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Berks & Bucks Senior Cup draw throws up tasty fixture to get your Jaws around

The first round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup was drawn on Tuesday, and just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water……….

Aylesbury United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Draw in full: http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/cups-and-competitions/cups/2019-2020/senior-cup/fixtures

Fixtures to be played by w/e 17th November

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos boss Paul Bonham stands down

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos manager Paul Bonham has stepped down from his role with immediate effect.

Paul Bonham

Paul leaves with the club in 11th place in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division table.

The football club has released the following statement:

Paul has a long history with the club, firstly as a player but also in a variety of management positions over the past few years including running the Development team and U18s before re joining Danny Gordon’s management team in 2016 and continuing that role under Davis Haule and then again last season with Scott Reynolds before assuming the managers position when Scott left.

The whole committee would like to thank Paul for all his efforts over his time at Aylesbury and wish him luck in whatever he does in the future. Paul Toms will assume control for the game at Colney Heath this weekend

Aylesbury are now inviting applicants to apply using this link: infoavdfc@gmail.com 

FAV; Stansted v Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s preview + Dynamo’s keeper James Weatherill reveals all

Saturday 12th October 2019
Stansted v Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s
(step 5 v step 5)
Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division
Hargrave Park
CM24 8BX
K.O. 3.00pm

(This season’s) League standings:

South Midlands League Premier Division (21 teams)

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 11th

 

Essex Senior League Senior Division (19 teams)

Stansted 15th

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

Southern League Division One Central (20 teams)

Aylesbury FC 19th (r)

 

Essex Senior League Senior Division (20 teams)

Stansted 2nd

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last six games:

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos:

D 1-1 away v Reading City 7th October BBSC (3-4 on pens)

L 4-2 away v London Colney 5th October SSMFL

L 1-4 home v Tring Athletic 1st October SSMFL DLC

W 4-1 home v Baldock Town 28th September SSMFL

L 1-0 away v Harpenden Town 24th September SSMFL

W 3-1 home v Rugby Borough 14th September FA Vase

 

Stansted:

L 4-1 away v West Essex 8th October ESL

L 0-2 home v Hashtag United 5th October ESL

L 3-1 away v Hadley 28th September ESL

L 1-2 home v Woodford Town 21st September ESL

L 2-1 away v Wivenhoe Town 17th September ESC

W 2-1 home v Cockfosters 14th September ESL

 

James Weatherill

Full Name: James Weatherill

Age: 29

Preferred shirt number: 1

Most effective position on the pitch: Goalkeeper

Daytime job: Teacher

 

We asked James:

 

How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?

My summer was great thank you, we went to visit family in Jersey. It was good to have a break but as soon as pre-season rolls around, you’re itching to get back involved again

Re-signed on for Aylesbury this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I played in the Danny Martone charity game over the summer at Aylesbury and there was a real buzz about the club, it was great to see so many familiar faces. After speaking to Paul and hearing his plans, it was definitely something I wanted to be a part of again

How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?

I think I’ve been playing okay. I’m enjoying my football at the moment which is the most important thing. It’s a good group of lads that Paul has put together

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

We’re going through a bit of a rebuilding phase at the moment, the future is looking really bright at the club. We’re not getting carried away though, we’re just taking each game as it comes

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

I used to love watching my dad play on a Saturday afternoon. He played centre half and my uncle played in goal

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

It’s a very positive changing room and we’ve got a good mix of youth and experience. Alfi Touceda in particular, has had a cracking start to the season

Away at Stansted this week in FA Vase action, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

I don’t know much about them to be honest, I haven’t played there before so it’ll be good to see a new ground. We’re well aware that anyone can beat anyone in competitions like this, hopefully we can work harder on the day and get the result we want

Paul Toms

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

That’s easy, Paul Toms!

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

Keith Mupfururirwa has been brilliant so far this year. Roy Byron is an unsung hero as well

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Pete Forssling!

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

Whoever I’ve captained that week for fantasy football!

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

Macca’s music was on point on Monday night away at Reading. If anyone else tries to connect their phone then there’s going to be words!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

I’m not sure there is one to be honest! I want to win every weekend!

Finally, after you’ve saved a hatrick of penalties on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

A lottery ticket! It’d clearly be my lucky day!

Sports Shots would like to thank James for his time this week

Winslow United U18 exit midweek floodlit cup at Aylesbury, Ath play tonight

Winslow United U18’s were knocked out of the Berks & Bucks midweek floodlit cup at the first hurdle by Aylesbury Vale Dynamos on Wednesday evening at Haywood Way.

United were 1-2 ahead at the break however a second half penalty levelled the tie which is how it stayed until the end; straight to penalties which the hosts won 5-4.

Buckingham Athletic U18’s travel to Windsor on Thursday evening for their first round tie in the same competition.

BBSC; Aylesbury Vale Dynamos beat Reading City on penalties to progress

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos won their Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Preliminary Round tie at Hellenic League high fliers Reading City on Monday evening, but had to rely on penalties to progress with keeper James Weatherill making two saves to see Paul Bonham’s men win through.

James Weatherill

Aylesbury took a first half lead through Elliott Amadieu on eighteen minutes, but Reading equalised immediately after the interval and despite chances at either end the game finished all square.

Harry Dalton levelled with Vale’s first spot kick, before Weatherill started his heroics saving the second City penalty, Harry Scott then put the visitor’s ahead but Reading levelled with their third, Alfie Gaspar then fired over but his blushes were spared as his keeper saved again.

Cole Gimbell made it 2-3, Reading levelled and it was left to Alex Woodfine to fire the Haywood Way outfit through to the next round.

SSMFL PDC; Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 1-4 Tring Athletic

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos were knocked out of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division Cup on Tuesday night in horrific weather conditions at Haywood Way.

Harry Dalton

Harry Dalton headed the home side ahead in the third minute to take his tally to two goals in two games since joining, and Aylesbury enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges however just as it seemed half-time would be enjoyable in the home dressing room, Tring scored twice in the final three minutes to go in ahead at the break.

An early second half strike then put the league leaders comfortably ahead before a late fourth sealed the tie. Credit to the eighty-seven hardy souls who braved the wet & windy conditions.

SSMFL PDC 1R: Dynamos host leaders in local derby cup clash

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos play host to Spartan South Midlands League, Premier Division leaders Tring Athletic this evening.

Paul Bonham’s side will host the near-neighbours at the Greenfleets Stadium in the 2019-20 Premier Division Cup.

On Saturday, Dynamos produced a big second half comeback, spurred on by Bruno Brito double. The first of Brito’s goals was a stunning free kick, as captured by our Videographer Luke Stafford (See below). Bonham’s side eventually running out 4-1 winners over Baldock Town.

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Baldock Town

FAV 2QR; Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 3-1 Rugby Borough

Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s – 3
Rugby Borough – 1

Keith Mupfururirwa in the thick of the action

14.09.2019

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos progressed through to the first round proper of the FA Vase with victory on Saturday over Rugby Borough at Haywood Way, dominating the early exchanges the hosts took a fifth minute lead and missed a host of chances to extend their advantage, but Rugby dug in and hit the woodwork twice before levelling thirteen minutes before the break. Any hopes on building on their success were soon dashed as Aylesbury regained their lead before the interval, the second half saw the visitors trying to break down a resolute yellow & blue backline without much real success, late substitutions then sealed the game for Paul Bonham’s men as Ryan Tappin tormented down the left and his cross in added time saw Abu Khan eventually kill the tie off, Dynamo’s await Mondays draw to see who they now face in the first round to be played over the weekend of October the twelfth.

The home side took the lead when a free kick inside their own half saw keeper James Weatherill knock a long downfield pass to Harry Scott out on the right wing, he got behind his marker to cross where Keith Mupfururirwa saw an initial shot blocked but the rebound fell kindly for him to knock home. Aylesbury saw plenty of possession in the opening stages but were given a warning on twenty-four minutes when a Sam Beasley header from a corner bounced down off the crossbar and away to safety, and just seconds after Tommy Rawlings angled a low drive across Weatherill only to watch as the ball thumped back off the base of the post and away. Despite the warnings parity was restored just past the half hour mark as Rugby stole possession in their hosts half and fed Rawlings who had time to compose himself before firing into the top corner despite the fingertips of the keeper. Aylesbury restored their lead just five minutes later when their guests surrendered possession in their own half and a long range effort from Alfi Touceda crashed back of the crossbar but Mupfururirwa was on hand to sweep home.

Abu Khan seals the game late on

The second period never really matched the highs of the first, Rugby had much more of the play but never really tested Weatherill or the home defence, with fifteen minutes remaining a long ball into the Vale box saw centre half Jayvon Case-Jarrett slice his clearance and as it appeared to be looping over Weatherill it spiralled away from the post in a heart-stopping moment for the home faithful. The introduction of Ryan Tappin to the left wing rejuvenated the home side and after a couple of close misses he chase down what looked a lost cause in added time to keep the ball alive, his cross saw a couple of blocked shots that eventually fell to teenager Abu Khan just inside the area and he drilled into the bottom corner to seal the tie. Before the game could restart Rugby keeper Bobby Biddle was shown a straight red card for which was later confirmed as a spitting incident. F/T: 3-1

Attendance: 71

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Aylesbury manager Paul Bonham:

For 3 pages (204 images) of match day photography please click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGY3J7c

Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s manager Paul Bonham reflects on FA Vase success over Rugby Borough

Russell & Butler

Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s manager Paul Bonham looks back on Saturday’s win over Rugby Borough to progress in FA Vase, and on season in general:

FAV; Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Rugby Borough preview + AVDFC midfielder Carl Tappin reveals all

Saturday 14th September 2019
Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s (step 5) v Rugby Borough (step 7)
FA Vase Second Round Qualifying
Haywood Way
HP19 9WZ
K.O. 3.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division (21 teams)

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 5th

 

Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division (16 teams)

Rugby Borough 3rd

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

Southern League Division One Central (20 teams)

Aylesbury FC 19th (r)

 

Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division (16 teams)

Rugby Borough 1st (c)

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last five games:

Aylesbury FC:

L 1-3 home v Biggleswade United 7th September SSMFL

W 3-1 home v Leverstock Green 3rd September FA Vase rep

D 1-1 away v Leverstock Green 31st August FA Vase

L 4-5 home v North Leigh 24th August FA Cup

L 0-1 home v Codicote 20th August SSMFL LCT

Rugby Borough:

W 2-0 home v Kibworth Town 9th September BH League Cup

W 5-1 home v Thurnby Rangers 7th September LSLP

W 2-1 home v British Airways 31st August FA Vase

W 5-1 home v Desford 19th August LSLP

W 3-2 home v County Hall 17th August LSLP

 

Carl Tappin

Ahead of the season opener Sports Shots caught up with Dynamo’s midfielder Carl Tappin to ask if he got much time away from football over the summer to relax:

Honestly after last season I was relieved to have some time away from it. I play a lot of Futsal away from football so I used that as my way of staying in shape

Re-joined Aylesbury this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I wanted to join a club where I knew I’d be utilised in the right way, previously I’ve ended up playing roles or positions I’m not suited to and me being selfish didn’t want that to happen again. A few clubs did approach me but I was pretty set on Aylesbury after my conversation with the gaffer

How do you feel pre-season & the early league games have gone for you personally so far?

I feel like when I’ve played in midfield I’ve played pretty well, not my best but by no means my worst either, consistent is probably the best word to use. The most recent league game I played left back (and in the past couple cup games before that) and I found this a lot more challenging. I’ve got a lot more to give and thankfully many more games to do so

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

I personally have set myself a five goal target as I know I need to improve this area of my game a lot. I think as a squad we should aim to compete in the top six of the division, I think that’s fair for the squad considering the age of the personnel

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

A coach when I was younger called Edwin Stein. He coached me for about three years and developed the basics of my game hugely, and that’s where I developed the most in my youth and I guess where I draw my footballing beliefs and opinions from

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

We all know we have talent, ability and the belief we can do well, it’s just being consistent that’s important. I think the key players will be our forward players, scoring goals is where we seemed to have struggled most recently so our front men will be key

Home to Rugby this week, do you know anything about them?

I personally never look into who a team are or where they are, I turn up with the mentality of they’re just another side I’m looking to beat

Joe Fitzgerald

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

I would say either Joe Fitzgerald, he loves a good old moan, or maybe Harry Scott, he could smile once or twice bless him

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

I usually wake up and watch Soccer AM, sort my football bag out, collect my brother and Alfie Gaspar and make my way to the game in the luxury of my Corsa

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

There are two players who are under rated for me. One is Alfie Touceda who for me has been our best player this season but often doesn’t get the praise he deserves. The other is actually my brother Ryan, he hasn’t been very fortunate in terms of minutes played and I know for a fact that when he gets his opportunity he will deliver

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

I would say probably Bruno Brito, always dresses a bit strange 👀

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

Manchester United and recently every single time it’s been pure disappointment

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

Wethers (James Weatherill) for a fact, he loves some of the older rubbish that none of us know and it’s dreadful!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

I always want to win every match however for me I would love to go on a vase run like I have done previously!!!

Finally, after you’ve scored a hatrick today, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

A pint of dark fruits would go down an absolute treat!

Sports Shots would like to thank Carl for his time this week