Latest Aylesbury United News

No Goals vs Biggleswade in Bedford

Wednesday 01 December 2021 - 10:21 pm | Added by: luke to First Team, Club | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury extended their unbeaten run to five games with a goalless draw against Biggleswade FC as two homeless clubs met on a chilly night in Bedford.

Rather than looking fresh from ten-days of no action, United seemed rusty and, missing a number of first team regulars, came up against buoyant after a 3-0 win against Ware at the weekend.

There was little to choose between the sides on what turned out to be something of a disappointing affair.

The home side probably had the better of the chances, but neither keeper was seriously tested.

» Match Report

 

Ducks donate £1,400 to The Ducklings Trust

Tuesday 30 November 2021 - 11:38 am | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United have presented the money raised over the past two seasons by supporters to the club’s charity partner, the Ducklings Trust.

The club handed a cheque for £1,398.76 to the charity, which raises money for equipment and to help improve the environment in the maternity units at Stoke Mandeville and High Wycombe hospitals, at a presentation on Sunday (28 November).

The cheque was presented by club directors Alan Sherwell and Andy Martin to the chairman of The Ducklings Trust, Martin Deas (pictured far right).

Each season the club selects a local charity as its charity partner, and partnered with The Ducklings Trust during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, which were both curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Andy Martin, chairman of 21st Century Ducks, the Aylesbury United Supporters’ Trust, and a club director, said: “We’re delighted to finally be able to present the charity with the money donated by our supporters, and hope it contributes to their goal of raising enough for a state of the art birthing pool facility.”

The bulk of the money was raised by supporters through a sponsored walk in October 2020 from the club’s former home in Aylesbury, Buckingham Road, to The Meadow in Chesham, where the first team currently plays.

 

Welwyn Garden City match re-arranged for next year

Monday 29 November 2021 - 7:50 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: ,

The Ducks will now welcome Welwyn Garden City to The Meadow on Wednesday 5 January 2022, kick-off 7.45pm.

The game was originally scheduled for 27 November but was postponed due to the Citizens’ involvement in the Buildbase FA Trophy. City exited the cup this weekend, losing 3-1 to Pitching In Southern Premier League Needham Market.

We look forward to welcoming Welwyn to The Meadow in the New Year.

 

Supporter information for Biggleswade game

Monday 29 November 2021 - 11:58 am | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags:

Ahead of Wednesday evening’s game against Biggleswade at The Eyrie, we’d like to draw your attention to a couple of things.

Tickets for the game can be bought in advance online from the link below. Tickets can then be scanned on arrival, which will speed up entry and reduce the need to handle cash.

https://biggleswadefc.ktckts.com/event/big2122h09/biggleswade-fc-v-aylesbury-united

Like us, Biggleswade publish an online programme, which will be available ahead of the game here:

https://www.zeeon.co.uk/club/biggleswade-fc

When it comes to parking, please do not park in neighbouring Bedford FC’s car park. The gates are locked when they close, and any cars in the car park will not be retrievable until it re-opens.

We wish you all a safe journey, and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

 

Ducks Salvage a Point With Late Equaliser

Saturday 20 November 2021 - 9:28 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to Club, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

Two goals in two minutes from Gavin James and Jack Wood early in the game looked to have put Aylesbury United on the way to avenging the defeat by Discot Town in the first game of the season.  However, the Diddy men hit back with a quick goal of their own from Jamar Smith, before Smith added a second and Connor Barratt gave his side the lead mid way through the second half.

The Ducks were forced to reorganise after a nasty looking injury to Max Hercules with 15 minutes remaining, which saw Harry Jones pushed into a more advanced role.  It was he who popped up to score the equaliser with one minute of the 90 remaining to send the Duicks back home across the Oxfordshire border with a share of the points.

» Match Report

 

Comfortable... In The End

Wednesday 17 November 2021 - 10:35 pm | Added by: luke to First Team, Club | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury returned after a ten-day break with a 3-0 home win against Kidlington to move up to 6th in the table and keep the playoff positions very much in sight.

Facing lowly opponents, it was never quite the comfortable result the scoreline suggested with United not quite at their best and a score of chances going begging.

Ben Seaton got the ball rolling with an early goal when he headed in from close range, but it took until the 71st minute before they could put the game beyond their visitors when Jake Bewley popped up in the centre forward position to meet a right wing cross and become the second player of the night to score an uncustomary header.

Substitute Gavin James added some late gloss with a stunning top corner strike from distance to open his account for the Ducks and make it a happy night's work for Ben Williams's men.

» Match Report

 

Programme for Kidlington Game

Monday 15 November 2021 - 8:49 pm | Added by: luke to Club, First Team | | Used tags: , ,

The matchday programme for the game against Kidlington has been added online now.

Supporters are able to access the programme through one of two methods:

As a PDF download from the club's website, use the address: www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk/programme to access the latest edition.

Access via Issuu on desktop or mobile app

Either go to https://issuu.com/aylesburyunited and click on the programme you want to read.

Or you can also download the Issuu app from the App or Google Play stores. Download the app, set up an account, and search for Aylesbury United under publishers.

By clicking on the programme you want, you can download it to your mobile ahead of the match.

 

Ayodeji Owoeye joins the Ducks

Monday 15 November 2021 - 6:20 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United have signed striker Ayodeji Owoeye from Harrow Borough.

Owoeye was on the books of Grimsby Town before signing for the Boro in August following his release from the Mariners.

The 19-year-old forward has made 15 appearances for the Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South side this season.

A warm welcome to the Ducks Ayodeji from everyone at the club.

 

Date confirmed for Berks & Bucks Cup tie

Friday 12 November 2021 - 1:34 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: , ,

The Ducks’ Berks & Bucks Cup First Round game against Long Crendon will take place on Wednesday 8 December, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The match against the Spartan South Midlands League Division One side will be played at the ASM Stadium in Thame, the home of Thame United.

 

Ducks crack the Walnuts

Saturday 06 November 2021 - 9:52 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to First Team, Club | |

Despite going behind to an early goal, the Ducks fought back to equalise through Jake Bewley on the half hour.  A Jack Wood header from a corner gave the Ducks a short lived lead midway through the second, before the hosts equalised.  

It fell to Hercules to score the winner,  with another superb free kick from twenty yards ten minutes from the end to send the Ducks home victorious and happy.

» Match Report

 

Ducks drawn to face Long Crendon away in county cup

Friday 05 November 2021 - 3:21 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United have been drawn away to Long Crendon in the First Round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup.

The date of the tie is still to be confirmed between both sides, but will be played mid-week and must be played before 30 November.

Long Crendon are currently ground sharing with Oxford City at Court Place Farm, so ironically the tie will be played in Oxfordshire rather than Berks or Bucks.

The two sides have only met once before, in last season’s FA Cup Preliminary Round, which resulted in a 3-0 victory for the Ducks.

The Robins currently sit 10th in the Spartan South Midlands Division One, having won six, drawn two and lost five. They reached the First Round of the cup by beating AFC Aldermaston on penalties in Qualifying Round 2, and then overcame Langley 1-0 in Qualifying Round 2.

Click here to see the full First Round draw.

 

Duck walk to Dunstable raises more than £2,000 for charity partner

Wednesday 03 November 2021 - 1:19 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: , ,

More than £2,000 has been raised by Aylesbury United supporters for the club’s charity partner, the Cancer Care & Haematology Fund, following a sponsored walk to an away game.

A group of 10 hardy Ducks fans – Allan Brace, Andrew Dell, Stuart Andrews, David Horne, Paul Gardner, Lee Cotton, Mark Rickard, Rich Lloyd, chairmman Graham Read, and Andy Martin – braved the inclement weather on Saturday morning (30 October), setting off at 7.45am from the club’s former Buckingham Road stadium in Aylesbury to walk 25 kilometres to Creasey Park in Dunstable – the home ground of the Ducks’ opponents on Saturday afternoon AFC Dunstable.

They reached Dunstable in sunnier conditions in just over five hours, rewarded by their hosts with a hot meal and drinks. The walkers’ were then treated to a fabulous performance from the team, who beat second-placed AFC Dunstable 2-1 with two goals from midfielder Max Hercules.

In addition to raising money for the CCHF, which supports the work of the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the walk also aimed to draw attention to the fact it is 15 years since the club played its home games in Aylesbury and the continued efforts to #BringTheDucksHome.

Andy Martin, director at Aylesbury United, and chair of supporters' trust 21st Century Ducks, said: “The generosity of Ducks fans is truly astonishing, and we’re over the moon to be able to raise so much for such a worthy local cause. The amount raised shows that even though the first team has played outside the town for 15 years, we’re a club that remains at the heart of the community.”

Richard Lloyd, leader of Aylesbury Town Council and one of the walkers, said: "The show of generosity from fans and the support for this walk makes me ever more determined to deliver the new facilities that Aylesbury desperately needs, and we will continue working towards a Community Stadium for the town".

Donations on behalf of the charity are still welcome, and can be made here: https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/donation/cchf-and-aylesbury-united

 

Bedford Town home game re-arranged

Sunday 31 October 2021 - 10:32 am | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: ,

The Duck’s home game against Bedford Town has been re-scheduled, due to the Eagles’ progress in the FA Trophy.

The match will now take place at The Meadow on Wednesday 15 December, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The game was originally due to be played on Sunday 14 November, but that is the same weekend reserved for the First Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy. Bedford booked their slot in the next round with an impressive 3-1 victory over Northern League Premier Division side Stafford Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

We look forward to welcoming the Eagles to the Meadow in December.

 

Walker's Labours Rewarded as Hercules Delivers

Saturday 30 October 2021 - 7:59 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to First Team, Club | |

On the day chosen as our annual charity sponsored walk, the efforts of 10 hardy supporters were rewarded with a determined and resolute performance by a depleted Ducks side this afternoon.  The first half was most notable for the lack of scoring opportunities, until Max Hercules stepped up to fire home a free kick in the 26th minute.

With Dunstable's main threat coming from set piece deliveries it came as no surprise when an equaliser was headed home by Lewis Ferrell in the 55th minute.  However, it was somewhat ironic that the winner came directly from a home free kick.  This time an infringement from the delivery of the kick led to Archie Davis taking a quick free kick that Hercules collected and rounded the keeper to score the decisive goal and send the walkers (and the other assembled Diucks fans) home happy.

Full report to follow

 

Ducks sign international striker

Wednesday 27 October 2021 - 6:54 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury United have signed forward Gavin James from Burnham.

James – who won nine caps for St Vincent and the Grenadines, scoring once – has played six times for the Combined Counties Premier Division side this season, scoring twice.

The 32-year-old striker began his career in the youth system for Beaconsfield SYCOB and Wycombe Wanderers. He made his senior debut for Maidenhead United, and has enjoyed a career that has also included stints at Marlow, Flackwell Heath, Slough Town, Bracknell Town, in addition to a number of loan spells elsewhere.

He made his debut for St Vincent and the Grenadines in a World Cup Qualifying game against Guyana in June 2015. He scored his international goal in a 2-2 draw against Barbados in a friendly. He went on to win more caps for the islands as they attempted to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Gavin is the brother of Ashleigh James, who made 43 appearances for the Ducks in 2009-10 and was named Players’ Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year that season. Ashleigh was the manager of Burnham before he resigned on Monday.

A warm welcome to Gavin from everyone at the club.

 

Saints Go Marching On

Saturday 23 October 2021 - 8:31 pm | Added by: Ian Pluck to Club, First Team | |

Ty Deacon opened the scoring after just 15 seconds as the Ducks were again quick out of the blocks this afternoon.  However, they paid the price for spurning some good opportunities in the first half, as the visitors equalised just before the half time break through skipper Lee Watkins.

The Ducks were forced into a reshuffle at half time as Deacon went off injured, with Harry Jones moving from right back to centre forward.  Despite their efforts, the only goal of the second half came from the visitors with striker Joe Rider scoring in the 75th minute.

» Match Report

 

Away match against Biggleswade re-scheduled

Friday 22 October 2021 - 3:45 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags: ,

The Ducks' away game against Biggleswade – initially re-arranged for Wednesday 3 November – has been re-scheduled once again due to FC’s progress in the Challenge Cup.

The match will now take place on Wednesday 1 December at the Eyrie – the home of Bedford Town with whom Biggleswade are ground-sharing this season – with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Biggleswade defeated league rivals AFC Dunstable 4-1 in the First Round of the Southern League Challenge Cup to reach the Second Round for the first time, where they’ve been drawn at home against St Neots Town.

 

Programme for St Neots Game

Friday 22 October 2021 - 06:52 am | Added by: luke to Club, First Team | | Used tags: , , ,

The matchday programme for the game against St. Neots Town has been added online now.

Supporters are able to access the programme through one of two methods:

As a PDF download from the club's website, use the address: www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk/programme to access the latest edition.

Access via Issuu on desktop or mobile app

Either go to https://issuu.com/aylesburyunited and click on the programme you want to read.

Or you can also download the Issuu app from the App or Google Play stores. Download the app, set up an account, and search for Aylesbury United under publishers.

By clicking on the programme you want, you can download it to your mobile ahead of the match.

 

Ducks Leapfrog Ware with Sunday Win

Sunday 17 October 2021 - 6:17 pm | Added by: luke to First Team, Club | | Used tags: , ,

Aylesbury secured an impressive 2-1 win over Ware to leapfrog the Hertfordshire side up to 7th in the table courtesy of goals from Mark Riddick and Max Hercules.

Despite the visitors having most of the game, they were unable to find a way past a stubborn and well-organised United rearguard strengthened by the selection of Dave O'Connor in midfield.

Riddick gave the Ducks the lead with a deft header midway through the half when he got on the end of Lee Stobbs's free kick delivery.

Aylesbury then found themselves on the rack for much of the second half, but soaked up all the pressure before springing a telling counter-attack that saw substitute Max Hercules link up with Ty Deacon before finding the bottom corner.

Ware brought on a flurry of attacking changes and finally got their reward with a 92nd minute Louis Rose goal, but it was too little, too late as United claimed the points.

» Match Report

 

Replica shirts now available to pre-order

Saturday 16 October 2021 - 1:23 pm | Added by: Paul Snell to Club | | Used tags:

We’re delighted to announce that replicas of our new 2021-22 shirts – in both adult and child sizes – are now available to pre-order.

Both home and away shirts, supplied by Fugati, are available to order.

All adult sizes are priced at £35, while all child sizes cost £25. We can arrange for shirts to be collected at a game, or for delivery if you can’t make a game (requires additional P&P, cost TBC).

To order, please complete the form below. 21CD chairman Andy Martin will then be in touch once we have confirmation from our supplier to arrange a convenient payment method with you.