Dagenham & Redbridge lost out 3-2 in an end to end match away to Mansfield Town.
Daggers made five changes for the trip to Field Mill, with Liam O’Brien, Josh Passley
, Clevid Dikamona
, Ashley Chambers
and Matt McClure
was named as a replacement for the visitors having not featured since the start of September.
Chambers won Daggers a 25-yard free kick in the fifth minute, with Oliver Muldoon putting the resulting set piece just wide.
O’Brien was performing well between the stick in the opening 20 minutes, saving well from both Daniel Alfei and Chris Beardsley.
Daggers themselves had chances to open the scoring, with perhaps to best a ball that went all the way across the box from Joe Widdowon in the 21st minute.
But they needed their keeper in top form three minutes later with O’Brien brilliantly pushing a Mal Benning free kick behind for a corner.
At the other end, Ashley Chambers
forced Scott Shearer into action with a stinging left footed effort in the 39th minute.
The visitors took the lead three minutes later at the end of a superb counter attack after Dikamona cut the ball out in his own box.
Chambers, McClure and Widdowson were involved in a flowing move that resulted in Hawkins tapping in at the back post for his first Daggers goal.
Four minutes into the second half, O’Brien was at it again as he stopped Alfei’s powerful long range effort.
But he was finally beaten in the 54th minute when Matty Blair scored for Mansfield from the edge of the area.
And Daggers were behind 13 minutes later when Adi Yussuf latched onto a long ball before scoring.
was hauled down in the box by Krystian Pearce seven minutes from time, with the defender seeing red, but the evergreen striker missed the penalty.
Mansfield had their third soon after, with Matt Green netting after a swift attacking break into the Daggers half.
Cureton did get a goal back a couple of minutes before injury time but it would stay at 3-2 to Mansfield Town.
Daggers XI: O'Brien; Passley, Worrall, Dikamona, Hyam, Widdowson; Labadie, Chambers, Muldoon; Hawkins, McClure
Subs: Cousins, Cureton, Doidge, Richards, Jones, Hemmings, Hoyte
Attendance: 2,822 (including 129 Daggers fans)