Grantham Town put on an electrifying first half performance to leave league leaders North Ferriby United trailing 2-0 after 45 minutes at The Meres on Tuesday night.
The Gingerbreads went in front after just six minutes when Rhys Lewis slid the ball past keeper Adam Nicklin.
Town sustained pressure throughout the half and cemented their lead a minute before half time. Martin Ball put in a beautiful cross-field ball to Conor Higginson who evaded defenders and keeper alike to practically walk the ball into the net.
But Grantham were unable to maintain their scintillating performance in the second half.
North Ferriby pulled a goal back through skipper Chris Bolder and drew level when substitute Ryan Kendall struck in the 69th minute.
Town deserved at least a point were denied that when Kendall bagged his second of the night with 10 minutes remaining.
Grantham Town: Lindley, Purcicoe, Magee, Lewis, Meikle, Watt (c), McGhee, Ball (Robinson, 88), Grimes, Higginson (Demidh, 68), Potts. Subs not used: Carchedi, Brindley, Nwadike. Att: 128.
+ Full match report in Friday’s Grantham Journal