Uxbridge's poor run of form continued as they started life without former skipper Mark Nicholls with a 3-1 defeat against Beaconsfield SYCOB in the British Gas Business League Division One South and West clash at Honeycroft last night (Tuesday 20/1).
Former Chelsea star Nicholls quit the club after being one of three players sent off in last week's night of shame as the Reds crashed out of the FA Trophy against Swindon Supermarine.
Last night's clash did not start much better for Uxbridge as local rivals Beaconsfield went ahead after 14 minutes when Dave Lawrence sliced a Stuart Swift free kick into his own net.
Bradley Bubb then put the visitors in the driving seat when he added a second on 21 minutes, before play was then held up for 45 minutes when one of the assistant referees had to leave the pitch with a hamstring injury and a new level four linesman had to be found.
When the action finally resumed Kevin Warner gave Uxbridge hope when he scored from close range five minutes before the interval.
However, the Reds could not force an equaliser in the second half and Swift wrapped things up for Beaconsfield with a third goal from long range on 75 minutes.
The win lifted promotion hopefuls Beaconsfield up to fourth spot in the table while Uxbridge remain 10th.