Edf Energy Junior Vaseuxbridge 31 Mitcham 56
Optimistic Uxbridge were able to see a few crumbs of comfort from their high-scoring third round defeat by Mitcham.
The Park Road club went down 56-31 at home yet they felt the visitors, who are top of Surrey Three after two games, will probably be the best side they will face all year.
However, Uxbridge took solace from the fact they scored five great tries.
The hosts conceded the first points soon after kick-off and were on the back foot for much of the first half, trailing by 21 points.
Uxbridge just about remained in contention at half-time, which they reached still 30-15 behind after Tony Bailey, Tom Hall-Jones and Michael Weymouth cut the deficit with tries, but the predominantly antipodean-born visitors continued to rack up the points without their hosts ever looking like they would overcome their poor start to the match.
Winger Bailey showed he has recovered well from his broken thumb and hamstring injuries, adding a second try after the break, as did Weymouth who consolidated his place as Uxbridge's top try scorer this season. He also added three conversions in total.
Captain Mark Mason said: "I could not fault any of my team-mates.
"I was impressed by the attitude shown and I am hoping to take the positives into the next league game away at Old Haberdashers next weekend."
* The second team finally got their first win of the season as they defeated Old Abbotstonians 48-7 with tries from Jamie Flindall, Phil Carsen and Daniel Oliver.