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Shirt Sponsorship Confirmed

Monday 29 December 2014 - 08:29 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags:

Aylesbury United are proud and delighted to announce Liberty Steel Structures as our new 'home' and 'away' shirt sponsors.

Those in the know will need little introduction to Liberty Steel as this is the company owned by Greg Williams and his father, Nigel. Liberty Steel Structures specialise in cold rolled steel buildings and have been operational for over 15 years.

Given the already close relationship between Greg and Aylesbury United we look forward to building upon this exciting new partnership over the coming years.

» Liberty Steel Structures

 

Division One Central 'Boxing Day' Roundup

Saturday 27 December 2014 - 6:37 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags: , ,

Saturday 27th

Seven Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central games were switched to the weekend, with league leaders Kettering Town extending their lead at the top to seven points again courtesy of a 1-0 win in their Northamptonshire derby at Daventry Town. A club record crowd of 660 at Communications Park saw an 18th minute goal from captain Brett Solkhon seal the win for the Poppies.

Aylesbury FC are now occupying second spot, as they overtook Bedworth United with a sixth straight league win as two early goals from Brian Haule and Bradley Wadkins helped them to a 3-1 home win againt Marlow.

The second largest crowd of the day was to be found at Sharpenhoe Road, where Barton Rovers shared the spoils with Bedford Town in a 1-1 in a Bedfordshire derby, and the same scoreline was to be found in a Buckinghamshire derby as Beaconsfield SYCOB and Chalfont St. Peter also drew 1-1.

Leighton Town hosted groundsharing tenantes Aylesbury United in another game where honours were even, with the Reds scoring in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw after the Ducks had come from behind to edge in front with two goals in under two second half minutes.

At the bottom of the table, AFC Hayes lost their ninth straight game as they lost 2-0 at home to Uxbridge 10th placed Uxbridge, whilst Northwood made a it a third game unbeaten and second 3-1 win in a week as they beat freefalling Potters Bar Town at Parkfield.

Boxing Day

Of the three matches played on Boxing Day, the biggest talking point came at Butlin Road, where Warwickshire rivals Rugby Town and Bedworth United met, with Rugby ending an eight game Bedworth winning street as Robbie Burns's 48th minute strike proving decisive.

Having suffered four defeats in a row earlier in the month, Royston Town seem to have turned a corner as a 4-2 win at St Ives Town gave them their second successive win - with Kaan Fehmi scoring twice in the first half.

Lastly, near neighbours Godalming Town and Egham Town drew 1-1.

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

 

Ducks Held by Late Goal

Saturday 27 December 2014 - 5:22 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | | Used tags:

A stoppage time Mark Bunker goal denied Aylesbury all three points as they drew 2-2 in a more entertaining than usual derby with landlords Leighton Town.

Several early missed chances were to come back to haunt the Ducks when The Reds went ahead through Bunker's first goal shortly before half time.

A fired up United hit back in the second period with two goals in less than two minutes through Steve Hatch and a Paul Edgeworth penalty giving them the lead.

Some strong defending seemed to be sending Aylesbury to maximum points, only for Bunker's late strike to secure a second draw between the sides of the season.

» Match Report

 

Bermudan Bell Joins for Christmas

Tuesday 23 December 2014 - 2:57 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

Aylesbury United manager Tony Joyce has acted quickly to cover the loss of Jack Sillitoe to injury by drafting in a goalkeeper on loan.

Bermudan international stopper Tahj Bell (23) has signed on a month's loan from Hitchin Town, whom he joined at the start of last season having moved to England and trialled at Barnet.

In his native country he previously played for Bermuda Hogges, Eccleshill United and Robin Hood FC.

He is the second Bermudan international to play for the Ducks following compatriot Damon Ming who featured for Aylesbury in the 2005/06 season, and is set to make his debut on Saturday in the derby against Leighton Town.

Welcome to the club Tahj!

» Tahj Bell profile

 

Reserve Team Staff Needed

Monday 22 December 2014 - 1:18 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

Aylesbury United are reintroducing a Reserve Team for the 2015/16 season and are looking to fill a number of positions.

The new Reserve Team will be competing in the Spartan South Midland League in the next season and are looking to appoint a Manager, a Physio & a Fixture/Match Secretary.

Anyone interested in applying, please contact: Martyn Shaw, martyn-aufc@outlook.com, 07763476140, 01296397856

 

Marlow Win Brings Christmas Cheer

Saturday 20 December 2014 - 6:28 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | |

Goals from strikers Lewis Putman and Jason Blackett gained Aylesbury United a win double over Buckinghamshire rivals Marlow with a 2-1 victory - their first away from home since September.

The win was even more satisfying given the trying conditions of losing midfielder Shaun Owens and goalkeeper Jack Sillitoe to injury - the latter meaning Greg Williams celebrated his 300th Aylesbury appearance by deputising for more than half the match between the sticks!

An eventful first half saw the hosts go ahead with just 38 seconds on the clock as Jamal Branker scored from close range as the Ducks failed to clear their lines and the Blues hit the bar.

Marlow were soon to hit the woodwork again, but Putman missed a penalty as United wasted a lifeline back into the game, but he made amends when he did find the net for an equaliser on the half hour mark.

Following Sillitoe's withdrawal just before the break it looked like the second half might be a 'backs to the wall' affair for United, but their dogged performance kept the Blues at bay - and in truth Williams never had a save to make - which continued after Blackett's winning goal on 75 minutes.

» Match Report

 

Defender Signs

Friday 19 December 2014 - 4:50 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags:

Aylesbury United have strengthened their defensive ranks ahead of tomorrow's trip to Marlow with the signing of Tinashe Chabata, from Hitchin Town.

A product of Luton Town's youth development, he made 4 first team appearances for the Hatters last season, before joining Hitchin in the summer.

Welcome to the club Tinashe!

 

Ducks to Profit From Book Sales

Friday 19 December 2014 - 08:47 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

Aylesbury United are set to profit from the work of Ducks fan Dennis Hill, an American-based supporter of the club.

He has kindly agreed to donate 5% of all takings of his new book, How I Got Beat-Up by The FBI When I Was Four Years Old.

The paperback is available on Amazon now for £4.46, and will soon be available on Kindle for £1.50.

<em>Parental discretion is advised due to the nature of some sections of the book.</em>

» How I Got Beat-Up by The FBI When I Was Four Years Old

 

Berks & Bucks Semi Final

Friday 19 December 2014 - 08:43 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | | Used tags: ,

Aylesbury United will travel to Marlow in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup semi final in January 2015.

The tie has now been scheduled for Tuesday 20th January, kick-off 7.45pm.

» Aylesbury United Fixtures

 

Ducks Share The Points With The Saints

Saturday 13 December 2014 - 7:01 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to First Team, Club News | |

In what was the third meeting of the season between the teams in the past few weeks, the Ducks consolidated their form to hold out for a draw against in form Chalfont St Peter.  In what was to be something of a game of two halves, Lea Coulter put the Ducks ahead early in the first half, as the home side dominated proceedings.

However, as with last week's match against Northwood, the visitors upped their game in the second half, forcing the home side deeper as the game progressed, forcing what seemed to be an inevitable equaliser in the 77th minute.  Despite further pressure, the Ducks held on to claim a point, only their 3rd draw of the season.

» Match Report

 

WW1 - Football Remembers

Tuesday 09 December 2014 - 10:05 am | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Juniors, Ladies | |

Football to honour 1914 Christmas Truce centenary this December

Every club in the country – from the Premier League to the grassroots - are being asked to create a unique photographic record of football a century on from the Christmas Truce. The same activity will happen at every match – a mixed squad photo featuring both teams in the spirit of the togetherness shown by troops from both sides in December 1914. Teams will combine for a mixed squad photo before kick-off. This picture can be uploaded to social media using #footballremembers and will be hosted on footballremembers.com

Berks & Bucks County FA are to commemorate the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce – as part of a week of remembrance activity in December 2014.

'Football Remembers Week' will take place from 5-14 December. A joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, the aim is to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.

On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man’s land’ to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken.

All photos uploaded to social media using #footballremembers will be automatically uploaded to a special website – www.footballremembers.com. The site shall act as a moment of record of football in 2014, a century on from the First World War, and will be preserved for future generations.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, President of The FA, said: “It promises to be a powerful way to engage and educate young people about such an important moment in our history. We all grew up with the story of soldiers from both sides putting down their arms on Christmas Day, and it remains wholly relevant today as a message of hope over adversity, even in the bleakest of times.”

 

How it will work

For ALL matches taking place from 5-14 December, all players involved will pose together in a mixed group photograph as a mark of respect to those on both sides that took part in the 1914 Christmas Truce. Each home team should nominate someone to take the photo.

Fans, teams and schools will be asked to upload their pre-match pictures via social media over the course of Football Remembers Week. Any match of any size can be uploaded, from school to Sunday league fixtures, five-a-side matches to kickabouts in the back garden.

Those posting photos to social media should use #footballremembers to ensure it is uploaded to the special footballremembers.com website. Any other information is welcome.

The website shall act as a moment of record of football in 2014, a century on from the First World War, and will be preserved for future generations.

You can view the pictures we have from the weekend so far here - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylesburytownfootballclub/photos/ww1--football-remembers-part-547250.html

 

Blog about Walking Football

Saturday 06 December 2014 - 8:42 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Club News | |

Read Martin Hywood's blog on his first taste of walking football. If you are wondering if it is for you then hopefully it will insprire you to try it

Martin Hywood tried Walking Football for the first time on Monday and has written a really inspiring blog on it.

His blog can be found here - http://martinhywood.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/walking-football.html?m=0

The Aylesbury United Walking Football squad train every Monday from 7 until 8 on the astroturf pitch at Meadowcroft. More details can be found here - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylesburytownfootballclub/l/team-130892.html

 

Ducks Hit 5 and Cut Down Woods

Saturday 06 December 2014 - 8:27 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to First Team, Club News | |

Aylesbury United bounced back from their disappointing defeat at Beaconsfield last week to beat Northwood at Bell Close.  Manager Tony Joyce would have been looking for a response to last week's performance and he certainly got it, especially offensively as the Ducks scored 4 goals in the first 38 minutes, although they also conceded 2 to their visitors in a goal laden first half.  

Goals from Waites, Putman (his first for the club), Hatch and Blackett put the hosts in a strong position at half time.  However, the second half saw Northwood have the best of the play and the majority of chances.  They reduced the deficit to a single goal with 5 minutes left and it took a late goal from substitute Lee Grace 2 minutes from the end to seal the win for Tony Joyce's side, their third 5 goal haul of the season.

» Match Report

 

Aylesbury United Ladies & Girls FC - Players Wanted

Friday 05 December 2014 - 12:55 pm | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Ladies | |

Aylesbury United Football Club is seeking players who are interested in joining our Ladies and many Girls teams

The Ladies and Girls section is offering a pathway from Under 8’s to the Senior Team. We are initially aiming to have teams playing at Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16 and Under 18 age groups.

If you are interested, please contact the following;
Ladies & Under 18’s – Mark Rogers 07719 389032
Under 8’s to Under 16’s - David Elliot 07749 810267 

Or visit our respective websites at  www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk and www.aylesburyunitedjuniorsfc.co.uk

You can also follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/769820099748131/

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Under 8/9/10 Girls Enjoy Festival

Monday 01 December 2014 - 11:35 am | Added by: James Byrne to Club News, Ladies | |

Our U8/9/10 girls had their second festival at Meadowcroft on Saturday morning

The girls were up against City Belles, Crendon Corinthinans and Chalfont.

First match
We started with Grace in goal, Courtney and Rosalina in defence, Sophie H, Paige and Katie in midfield and Sophie B upfront. We started off well with both teams creating chances but unfortunately found ourselves 2-0 down after about 7 minutes. The girls never gave up though and goals from Sophie H (2) and Katie meant we ran out 3-2 winners in a game that could have gone either way.

Second match
Another tough really even match that could have gone either way. We lined up with Rosalina in goal, Sophie H and Paige in defence, Sophie B, Katie and Courtney in midfield with Grace upfront. Some resolute defending from Katie kept it at 0-0 and at the other end Grace and Sophie B both went close. With a few minutes to go Courtney broke through and squared it for Sophie B to slot home a late winner.

Third match
Was much closer than the 5-0 scoreline suggested. We welcomed Keelie back for this match and she slotted straight into defence and contributed to another clean sheet. Katie started in goal, Grace and Keelie in defence, Rosalina, Sophie H and Paige in midfield and Courtney upfront. Sophie B started on the bench but we rotated the team every few minutes to give everyone as much football as possible. Sophie H scored 2 goals, Sophie B also scored a brace before Katie's long goal kick beat everyone and flew in.

All 8 girls were excellent throughout and all 3 games were played in a competitive but friendly spirit. A couple of opposition managers / parents commented to us about how well our girls conducted themselves which was a massive complement to them all. We are hoping to get a couple of friendly games in either side of Christmas to continue our development.

Interested in joining the team?
We have 8 really commited girls now which is great and they are all developing into great little footballers. We could really do with more players though so if you know any girls interested in football who are currently in Year 2, 3, 4 or 5 at school then please either email James - james_byrne12@hotmail.com - or feel free to turn up at our training sessions, which are every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the sports hall at Mandeville Secondary School