A STRIKE four minutes from time condemned Worcester City to defeat against lowly Histon at St George's Lane after fighting back from two goals down.
City trailed 2-0 at the break following James Stevenson's 26th-minute penalty, awarded for handball against Ellis Deeney, and Lewis Taaffe's fierce drive 16 minutes later.
However, two goals in three minutes at the start of the second-half turned the game on its head as sub Michael Taylor and Danny Glover pounced to draw Worcester level.
But, despite creating several chances to add a third, City failed to capitalise and paid the price in the 86th minute when Histon sub Matthew Waters curled a superb effort into the top corner.
City midfielder Rob Elvins said: "Everyone was disappointed. These are the kind of games that we should be winning and we need to beat teams that are that low in the table.
"When we got the second goal we were pushing and it felt like we were going to get the third goal and win the game.
"But it didn't happen and they went down the other end and scored a bit of a wonder strike."
He added: "We didn't turn up and that doesn't help at times but I think if we all stick together hopefully we can get another three points at Droylsden on Tuesday."