CHESHAM United missed out on the chance to extend their lead at the top in the BetVictor Southern Premier South after a 2-1 defeat against Swindon Supermarine on Tuesday.

The Generals were bidding to complete a hat-trick of league wins – something they have not achieved since the turn of the year – but a first loss in four sees them remain two points clear.

Chesham broke the deadlock at The Meadow when Dave Pearce guided a brilliant strike away from the Swindon keeper and into the bottom corner on 35 minutes.

Swindon were gifted the chance to equalise on the hour mark as Harry Williams was fouled inside the box and Michael Hopkins coolly stroked home the resulting spot-kick.

The visitors got their noses in front with a second goal in as many minutes when the ball was crossed into the box from the left and Matt Liddiard headed in at the near post.

Chesham bid to return to winning form when making the trip to Harrow Borough this Saturday (3pm). The two sides drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture back in October.