.....losing 2-1 at Longmead to a now fifth-placed Worthing on Saturday.
Dorking are now three points clear at the top after recovering from that defeat to win 1-0 at Nyewood Lane against Bognor Regis Town with ten-men for the entire second half.
Dorking had goalkeeper Dan Lincoln dismissed in the 45th minute aftef he was adjudged to have taken the ball outside the box.
It was his momentum that took him outside his area but the referee still brandished the red card was and new signing Ricardo Teixeira came on for his debut in between the posts.
But in the time added on for the change, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock through Lewis Taylor.
And the ten-men held firm in the second half to earn three crucial points.
Angels too were reduced in numbers after they had taken a 43rd minute lead through Joe Turner, although they had missed a penalty in the 25th minute when James Crane brought down Jared Small in the area, but Kleton Pentreou saved Alex Readís spot-kick.
The game was turned on its head in the 50th minute when James Folkes was adjudged to have handled in the area and was given a straight red card.
Crane beat Jonny Henly from the spot to put the Rebels back on level terms.
Callum Healey put Worthing ahead with a glancing header 12 minutes from time which proved to be the winner, despite Worthing sub Callum Healy being sent-off for a second bookable offence in the 86th minute.
Lewes are now second after ending in-form Bishop`s Stortford`s decent run with a 2-1 win at the ProKit UK Stadium.
And that after the Blues had led through Ryan Charles` early 3rd minute opener.
James Hammond equalised after 14 minutes and the Rooks won it with a 55th minute Frankie Chappell goal.
Enfield Town are fourth as now only three points separate Lewes in second from Haringey Borough in eighth.
Enfield won 4-1 at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium against second-bottom Harlow Town.
The home side led through Aaron Greene`s 8th minute effort with Tom Hitchcock levelling in the 34th minute.
But Billy Bricknell`s penalty a minute before the break gave Enfield a boost and the same player made it 3-1 after 64 minutes, with new signing Marc Weatherstone popping up with the fourth on debut with 13 minutes remaining.
Kingstonian are the other side in that top seven and they had to make do with a point from a 2-2 draw at AFC Hornchurch, now with Mark Stimson in charge.
K`s led through Louie Theophanous` goal right on half-time until the 81st minute when George Purcell equalised.
And then Purcell put the Urchins in front 5 minutes later, only for James Daly to grab a point for the visitors 2 minutes later.
Haringey won 1-0 at Coles Park against Folkestone Invicta, thanks to a 27th minute Karl Akinwande effort.
Whitehawk are looking more and more in danger of making it successive relegations after a 1-0 defeat at Moatside against Merstham left them six points adrift of the safety-mark.
But it wasn`t until 10 minutes from time when Kenny Beaney`s goal won it for Merstham.
Burgess Hill Town moved up to third-bottom after edging a five-goal thriller at the Green Elephant Stadium against Carshalton Athletic.
Pat Harding`s 6th minute opener for the Hillians was added to by a brace from Aaron Smith-Joseph in the 31st and 39th minutes to send the hosts into the break 3-0 up.
Peter Adeniyi reduced the arrears 8 minutes into the second half and then Jacob Mendy made the hosts sweat when he pulled a second back in the 62nd minute, but the Hillians held on for three precious points.
Brightlingsea Regent pulled themselves out of the bottom three after a 1-0 win at Fetcham Grove against Leatherhead, courtesy of a Billy Hunt goal on the hour-mark.
Wingate & Finchley led in the 8th minute at Hartsdown Park against Margate when Rob Laney scored.
But Tom Murphy after 25 minutes and Ben Swift on the hour-mark turned the game in Gate`s favour, only for Loic Hernandez to equalise in stoppage time.
Warren Mfula broke the deadlock at King George's Field to give Corinthian-Casuals a 53rd minute lead.
But visiting Potters Bar Town`s sub Aaron Morgan-Cummings equalised after 68 minutes and then Dernell Wynter won it for the Scholars 8 minutes from time.