A DEFEAT for close challengers Leiston kept The Rocks on top of the table on Tuesday night.
The Suffolk side slumped to a 2-0 loss away to Folkestone to leave Bognor Regis ahead of the chasing pack as mid-November nears.
A strong run of four wins in their past five Ryman premier games has taken them to the top spot on goal difference ahead of Needham Market.
Both have 33 points but The Rocks have played a game less, 16, compared to their closest rivals. Their goal difference of 16 is also comfortably ahead of Needham’s nine.
Bognor’s next opponents, Hendon, are in complete contrast as they struggle for wins.
Their past five league games have yielded just one victory as they struggle to keep out of the bottom two places. A draw at home to fourth-placed Havant and Waterlooville last Saturday has given them some hope.
It also helped The Rocks to stay ahead of the group of four teams who have begun to pull away at the top of the table.