Tring Athletic slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Colney Heath in the SSML Premier Division on a soggy Tuesday night.
The match survived an afternoon pitch inspection, but there was little for either team to cheer about in a goalless first half.
The breakthrough finally arrived in the 79th minute when Dave Parkinson fired home to break the deadlock.
And Colney made sure of the three points four minutes from time as Kevin Ashwood bagged the second goal for the hosts.
Next up for Tring is a trip to Hanwell Town on Saturday afternoon.