On a ‘bad day at the office’, Roffey let slip a two goal lead to lose 4-2 away at Rottingdean Village.
Chris Dumbrill’s riffled shot from the edge of the box gave the visitors a 17th minute lead which was doubled by Andy Lampard’s poacher’s finish.
But three goals in seven minutes either side of half time turned things round, Jamie Watts with a brace and Adam Hardwick also on target, before Graham Monk wrapped things up.
Roffey boss Dan Redman said: “We weren’t at our best, nothing really clicked although we had a strong penalty appeal turned down and three goals ruled out for offside. It’s disappointing, but we’ll put it down to a bad day at the office and go again next week.”
Roffey (Norris; Spence, Simester (Copesake 47), Webb, Jeal; Hodgson, Barber, Matthews (Roadley 65), Gareth Standing (Mitchell-Harris 65); Dumbrill, Lampard.