Aylesbury FC U18s have picked up the club’s first silverware of the season after they were crowned Berks & Bucks Youth Cup champions thanks to a 3-0 victory over Taplow Boys in the final on Sunday.
Held at Ascot United’s home ground, the final was an entertaining affair played at a frantic pace with both sides having their chances, but ultimately FC ran out deserved winners
The first half was fairly even with Taplow having the first real opportunity when their forward volleyed wide, but Aylesbury settled down midway through the half and began to play some free-flowing attacking football to cut through the Taplow defence.
The breakthrough came from a long throw from Mitchell Collins which fell to Bradley Stowe, who curled a shot into the top corner.
The goal visibly lifted Aylesbury with the midfield three of captain Rob Tomlin, Alex Wray and Mitchell Collins taking control and it wasn’t long until the second goal arrived.
It came from a bit of individual brilliance when Collins chipped the ball over the Taplow defence before calmly volleying home from 10 yards for a 2-0 half-time lead.
Taplow came out all guns blazing in the second half as they sought a way back into the game, but FC remained a constant threat with Ty Deacon firing an effort just wide.
With Tomlin and Wray still pulling the strings, it was only a matter of time before the lead was increased. Ken Feyi superbly brought down a chipped ball and fired past the keeper.
The Aylesbury defence was marshalled by the impressive defence partnership of Bradley Stowe and Zack Crossingham as the Moles resisted any Taplow pressure to see out an excellent victory.