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Aylesbury United

2018-19

vs AFC Dunstable

3pm, Saturday 15 September 2018 The Meadow, Chesham Evo-Stik League South Division One Central


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Welcome

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ood afternoon and welcome to The Meadow for this home league game against AFC Dunstable. We hope all the players, officials and travelling supporters enjoy the hospitality on offer this afternoon, and wish them a safe journey home. Let’s hope the Ducks have been able to recover from the exertion of two games in quick succession and the additional time played on Tuesday night, as well as the disappointment of going out of the FA Cup by such a tight margin. Today’s opponents weren’t in FA Cup action last weekend having lost a replay to Swindon Supermarine 3-0 in the previous round. The OD’s last league game was two Aylesbury United FC 01296 487367 info@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk @aylesburyutdfc @aylesburyunitedfc flic.kr/aylesburyunited

Match ball sponsor Paul Seeley (with scarf) with players and officials

weeks ago, losing away at Corby Town 2-1. AFC Dunstable have had a very similar start to the season to the Ducks, losing three matches. Their three points came from a 2-0 win against Aylesbury FC. So today’s game looks like a close contest, with both sides keen to kick-start their season with victory today. Chairman Graham Read Vice chairman Ken Turnbull General secretary Steve Baker Directors James Byrne, Brian Metcalfe, Ian Pluck, Alan Sherwell, Warren Sheward Fixture secretary Ian Pluck Welfare officer James Byrne Safety officer Warren Sheward Ladies team chairman

This is the final home game in September, with the Ducks not returning to The Meadow until the match against the in-form Welwyn Garden City on 6 October. So a win today would certainly boost confidence ahead of away games against Bedford Town and Yaxley.

Up the Ducks!

Andy Foster 21st Century Ducks chairman Zana Saunders Matchday hospitality Muriel Turnbull First team kit Ron Schmidt Photographer Mike Snell Programme editor Paul Snell Company no. 05814026

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About Aylesbury United

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ylesbury United was founded in 1897 when three local sides, Night School FC, The Printing Works and Aylesbury Town, decided to merge. The club, nicknamed the Ducks, has experienced some incredible highs over its 112year history but are now without a home ground to call their own. United played in local leagues before joining the Spartan League in 1908 where it remained until the Second World War. Fame and the FA Cup Aylesbury turned semi-professional in 1976 and joined the Southern League, kicking off the club’s most successful period. In 1983 the club appointed Trevor Gould as manager, and a year later a local lad called Cliff Hercules made his debut, hanging up his boots some 20-years later smashing club records with 669 appearances and 301 goals. Promotion to the Southern Premier was

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achieved and the Ducks moved to their new Buckingham Road stadium. Gould’s talented squad secured the Southern League Championship in 1987-88 and were promoted to the Vauxhall Conference. That year the Ducks became the only ever non-league side to take on the full England team, as more than 6,000 packed into Buckingham Road. Between 1985 and 1992, Aylesbury boasted the best FA Cup record of any side outside the Football League, reaching at least the first round proper every season. And in 1994-95 the club became famous for the ‘Duck Walk’ celebration as Aylesbury reached the third round, losing to Premier League Queen’s Park Rangers at Loftus Road. Ups and downs In 1998-99 the Ducks were pipped to the Isthmian League title by Sutton United and the following season were fighting for survival on and off the pitch.

Despite defeating Football League side Reading in the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup, for the second time in four seasons, the club was relegated to Division One for the first time in their history. But nothing was to match the low point of summer 2006. Former chairman Bill Carroll cut ties with the club he had been involved with since 1997 having failed to convert the Buckingham Road playing surface to a third generation artificial surface. Local businessman Graham Read took over the club, but Aylesbury was left homeless after its lease expired. Since then the Ducks have been forced to play their ‘home’ matches out of Aylesbury while the committee work hard to keep the club alive. The campaign to ‘Bring the Ducks Home’ generated plenty of publicity, but sadly nothing concrete in terms of a new home for the club. In the interim, the teams plays home matches at neighbour Chesham United.


The Ducks

Jack Hopwood Goalkeeper

Archie Davis Goalkeeper

Jack Wood Defender

Sonny French Midfielder

Sponsor: Ian Pluck

Jake Bewley Defender

Chris Crook Defender

Max Hercules Midfielder

Ollie Hogg Midfielder

Sponsor: KAS Paper Systems

Callum Mapley Defender

Sponsor: Erika Robinson

Harry Jones Midfielder

Sponsor: Ollie Gurney

Sponsor: Joan Metcalfe

Sponsor: Hercules Sports

Sponsor: The Harveys

Sponsor: Ian & Tony Lowe

Ollie Jones Midfielder

Jamie Keen Midfielder

Kerran Lataille Midfielder

Matt Peake-Pijnen Sponsor: Ron Syratt

Jeanmal Prosper Midfielder

Sponsor: Alan Sherwell

Ben Seaton Midfielder

Ollie Stanbridge Midfielder

Greg Williams Midfielder

Aaron Berry Forward

Sean Coles Forward

Maciej Tajs Forward

Ben Williams Manager

Michael Hogg Assistant manager

Paul Batchelor Coach

Sponsor: David Horne

Sponsor: Greg Smith

Sponsor: Jim Rayner

Sponsor: G Williams Builders

Midfielder

Sponsor: Peter O’Callaghan Sponsor: Graham Durban

Sponsor: Warren Sheward

Sponsor: Steve Baker

Luke Robertson Physio

Sponsor: Peter Turnbull

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Today’s visitors

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FC Dunstable started life as Old Dunstablians Football Club in 1981. The name Old Dunstablians originated from a club formed in 1888 for old boys from Dunstable Grammar School. The Old Dunstablians Club ceased to exist in 1988, but the football club continues to bear the club’s crest on its badge. The club started in the Dunstable Alliance Football League for a couple of seasons then moved onto the Luton District and South Bedfordshire League in 1983. An improvement in facilities gave the club a chance to apply to join the South Midlands League in 1995. Accepted into the then-Division One the club struggled. Going through new managers every season, they consolidated and in 2001-02 the first team finished fourth in the league and won the Division One Cup. In 2003-04 the club made the decision to change its name to AFC Dunstable, so not to be confused

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with the local rugby club. The club kept the name The ODs as its nickname. The Bedfordshire FA approached the club to become partners in the new Creasey Park Community Football Centre in 2008 and this gave the chance to move the first team to Creasey Park and were promoted to Division One for the 2009-10 season. The team finished a creditable fifth in its first season at the higher level. The team went all out for promotion in 2020-11 and finished runners up in the league and gained promotion to the Premier Division, securing the SSMFL Division One Cup as well. The team finished third in the SSMFL Premier Division in 2011-12. Managers Alex and Dermot Butler decided to step down after nine years at the helm half way through 2013-14. This left the team in disarray, which saw many stalwarts of the team leave. The club appointed current manager Steve Heath to being rebuilding.

2015-16 was the season the team broke all club records. Before clinching the SSMFL Premier Division title, they progressed through two rounds of the FA Cup. The team also made it to the fourth round proper of the FA Vase. The league campaign was a roller coaster ride. By October, only five points separated the top six. At Christmas London Colney were five points clear. When the team lost to a last-minute penalty to Biggleswade United on 2 January, they were eight points behind. But that was the last time they tasted defeat in the league that season. 2016-17 saw the OD’s compete in the Southern League Central Division, a position the club never thought possible. The club spent nearly all season in a playoff place until the last game of the season, missing out by three points. But the team did pick up some silverware winning the Bedfordshire Senior Cup 2-0 against Dunstable Town at Kenilworth Road.


Player profiles Jamie Head Goalkeeper in his second season after joining as a youth player. Ryan Frater Experienced player with many clubs to his name. Leon Cashman A tall centre half, he is captain of the team. Joined in 2014 from Dunstable Town. Terry Griffiths No-nonsense centre half joined the club in 2015, after tweeting he was looking for a club.

Under-18s last season. Alex Ward First season at the club after representing Dunstable Town at the end of last season. Kyle Ajayi Joined the club at 15 and has made his way through the Under-18s and Under21s. Christian Tavernier Joined the club last season after five years at Arlesey Town.

Joe Steele Young defender in his first season with the club.

Adam Watkins Played for Luton in the Blue Square Conference final at Wembley in 201112.

Danny May Right back who started his career as a pro at Northampton Town.

Rafe Goodman Stood head and shoulders above his team-mates at Arlesey Town last season.

Newman Carney Joined from Dunstable Town in 2014.

BJ Christie The club’s record goal scorer with more than 250 goals.

Luke Abraham First season with AFC after four seasons at Arlesey Town. Dylan Baker Made his debut for the

Nathan Frater Fourth season with the club. Brief spell at Bedford Town before returning to AFC.

Joel Norris First season with AFC. Charlie Clayton In his debut season. Dad John and Uncle Dave played for the club in the mid-eighties. Drew Roberts Joined the club in December 2017 from Enfield Town. Former clubs include the Ducks. Tony Burnett Rejoined AFC after four seasons with Biggleswade Town. Steve Heath, manager Joined the club midway through the 2013-14 season. Matt Langston, coach Scored the only goal when Histon beat Leeds United 1-0 in the 200809 FA Cup, live on ITV. Enzo Silvestri Came to the club as a player, before taking up a coaching role. Bianca Hewer, sports therapist Steve Cantellow, kit manager aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk | 7


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Front row (left to right): Jamie Keen, Ben Seaton, Matt Peake-Pijnen, Ollie Stanbridge, Michael Hogg, assistant manager, Ben Williams, manager, Paul Batchelor, coach, Jake Bewley, Ollie Hogg, Sean Coles, Greg Williams

Back row (left to right): Ron Schmidt, first team kit, Sonny French, Harry Jones, Kerran Lataille, Jeanmal Prosper, Jack Hopwood, Callum Mapley, Archie Davis, Chris Crooks, Aaron Berry, Maciej Tajs, Ollie Jones, Luke Robertson, physio

Aylesbury United 2018-19


DATE

TIME

VERSUS

18 Aug 18

15:00 H Kempston Rovers

21 Aug 18

19:45

A

Didcot Town

25 Aug 18

15:00

A

Crawley Green

27 Aug 18 1 Sep 18 9 Sep 18

Season 2018-19 COMP

RES

ATT

1

2

3

4

5

6

EVO

3-1

108

Hopwood

Stanbridge

Bewley

Prosper

Crook

Hogg

EVO

4-0

160 Hopwood

FA CUP

2-3

90

15:00 H Thame United

EVO

0-1

147

15:00

EVO

5-1

767

15:00 H Marlow

FA CUP

0-0

171

11 Sep 18

19:45

FA CUP

2-1

170

15 Sep 18

15:00 H AFC Dunstable

EVO

22 Sep 18

15:00

A

Bedford Town

EVO

29 Sep 18

15:00

A

Yaxley

EVO

6 Oct 18

15:00 H Welwyn Garden City

13 Oct 18

15:00 H Mildenhall Town

20 Oct 18

15:00

3 Nov 18

15:00 H Sutton Coldfield Town

EVO

10 Nov 18

15:00

EVO

17 Nov 18

15:00 H North Leigh

EVO

24 Nov 18

15:00

EVO

1 Dec 18

15:00 H Kidlington

EVO

8 Dec 18

15:00

EVO

15 Dec 18

15:00 H Berkhamsted

EVO

22 Dec 18

15:00 H Peterborough Sports

EVO

26 Dec 18

15:00

A

Thame United

EVO

19 Dec 18

15:00

A

Kempston Rovers

EVO

1 Jan 19

15:00 H Aylesbury FC

EVO

5 Jan 19

15:00

EVO

12 Jan 19

15:00 H Didcot Town

EVO

19 Jan 19

15:00

EVO

26 Jan 19

15:00 H Yaxley

EVO

2 Feb 19

15:00

EVO

9 Feb 19

15:00 H Coleshill Town

EVO

16 Feb 19

15:00

EVO

23 Feb 19

15:00 H Cambridge City

EVO

2 Mar 19

15:00 H Dunstable Town

EVO

9 Mar 19

15:00

A

North Leigh

EVO

16 Mar 19

15:00

A

AFC Dunstable

EVO

23 Mar 19

15:00 H Bedford Town

EVO

30 Mar 19

15:00

EVO

6 Apr 19

15:00 H Corby Town

EVO

13 Apr 19

15:00

EVO

20 Apr 19

15:00 H Bromsgrove Sporting

EVO

22 Apr 19

15:00

EVO

27 Apr 19

15:00 H Barton Rovers

TBC

TBC

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Bromsgrove Sporting

Marlow

Coleshill Town

Dunstable Town

Corby Town

Cambridge City

Barton Rovers

Welwyn Garden City

Sutton Coldfield Town

Berkhamsted

Kidlington

Peterborough Sports

Aylesbury FC

H Newport Pagnell Town

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EVO FA TRO EVO

EVO B&BSC

Davis Davis

1⃣

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Stanbridge Prosper Prosper

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Prosper

Bewley Bewley

âš½

Prosper Wood

âš½

Crook

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Mapley

Bewley

Wood

Mapley

Bewley

Wood

Mapley

Bewley

Wood

Bewley

Wood

ð&#x;”¶ Crook ð&#x;”¶

Mapley

7 Coles

Hogg

Cole

Hogg

Hercu

Hogg

2⃣

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2⃣

Hogg

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Herc

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7

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1⃣ ⚽

8

9

Williams Williams

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Williams Williams Lataille

4⃣ ð&#x;”´

Jones

⚽ 2⃣

Jones Berry

1⃣

Berry Berry

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Berry Jones

1⃣

10 French

⚽ 3⃣

French French Seaton French

2⃣

French French

11

âš½ð&#x;”¶ Peake-Pijnen 3⃣

Peake-Pijnen

Seaton

1⃣ 1⃣ Lataille ð&#x;”¶ Coles 2⃣ Jones Jones

12

3⃣ Seaton 2⃣

Seaton

14 Lataille

Crook

Stanbridge Stanbridge

3⃣

Berry

Lataille

Crook

Stanbridge

15

2⃣

Berry

Lataille

3⃣

Lataille Lataille Jones Williams

2⃣ 2⃣

Coles

1⃣

2⃣ Coles 1⃣ Coles 1⃣

ð&#x;”¶ 2⃣

Crook

17 Davis

Hercules

3⃣

Peake-Pijnen

Coles

Keen

16 Tajs

Keen

ð&#x;”¶

Peake-Pijnen

Tajs

2⃣

Tajs

4⃣

Seaton Seaton

1⃣ 1⃣ French 3⃣ Davis Jones

1⃣ 1⃣

Keen Hopwood

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Club honours League honours Southern League Champions 1987-88 Southern League Midlands Division Runner up 1984-85 Southern League Division One South Runner up 1979-80 Isthmian League Runner up 1998-99 Delphian League Champions 1953-54 Spartan League Champions 1908-09 Runner up 1913-14, 1928-29 Spartan League Division One Champions 1938-39 Runner up 1934-35

Spartan League Western Section Champions 1945-46 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division Runner up 2012-13 Athenian League Division Two Champions 1967-18

Cup honours Isthmian League Cup Winner 1994-95 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division Cup 2012-13 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup 1913-14, 1985-86, 1996-97, 1999-00 Berks & Bucks Benevolent Cup 1932-33, 1933-34, 1952-53, 1953-54

FA Cup First round 1951-51, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-91, 1992-93, 2001-02 Second round 1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92 Third round 1994-95 FA Trophy Quarter finals 1980-81 Semi-finals 2002-03

Club records Most appearances Cliff Hercules (1984-2002) 669 Most goals Cliff Hercules (1984-2002) 301


League table Evo-Stik League South Division One Central – Last updated: 12 September 2018 TEAM

PL

W

D

L

F

A

GD PTS

1

Peterborough Sports

4

4

0

0

10

1

9

12

2

Thame United

4

4

0

0

10

4

6

12

3

Welwyn Garden City

5

4

0

1

7

5

2

12

4

Bromsgrove Sporting

4

3

1

0

21

3

18

10 10

5

Corby Town

4

3

1

0

6

2

4

6

Coleshill Town

4

2

1

1

10

7

3

7

7

Bedford Town

4

2

0

2

10

4

6

6

8

North Leigh

4

2

0

2

8

6

2

6

9

Didcot Town

4

2

0

2

7

5

2

6

10 Kempston Rovers

4

2

0

2

9

8

1

6

11 Barton Rovers

4

2

0

2

6

7

-1

6

12 Cambridge City

4

1

1

2

6

8

-2

4

13 Berkhamsted

4

1

1

2

5

7

-2

4

14 Sutton Coldfield Town

4

1

1

2

4

6

-2

4

15 Dunstable Town

4

1

1

2

9

12

-3

4

16 AFC Dunstable

4

1

0

3

6

9

-3

3

17 Yaxley

5

1

0

4

8

12

-4

3

18 Aylesbury United

4

1

0

3

4

11

-7

3

19 Aylesbury FC

4

0

1

3

1

7

-6

1

20 Kidlington

4

0

0

4

0

23 -23

0

Recent results

Saturday 1 September 2018

Evo-Stick League South Divison One Central

Aylesbury FC 0-2 Sutton Coldfield Town Barton Rovers 2-1 North Leigh Bedford Town 0-1 Welwyn Garden City Bromsgrove Sporting 5-1 Aylesbury United Corby Town 2-1 AFC Dunstable Didcot Town 2-1 Cambridge City Dunstable Town 3-3 Coleshill Town Kempston Rovers 3-0 Bekhamsted Peterborough Sports 4-0 Kidlington Thame United 2-1 Yaxley

Monday 27 August 2018 AFC Dunstable 2-3 Dunstable Town Aylesbury United 0-1 Thame United Berkhamsted 1-1 Aylesbury FC Cambridge City 3-2 Bedford Town Coleshill 0-2 Corby Town Kidlington 0-3 Kempston Rovers North Leigh 2-0 Didcot Town Sutton Coldfield Town 1-1 Bromsgrove Sporting Welwyn Garden City 1-0 Barton Rovers Yaxley 1-3 Peterborough Sports

Saturday 8 September 2018 Welwyn Garden City 3-2 Yaxley

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Upcoming fixtures Evo-Stick League South Divison One Central Saturday 15 September 2018 Aylesbury United v AFC Dunstable Berkhamsted v Kidlington Bromsgrove Sporting v Welwyn Garden City Cambridge City v Coleshill Town Dunstable Town v Aylesbury FC Kempston Rovers v Bedford Town North Leigh v Corby Town Peterborough Sports v Didcot Town Thame United v Barton Rovers Yaxley v Sutton Coldfield Town

Saturday 22 September 2018 AFC Dunstable v Yaxley Aylesbury FC v Kempston Rovers Barton Rovers v Peterborough Sports Bedford Town v Aylesbury United Coleshill Town v Thame United Corby Town v Bromsgrove Sporting Didcot Town v Berkhamsted Kidlington v Dunstable Town Sutton Coldfield Town v North Leigh Welwyn Garden City v Cambridge City

Next for the Ducks Evo-Stik League South Division One Central Saturday 15 September 2018, 3pm The Meadow, Chesham Aylesbury United v AFC Dunstable Saturday 22 September 2018, 3pm The Eyrie, Cardington Bedford Town v Aylesbury United Saturday 29 September 2018, 3pm Leading Drove, Yaxley Yaxley v Aylesbury United Saturday 6 October 2018, 3pm The Meadow, Chesham Aylesbury United v Welwyn Garden City 14 | aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk

Buildbase FA Trophy Sunday 14 October 2018 The Meadow, Chesham Aylesbury United v Mildenhall Town Evo-Stik League South Division One Central Saturday 20 October 2018 Pack Meadow, Coleshill Coleshill Town v Aylesbury United Saturday 2 November 2018 The Meadow, Chesham Aylesbury United v Sutton Coldfield Town


Stadium safety

To ensure the safety of everybody, please observe the following: • DO NOT use foul or abusive language, or obscene gestures. Any form of racial abuse, or language used to incite or provoke others is a criminal offence under the Football Offences Act 1991. • NO glasses or bottles are permitted outside the clubhouse. •DO NOT throw any items onto the pitch. •DO NOT run onto the pitch or encroach on the playing area. •Aylesbury United reserves the right to remove or refuse entry to the ground.

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Today’s teams Saturday 15 September 2018, 3pm Evo-Stick League South Division One Central

Aylesbury United

Archie DAVIS Jeanmal PROSPER Jake BEWLEY Jack WOOD Callum MAPLEY Ollie HOGG Max HERCULES Greg WILLIAMS Aaron BERRY Sonny FRENCH Ben SEATON Jack HOPWOOD Chris CROOK Harry JONES Matt PEAKE-PIJNEN Ollie JONES Ollie STANBRIDGE Sean COLES Maciej TAJS Kerran LATAILLE Manager: Ben WILLIAMS

AFC Dunstable

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Jamie HEAD Ryan FRATER Leon CASHMAN Terry GRIFFITHS Joe STEELE Danny MAY Newman CARNEY Luke ABRAHAM Dylan BAKER Alex WARD Kyle AJAYI Christian TAVERNIER Adam WATKINS Rafe GOODMAN BJ CHRISTIE Nathan FRATER Joel NORRIS Charlie CLAYTON Drew ROBERTS Tony BURNETT Manager: Steve HEATH

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Mr Luigi LUNGARELLA Mr Alex BAKER Mr Charles MARTLAND


MATCH RANGE

Aylesbury United v AFC Dunstable  

3pm, Saturday 15 September 2018 The Meadow, Chesham Evo-Stik League South Division One Central

Aylesbury United v AFC Dunstable  

3pm, Saturday 15 September 2018 The Meadow, Chesham Evo-Stik League South Division One Central

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