Wingate and Finchley surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at home to Worthing.
The Blues came into the game off the back off a poor attacking display in a 1-0 loss midweek, but on Saturday found themselves 2-0 up inside half-an-hour through Charlie Ruff and Oluwaseun Akinsanya.
Joel Colbran pulled one back for the visitors before half-time and second-half goals from Ricky Aguiar and Callum Kealy flipped the outcome despite a late flurry of Wingate chances.
Attention now leaves the Isthmian Premier League, with three different cup games coming up for the Blues.
Wingate had 87 minutes to find an equaliser that never came on Tuesday, but they found themselves ahead after 15 minutes through Ruff’s deflected shot at the weekend.
He might have doubled Wingate’s lead five minutes later but saw his curling effort evade the post, before Akinsanya saw a shot saved by the legs of Roco Rees at the near post.
The recently-joined striker then fired narrowly over the angle before emphatically firing the Blues’ 2-0 up after Rees’ goal-kick fell kindly to him.
Colbran hit a sensational strike into the bottom corner with seven minutes left of the half, but Worthing were level within five minutes of the restart.
A poor clearance fell to Aguiar who despatched the equalising goal into the bottom corner.
Then, on the 56th minute, another clearance fell to Kealy on the edge of the box and he drilled Worthing ahead.
The Blues battled for an equaliser, with Luke Ifil’s cross hitting the bar and both Tommy Tejan-Sie and Tanasheh Abrahams narrowly flying past the frame of the goal, but it never arrived.
Wingate now have some temporary respite from the league with London Senior Cup, Velocity Cup and Middlesex Charity Cup games coming up against Dulwich Hamlet, Bowers & Pitsea and Hendon respectively.
Report by Andrew Gerlis