Six of the worst! Night to forget as Ducks crash out of cup

Ducks keeper Jack Sillitoe spent most of his night fishing the ball out of the United net
Ducks keeper Jack Sillitoe spent most of his night fishing the ball out of the United net

Aylesbury United had a rare off day in the cup when they were hammered 6-0 at Royston Town on last (Tuesday) night.

After seven straight postponements, it was a first game since January 14 for the Ducks.

And any signs of rust were brutally exposed by the high-flying Crows as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the Red Insure Cup with consummate ease.

Some of the Crows’ football was mesmerising, but United played a part in their own downfall with an abject display.

While not at fault directly for any of the goals, it was a night to forget for popular keeper Jack Sillitoe who spent most of his time bending down to pick the ball out of his net.

The hosts were 3-0 up inside 18 minutes and with striker Kaan Fehmi helping himself to a first half hat trick, Royston boss Steve Castle had the luxury of withdrawing his star man at the break with an unassailable 4-0 lead.

Tony Joyce said his side were going into the game with confidence and a fully fit squad ahead of the match. But they continued to struggle in the second half as the hosts added two more goals to complete a miserable journey home for the green and whites.

The Ducks are back in the league action on Saturday (weather permitting) when they “entertain” landlords Leighton Town at Bell Close (3pm).