There would have been plenty of time on the long journey back from North Leigh to reflect on just how Welwyn Garden City had ended up losing 1-0 in their Southern League clash.
Welwyn Garden City's interest in cup competitions fizzled out for another season as Tring Athletic secured passage to the Herts Charity Shield semi-final with a 1-0 win.
Two sloppy defensive moments condemned Potters Bar Town to a disappointing 2-0 loss at home to struggling Bowers & Pitsea.
Potters Bar Bowls Club celebrated the end of another successful season with the annual captain's day game.
It's not just the all-conquering first team who are catching the eye at Welwyn Garden City Cricket Club - as the junior teams too have produced some impressive performances.
A magnificent unbeaten 91 from Pat Scott was the difference as Potters Bar battled to victory at North Mymms in a fantastic game of cricket.
Welwyn Garden City's first season in the Southern League ended with a 2-0 win at home to Aylesbury and a creditable 14th place finish.
Welwyn Garden City slumped to a sixth straight defeat with a 2-1 loss at home to Kempston Rovers - a run described by manager Dean Barker as the worst of his football career.
Welwyn Garden City slipped to their third successive Southern League defeat as they succumbed to a second-half comeback for the second time this season against Coleshill Town.
For the second successive Tuesday evening Welwyn Garden City slipped to defeat at Herns Lane as they went down 1-0 to AFC Dunstable in the Southern League Division One Central.