Vauxhall Motors suffered back to back defeats after going down 2-0 at promotion chasing North Ferriby United on Saturday.
After facing off against Skrill North leaders AFC Telford United last weekend, Motors took on the second placed Yorkshiremen at the Eon Visual Media Stadium and were undone with a goal in each half.
Strikes from Danny Hone and former Chester FC striker Nathan Jarman sealed the points for the home side in a game where Motors were forced to play out the final 12 minutes with ten men after full back Louis Barnes was dismissed for dissent.
The games opening exchanges were a tight affair with neither side being able to create any clear cut opportunities.
The breakthrough came on 18 minutes when Jamie Yates' in-swinging corner eventually broke in the box for Hone who turned and fired the ball into the roof of the net from close range.
In a half of few chances, Motors battled on and kept the hosts, who attempted to find a foothold in the game.
Motors started the second-half brightly but were unable to carve out any goalscoring opportunities despite enjoying the lion’s share of possession.
They were made to pay for being unable to make the breakthrough on 61 minutes when Jarman, who joined North Ferriby last summer after playing a key role in Chester FC’s march to the Skrill North title, pounced on a defensive blunder by Motors defender Andy Nicholas.
Nicholas had been attempting to shepherd the ball out of play but was caught out by the fleet-footed Jarman who got a foot to the ball and poked it past Zac Jones to double the home side’s advantage.
It was to get worse for Carl Macauley’s men when Barnes was dismissed on 78 minutes for dissent.
Steven Tames, recently added on a permanent basis to the Motors squad, went close in the final minutes as the visitors rallied and attempted to salvage something from the game.
Motors manager Carl Macauley said: “We always knew this would be a tough place to come as we played North Ferriby earlier in the season so we were well aware of their quality, especially the two men up front.
“It was disappointing to have Louis sent off but we were already 2-0 down before being reduced to 10 men. We now have to dust ourselves down, roll up our sleeves and make sure we start putting some points on the board if we want to continue playing at this level next season.”