G osport Borough were left dejected after a late goal denied them the points in their 1-1 draw at Arlesey Town.
Borough looked set for a fine away win when defender Aaron Cook headed them into the lead, eight minutes from time.
But a last-minute free-kick evaded everyone in the Borough area and ended up in the far corner.
Assistant boss Mick Catlin said: ‘You always feel a bit deflated when you concede a late goal and we are gutted.
‘Beforehand we might have taken a draw but in the end we felt we had done enough to win.
‘It was a good team performance against a side fourth in the league.
‘We knew it would be tough and the game had a physical edge.
‘Arlesey are a big side but we coped with that aspect of the game.
‘We tried to play the ball around their big defenders and get in behind them.’
Borough gave a debut to new striker Steffan Gaisie and he put in a lively performance before tiring in the second half.
It took a good save from the home goalkeeper to deny him a debut goal.
The goalless first half proved a cagey affair fought out mainly in the midfield.
But late on the match sprung into life.
On 82 minutes, Adam Wilde swung a free-kick into the near post and Cook got above the defence to head Borough in front.
Borough were a little aggrieved about the Arlesey equaliser, too.
‘We felt our player had made a good tackle but he was harshly penalised and booked,’ said Catlin.
‘However, we could have defended it better when the ball came in.’