The Notting Hill Carnival inavertently helped condemn Hampton & Richmond Borough to their first defeat of the season on Bank Holiday Monday.
The Beavers lost centre-back Orlando Jeffrey to police duty for their derby with Hayes & Yeading, meaning a start for new signing Elliott Braithwaite.
And Alan Devonshire's men went down to a shock 3-2 defeat to their neighbours, despite goals for summer signings John Scarborough and Ben Wright. Scarborough's 18th-minute opener came from a free-kick from another new signing, former England U19 international Stephen Cooke.
But by the time Wright headed in another free-kick with seven minutes left, Hampton had conceded three times.
It was all a far cry from two days earlier, when an Ian Hodges strike and a Ryan Lane penalty gave the Beavers a first-ever victory at Braintree Town, winning 2-1.
ASHFORD Town (Middx) are determined to enjoy their stay at the top of the Ryman Premier after hitting 10 goals in two games over Bank Holiday. The Tangerines thrashed Tooting & Mitcham 7-0 on Saturday before winning 3-0 at Hendon on Monday. Boss Mark Butler said: "There was a loud cheer in the bar each time the table came up on Sky Sports. From what I can gather, they had it fixed on the channel all night - and they were still cheering at the end."
STAINES Town also enjoyed two wins out of two over Bank Holiday, beating Tonbridge Angels 2-1 on Saturday and Harrow Borough 1-0 on Monday.