Neil Martin's injury time effort came within a whisker of rescuing a point for Dorchester Town against Basingstoke Town at The Camrose.
The Magpies went into Saturday's game on the back of two straight wins, but the hosts took a two-goal lead into the closing stages.
However, new singing Kieffer Moore halved the deficit with five minutes remaining and Martin's late effort could only find the crossbar as Dorchester dropped to 13th in the Blue Square South.
Dorchester held their own during the first period, but the hosts took the lead early in the first half when Manny Williams scored five minutes after the restart.
The Magpies searched for a way back into the game, but it looked bleak when Matt Warner doubled the home side's lead with seven minutes left on the clock.
However two minutes later, Moore scored his first goal for the Dorset die to give them hope of a late comeback.
Intense pressure from Dorchester nearly found an equaliser as Martin's effort rocketed back off the crossbar - but there was no time for the Magpies to rescue a point.
Dorchester face Truro City tomorrow night as they look to get back to winning ways.