Maldon and Tiptree fell to defeat at the hands of leaders VCD Athletic.
The Jammers lost their Ryman League division one north match 2-1 at Park Drive on Tuesday night.
Maldon took the lead with a goal from Ollie Berquez in the 33rd minute.
VCD Athletic got back on level terms from the penalty spot when Michael Power converted on 73 minutes.
And the visitors went in front nine minutes later when Uche Ibemere scored.
It got worse for Maldon when they went down to ten men when Paul Shave was sent off on 90 minutes.