Thame United fell to a 3-1 defeat to Marlow FC on Thursday night as part of their pre-season preparations.
Manager Mark West used the opportunity to play some of his reserve players against higher league opposition to see how well they coped.
Assistant manager Frank Thompson said: “It’s a good test playing against sides above us and we are holding our own at present. We have also been having a look at some of our reserve team players during these matches and although the result is not important in a pre-season friendly, the performance is and both Mark and myself are really pleased with our fitness levels and the commitment from the players.”
Thame’s next match is against Aylesbury United at the ASM Stadium.