Chester FC will view this as two points dropped after mid-table Bromley came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw.
Ross Hannah put them ahead on 16 minutes with a cool finish but a second-half equaliser credited to Rob Swaine gave the visitors a point that was probably deserved.
Even so the Blues will feel chances for Hannah, Johnny Hunt and Nyal Bell, along with a succession of dangerous crosses that were not converted, should have given them the three points.
Chester made an encouraging start as James Alabi went close to a carbon copy of his stunning goal against Kidderminster but this time he missed the mark.
Hannah and Danny O'Brien didn't take advantage of good crossing positions before Sam Hughes tested keeper Alan Julian from 25 yards.
The Blues had been the better side and took a deserved lead on 16 minutes as a sweeping counter saw O'Brien feed Hannah, who finished with aplomb for his 20th of the season.
Adam Cunnington teed up Moses Emmanuel as the Ravens responded but his shot deflected into Tony Thompson's grasp.
Chester continued to threaten with neither Hannah or Ryan Lloyd able to connect with O'Brien's cutback and Hannah slicing wide from close range after a corner was half-cleared.
Emmanuel poked past the post and Ben Chorley fired straight at Thompson in an end-to-end half, but the Blues came closest to a second goal.
There were appeals for a penalty when Alabi claimed his shot had struck a defender's arm before inviting crosses from Jordan Chapell and O'Brien went begging.
Chester had a second penalty shout turned down following the restart when Hannah went down but there wasn't sufficient contact to convince referee Steve Rushton.
There was a fear those missed first-half chances would come back to haunt the Blues and that's what happened on 53 minutes. Bromley sent over a free-kick and Emmanuel's low shot looked over the line before Thompson clawed it into the path of Rob Swaine, who slotted into the net to make sure.
Johnny Hunt could have restored Chester's lead four minutes later after bursting into the area but the scrambling defence blocked his shot to keep the scores level.
Bromley had a renewed confidence and could have gone ahead twice as Emmanuel tried a spectacular chip over a stranded Thompson which dropped wide before Adam Cunnington's clever half-volley landed on the roof of the net.
Chester could not reproduce the attacking fluency of the first period and Burr made a double change with 15 minutes to go as Nyal Bell and John Rooney replaced Alabi and Chapell.
Julian saved Hannah's hooked volley before Bell dragged a shot wide when well-placed as the Blues searched for a winner.
Bradley Goldberg replaced Emmanuel for the visitors and the substitute went close to nicking it when his shot beat the outstretched Thompson before rolling past the post.
Mahon tried his best to open up the Bromley defence in the closing stages but it was to no avail as the game finished level.
Killer instinct: Not for the first time this season, the Blues failed to secure a win that was within reach. There were chances, particularly in the first-half, and in a division as competitive as the National League, a ruthless edge is required. Chester were the better side in the first-half and needed to step it up after the break and go for the throat. However, what happened was quite the opposite and that allowed the visitors back into the contest. It's happened too often and it's been a big factor in a disappointing campaign.
Danny O'Brien: The on-loan Wigan Athletic winger was the best player on the park in the first-half, creating a goal and putting in a number of dangerous crosses. He had the beating of Joe Anderson, whether cutting inside or going around the full-back on the outside and was an extremely effective link between Ryan Higgins and Ross Hannah down the right flank. Like the rest of the team, he couldn't maintain his influence on the game after the break but had little possession as the Blues tailed off.
Chester FC: Thompson, Higgins, Heneghan, Astles, Hunt, O'Brien (Mahon 83), Hughes, Lloyd, Chapell (Rooney 76), Alabi (Bell 76), Hannah.
Subs: Worsnop, Shaw.
Goal: Hannah 16.
Bromley: Julian, Holland, Swaine, Francis, Anderson, Gordon, Fuseini, Chorley (Rogers 83), Coombes (Joseph-Dubious), Emmanuel (Goldberg 78), Cunnington.
Subs: May, Allassani.
Goal: Emmanuel 53.
Referee: Steve Rushton (Staffordshire).
Five points above the relegation zone with 11 games to go? As it stands the fact is Chester are involved in a relegation battle.
That would have been unthinkable at the end of August but the Blues have slid down the ladder and now find themselves in 17th position and with teams below them picking up points, the league table will makes uncomfortable reading this evening.
This was the first of two winnable games so a point has to be viewed as a unsatisfactory return and it increases the pressure going into Tuesday night's fixture with Aldershot Town.
Three points from that game will release some of the tension, however with trips to Eastleigh and then Wrexham next up, the Blues have a lot of work to do assure themselves of another season at this level.