Barnstaple Town lost their unbeaten record in the Toolstation Western League with a home defeat to Chard Town tonight.
All the goals came in the first half as the Somerset side left Mill Road with a 2-1 win.
Barnstaple were dominant for much of the second half but were unable to add to Jed Harper-Penman's 27th-minute penalty.
The winger came closest to equalising when, 12 minutes into the second half, he clipped the crossbar with a free kick from 25 yards.
With Bradford Town and Cribbs both winning this evening, Barnstaple slip one place to third in the First Division – nine points behind leaders Bradford but with games in hand on both sides.
Chard took the lead after the first of many decisions by the officials that angered the sides. When the assistant referee waved his flag for an offside in the ninth minute, the Barnstaple defenders stopped. Taoufik Ben Salem, however, played to the whistle and put the cross away.
Ben Salem and Sam Clark both struck the post for Chard in a two-minute spell midway through the first half before Ben Salem stabbed home their second goal after Mark Armstrong had headed down a corner.
Within three minutes, Barnstaple had pulled a goal back – but they needed two bites at the cherry.
When Sam Spurway was judged to have wrestled Scott Sharp to the ground, Harper-Penman saw Jason Hutchings save his spot kick with his feet. But the assistant referee ruled the Chard keeper had moved off his line too soon and Harper-Penman took his second chance, drilling the ball high into the net.
Five minutes before half time, Ben Salem was forced off by a hamstring injury and they posed little threat to the Barnstaple goal until the closing stages when the home side were chasing an equaliser.
But for all their dominance in the second half, Barnstaple created few clear-cut opportunities.
Sharp saw an effort deflected wide, while Turner put a header off target and was denied by Hutchings racing off his line to win a one-on-one. As well as his free kick, Harper-Penman volleyed wide after Cory Roach's long throw.
As they look to start a new unbeaten run, Barnstaple face four successive away games, starting with a trip to Portishead Town on Saturday.