DUCKS at ASHFORD PREVIEW: ‘Don’t take basement boys for granted’

Tony Joyce is warning against complacency
Tony Joyce is warning against complacency

Aylesbury United boss Tony Joyce is warning his players against complacency when they take on the Calor League Division One’s bottom side today (Saturday).

United go to Ashford Town off the back of consecutive 1-1 draws against loftier opposition in league leaders Barton and fifth-placed Northwood.

Despite the positive results, though, Joyce is guarding against his players taking their foot off the pedal against a “weaker” team.

The Middlesex club are rooted to the foot of the table, but Joyce warned his side risked coming unstuck if they showed any complacency.

He said: “The most important thing is that the players go into the Ashford match fully focused and do not take anything for granted.

“There is no such thing as an easy game in this division and although Ashford are bottom they are more than capable on their day of giving anyone a good game.”

Joyce added that provided his side approached the game with the right mindset he was confident of three points.

He said: “These types of games are always potential banana skins but I am very hopeful of three points to give us momentum ahead of the busy festive period.”

The match against Ashford is the Ducks’ second of six games in December, which includes the hotly-anticipated Boxing Day derby between Aylesbury FC and United at Haywood Way, the first competitive match played in the town between the sides.