Dinnington Town were beaten by an in-form high flying side on Saturday, away from home.
The Phoenix Park side, in their first season of Central Midlands Black Dragon Division North football since the club was reformed, travelled to Thoresby Colliery.
And a 3-1 win for the home side kept up their title chase, leaving them second in the table but only trailing leaders Clay Cross Town on goal difference.
The result sees Dinnington down in 12th position, but teams around them have as many as six games in hand.
Goals from Liam Mason, Tom Cooke and Lewis Bingham kept Thoresby in control, although Kyle Daley pulled one back for Dinnington.
Life doesn’t get any easier for Dinnington Town this weekend, with a trip to Clay Cross Town in the League Challenge Cup.
Clay Cross Town have won their last six fixtures, and last tasted defeat on 16th August.
Their last two games have resulted in 6-1 and 5-0 victories, and before that they thumped Dinnington Town 13-0 in league action.
The 6-1 win over Ollerton on Saturday featured a hat-trick from a player well known to those in Dinnington – Ant Lynam.
The front man was a regular goalscorer for Dinnington in a number of spells at Phoenix Park during the club’s first regime under manager Steve Toyne.
Toyne and the previous club officials wound things up at the end of last season before Toyne went on to manage Hallam FC.
But his spell at Sandygate Road only lasted a matter of weeks, his resignation coming on 24th September after a torrid start to the NCEL Division One season, Hallam rooted to the bottom spot.