Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered league losses on Saturday, while Moulton Harrox were handed a home humbling by one of their title rivals.
Starting with Spalding, they slipped up 2-0 against Worksop Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – ending their fine run of form in BetVictor NPL South East.
Second-half strikes from Lynton Karkach (55) and Craig Mitchell (78) sank the Tulips, who saw their lengthy injury list finally catch up with them.
Matt Easton’s side fall to seventh in the table, but have still enjoyed a strong start to the season.
Holbeach, meanwhile, lost a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division thriller at Leicester Nirvana 4-3.
Goals either side of half time by Nick Jackson and Jon Fairweather put the Tigers 2-0 up, but the hosts battled back to make it 2-2.
Jonny Lockie then fired Holbeach 3-2 up, but a penalty for the hosts levelled matters before a late winner was bundled home by the hosts.
Danny Hussey’s side slip to seventh as a result.
In the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division, defending champions Moulton Harrox were beaten 4-1 at home by Stamford Lions and fall to third in the table as a result.
Staying in the top tier, goals from Jordan Keeble (2), Tom Coote, Charlie Parks and Michael Bailey gave Holbeach United Reserves a 5-0 win over Oakham United, while Tydd lost 4-1 at much-fancied Peterborough North End Sports.
On Friday night, Long Sutton picked up an impressive 3-3 draw at FC Parson Drove.
More on all games to follow in Thursday’s Spalding Voice and throughout the week at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk.
South East Division: Carlton Town 2 Sheffield FC 2; Cleethorpes Town 2 Wisbech Town 1; Glossop North End 0 Lincoln Utd 1; Market Drayton Town 0 Frickley Athletic 2; Newcastle Town 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 3; Spalding United 0 Worksop Town 2.
Premier Division: Leicester Nirvana 4 Holbeach United 3; Loughborough University 3 Desborough Town 0; Lutterworth Town 5 Cogenhoe United 2; Oadby Town 1 Anstey Nomads 1; Peterborough Northern Star 1 Quorn 2; Rugby Town 6 Wellingborough Town 1; Sleaford Town 0 Shepshed Dynamo 5; Northampton ON Chenecks 2 Harborough Town 3 (Fri).
Emirates FA Cup
Selected: Boston Town 0 Leek Town 4; Hendon 3 Deeping Rangers 2; Stamford 0 Boston United 4.
Premier Division: Holbeach United Res 5 Oakham United 0; Moulton Harrox 1 Stamford Lions 4; Peterborough North End Sports 4 Tydd 1; Peterborough Polonia 0 Netherton United 3; Thorney 2 Ketton 1; Uppingham Town 1 Leverington Sports 0; FC Parson Drove 3 Long Sutton Athletic 3 (Fri).
Division One: Cardea 0 Crowland Town 5; Eunice Huntingdon 3 Premiair 1; Eye United 3 Moulton Harrox Res 0; Oundle Town 5 Wittering Harriers 5; Spalding Town 1 Sutton Bridge United 6; Stilton United 1 Stamford Belvedere 2.
League Cup: Netherton United Res 4 Netherton United A 3; Cambridge 1 Uppingham Town Res 0; Deeping United 3 Holbeach United Sp 0; Ketton Res 2 Whittlesey Athletic A 5; Leverington Sports A 3 Dreams 5; Leverington Sports Res 19 Dreams Res 1; Oakham United Res 1 Thurlby Tigers 2; Parkside 2 Stanground Sports 6; Parkside Res 0 Glinton & Northborough 3; Premiair Res 3 Cardea Res 4; Rippingale & Folkingham Res 0 Thorpe Wood Rangers 9; Sawtry v Spalding Town Res (home walkover); Stamford Belvedere Res 2 Tydd Res 4; Stamford Lions Res 4 Orton Rangers Res 1; The Limetree 5 Long Sutton Athletic A 3; Warboys Town 12 Hampton A 3; Wittering Harriers Res 4 Huntingdon Town Dev 2.
Division Three: Hampton 2 Farcet United 1; Ramsey Town 2 FC Parson Drove Res 2.
Division Four: Casterton 11 Holbeach Bank 3.
Division Five: Park Farm Pumas 2 Warboys Town Res 1.