The joy of six for Moles as run continues

Goalscorers Ben Stevens and Danny Burnell
Goalscorers Ben Stevens and Danny Burnell

FC comfortably see off Marlow 2-0 in Bucks derby to go six unbeaten.

Aylesbury came into the game undefeated in five against one of their bogey sides in the league, Marlow.

In the first game back at Oak Tree Road The Moles were completely outclassed in a 4-1 defeat but that was never going to be repeated at Haywood Way this afternoon.

FC welcomed back Striker Brian Haule from Beaconsfield and he joined Danny Burnell up front in a 442 formation. With Sonny French and Tom Cutts injured and Gareth Price suspended it now shows the depth of the squad that Manager Steve Bateman now has to choose from.

The wind was going to play an important part in this game and it was Aylesbury playing with it in the first half that made the better start and who took the lead after just 10 minutes. A corner from the ever industrious Ollie Burgess was headed back across goal by Steve Perkins and Ben Stevens floating in between Marlow defenders glanced the ball into the back of the net.

Two minutes later and the game was effectively over. Again it was Burgess who’s slide rule pass found Bradley Wadkins on the edge of the box, his turn and left foot shot was parried away by Marlow keeper Erno Bostyan but fox in the box Danny Burnell was there to meet the ball and guide it home, 2-3 to the Moles.

The rest of the half as expected was played mostly at the Marlow end, there were half chances for Perkins, Haule and for Burnell as FC used the wind, either keeping the ball on the ground, or with long diagonal balls over the top of the Marlow defence pinning the away team back in their own half.

The second half was always going to be a tougher period for FC as they now played against the elements but it was Aylesbury who again made the better start and Jamie Rudd, on the left hand side fired a ball in with the outside of his right foot finding Ollie Burgess but he fired just wide. Unlike the first half Marlow were not using the conditions well, over hitting balls and just not finding any rhythm but Richard Witt’s long range pile driver bought out an excellent save from James Weatherill who tipped the ball over for a corner midway through the half.

With just 15 minutes to go Burnell almost extended the lead, a hopeful ball over the top saw him challenge keeper Bostyan and win the ball. with the keeper now out of his area and stranded Burnell turned and sent in a right foot chip from outside the box but agonisingly, despite beating the Keeper and defenders rushing back, it clipped the top of the bar and went clear.