Boston Town went down 2-0 against title-chasing AFC Kempston Rovers on Saturday.
But Jason Callaby’s side didn’t make it easy for the away team as James Doughty saved a first-half penalty to keep the Poachers in with a chance.
Alex Beck also saw an effort disallowed and Jordan Nuttell’s header was denied by a good block.
Domenico Marsala gave Kempston a 37th-minute lead to atone for his spot kick, and their advantage was doubled in the final 45 as Robbie Goodman was on target to leave Rovers second in the standings.
TOWN: Doughty, Butler, Reeson, Ford, Wood, S. Ashton, Lempard (Borbely), Bayliss, Beck (Elston), Nuttell, Parnell.