AYLESBURY UNITED at RUGBY TOWN PREVIEW: ‘The pressure is all on them’

Ducks boss Tony Joyce
Ducks boss Tony Joyce

Aylesbury United boss Tony Joyce says his side go into tonight’s match at Calor Southern League Division One leaders Rugby free from pressure.

The Ducks go into the match off the back of an entertaining 3-3 draw against St Ives Town. The game kicks off at 7.45pm and while Joyce said he felt it would be a ‘tough game’ he was keen to stress that ‘the pressure is all on Rugby’.

United go into the game with confidence in front of goal after their thrilling 3-3 draw last time out.

United were never ahead in the game, but goals from Liam Smyth, Dom Petrucci and Paul Edgeworth ensured the hosts earned a share of the spoils.

Joyce named an unchanged side from the XI that beat Beaconsfield SYCOB 2-0 in the game before.

And the former QPR man said there were positives and negatives to take from the result.

“It was another very entertaining game for the neutral and once again we can take both negative and positive things from this match,” Joyce said.

“The positive was that every time we went behind we kept coming back.

“The negative is that we did give them a two-goal start, however their goals were of good quality. We played well and on another day we could easily have come away with the win.”

United are then in action on the road once again on Saturday as they travel to the Alfred Davis Memorial Stadium to face Marlow (kick-off 3pm).

Joyce acknowledged that the Blues were a very physical side. He said: “I am hoping to keep some of the players fresh for the Marlow game.

“They are always a tough side to face and the players will need to be physically ready for the challenge.”