Ducks go out of FA Cup to Staines with their heads held high

Aylesbury United are out of the FA Cup
Aylesbury United are out of the FA Cup
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Aylesbury United went out of the FA Cup with their pride in tact on Saturday despite an undeserved 3-0 defeat to Conference South side Staines.

Two goals in the last two minutes made for a flattering scoreline as the Ducks exited the FA Cup at the second qualifying round stage.

United boss Tony Joyce said he hoped Staines and their former Premier League star manager Marcus Gayle would ‘know all about Aylesbury United’ after the game.

And they certainly will as despite missing the spine of their team through unavailability and suspension more than matched their higher placed visitors and were level 0-0 at half-time.

Staines had been poor in the first half, and with the words of former Wimbledon striker Gayle no doubt ringing in their ears finally established the control of a side two levels above when Louie Theophanous shot home on 55 minutes.

Aylesbury continued to battle and Joey Acheampong wasted a glorious chance, and with the minutes ticking by a late corner saw Jack Sillitoe in the offensive penalty area trying to salvage a draw.

Staines took full advantage of the Ducks pushing forward with two goals in the last two minutes making it 3-0.