A RAM Marwa brace helped Hayes & Yeading United come from behind to beat Hampton & Richmond Borough 3-2 and record their third successive Blue Square Conference South success.
United endured terrible luck with injuries at The Beveree Stadium on Monday, losing both keeper Delroy Preddie and Danny Allen-Page in the first 30 minutes, the latter breaking his nose in a clash with team-mate Matt Ruby, who needed lengthytreatment for a head wound before playing out the match heavily bandaged.
The Beavers were already in front thanks to John Scarborough's close range header but United dug deep and after Josh Scott twice went close, Marwa levelled the scores before half-time.
Neil Martin's through ball looked a little heavy but Scott did brilliantly to reach it and turn it back into the danger area where Marwa beat Kieran Knight to the punch and his deflected shot deceived keeper Matt Lovett.
Tom Cadmore almost sliced into his own net just before the break but after that United enjoyed a lot of possession and made it pay on 67 minutes.
James Mulley and Esmond James shared a one-two before the former darted into the penalty area and was tripped by Robbie Kember and Scott coolly found the top corner from the penalty spot.
Will Hendry almost stretched the lead but Lovett blocked and Scarborough hacked clear, yet from the corner the visitors made it 3-1. The kick was overhit but Ruby collected while others assumed it would roll out of play, his deep cross was nodded back by Cadmore and Marwa's second scissor kick of the game got him his second goal.
Ben Wright's 86th minute effort created a tense final few minutes but in stoppage time he blasted over to leave United to celebrate a well earned victory that took them up to eighth.
Tony Choules's fears that Uxbridge might suffer a hangover from last season's play-off final defeat are fast becoming reality after they crashed 3-2 at home to neighbours AFC Hayes - a game they won 5-0 in last year's corresponding fixture.
Both sides came into the match seeking their first win of the Southern League Division One South and West campaign and until the final five minutes it looked to be heading Uxbridge's way. There were chances at either end before Kevin Warner fired a Frazer Toms cross into the net in the 22nd minute.
Jay Pereira cleared off the line for Hayes and former Red Dean Clark blasted a 33rd minute equaliser that Paul McCarthy found too hot to handle. After the break Mark Nicholls, making his first appearance following suspension, wasted one golden opportunity but made amends soon after by driving home a superb left-footed effort from the edge of the box.
Ricky Pither came close to a second equaliser for AFC but the headlines were stolen by Dean Pitcher, who came off the bench to first lob home from Clark's fine pass and in the final minute he stole all three points when he volleyed Victor Osobu's cross into the net.
The result left Uxbridge languishing one off the bottom after three defeats from four games.
Northwood's fine start to the Ryman One North season came to a juddering halt when they crashed 5-1 away to Ware.
Paul Burton put the visitors ahead midway through the first half and John Frendo added a second on 66 minutes.
New signing Otis Williams, a former Rochdale youth player, came off the bench to pull a goal back on his debut but Ware added three more in the last five minutes to underline a deserved, if flattering victory.
League rivals Hillingdon Borough were unable to dent Wingate & Finchley's perfect record as they slipped to defeat at the Middlesex Stadium.
Joe O'Brien and Chris Chase put the visitors 2-0 up at half-time but after Sam Warrell and Chris Paul threatened for Boro, they found themselves three-down after Marvin Samuels punished an error by keeper Matt Davis.
Boro ended the game strongly as Ali Harris saw a back header scrape past a post, substitute Shaswar Mashkhall was pushed in the act of shooting and Jerry Lyons netted the team's first goal of the season from the penalty spot.
Sam Warrell also smashed a free kick against the bar and Mashkhall shot wide as it remained 3-1.