Horndean made sure they kept their 'local heroes' tag with a powerful 4-1 win against Fareham Town at Cams Alders.
The visitors trailed to a Gary Austin goal at the break but took charge in the second period.
Conor Duffin and Harry Jackson both scored twice.
The Reds cause wasn't helped when Lammin Jatta was sent off for violent conduct.
Deans boss Michael Birmingham felt his men got it together after a sloppy opening period.
The players took his advice on board and kept calm.
He said: ‘In the first half we lacked zip and purpose.
‘We played too much as individuals and not as a team.
‘Fareham had a game plan to sit behind the ball and we should have done better with the opportunities that we did create.
‘At half-time I told the players not to panic and our win was well deserved in the end.’
Home manager Pete Stiles was disappointed in the manner his team lost their five-game unbeaten run in the league ended.
He said: ‘I had players telling me they were fit but they weren't.
‘That meant I didn't have the players on the bench to change things when I needed to.
‘We also paid the price for a complete loss of discipline.
‘Up until our player was sent off I thought we matched them.’
Steve Leigh lauded the display of Baffins Milton Rovers in their 1-0 win at Brockenhurst.
A last-minute penalty from Ashton Leigh secured the win.
The Baffins boss said: ‘It was a great performance and we were the better team for the whole 90 minutes.
‘We never looked like conceding against a strong home side.
‘Our discipline was outstanding and we thoroughly deserved the win.’
At the death Jason Parrish was brought down to earn the penalty.
Ashton Leigh kept his nerve to bury his spot-kick into the bottom corner of the net.
AFC Portchester came from behind to win 2-1 at Hamworthy United.
After conceding an early goal Jack Breed levelled for the Royals before the break.
Dale Mason struck the winner with 15 minutes remaining.
Joint boss Mick Catlin felt the players deserve credit.
He said: ‘It was important we got back to winning ways.
‘We adopted well to the 3G pitch and passed the ball well.’