STRUGGLERS Barnton threw away a two-goal lead as they lost 4-3 at Division One promotion hopefuls Club AZ on Saturday.
Goals from James Dean, Jamie Blinkhorn and Steve Moss were not enough as the second-placed hosts hit three second half goals to break Barnton hearts.
The bottom-placed Townfield Lane side have just four games to save themselves from the drop.
Manager Mick Duckett said: “If we win all four then we could stay up but that is a big ask, especially given how bad we have been defending.
“We just stopped playing on Saturday.”
Barnton travel to fifth-placed Styal this Saturday (3pm).
Lostock’s winning form in Division Two continued on Saturday with their ninth consecutive victory.
Liam Sharples’ brace sealed the 2-1 win for the Grey Lambs.
Lostock host seventh-placed Grappenhall tomorrow night (Thurs) at Moss Farm (6.15pm), on Saturday they visit leaders Golborne and next Tuesday they visit Grappenhall (6.30pm).