Bateman has it all to do as FC suffer seventh hell

New signing Danny Burnell scored on his debut as new boss Steve Bateman (below) watched his side lose 3-1
New signing Danny Burnell scored on his debut as new boss Steve Bateman (below) watched his side lose 3-1

Aylesbury FC made it seven defeats in a row with a 3-1 loss at Beaconsfield SYCOB as new boss Steve Bateman watched on.

FC again gave away soft goals and their last win at the end of September is becoming a distant memory.

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New boss Bateman, only appointed on Friday night, took charge of the team and looked to have made the desired instant impact when new signing Danny Burnell gave The Moles the lead after only four minutes.

Jamie Rudd found himself on the right touchline, he cut inside and his left footed cross, appearing to be going too long was poked home by the debutant striker much to the delight of the sizeable Aylesbury support.

Beaconsfield though didn’t take a backward step and pressured the Aylesbury goal with a series of corners which came to nothing but Rhys Marshall was forced to save at the feet of a Beaconsfield attacker a few minutes later.

SYCOB had a lot of the ball in the first half and always looked threatening with Zak Joseph and Brian Haule leading the line and after 21 minutes they equalised, Aston Goss running with the ball in midfield, slipped and was dispossessed and from the resulting attack and with FC on the back foot Joseph scored as he poked the ball past Marshall and it was 1-1 at half-time.

The second half began as the first had ended with FC a little on the back foot and Kwasi Frempong, who had already been booked in the first half, committed a foul just outside the box. Marshall, who appeared to be positioned incorrectly was easily beaten by the resultant free-kick as Nathan Poulton floated the ball into the corner.

FC then had chances as a Goss shot was deflected away for a corner and then Ben Stevens had a shot which went wide. The changes were rung with Westlake, Simpson and Price replacing Frempong, Kedzierski and Goss but FC appeared to struggle to create any clear opportunities and with just a minute to go Marshall bought down a SYCOB striker was rightfully booked and the penalty was tucked home by ex-Mole Wayne O’Sullivan.

Bateman has a week to ring any changes before FC entertain Uxbridge on Saturday.