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Aylesbury United News Story

Ducks Recover to Win Season Opener

Saturday 13 August 2011 - 11:46 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

Aylesbury got their season off to a winning start, but had to do things the hard way after falling behind early on at Broxbourne Borough.

The home side went ahead with just three minutes on the clock when Tony Cookey got the better of John Mulholland before firing home.

Aylesbury dug in though and as the half wore on they grew in stature, and midway through the first period they equalised.

Mulholland atoned for his earlier error, probably his only in a resolute performance, by arriving to turn in at the far post after Daniel Jones' inswinging free-kick had been lost by home keeper Ed Thompson.

Seven minutes later and the turnaround was complete. Enzo Silvestri, making his return to the club for a fourth time, capped an excellent display by scoring from Field's low cross. Again the keeper was partly to blame as he failed to hold David King's fizzing drive, allowing Field to retrieve the ball and turn it back across goal for Silvestri to poke in.

Broxbourne tried hard to force a leveller after the break, and at times Aylesbury rode their luck - notably when a deflected long range shot struck the post.

The Ducks managed to contain their hosts though, and even called Thompson to make up for his own earlier errors by making a fine save to deny Field's curler.

A good start to the season for the Ducks, who now face newly promoted AFC Dunstable in another tough match on Wednesday night, who won 6-0 at Hanwell Town this afternoon to start their own campaign with a bang.


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