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Ducks Lose Out In Opener

Saturday 13 July 2013 - 5:13 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | No comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Aylesbury's pre-season campaign began with a 1-0 defeat at AFC Kempston Rovers this afternoon.

In the sweltering conditions, the Ducks gave a good account of themselves and can feel very unfortunate not to at least have forced a draw, with the Kempston keeper by far the busier custodian.

However, a penalty miss and the carrying off injured of Stacey Field added to the afternoon's negative elements.

The Ducks included new signings Richard Armstrong and Dom Petrucci in their squad, whilst Lewis Hallford and Justin Gordon returned, but it was an ex-Duck on show for the hosts who scored the decisive goal - Manny Richardson hitting a speculative 40-yard effort that Jack Sillitoe allowed to squirm under his body and into the net.

Field saw a penalty saved midway through the first half, but United saw plenty of other chances come and go with Ben Baines twice hitting the woodwork - the second a superb overhead effort, whilst Petrucci screamed a shot just wide before turning provider for Paul Edgeworth whose shot was saved.

Half-time completely disrupted Aylesbury's flow, with the inevitible substitutions and stoppages throughout the second period, but they were back in the ascendency for the final quarter without finding a breakthrough.

The closest they came was a Petrucci close range effort which was somehow saved, a header over from Holmer Green striker Dean Allen and a Ben Butler shot which had to be tipped over at full stretch as time ran out.

Aylesbury team:

1. Jack SILLITOE
2. Zac REYNOLDS
3. Daniel JONES
4. Jack WOOD
5. Shane WOOD
6. Richard ARMSTRONG
7. Ben BAINES
8. Greg WILLIAMS
9. Ben BUTLER
10. Stacey FIELD
11. Paul EDGEWORTH

Subs (all used):

12. Liam SMYTH
14. Dom PETRUCCI
15. Dean ALLEN
16. Lewis HALLFORD
17. Justin GORDON

 
 
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