Win puts Ducks on the brink of a club record

Ducks veteran Paul Edgeworth got the ball rolling in the 3-0 win over Haringey
Ducks veteran Paul Edgeworth got the ball rolling in the 3-0 win over Haringey

Aylesbury United could equal their club record unbeaten run when they face Spartan South Midlands Premier League rivals Oxhey Jets on Saturday.

The Ducks beat Haringey Borough 3-0 on Wednesday night to stretch their unbeaten run to 22 games, one off the all competitions record of 23, which was set under Trevor Gould in 1986/7.

After the Easter Monday draw with Harefield, which boss Tiny Joyce described as ‘two points dropped’, United returned to winning ways with goals from veteran Paul Edgeworth, top scorer Stacey Field and Ben Butler.

The match had started late after traffic problems meant the visitors were delayed, and after lengthy injury stoppages it was gone 10pm before the final whistle was blown.

Joyce said he hopes to equal the record and make for a good end to the week.

“It’s nice if it comes along,” Joyce said.

“As with any manager you like to break records.

“I think one or two of the players are aware and they know we have not been beaten for a while and they like it.

“It’s certainly a much happier dressing room given we’re doing so well so I’m sure we’ll have a good end to the week.”

On Wednesday night Edgeworth got the ball rolling with a 10th minute goal, firing home after Borough failed to play to the whistle as the referee correctly overruled his assistant.

Stacey Field doubled the lead before half time and Ben Butler rounded a comfortable night off with a well taken penalty after a handball in the box by the North London side to make the final score 3-0.