FA Trophy preview: Aylesbury FC at VCD Athletic

Craig Faulconbridge hopes his side can make it five wins in a row against VCD Athletic in the FA Trophy
Craig Faulconbridge hopes his side can make it five wins in a row against VCD Athletic in the FA Trophy

Craig Faulconbridge says FC’s change in fortunes which sees them vying for a fifth win on the bounce at VCD Athletic in the FA Trophy today (Saturday) is all down to one simple word ... ‘application’.

FC hit rock bottom after being dumped out of the FA Cup 5-1 by Shortwood 10 days ago.

But the Moles boss has watched his side turn things around, culminating in their best performance of the season so far against Ashford Town on Saturday.

And the boss says he now feels confident his side will perform at a certain level every time they go on the pitch.

“It all comes down to attitude, the mind and most importantly, application,” Faulconbridge said.

“As I said last week it has never been about ability, but application and attitude with the players.

“I still believe there are miles left in the team.

“But Saturday was a complete performance where we dominated from start to finish.

“I feel confident now that the players will perform to a certain level and give me the minimum I require which is to work hard and show a passion and desire to beat whoever we’re playing.”

The boss has also admitted that he had to give himself a reality check to get things back on tack.

“I admit I got a bit carried away at the beginning of the season because of the strength of the squad we had but I gave myself that kick up the backside and that’s why now I take it one game at a time and want to win every one,” he said.

Aylesbury travel to VCD Athletic before another away match at high flying Rugby Town in the league on Tuesday night. Both teams top their respective leagues but Faulconbridge says confidence is high in the camp.

“We are a much more aggressive side at the moment. Bringing in Tom Cutts has helped us at the back, he’s a big strapping lad and the competition for places breeds that aggressiveness.

“I’m ambitious, I want top five, top three and why not.

“Like I said it’s about attitudes and application, I’ve seen enough to know if we approach the games in the right way why can’t we beat Rugby or VCD who are top of their league, as long as you prepare properly nobody is unbeatable,”he added.

There will be a team/supporters coach running for the game against VCD Athletic.

The coach will depart from Haywood Way at 11.30am and will return at 6pm. The cost will be £10.00 which will be payable to Danny on the day. Tickets are on a first come first served basis as spaces are limited. Confirm if you will be travelling by mailing info@aylesburyfc.com