Aylesbury FC slip to sixth straight defeat at Marlow

Gareth Price got the goal for FC
Gareth Price got the goal for FC
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Moles are well beaten 4-1 on Tuesday night as the club’s wretched run continues.

A new manager can’t come quick enough for Aylesbury FC after they lost their sixth game in a row at Bucks rivals Marlow on Tuesday night.

The club has been without an official manager since Craig Faulconbridge stepped down to focus on FC’s youth development last month.

The rumour mill has been in full swing this week with the Moles being linked to experienced manager Steve Bateman, who left Slough Town in May after four successful years.

Chairman Danny Martone has been under pressure from fans to bring in a successor to Faulconbridge, who has still be featuring on the pitch for the club. And this week Martone issued a statement to reassure fans and said he hopes to make an appointment by ‘early next week’.

Whether it is bad luck, bad form or a degree of uncertainty, something is certainly affecting the team’s performances on the pitch which was evident again at Marlow.

FC were 1-0 down after just six minutes and despite regular forays forward through new signing Aston Goss and Gareth Price, feel two behind 20 minutes later.

FC showed some spirit to pull themselves back into the game when Price fired home just before the hour. But less than 10 minutes later Marlow scored again before adding a fourth with around 15 minutes left.

The Moles now haven’t tasted victory in the league since the end of September when they thrashed Ashford Town 5-0.

The next chance to arrest their slump comes in the shape of a trip to Beaconsfield SYCOB on Saturday.

Conversely the win completed a memorable Aylesbury double for Marlow who beat FC’s rivals United 1-0 on Saturday