Preview: Ducks set to face Maidenhead in County Cup final

Tony Joyce
Tony Joyce

Aylesbury United manager Tony Joyce is hoping to end the season on a high later today, Monday, when his side take on Maidenhead United in the Berks & Bucks Cup final.

The Ducks finished a mixed Division One Central campaign in 13th, one place and three points worse off than last season, following a final day defeat at home to Barton Rovers last Saturday.

The focus now turns to today’s cup final against Conference South side Maidenhead United, held at Chesham United FC.

“It’s a chance to end the season on a high,” said Joyce this week. “We go into it as big underdogs because Maidenhead play a couple of divisions higher than us and they’re a good side, but it’s a cup final and a one-off game.

“We’ve got nothing to lose, we’ll go and have a go and do as best as we can. I’m confident we can give them a game and it’d be lovely to win a bit of silverware to end the season.

“Unfortunately, Steve Hatch and Shane Wood have picked up injuries so they’re doubts for the final which is a real shame because they’re two players who have been outstanding for us this year.

“It’ll be touch and go whether they make it. It’d be a big blow because they’re both key players but we have a good enough squad to be able to compete without them.”