The Hawks were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Thurrock in the Blue Square South this evening.
Manny Williams came off the bench to fire Shaun Gale’s men ahead, only for Kenny Clark to level at the death.
In the Wessex League premier division, Moneyfields defeated Fareham 3-1 at Dover Road.
George Gregory opened the scoring for the hosts only for Dan Hayes to level shortly before the interval.
Conor Bailey and Warren Hunt struck late on to net the points for Moneys.
Elsewhere, Hayling were beaten 3-1 at Poole Town.
And in division one, Horndean triumphed 2-1 at promotion chasing rivals AFC Portchester.