After losing 5-3 at home the previous week to the league leaders Eagles finally triumphed against second placed Cuffley in another entertaining game at Pixmore. The Eagles are slow starters and after neither side showed much attacking flair in the first 10 mins, before Cuffley suddenly latched on to a bad pass by forward Jason Drackford to score from 20 yards.
This forced the eagles to step up a gear but it was not until 30 minutes that they finally got on target. Drackford missed a good chance before new signing from Poland Krystian Michalak seized on a loose ball and hammered into the net.
Cuffley responded immediately with a swift counter on the break to make the score 1-2 but for the remainder of the half were frustrated by eagles use of the offside trap.
After the break Eagles put on the pressure without really working the Cuffley goalkeeper. Hunter Diack blasted high over the goal after 60 minutes despite having a clear sight of goal, and Cuffley became reliant on the long ball over the top and counter attack.
The last 10 minutes were all Eagles with Sam Gittings running at the Cuffley defence and causing problems with his speed. He narrowly failed to connect a yard out with his head to a corner kick after the flight of the ball was miss judged by the Cuffley keeper, and finally after 85 minutes got his reward. After having several attempts charged down he finally found space and hit the ball on the half volley from 20 yards out into the top of the net.
Hardly had Eagles fans stopped celebrating when Michalak was played clear on the right and he neatly finished from 15 yards.
The action was far from over as Cuffley responded. Dan Goad held a goal bound freekick and in added time Eagles luck really held when a cross from the right was turned past Goad only for Jamie Platt to hack it clear off the line. Gittings had a couple more late chances as play swung from end to end, but their late effort finally secured all points for the Eagles