Aylesbury United were beaten 1-0 by an astute Colney Heath side at Bell Close on Wednesday night, as their dismal record against the villagers continues.
An early goal for Kevin Ashwood, set up by a familiar face in former Duck Paul Armstrong, gave the visitors the lead after just nine minutes.
Tony Joyce’s men put up little resistance and another ex-Duck in Colney’s goal, Ricky Perks, was a spectator for most of the match without a serious save to make.
By contrast his opposite number Jack Sillitoe made two or three good saves which was a reflection on the overall disappointing outcome from a bad day at the office by the Ducks.
United’s best moment of the game saw John Mulholland hit the crossbar with a header and despite committing numbers forward in the closing stages there was to be no comeback.
Speaking ahead of the game, Joyce said overall he had been happy with his side’s position and performances ahead of what he predicted would be a physical game against Colney.
He said: “We’ve got to keep ourselves in with the pack and do our bit by ticking off the wins.
“Dunstable are Dunstable and Oxhey Jets have started really well but we will just keep doing our bit.”
The Ducks play Harefield United at home on Saturday (3pm kick off).