AYLESBURY UNITED 2014 PREVIEW: ‘Ducks should be aiming high’

Ducks boss Tony Joyce
Ducks boss Tony Joyce

Aylesbury United manager Tony Joyce said 2013 had been a great year for his side and is aiming high for the New Year.

The Ducks currently sit in 11th place in the Calor League table, in their first season in the division.

United reached the Calor League after achieving promotion from the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division on the final day of the season as one of the best runners-up.

The Ducks also did well in the Berks and Bucks Cup and went one better to win the Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division Cup.

Boss Joyce said he was proud of the club’s achievements this year.

He said: “It was good to have some silverware to celebrate after a few years in the wilderness.

“Although we had to give one of our trophies back, it is always nice to have some cup success.

“I was also pleased that we got promotion, even if it was in a very dramatic manner!”

The Ducks currently groundshare at Bell Close with Leighton Town, and Joyce said one of his big hopes for 2014 was for United to get their own ground.

He said: “If we could have our own place things would be just about perfect.

“I am also hoping we can continue to make good progress in the league this year.

“We have quite a few games in hand on teams around us so we should be aiming high.”