AYLESBURY United striker Stacey Field scored for the seventh match in a row but it was not enough to continue the Ducks’ own hot streak as they succumbed 2-1 at Hadley on Wednesday night.
Tony Joyce’s in-form side were on the crest of a wave going into the game on the back of a six-game winning streak.
But they came up against a very impressive footballing side in Hadley, whose league position of 15th belied the quality on show.
Hadley outplayed United for much of the first half, and it was no surprise when Dom Petrucci gave them the lead with a well-taken goal five minutes from the break.
A disappointing United improved slightly in the second half, but it was Petrucci who added the second for Hadley when he ran through and finished past United keeper Jack Sillitoe.
Field hooked in late on, and although it led to some late drama including goalkeeper Sillitoe heading wide at the death, Hadley earned a well-deserved win.
Speaking ahead of the Hadley game, United boss Tony Joyce says he is expecting ‘something to go wrong soon’ after admitting life is sweet at the club.
Speaking with his tongue firmly in his cheek, Joyce said things were ‘almost going too well’ as a settled United celebrated a sixth straight win last weekend.
United will aim to close on fourth-placed Haringey Borough, who visit Bell Close next Saturday (April 7) in the coming games.
It is a case of the quadruple H for the Ducks this week.
After playing Hadley, face Hillingdon on Saturday, Harefield on Tuesday and the big one against Haringey Borough on Saturday week.