BERKHAMSTED suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of high-flying Dunstable Town in a difficult night at Creasey Park Stadium.
The game was effectively over as a contest by half-time as Dunstable raced into a 3-0 lead, but Berkhamsted were at least able to welcome back some of their first team regulars after injuries and suspensions.
Lawrence Bunker returned to the Comrades side after a seven-week suspension, and he looked lively up front in tandem with the fit-again Tony Burnett.
However, Dunstable were on top throughout on Tuesday and the hosts took the lead inside five minutes courtesy of Nathan Frater, before Pete Holmes doubled the advantage six minutes later.
Matt Wardle then went close for Berko, but Frater added his second goal of the game before half-time.
The Comrades put in an improved display after the interval, with Tyler Hatherley’s shot striking the post.
Dunstable wrapped up the win with 10 minutes remaining, though, as Joseph Bruce fired home the fourth.
The Comrades will be looking to bounce back from the defeat when they take on Stotfold at Broadwater on Saturday.