A BOLD display by Chichester ended in a 4-1 extra-time defeat at the hands of Tunbridge Wells in the FA Vase.
The Kent side scored within 20 seconds of kick-off with Perry Spackman sending in a long-range effort that dipped into the net, deceiving keeper Matt Short.
Lack of finishing prevented Tunbridge Wells extending the lead, and on 60 minutes when Chichester conjured up a goal from nowhere.
Young Spanish student David Lopez, with two defenders on him, turned brilliantly, hooked the ball into the air and smashed a volley home.
Chichester’s luck ran out during extra-time. On 94 minutes Drew Crush headed Wells into the lead and Andy McMath added two more.
Chichester: Short, Carrington, Cotton, Bass, Browne, Grant, Briggs, Johnson, Vassallo, Lopez, Edwards. Subs: James, Doran.
Chichester were in the wars again as they lost 3-0 at home to third-placed Lancing in the Sussex League first-division on Tuesdaty night.
Scott Portas committed an early foul that led to Graham Martin converting a penalty.
Then Darren Annis steamed in to score from close range on 22 minutes after Wayne Joseph had cut in from the left.
Matt Short skied a penalty then saved one, but Annis wrapped it up with a late third for Lancing.
City go to Peacehaven on Saturday and host Shoreham next Tuesday – both in the league.