It was a bad weekend for Aylesbury United as they were dumped out of the Berks and Bucks Cup 3-1 by Chesham before a 2-1 defeat against Uxbridge.
Against Uxbridge, when many were expecting a jaded looking United, this being their fourth game in eight days, their performance was actually very good and was worthy of at least the point they should have gained had a late penalty kick not been saved.
With the wind behind them Uxbridge had the better of the first half openings, but with roles reversed after the break the Ducks took the lead through Daniel Jones soon after the restart.
Aylesbury should have been two goals ahead when a header hit both posts before bouncing clear, and such are the fine margins of football that Uxbridge went straight to the other end and scored.
Aided by some attacking substitutions the visitors had shown a marked improvement, and they soon had another to turn the game in their favour.
United still had fight in them and having rallied they won a penalty, but it wasn’t to be their day as Pickford saved Jones’s spot kick and ensured all three points went back to Middlesex.
The Ducks are next in action when they entertain AFC Hayes at Bell Close on Wednesday night (7.45pm).