Bosham have taken an eight point lead at the top of SCFL Division Two after beating second-place Sidlesham 3-1 on Boxing Day.
The Sids’ were full of hope before the match that home advantage would give them an edge over their local rivals.
A Tom Bayley penalty early on gave Daren Pearce’s side the lead after 20 minutes.
But Bosham bounced back, with Callum Fewell and Bradley Miles netting twice within the space of three minutes to give the Robins the edge at the break.
Alex Barnes then sealed all three points for Andy Probee’s side meaning they end 2016 unbeaten, winning 15 of their 16 games so far.
The Robins do not have long to get back into action, hoping to carry on their good form against Clymping at Walton Lane on Monday.
Sidlesham, meanwhile, will look to bounce back when they make the short trip to Rustington. Both games kick off at 11am.
Elsewhere, and West Sussex Premier side Nyetimber Pirates warmed up for their fifth round Sussex Intermediate Cup tie with Sidlesham with a comfortable 4-1 win over Holbrook.
Towers, Turner, Cox and Haga-Hammond got the goals for the Bognor Regis-based side to ensure they remain well clear at the top of the table.
With nine games gone, the Pirates have an unblemished record scoring 30 goals in the process.
In the same division, Predators saw their game against Henfield postponed.
But there was some festive cheer for bottom side Hunston, who got a one-all draw at Rogate 08.
The point means they have five points, three behind Petworth who are second bottom.
In the FA Women’s Premier League south division, Chichester City Ladies went into the Christmas break on the back of a 5-0 win over Keynsham Town.
Molly Clark bagged a brace while there was one goal each for Charley Wilson-Blakely, Jess Lewry, and Cherelle Khassal to keep Chi top of the table.
Next up for the ladies is a home match against Shanklin, which is scheduled for the new year.