Struggling Belper United are still waiting for their first win of the season in the East Midlands Counties League, Premier Division after a 1-1 draw at Kimberley Miners Welfare.
United, who had picked up only one point from their first five games, were hoping to break the duck against a Kimberley side also in the nether regions of the table and also without a victory so far.
In front of a crowd of 35, they gave their followers hope when taking the lead in the 49th minute as James Rushby tucked away a penalty.
But they were pegged back just after the hour mark when Jordan Lambert struck for the home side, and the honours had to be shared, which was a frustrating outcome for both teams.
United remain next to bottom in the division, with only Borrowash Victoria below them. This Saturday (kick-off 3 pm), they have an attractive home clash with Eastwood Community, who sit third in the table and are one of a cluster of clubs with ambitions of winning the league title.
That match will be followed on Saturday, September 21 by a trip to another top-five side, Gedling Miners Welfare, and then a home fixture against Clifton All Whites on Saturday, September 28.
Elsewhere in the league last Saturday, leaders Sherwood Colliery were held to a 3-3 draw by West Bridgford after a thriller in which they threw away the lead three times.
Hucknall Town were also held to a draw, 0-0 at Raionworth Miners Welfare, but did well to survive for 55 minutes with ten men after having Joe Ashurst controversially sent off.
Dunkirk cruised to a 3-0 success at Teversal, while impressive Heanor Town hammered Clipstone 5-0 with the help of a hat-trick from Jamie Sleigh.