BUXTON FC twice surrendered the lead as they went down 4-2 at Ashton United on Wednesday evening.
Martin Pembleton and Kieran Lugsden had put Buxton 2-1 in front with 20 minutes to play, before Ashton struck three times without reply, through Aaron Burns, Peter Wright and Matthew Kosylo, to run out comfortable winners.
The Bucks take a break from Evo-Stik Premier Division action on Saturday when they host Rushall Olympic in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser. Kick-off at the Silverlands is 3pm.
Buxton FC Bluestar U19s, meanwhile, secured their second win of the season in the North Midlands U19s League Division Three on Wednesday night with a 4-3 victory away at Maltby Main.