Just two weeks after bagging their first-ever win at Braintree, Hampton & Richmond Borough crashed out of the Setanta Shield there on Tuesday night.
A much-changed Beavers side saw Francis Quarm, Craig Tanner and Nana Badu make their first starts of the season, while keeper Keiran Drake returned to fill in for the ill Matt Lovett.
However, two Braintree goals before half-time, followed by an Orlando Jeffrey own-goal after the break, saw the home side win 3-0.
Four days earlier, the Beavers were held 1-1 by Bromley in their Blue Square South clash.
Another own-goal, Graham Harper this time the offender, put Bromley in front. But Hampton were level within two minutes through a Ryan Lake penalty after Lawrence Yaku was brought down.
Hampton's reserve team are having better fortunes, winning their sixth game out of seven on Saturday by thrashing Amersham Town 6-0.
THE manager-of-the-month curse struck down Ashford Town (Middx) boss Mark Butler this week.
Having been given the award for leading his side to the top of the Ryman Premier, Butler watched his side lose twice in two games.
They lost their 100 per cent record at Dover on Saturday, going down 3-2 despite twice taking the lead through Paul Johnson.
That was followed by a 2-0 home defeat by Harlow Town on Tuesday night, watched by Peterborough director of football Barry Fry, in which Ashford's Billy Jeffreys twice hit the bar.
ASHFORD'S misfortunes allowed Staines Town to jump above them in the Ryman Premier after a 2-1 win over Dartford on Saturday and a 1-1 draw with Sutton United on Tuesday.
Lee Kersey and Elliott Onochie netted against Dartford, while Marc Charles-Smith salvaged a point at Sutton.