Two first-half Scott Donnelly goals proved enough to earn the Hawks a welcome 2-1 National League South win over Concord Rangers at Westleigh Park.
Donnelly scored with a stunning eighth-minute strike and then notched his second from the penalty spot eight minutes later.
The Beachboys reduced the arrears two minutes into the second half, but the Hawks hung on for the rest of the game.
Margate completed a National League South double over Gosport Borough as Freddie Ladapo’s second-half strike sunk Alex Pike’s men at Hartsdown Park.
Bognor were left to rue missed chances as they dominated proceedings at Billericay, only to slip to a 2-0 defeat in Essex.
Joseph Ellul and Mike Fondop-Tolom were both on the scoresheet – with the latter earning his marching orders for a second yellow card picked up due to his over-exuberant celebrations.
Petersfield Town and Leighton Town served up a seven-goal Christmas classic – with the Rams snatching the Southern League division one central victory deep into injury-time.
Having trailed 3-1, it was a win to savour for the hosts, who were indebted to two-goal hero Howard Neighbour’s late penalty.
Joe Richardson and David Jerrard were also on target for Ian Saunders’ side on an afternoon to remember at Love Lane.
Wessex League premier division results: Moneyfields 0-1 Hamworthy, AFC Portchester 1-1 Whitchurch, Sholing 2-1 Fareham Town