Tuesday evening Eagles welcomed back a number of players from last season and gave high flying London Colney of the Spartan South Midland league a good contest after a poor first half. For the first 20 minutes the eagles more than held their own with some crisp movement and passing although lacking penetration up front. Lewis Mitchell came off for a ‘ breather’ after 20 minutes and from that point the home side really turned on the pressure They scored 2 quick gaols following penetrating balls through the eagles defence and excellent finishes by Colney, and from then onwards it was an uphill battle. Despite a great performance at the back by Joe De La Salle Colney ran in another two goals before half time. Michell Cox almost scored from a headed cross but the ball flashed wide of the goal.
Second half showed a great improvement by the eagles who matched their rivals in most departments. Sam Gittings was always willing to take on an opponent, but often one too many, and the defence held firm. Joe De La Salle did clear the ball from under the cross bar with a cheeky back heel but Dan Goad did not really have a great number of saves to make, although Colney went close on several occasions. Eagles did score a goal but it was ruled offside after good work and a cross from the right from Gittings.
At full time the score remained 4-0, a credible result against superior opposition.