Beaconsfield Sycob 3-2 North Greenford United
North Greenford belied their lowly status to give an in-form Beaconsfield a scare.
But three goals in a 15 minute spell at the start of the second half settled the outcome in the home side's favour, denying the Blues what would have been a deserved point.
United were quick out of the traps at Holloways Park and were rewarded after only five minutes when striker Myles Stephenson finished smartly after being put though.
Greenford had chances to build on their lead, but a lack of sharpness in the final third allowed Beaconsfield - who were on a run of five straight victories - back into the contest.
The Blues went into the interval with their lead intact thanks to some smart saves from Lee Pearce to deny Tom O'Regan and Jack Hutchinson towards the end of the half, but it was a warning of what was to come.
Sure enough, the Rams moved up a gear at the start of the second half and Hutchinson found the net to make it 1-1 before former Blues winger Zak Jospeh unlocked United's defence again on the hour with a typical run - paving the way for sub Jon-Jo Bates to slide into an empty net.
And the Blues barely had time to regroup before Hutchinson was put through for his second of the evening.
Neil Shipperley's men refused to throw in the towel though, and they set up a nervy finish for the home side with a goal 10 minutes from time - Anthony O'Connor crossing for Dave Taylor to drive in from close range.
And there was almost a late equaliser when Darryl Brown drove wide in the final minutes.
But the cold facts after a decent performance was that United have now lost four in a row and won only one of their last 14 games in Southern League Division One Central.