A late fightback stunned a Southwell City side that was leading 2-0 with 20 minutes to go.
SOUTHWELL goalscorer Jonathan Upton clears the ball, despite the efforts of a Holbrook player. (241112MT2-1)
The 4-2 loss to Holbrook St Michaels was the second time in three games that City had lost after leading by two goals.
The first-half was an even affair with neither side creating many chances, but the second-half was totally different.
City took the lead on 48 minutes, when Marlon Waites won the ball on the right and crossed for Jonathan Upton to sidefoot the ball into the net.
The lead was increased eight minutes later thanks to a superb curling strike by Antony Brown from the edge of the penalty area.
City were well on top, but inconsistency has marred Southwell’s season so far and they again failed to see the game out as Holbrook mounted a siege on the home goal.
Dan Sharp pulled a goal back with 20 minutes left when he flicked a free-kick past Max Danby in the City net and Holbrook were level minutes later after Matt Cole scored from a free-kick.
Holbrook increased the pace and took the lead with ten minutes remaining through Lewis Mason, to stun the City players and the crowd.
Substitute Lewis Whiting rounded off a great last 20 minutes from the visitors with their fourth goal, leaving Southwell dazed and defeated.
Jonathan Stevenson’s men face a tough trip to second-placed Belper United on Saturday.