LEALHOLM fell to just their second defeat of the season against pace-setters Lingdale FC.
Early exchanges were even with neither side taking hold of the game.
The East Cleveland side took the lead with a Ben Crooks goal on seven minutes, heading home a corner, but Lealholm replied with Duncan Marson bursting into the penalty area before unleashing a strong drive.
A further goal from Ryan Scott for Lingdale gave them the edge at the interval.
Lealholm had a period in the second half when they were the better team but Lingdale ran away with it thanks to goals from Chris Bulmer with a chip, Ben Crooks and Shaun Howes.
Lealholm fought hard to get back in the game and scored the final goal of the game when Dave Welham made a strong run from midfield to set up Tom Raw to score.
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