Four wins out of four puts Aylesbury Vale Dynamos into semi-finals

Club creating development team as step up between Under 18s and first team

Friday, 7th May 2021, 6:56 am
Jake Baldwin - one of Dynamos' players who has made the step up from the Under 18s - was upended in their latest win to earn a penalty (Picture by Iain Willcocks)

Four wins out of four for Aylesbury Vale Dynamos sees them through to the semi-finals of the Gladwish Spring Cup, qualifying in first place.

It earns them a home tie for the knock-out stage of the competition on Saturday, May 15.

In the meantime, Dynamos will play their final group game hosting Newport Pagnall Town.

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For their latest 1-0 victory against Shefford Town & Campton, Dynamos needed a 90th-minute penalty by Charlie Jackson, after Jake Baldwin tricked his way into the box and was upended by a defender.

Chairman Mike Borrett is full of praise for the team’s progress so far.

“It’s brilliant for us,” he said. “It’s a bare-bones team because of injuries and the young players have dug in and made it through.”

The players are playing for free, helping the club to fund games without gate receipts.

“It’s a struggle playing without crowds so it says a lot about the players,” he said. “They are dedicated and want to play football.”

The club are creating a Saturday development team as a step up between the Under 18s and first team.

The chairman explained: “We have a lot of talent and this will introduce them to the physical side of men’s football and they’ll be signed up ready for a taste of first team football .”

At the other end of the age groups, the club’s Under 6s sessions on Saturday mornings are going well, ensuring Under 7s teams for next season.