Hurst Green’s winning run came to an abrupt end as they were out-muscled and out-thought by a more determined Mill Hill side.
Mill Hill are flying high this season and their experience and hunger showed as Green were put under pressure throughout the game.
The home side took a lead midway through the first half as a long throw caused panic in the Green box and was nodded in at the far post.
Green’s chances were few and far between as their quality of football left a lot to be desired.
The two home strikers kept Bamber and Lakeland busy all afternoon as they looked to latch onto deep crosses and long diagonal balls.
Danny Anderson did well to keep out a couple of efforts during the first half, in what was probably his best performance of the season.
Danny Walker had Green’s only chance, but his effort was well saved by the home keeper.
Mill Hill almost made it two as Josh Eastwood burst into the box but narrowly shot wide.
Half-time failed to lift Green and they never looked like making a competitive game of it, as yet another long throw was left to bounce in the Green box and the Mill Hill striker nodded in his second for a carbon copy of the first goal.
Hurst Green failed to bring a save out of the home keeper in what was a second half to forget, as the visitors went down to 10 men as Sargeson limped off, the away side having made all of their substitutions.
Funnily enough, Green played their best football with 10 men but still couldn’t force an attack of any note.
The home striker completed his hat trick as he played a neat one-two and lobbed Anderson to make it three for Mill Hill.
Hurst Green travel to play Colne on Saturday at Nelson FC’s Victoria Park, kick-off 2-15 p.m.
A Tom Wood brace ensured Hurst Green Reserves beat Mill Hill Reserves 4-2 at Smithy Row.