A bleak National League afternoon saw South League pair Havant and Fareham both beaten and Chichester lose 5-4 to Old Loughtonians having led their Essex based Eastern Conference rivals 3-2 at half-time.
Havant snatched a tenth minute lead through Charlie Stubbings at Oxted, but the unbeaten South leaders, now seven points clear at the top, hit back to win 3-1.
Basement boys Fareham found themselves two down inside ten minutes at Team Bath, with Chris Davey's consolation goal their only reward from a 5-1 beating.
Chichester led 3-2 at the break, but lost 5-4 to Old Loughtonians.
All three clubs are in Sunday action, Havant v Team Bath (12.30), Fareham at Sevenoaks and Chichester at home to Bedford.
But at least Trojans ladies won 2-0 at St Albans with a goal in each half by Amy Sheehan and Martha Taylor.
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