Roaring Rory is the pride of Aylesbury after victory

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Aylesbury welcomed Ashford to Halton for a crucial game that both teams were desperate to win and it was the hosts that came out on top 3-1.

Aylesbury, for once this season, flew out of the traps and were 1-0 up within two minutes after Chris Hunter fired a reverse stick effort past Ashford’s keeper.

Ashford were soon level after a well taken short corner and the home side went into half-time knowing a much more fluid performance was required in the second half.

Aylesbury began to dominate all areas of the pitch and a beautifully flowing move led to Rory Twogood placing the ball in the empty net.

Twogood made it 3-1 shortly after when he fired in a second to seal all three points for the home side. Aylesbury travel to in-form Oxford next week determined to keep up their good run of form.

Meanwhile, the seconds were also in a winning mood, beating Staines thirds 4-2. Mike Battye, Dave How, Ed Gurney and debutant Andy McIntyre sealed a comfortable win.

The thirds drew 3-3 with Staines’ fourths after coming back from 2-0 and then 3-1 down to get a deserved draw with great individual goals from Ollie Venn and two opportunist strikes from Steve Tassell.

The fourths lost another game they dominated, this time 2-1 to West Hampstead eighths – Tim Berendt scoring.

And the fifths smashed Newbury fifths 5-2. Star man Simon Astle got a hat-trick to add to Dan Best’s brace.