THE scoreline doesn't look that bad, but it was Chester City's fifth defeat in a row and provided Scarborough with their first home victory of the season.
Worst of all it dumped the Blues into joint bottom spot and left the new owners with a massive headache.
At least they have made the right noises in the aftermath of an embarrassing defeat by promsing new players in a bid to launch the club up the Conference table.
Despite the result Chester looked the better side for most of the game and it was a bitter blow when they conceded the winner six minutes into added time.
Director of football Gordon Hill remained outside the dressing room at the final whistle, probably not wanting to lose his temper with the team who were a goal down after only 10 minutes.
It was tough on young Lee Woodyatt, who stumbled over the ball leaving Darren Stamp with an easy chance to round helpless Wayne Brown before shooting home.
City had their chances with Chris Malkin and Darren Wright both missing the target, while Stamp could have given the home side a comfortable interval lead had he not failed to hit the target from a good position.
Things looked better for Chester five minutes after the break when Mark Beesley found Scott Ruscoe with a crossfield ball and the midfielder took it in his stride to shoot past Andy Woods in the Scarborough goal.
It seemed only a matter of time before Chester's most controlled football would pay off with a second goal and Beesley twice failed to make the most of chances.
City paid the price with the clock ticking down as home defender Shaun Rennison found himself unmarked from a free-kick and easily beat the stranded Brown.
Scarborough: Woods, Atkinson, Keegan, Rennison, Faure (Windross 65), Ingram, Blunt, Wilford (Jewell 45), Stamp (Hogg 78), Brodie, Pounder. Subs: Swales, Newton.
Booked: Ingram, Stamp.
Chester City: Brown, Lancaster, M Rose, Porter, Woodyatt, Spink (Lopez 41), Hill, Kilgannon, Malkin (Wright 30), Beesley, Ruscoe. Subs: S Rose, Kerr, Bertocchi.
Booked: Rose, Lopez.
Referee: G Mellor.