United target revenge at Royston

Tony Joyce
Tony Joyce

Aylesbury United manager, Tony Joyce, hopes his side can use February’s heavy cup defeat to Royston Town as motivation for this weekend’s league encounter between the two sides.

The Ducks travel to the high-flyers in confident mood having made a return to winning ways on Tuesday evening, when they beat North Greenford United 4-3.

This afternoon’s encounter, which kicks-off at 15:07, sees Aylesbury return to the scene of what Joyce described as ‘their worst performance of the season’ – Garden Walk, where they lost 6-0 to Royston in the quarter-finals of the Red Insure Cup.

Ahead of today’s game, Joyce said: “That defeat should be at the forefront of the players minds as we go out onto the field on Saturday and that match should give us all the motivation that is required.

“We were very rusty because we hadn’t had many matches over the winter due to the bad weather and we really got found out that night.”

Joyce is also hoping to involve youngster Liam Murphy, who has been on the bench in recent weeks, at some point before the end of the season.

He added: “It would be nice to get one or two of the youngsters involved now that we don’t have much to play for other than pride and league position.”