Re-Joyce! Ducks win first trophy in 13 years!

Aylesbury United's class of 2012/13
Aylesbury United's class of 2012/13

Aylesbury United won their first trophy in 13 years after a thrilling 3-2 extra-time win over Hadley in the Premier Division Cup final on Wednesday night.

With seven minutes left and the Ducks trailing 2-1 Ben Baines left fly from 30 yards on the half-volley before Stacey Field sent the travelling fans into raptures with a tap-in just moments later to seal a first piece of silverware in more than a decade.

Ben Baines

Ben Baines

Delighted boss Tony Joyce said: “That was a pleasant way to finish the season.

“When Jack Wood (captain) lifted the cup we had a nice pitch invasion and celebration with the fans. There was a bit of dancing going on in the changing room.”

The scenes of jubilation were in stark contrast to earlier on in the game, though.

Hadley took a deserved lead but Paul Edgeworth grabbed an immediate equaliser just before half-time.

Joyce added: “The first 20 minutes they played the better football. We did it the hard way.

“Possibly nerves played a part. It’s cup football, though. There were mistakes out there but it’s all about winning.”

As is so often the case, top scorer Field grabbed a vital goal – his 45th of the season –to write his name into the history books.

And with promotion all but confirmed, Joyce added: “It’s not been a bad season has it?”