Market Rasen Town Reserves were knocked off top spot after a first defeat in 11 matches at Sutton Rovers Reserves on Saturday.
George Bennett’s first-half strike took the teams in level at 1-1 at half-time. But despite a goal from substitute Nathan Smith after the break, Rasen went down 3-2.
They slipped to second on goal difference behind Susie Star, but with a game in hand.
On Saturday they host All Star Panthers in the semi-finals of the Mowdales Charity Cup (ko 2pm).