Berkhamsted fell to a 4-1 home defeat against fellow promotion hopefuls Welwyn Garden City in the BetVictor Southern League Central Division.
Will Summerfield managed to equalise in the first half for Berkhamsted after Welwyn initially took the lead from the penalty spot.
Welwyn fought back though to regain the lead just before half-time and continued to perform well throughout the second half.
The visitors scored two more goals in the second half to see off Berkhamsted once and for all, and the result closes the gap between the two sides, who sit third and fourth respectively, to five points, with Welwyn having a game in hand.
Berkhamsted face another play-off hopeful side on Saturday as they travel to Bedford Town in search for a reaction following today’s result.