DUCKS vs BARTON ROVERS PREVIEW: League leaders come to town

Tony Joyce
Tony Joyce

Aylesbury United face a tough task to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Dunstable last time out when they entertain Calor Southern League Division One Central leaders Barton Rovers today (Saturday)

Ducks boss Tony Joyce admitted his side are up against it, but takes comfort from a string of big scalps in cup competitions so far this season.

Suspensions may also play apart after recent dismissals and bookings.

Joyce said: “Barton will be a tough game and although we have Jason Blackett suspended we will do our best to bounce back from the defeat against Dunstable.”

That loss came just three days after the Ducks added to their collection of cup scalps by beating Chesham United 4-3 on penalties to reach the third round of the Red Insure Cup.

Goalkeeper Alex Tokarczyk was the hero for United as he saved three penalties during the game, two in the shoot-out and one during the 90 minutes.

Joyce said: “This is another result that we can add to our list of cup shocks.

“I feel that when it comes to playing higher ranked opponents the boys have upped their level a couple of notches this season and that’s why we’ve done so well.”

Meanwhile, next week’s home match against Daventry Town, scheduled for next Wednesday (December 4), has been postponed for a third time, this time due to Daventry’s county cup fixture taking precedence.

A new date will likely be set for 2014.