United Services suffered a 5-1 defeat at Ringwood Town, denting their Wessex League division one promotion hopes.
Services conceded three goals in the first 10 minutes.
All they could manage in reply was a late Pete Lines consolation.
‘This result has knocked us back a bit,’ said Services manager Bob Brady.
‘If you don’t go out there prepared to play from the start then you suffer the consequences.
‘It is a young side and they have to learn.’
Paulsgrove crashed to a 4-2 defeat in their crunch Puma Engineering Hampshire Premier clash against Liphook.
Both teams contributed to an entertaining encounter despite the sticky pitch at Marsden Road.
The visitors opened up a 2-0 lead by half-time.
Paulsgrove came out a different side after the break and 10 minutes into the second period Matt Harfield delivered a terrific 70-yard throughball for Dave Harding to reduce the arrears.
Liphook restored their two-goal advantage in the 66th minute but Harding replied for Paulsgrove.
Home goalkeeper Aron Holding produced an inspired performance to keep his side in the game until the visitors added a fourth goal, four minutes from the end, to seal their victory.
Goals from Matt Barnes, Chris Rowney and a Matt Northcott brace saw Locks Heath to a 4-2 home win over Liss Athletic.
In the Magnata Hampshire League, Aaron Fitzgerald grabbed a consolation goal for Horndean United as they slumped to a 5-1 defeat at Hedge End Rangers.