LEAMINGTON saw their nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end after falling to a 2-1 defeat at league leaders Needham Market.
Brakes defender Theo Streete drew the away side level before Tevan Allen scored the winner for Needham after Luke Ingram opened the scoring at Bloomfields.
And the result means Leamington sit third in the Southern League Premier Central table, five points behind leaders Needham who have two games in hand.
Needham broke the deadlock on 18 minutes when Ingram looped the ball over Brakes goalkeeper Callum Hawkins before heading in despite the visitors appealing for offside.
However, Paul Holleran’s side equalised on 22 minutes as Streete headed in Henry Landers’ free-kick to score his second goal in the space of three games.
The home side reclaimed the lead just five minutes later as Allen finished off a clever free-kick routine before injuring himself in the celebrations.
Substitute Tyrone Barnett spurned three chances to equalise in the second period with the Brakes left frustrated by a number of decisions they felt went against them.
Leamington are next in action at home to Barwell on Saturday, December 9 with kick-off at 3pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.