Threave Rovers crashed to their first defeat in 15 games on Saturday.
The Castle Douglas side had won 14 matches in a row in all competitions but were brought back down to earth by Jim McCrossan’s St Cuthbert Wanderers at Meadow Park.
Jamie Struthers scored Threave’s only goal as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat at home.
It came after Ross McCrindle had opened the scoring for the visitors early on.
Craig Rudd heaped the pain on the home support after he fired Saints in front again before the break as Threave lost all hope of challenging Dalbeattie Star for the title.
Meadow Park manager Keith Knox’s day was made even worse late in the second half when midfielder Scott Wilby got his marching orders for foul and abusive language towards an official.
The game had only went ahead after Threave lay ground sheets on the pitch in a successful attempt to beat the frost which has coincided with the latest cold patch.
Rovers have also announced the release of two of their fringe players.
A statement on the club website stated that defender Andrew Forsyth and goalkeeper Stefan Rajovic have both been released from their contracts.