Barnham’s winning run came to an end when they went down 4-2 at Saltdean in the fifth round of the Sussex Intermediate Cup.
Captain Richie Boxall had to be taken off after five minutes and Saltdean took an early advantage after a dubiously-awarded spot-kick as Richard Watton sent Byron Kearnes the wrong way.
Minutes later the Trojans were two down after Lee Slade headed in a corner. A wonder strike from in form midfielder Aaron Hancock gave the travelling support hope and within moments Mark Pedrick crashed the ball home to make it 2-2 at half-time.
Both teams went hammer and tongs in search of the winner.
A quick break in the 68th minute gave Saltdean their third.
After good possession a chance fell to Barnham midfielder Matt Noble, who blasted just past the post. Kearns brilliantly saved a second penalty awarded to Saltdean.
With Barnham throwing everybody forward, Saltdean went on the counter with Ebou Jallow on hand to stroke home from eight yards.
But this was a spirited effort from Barnham, who this week host Lancing the Vernon Wentworth Cup.