Ducks flying high after winning dramatic eight-goal thriller with last gasp penalty

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Aylesbury United kept up their recent unbeaten run with a 5-3 defeat of Buckinghamshire neighbours Holmer Green.

It wasn’t until a 90th minute Daniel Jones penalty hit the net that the three points were finally secured by the Ducks after a fascinating, rollercoaster game.

Aylesbury went in front with barely two minutes played when Stacey Field converted Joey Acheampong’s low ball, and against the league’s second bottom side many expected the floodgates to open.

It didn’t happen and instead the visitors fought back to take a 2-1 lead with goals by Chris Pape and Dean Allen.

Aylesbury always looked a threat going forwards and levelled when John Mulholland headed in Jones’ corner kick, following which Holmer were reduced to 10-men when Steve Nott-Macaire was shown his second yellow card.

When the Ducks made it 4-2 with an Acheampong and Field goal either side of the break it looked like it would be plain sailing for the second half.

But the plucky visitors simply refused to lie down, ex-Duck Andy Shed scoring a belter on 69 minutes to bring his side back into contention.

There were a few nervy moments as United seemed determined to live dangerously, their defence looking less than secure, but Jones converted the late penalty after a foul on Acheampong to finally settle matters.