Louth Town gave high-flying Gainsborough Trinity Reserves a scare before succumbing to defeat on Saturday.
Trinity started the day in third in Lincolnshire League and with an outside chance of catching Lincoln Moorland Reserves, but Frazer Chapman’s first-half strike put the White Wolves ahead at the break.
Gainsborough fought back and came through thanks to three second-half goals without reply.
Louth stay 11th and host Grimsby Borough Reserves in a battle of the basement on Saturday. Kick-off at Saltfleetby is 3pm.