The SAL suffered a loss in the first game of their defence of the Argonaut Trophy, going down 1-3 against the AFC at Uxbridge. Having been declared winners of the competition after the Herts Senior County League declined to play the final game, the team were hoping to cement their position as champions, but will have to set their sights on the FA Inter-League Cup instead, with the first round coming up on 28 September.
Dan Barber opened the scoring for the SAL with a beautiful, curled shot after 17 minutes but Ryan Bright equalised for the AFC just three minutes later. Two second half goals from Tom Coulter sealed victory for the AFC with both sides denied by point-blank saves along the way.
Video highlights of the game can be viewed below: