury United, boosted this week with the news of the signing of star striker Lewis Putman were easily beaten this afternoon at Holloways Park by lowly Beaconsfield SYCOB.  In truth Putman had little opportunity to shine on his debut, with chances few and far between for the Ducks on a disappointing afternoon.  SYCOB belied their lowly position in the league, scoring 4 goals without reply.  

Going in at half time one goal down, there was hope that a dressing room talk might bring about better fortunes, but it wasn't to be.  Two goals in two minutes shortly after the restart ended the match as a contest, before the misery was compounded as Stacey Field was harshly adjudged to have stamped on a defender as he fell over him as he lay on the floor, and was promptly shown a red card.  Despite a triple substitution halfway through the second half, there was no way back into the match, SYCOB scoring a a fourth goal just before the end to send the Ducks back across Buckinghamshire empty handed and with plenty to think about before next week's home match with Northwood.  

» Match Report

 

Ducks Clinch Putman Signing

Thursday 27 November 2014 - 4:12 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags:

Aylesbury United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Lewis Putman today.

Currently leading the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central goalscoring charts with 16 goals, Putman makes the switch from Hanwell Town, where he scored against the Ducks earlier in the season.

Having scored an incredible 81-goals for Oxhey Jets in the 2012/13 season, Lewis moved to Wealdstone only for a serious knee injury to rule him out of most of the following season.

His rehabilitation this campaign has seen him spend a brief stint back with Jets before his prolific exploits with Hanwell.

Welcome to the club Lewis!

 

Division One Central Roundup

Wednesday 26 November 2014 - 08:52 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Having secured a fifth straight win at the weekend, Kettering Town had been threatening to run away with the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central title, but they were pegged back last night by fellow in-form side Bedworth United, who themselves secured a fifth straight win to move up to second in the table as Andrew Westwood's third minute goal was enough to give them a 1-0 home win over the Poppies.

Also on a fine run are Chalfont St. Peter, and the Saints secured their sixth win in a row to move up into the playoff places by beating Royston Town at Mill Meadow. First half goals had the game locked at 1-1, before Alex Paine popped up with a goal two minutes from time to give Chalfont a 2-1 win.

Meanwhile, at Sharpenhoe Road, Barton Rovers came from behind to beat Northwood 3-1. Striker Niko Muir marked his return from Wingate & Finchley with a first minute Woods goal, but Barton hit back through Kevin Kilroy, Jevani Brown and Keshi Anderson to take the three points.

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

 

Aylesbury United and Wright Sports Academies

Monday 24 November 2014 - 2:02 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

We are very pleased to announce that we have agreed to form a “partnership” with the intention of building on our already successful individual record in helping local youth talent to achieve their full potential. This combination of expertise will result in Aylesbury Utd fielding a Midweek Youth Team next season together with a reserve side giving further opportunities to our local youth to progress to Senior Football.

Since the merger between Aylesbury Utd and Aylesbury Town football clubs we have seen us launch ground breaking initiatives in new areas. We have 3 Disability teams, we have just successfully launched Walking Football, as well as a ladies team we have 6 girls teams. Alongside this we have boys teams from Under 7’s to Under 18’s and also “miniducks” on Saturday mornings for 5 and 6 year olds.

In our discussions with Ben Williams at Wright Football it has become clear his and our philosophy for sport is clearly very similar. Both AUFC and WSA are keen to support and provide a safe and professional path to full achievement for all abilities. We believe we can achieve this together.

 

UPDATED - Club Merchandise

Monday 24 November 2014 - 12:02 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to First Team, Club News | |

To clarify, the Coaches Coats advertised previously are only available in Green.  They are not as shown in the picture, but are knee length and quilted, ideal for winter matches to keep out the cold!

The Windbreaker Jackets are available in Green (as shown) or Black (the picture previously shown for Coaches Coats.  Also, we have Tee Shirts in both Black and Green designs.

If you want to purchase any items, please email ian.pluck@ntlworld.com.  Stock can be brought to any match (home or away) between now and christmas.  Be advised though that although the stock levels are quite high at present, they are selling well.  If stock is sold out, while we can order from the supplier there is no guarantee of delivery prior to christmas.

 

Division One Central Roundup

Sunday 23 November 2014 - 1:43 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

Another action packed Saturday in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central saw leaders Kettering Town win a fifth game in a row and extend their advantage at the top of the table to seven points and a game in hand.

It was fair from plain sailing for the Poppies though, having to come from two-goals down to beat Potters Bar Town 3-2 at Latimer Park. Josh Hutchinson had put the visitors 2-0 up before strikes from Elliot Sandy - scoring for the sixth game out of six since returning to the club, Andrew Gooding and, in the 88th minute, Jon Bukasa, won the game for Kettering.

Second placed Hanwell Town were held to a goalless draw at Egham Town, but there were wins for third placed Bedworth United - who won 2-1 at Uxbridge - and fourth placed Aylesbury FC - who beat lowly AFC Hayes 3-1 at home.

As a result of Royston Town throwing away an early lead to lose 3-1 at Bedford Town, Rugby Town are now into the final playoff position, as they came from behind to see off a stubborn Leighton Town 2-1 at Butlin Road, with Christian Lester's opener turned around by goals from Richard Blythe and a Sam Youngs penalty.

In form Chalfont St. Peter won their fifth league game in a row, the Saints now just two points outside the playoffs with a game in hand thanks to Aaron Lansiquot's double earning a 2-0 win at Northwood.

At the bottom of the table bottom two sides of AFC Hayes and Beaconsfield SYCOB were both defeat, SYCOB going down to three late goals - including two from Keshi Anderson who has recently been training with Luton Town - at Barton Rovers.

However, a stoppage time goal from Andrew Brennan gained third-bottom North Greenford United a point in a 3-3 draw from a rollercoaster game at Godalming Town. Anthony O'Connor and Adam Wallace had put Greenford 2-0 up, only for two goals from Adam Cornell and then a Jack Mazzone penalty swung the game for Godalming prior to Brennan's late goal.

Elsewhere, a goal in each half gave Aylesbury United a 2-0 win over Daventry Town and lifted the Ducks above the Purple Army in the table, whilst Marlow's trip to St. Ives was postponed. 

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

 

Hard Fought Win for Ducks

Saturday 22 November 2014 - 4:51 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags:

A goal in each half gained Aylesbury a hard fought, much needed three points againsst ten men Daventry Town with a 2-0 win.

A scrappy first period saw no team with a clear dominance, but it was the Ducks who edged ahead on the stroke of the interval when Jason Blackett set up Paul Edgworth to fire a low shot home.

The second half was a similar story, but any hopes of Daventry comeback were seriously dented by the dismissal of veteran Howard Forinton just past the hour mark.

Aylesbury scored their second to put the game to bed on 75 minutes, Shaun Owens netting at the second attempt from a searching Jake Bewley cross.

The visitors had plenty of decent openings throughout the match, yet home goalkeeper Jack Sillitoe didn't have a save to make by the end, and United were able to celebrate their precious three points.

» Match Report

 

Club Merchandise

Friday 21 November 2014 - 08:31 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

Just in time to solve all your Christmas present problems, the club has a number of items of official merchandise available for sale, including Replica Shirts, Polo Shirts, and Jackets, all with the club badge on the left side of the chest, as shown below:

Club Merchandise

Stock levels are initially deliberately low to gauge interest, so order early to avoid disappointment!  Smaller sizes (including kids sizes) are available to order.  Please email ian.pluck@ntlworld.com to order or enquire about other sizes. 

Payment by cash (if picking up from the ground) or by cheque if items need posting.Postage & Packing is £5-00 per order, items may be picked up at any home match prior to Christmas.   Cheques should be sent to:  Ian Pluck, 24 Kingsland Road, Aylesbury, HP21 9SL.

 

Daventry Town Match Preview

Thursday 20 November 2014 - 11:45 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United host Daventry Town this weekend, our match preview is available now:

» Match Preview

 

Berks & Bucks Cup Semi Final Draw

Tuesday 18 November 2014 - 09:11 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

The Berks & Bucks Senior Cup semi final draw was made last night, with Aylesbury United drawn away at Marlow.

An exact date will be scheduled in due course, but matches must be played before Friday 23rd January 2015.

The full draw is as follows:

Marlow vs Aylesbury United
Hungerford Town or Maidenhead United vs Chesham United

 

Division One Central/FA Trophy Roundup

Saturday 15 November 2014 - 7:58 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

A smaller than usual programme in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central, but a good afternoon for leaders Kettering Town whose lead at the top was extended to five points by virtue of their own win at previously third placed Aylesbury FC, and second placed Hanwell Town losing.

Kettering's 2-1 win at Haywood Way was achieved with two first half goals in three minutes from Elliot Sandy - who extended his scoring run to five matches - and Claudiu Hoban, with FC's late Brad Wadkins penalty only proving to be a consolation.

Back to back league wins for the first time this season for St Ives Town saw them beat Hanwell Town 2-1 at Reynolds Field and move up to 13th in the table.

Back up to third spot are Bedworth United, who won 4-1 at freefalling Potters Bar Town - the Scholars losing their fourth game in a row.

Will Grocott's 88th minute goal gained Rugby Town a 3-2 win at Aylesbury United to leave Valley knocking on the playoff doors, but fellow contenders Egham Town were sent crashing to a 4-1 defeat at form side Chalfont St. Peter where Remmell Clarke scored twice to give the Saints a fourth straight league win.

Marlow's late 1-0 win at AFC Hayes moved them up a place to 9th, with Jamal Branker netting an 88th minute penalty to decide matters.

Lastly, new Daventry Town manager Allan Smart secured his first win in charge of the Purples, Tom Berwick scoring the winning goal as the hosts saw off third-bottom North Greenford United 2-1 at Communications Park. 

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

In the FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round, Bedford Town progressed with a 2-1 win against Premier Division side Chippenham Town, with Jeff Woodward and Tom Liversedge giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead after 23 minutes before a second half goal from the Bluebirds reduced the deficit.

There wasn't such good news for the other two Division One Central representatives, however, with Uxbridge losing 2-1 at home to Division One South & West counterparts Didcot Town, and Northwood losing 2-1 at Wimborne Town, also of Division One South & West.

 

Late Goal Denies Ducks Draw

Saturday 15 November 2014 - 4:51 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

Aylesbury twice came from behind to draw level with Rugby Town, only to be denied by a goal two minutes from time as Valley left Bell Close with a 3-2 win.

Justin Marsden gave the visitors a lead their dominant first half performance merited, as Aylesbury were forced to defend hard for long periods.

The Ducks were much improved after the break and when John Mulholland headed a Shaun Owens free kick back across goal, Stacey Field was on hand to equalise.

Rugby came again through Lewis Rankin, but their lead lasted just four minutes when a throw into the box caused mayhem and lead to an own goal.

It was a draw Aylesbury would have deserved, but their point was cruelly snatched away from them in the 88th minute when Will Grocott fired home.

» Match Report

 

Rugby Match Preview

Thursday 13 November 2014 - 10:31 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury welcome Rugby Town to Bell Close this weekend in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central.

Our match preview is available now.

» Match Preview

 

Ducks See Off Chalfont Challenge

Wednesday 12 November 2014 - 9:31 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury put their league woes behind them as a much improved performance and a 2-0 win over Chalfont St. Peter booked a place in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Semi Final.

Steve Hatch opened the scoring after 22 minutes with a looping header, before Stacey Field's angled shot made it two ten minutes before half time.

The Ducks had to defend hard in the second half to preserve their lead, with defender John Mulholland putting in a good display as he played his first ninety minutes for the club after his long spell out injured.

Despite plenty of pressure Aylesbury recorded a precious clean sheet and a confidence boosting win ahead of the visit of playoff-chasing Rugby Town at the weekend.

» Match Report

 

Remembrance Day 2014

Tuesday 11 November 2014 - 11:17 am | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Juniors | |

Our Junior and First Team squads all wore special poppies on their shirts for the matches played last weekend.

Team photos of all of the squads can be found here on the Juniors website

 

Chalfont Match Preview

Tuesday 11 November 2014 - 09:39 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United face Chalfont St. Peter for the second time in two weeks on Wednesday, as the sides meet in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Quarter Final.

Our match preview is available now.

» Match Preview

 

Division One Central Roundup

Sunday 09 November 2014 - 8:26 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , , ,

No change at the top of the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central, with the top three sides of Kettering Town, Hanwell Town and Aylesbury FC all winning.

Elliot Sandy scored for the fourth game running, his fourth game since rejoining Kettering from Dunstable Town, as the Poppies beat Godalming Town 2-1 at home, with Brett Solkhon also on target before Will Hutton struck a late consolation for the visitors.

Hanwell Town's fifth straight league defeat - 2-1 at home to Bedford Town - was only achieved with a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Ross Oulton scored at both ends on his Eagles debut - giving Hanwell a fourteenth minute lead before levelling nine minutes later, before Lewis Ochoa's winner at the death.

Two goals from Brian Haule helped Aylesbury FC to an impressive 3-1 win at in form Rugby Town, as the Moles maintained their playoff bid.

The other sides occupying the playoff spots are Royston Town - who crushed struggling North Greenford United 5-1 at Berkeley Fields with four different scorers and an own goal finding the net - and Bedworth United - whose Luke Rowe scored a stunning 74th minute winner to beat AFC Hayes 1-0 at the Oval.

Two clubs to have changed manager recently met at Runnymede Stadium, with Luke Muldowney's Egham Town securing a comfortable 3-0 win against Daventry Town, with former Watford striker Allan Smart having lost two out of two since his appointment last week.

Marlow, inconsistent of late, hosted Potters Bar Town at Oak Tree Road, with a 94th minute goal from Nathan Ashton settling a 2-1 win for the Blues and condemning Potters Bar to a seventh match without a win, whilst also claiming an important home win were St Ives Town, who beat Aylesbury United 3-1.

A seven goal thriller saw Chalfont St. Peter take maximum points at Uxbridge and climb three places in the league to 11th, with Alan Hedley the hat-trick hero for the Saints to take his tally to 12 for the season.

After eight games without a win in all competitions, Beaconsfield SYCOB moved off the foot of the table in midweek by beating North Greenford United, but their upturn in form proved shortlived as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at Northwood.

Lastly, the afternoon's only draw saw Danny Watson's stoppage time penalty for Leighton Town cancel out Lee Sawyer's first half opener as Barton Rovers shared the spoils 1-1 at Bell Close.

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

 

Ducks Defeated Again

Saturday 08 November 2014 - 5:01 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

Two goals and a red card meant a miserable second half in the dismal conditions at St Ives Town, as the Ducks lost 3-1 in the downpours.

A Jack Higgs penalty saw the Saints take the lead, before Jake Bewley netted before half time to draw Aylesbury level.

The match was then a fairly even affair, but the home side took their chance when it came and edged ahead again, scoring again three minutes from the end before Bill Morgan was shown a second yellow card to complete a thoroughly disappointing afternoon in Cambridgeshire.

» Match Report

 

Player News

Friday 07 November 2014 - 4:32 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , , ,

Ahead of this weekend's league visit to St Ives Town, manager Tony Joyce has bolstered the squad with two new signings.

Needing no introduction to Ducks fans due to his 200+ games for the club previously is Daniel Mead, who returns for a fifth spell with the club.

Initlally joining in 2003, he last played for United 2009 before spells at Aylesbury FC, Biggleswade Town and Dunstable Town - where he was part of the side that won the Spartan South Midlands League Championship unbeaten - before most recently appearing for his local side Crawley Green.

Also signing is left sided player Orlando Joao, making the switch from AFC Kempston Rovers. A former Northampton Town youngster, he has also played for New Bradwell St. Peter and Banbury United.

Welcome to the club Daniel and Orlando!

In some less positive news, midfielder Lewis Osborne has unfortunately suffered a broken leg, and will be out of action for a minimum of six weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery!

 

St Ives Match Preview

Thursday 06 November 2014 - 10:58 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United take to the road again this weekend, making the long trip to Cambridgeshire to face St Ives Town.

Our match preview is available now.

» St Ives Match Preview

 

Division One Central/FA Trophy Roundup

Thursday 06 November 2014 - 09:32 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: , , ,

There were three matches and three home wins in this week's Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central action.

Having lost top spot to Hanwell Town at the weekend, Kettering Town reestablished their position at the summit, with a game in hand, as they came from behind to eventually beat a battling Barton Rovers 3-2.

Keshi Anderson's 10th goal of the season put Rovers in front on the half hour mark, only for the Poppies to come back with goals from Jason Lee, Eliot Sandy - with his third goal in three games since rejoining from Dunstable - and Andy Hall to take a commanding lead in the game, before Rovers scored late to narrow the deficit.

Chalfont St. Peter heaped further misery on Daventry Town following their budget cut and the resignation of manager Darran Foster, with a 4-1 win for the Saints a third straight league defeat for Town, with Remmell Clarke grabbing two second half goals for the hosts.

Elsewhere, a third straight league win for Rugby Town moved Valley up to eighth in the table, as Godalming Town lost ground with a 3-0 defeat at Butlin Road, with David Kolodynski the predictible name to open the scoring after 35 minutes.

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

In the FA Trophy, Leighton Town were involved in a 1st Qualifying Round Replay, but, despite two goals from leading marksman Danny Watson, were eventually beaten 5-2 at Bell Close by the Ryman League Premier Division outfit.

 

Division One Central/FA Trophy Roundup

Saturday 01 November 2014 - 7:19 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , , ,

With many teams involved in FA Trophy action, there were just the two fixtures in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central this weekend.

A relegation 'six pointer' saw Beaconsfield SYCOB claim their first league win since mid-September, and only their second of the season, with Aaron Berry's 93rd minute goal securing a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers North Greenford United.

Bedworth United ended their five-game losing run in all competitions, two goals from Chad Degville-Cross sending St Ives Town, who had appeared to be on the up after a 3-1 win over Barton in midweek, to a 4-1 defeat.

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

Three Division One Central sides - Bedford Town, Northwood and Uxbridge - progressed to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy, with Leighton Town earning a Tuesday night replay in their tie.

Recent Bedford Town signing Claudio Dias was on target as the Eagles beat Brightlingsea Regent of the Ryman League Division One North 4-0, despite playing nearly an hour with ten men.

After back to back league defeats, Uxbridge bounced back to form in impressive style, as they thrashed Hythe Town 6-1 at Honeyfield with Craig Tomkins netting a hat-trick.

Having agreed to no replay, Northwood's home tie with Guernsey was a rollercoaster affair, with the Woods letting a lead slip before going behind in extra time, only for Perry Dicker to send the tie to penalties with a 114th goal, with the Southern League side going through 5-3 on penalties.

Leighton Town nearly caused an upset at Ryman Premier League Leiston, as goals from Phil Draycott and ex-Aylesbury man Tyrone Taylor had the Reds 2-0 up after 24 minutes, but the sides will have to do it all again at Bell Close after the hosts hit back, levelling 12 minutes from time in a 2-2 draw.

Going out of the Trophy for another year were four clubs: Aylesbury FC, Chalfont St. Peter, Egham Town and Royston Town.

Aylesbury FC went out to equivalent level Ryman League opponents, as Merstham won 2-1 at Haywood Way, but Chalfont (beaten 3-0 at Dulwich Hamlet) and Royston (beaten 2-1 at home by Witham Town) bost lost out to Ryman Premier League teams.

Finally, Egham Town made the long journey to Truro City of the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division, but were knocked out 3-0.