Sole survivors Hale Leys need fan power to make county cup semi-final.
Hale Leys United are sitting pretty at the top of the SML Division Two after a 4-0 win at New Bradwell and now the focus turns to making the semi-final of the county cup.
Boss Paul Alleyne watched his 10 men cruise to victory in Milton Keynes despite Daniel Parsons’ sending off.
And now he is urging football fans in Aylesbury to turn out in force when they entertain Bracknell Rovers at Fairford Leys from 2pm on Saturday.
The Hale Leys side is made up almost entirely of players from Aylesbury, with some of the finest talents in the town currently going great guns in all competitions.
And Alleyne wants fans to get behind his side, the only Aylesbury team still left in the Intermediate Cup at the quarter-final stage.
Reflecting on Ley’s 4-0 win –which came courtesy of goals from Tom Brindley, Riccardo Whittle, Mark Tattam and Liam Williams –and the forthcoming Berks and Bucks match, Alleyne said: “We worked hard on a difficult surface to start with then losing a man wasn’t easy but it was a good response from the players as they worked hard and dug in deep to get the win.
“Unas Ilyas (pictured above (main) was the man of the match as he worked overtime in the middle of the park.
“I’m pleased with the efforts and with the three points.
“I would encourage every one to come down and support us in the cup this Saturday as we are the only Aylesbury team left in it and all support is appreciated.”
Hale Leys went to New Bradwell with only Jack Bowers and Roni Joe unavailable.
As usual Leys were out of the blocks fastest with Parsons firing directly at the keeper to spark the visitors into life.
In-form Brindley was on hand to smash home after a well worked move to make it 1-0 with only nine minutes played.
Whittle scored the second to make it a comfortable 2-0 to Aylesbury side but hand bags before the break saw Parsons dismissed.
Leys had to rethink their game plan as the sending off gave Bradwell renewed hope.
Ilyas played like two men, though, to lessen the impact and jet-heeled Brindley did some more damage, drawing the keeper and teeing up Tattam for 3-0.
Alex Woodfine made the game safe when he selflessly passed the ball to Williams to fire home and make it a good win for the shopping centre side, who made light of the fact they were playing with only 10 men.