The As, who were playing in their first league game of the season, were no match for a side which was stacked with players from a team in Division 2 and went down 3-10 at Shalford Park.
The lack of a proper goalkeeper hampered the side and Manager Steve Walker had to do what he could between the sticks.
The consolation goals for Shalford came from Matt Gandy (2), who was making his return appearance for the Club after a season away, and a fine solo effort from Rainell Perez.
It's a long season but there's no doubt this will be one of the tougher fixtures and Walker will hope that there is no lasting hangover from this result.
Shalford 'A' next face Holmbury Kings at Shalford Park on 14th September. Holmbury lost their opening fixture 2-1 at Guildford Park.