Uxbridge’s search for a first win of 2020 continues after they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Waltham Abbey on Saturday.

Charlie Edwards’ fourth minute effort proved to be the difference in a keenly contested Isthmian South Central Division clash.

Try as they might, Danny Edwards’ men failed to force a route back into the game and slip six points behind Abbey in the table by virtue of the defeat.

The result leaves the Reds sixth in the table and allowed Abbey, who currently sit fourth, to move six points clear of their rivals.

Uxbridge will, however, take heart from having played two games less than Abbey ahead of a game with Tooting & Mitcham United in their next outing.

United are one place above Uxbridge in the table and have a five-point gap on their rivals despite having played a game fewer.

Elsewhere, Hayes and Yeading came from behind to secure a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Beaconsfield Town.

United thought they had taken the lead midway through the first half when a cross picked out Ogo Obi and he converted with a smart finish.

However, the offside flag denied Hayes an opener and they would be chasing the game just three minutes later when Jordan Ajanlekoko rose unchecked to head home a cross.

With little to choose between the two sides, it took until beyond the hour mark for Hayes to hit back and level the scores.

The goal owed much to the work of Gabriel Piorkowski as he carried possession forward before threading a well-weighted pass beyond the Town defence.

Donnelly collected the though ball and found the bottom corner of the Rams net with an accurate finish to level the scores.

Hayes were unable to force a winner as the game reached its close but there was further reason to celebrate as a moment of history was made late in the day.

Obi’s substitution saw 16-year-old Jamie Hanlon enter the action and in doing so become the youngest player ever to represent Hayes.

A lacklustre first-half showing left Hillingdon Borough with too much to do as they went down to a 2-1 defeat against Buckingham Athletic.

Borough found themselves trailing 2-0 at the break after goals from Dan Hassell and Dominic Lawless put the visitors in control.

They managed to hit back in the second period but could only cut the deficit in half as they chased a share of the spoils.

Borough are next in Spartan South Midlands League Division One action on Saturday when they take on Brimsdown FC away from home.