BASINGSTOKE Town missed out on making three wins on the trot, as they lost at lowly Chesham United 2-1.

The visitors welcomed back Jake Wakely and Kian Duncan into their starting line-up, while Jim Orvis dropped to the bench.

The home side dominated early on and they took the lead on 10 minutes, when Steve Brown's knock down was crashed into the top corner by Dave Pearce.

Eight minutes later, Town had their best chance of the opening 45 minutes, as excellent play by Sam Smart, Harry Pearse and Sam Argent set up Duncan, but his shot came back off the post.

Either side of the mid way point of the half both sides had chances, with Tom McGill called into action in visitors goal and then Pearse was just unable to get his head on a Rob Gerrard cross.

The home side then had another chance from Eion Casey, but it remains 1-0 to Chesham at the break.

Chesham had the better of the early exchanges after the interval, but it was Town who levelled just before the hour mark.

Rob Gerrard's deflected cross was headed home by Argent.

Soon after, Duncan was denied by a smart stop by home goalkeeper Ben Goode.

With 15 minutes left, Chesham grabbed the winner as a back header to McGill fell short and Casey was able to get to the ball and slot home.

The home side had a couple more chances, but were unable to add to their tally on the evening.

Next up for Town is a tough trip to second placed Salisbury on Saturday.