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Eagles Triumph Over Ducks

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Second-bottom Aylesbury United were looking for back-to-back wins in the Evo-Stik League South East on Wednesday when they hosted mid-table Bedford Town at The Meadow.

Still under caretaker-manager Ben Williams, the Ducks fell behind with a controversial goal after 16 minutes when, following a Callum Donnelly corner to the near post, David Manu got a touch to the ball and it squirmed away from Aylesbury `keeper Jack Sillitoe. The ball was cleared away, but the assistant flagged, indicating that the ball had crossed the line.

The Eagles doubled their lead in the 23rd minute when David Moli took advantage of uncertainty in the defence to race away and loft the ball over Sillitoe on the edge of the area.

Injury-hit Ducks conceded a third goal 13 minutes from time on the breakaway when Moli and Devante Stanley combined for Ashton Grant to lift the ball over Sillitoe.

The win lifts Bedford to thirteenth in the table, while the Ducks remain in twenty-first, ten points above bottom side Arlesey Town.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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