Ampthill Town suffered a third consecutive midweek defeat when they lost 2-1 to Stotfold on Tuesday.
The reverse leaves them without a win in their first five league games but they showed a big improvement after their 5-0 defeat at Oxhey Jets on Saturday.
Manager Derwayne Stupple included himself in the line up and he added more experience to the unit.
Stotfold had a good start to the match and saw a shot cleared off the line by Lee Haywood, while Jack Ambler pulled off some good stops.
But Town began to show more confidence and saw one shot hit the post while they found the net only for it to be disallowed for offside.
The visitors were also unlucky to see a header hit the woodwork late in the first half after an even 45 minutes of play.
The Roker Park side eventually broke the deadlock on the hour when Aaron Browne’s shot was deflected past Ambler.
But Ampthill were soon on level terms when Tremayne Charles fired home a superb equaliser.
Both sides fought hard for another goal and Stotfold’s Adam Billington was left unmarked in the 77th minute to head home the winner.
Town rallied and Charlie Cullen had a chance which went wide off the mark, but Town were left to reflect on a fifth defeat.
Ampthill host Tring Athletic on Saturday in a league game before they are at home to Leverstock Green on Tuesday in a Premier League Cup first round tie.