Aylesbury United equalled a club record as they made it 23 games unbeaten in all competitions with a crucial 3-0 victory over rivals Oxhey Jets on Saturday, and they could break it on Tuesday night.
Two goals in the first 10 minutes had the game in the bag for Tony Joyce’s men with strikers Louis Austin and top scorer Stacey Field on target. United’s afternoon was made slightly easier when Oxhey’s key 67-goal forward Lewis Putman was sent off before half-time.
Zac Reynolds punished Jets, who are Aylesbury’s main rivals for second place in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division, when he produced the third, and the game’s champagne moment, midway through the second half.
The win equalled the club record of 23 games unbeaten in all competitions which was set under Trevor Gould in the 1986/7 season and the Ducks’ biggest crowd of the season was there to see it as 223 fans travelled to Leighton.
Now the big question is can Joyce’s men at least avoid defeat away at Stotfold on Tuesday night (7.45pm) to set a new record in their own right.