Slough Town were hoping to return to winning ways on Saturday following last weekend’s defeat at home to Maidstone United.
However, they were made to wait for that third victory of the season when they travelled to Billericay Town.
The Rebels found themselves on the receiving end of a 2-0 score-line in a match which saw Sam Togwell make his 100th appearance in a Sough shirt.
The visitors endured their first blow before the dead-lock was even broken as former Maidenhead forward Ryan Bird received his marching orders just before the break following two yellows.
After an entertaining first half which ended goalless, Billericay did edge in front through Jake Robinson just a minute into the second period.
One became two with six minutes remaining as Jai Reason struck a bullet into the top corner as Billericay sealed all three points.
Hungerford Town fall foul of weather
Hungerford Town were hoping to host Dulwich Hamlet in the National League South this weekend, but their fixture was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Crusaders now turn their attention to Tuesday night as they make the short trip to Slough in a Berkshire derby.
Details of how to watch Tuesday nights Vanarama National League fixtures will be available here.