Preview: Joyce upbeat ahead of Egham clash

Tony Joyce (left)
Tony Joyce (left)

Aylesbury United manager Tony Joyce says his side go to Egham Town full of confidence this weekend despite their recent indifferent form.

The Ducks suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Royston Town on their last outing, which followed a 2-1 win over Potters Bar Town three days before, with Joyce hoping his side can find some consistency in the remaining 12 games of the season, starting with tomorrow’s trip to 13th-placed Egham.

He said: “We beat Rugby away from home, which was a good result, then we went to Godalming and lost 4-1, but we bounced back with a good win against Potters Bar, which was a good, honest performance.

“We went into Saturday’s game fairly confident, we did have a few players out through injury but it was a bit of a nothing game and we had two defensive lapses and ended up losing the game, so it’s a bit win one, lose one at the minute.

“Consistency has been the problem all season and individual mistakes are costing us.

“We would liked to have had a final push towards the play-offs but realistically that’s not going to happen now, unless we win our last 12 games.

“It’s mathematically possible but we just want to finish as high up the table as possible and we’ve also got a cup final to look forward, which is nice, and now it’s about competition for places for that final and for next season as well.

“Egham is another game where we should go there full of confidence. On our day, they’re the games we should be winning – against the teams in and around us, but Egham have recently changed their manager and they won 1-0 last Saturday, so it won’t be easy.

“We’ll have one or two players who didn’t play last week back and we go there full of confidence.”