Harrogate Town fell back to earth on Bank Holiday Monday, with a 1-0 Skrill North defeat at Barrow.
Simon Weaver’s troops had stormed to a 5-0 demolition of North Ferriby United on Saturday, but were unable to replicate the performance in the north west.
The only goal of the game arrived from a free-kick on 54 minutes when Dan Sheridan beat Craig McGillivray at his far post.
Town missed several superb chances to get back in the match.
A disappointed Weaver is likely to consider changes for this Saturday’s hosting of Stockport County.
Town are sixth in the Skrill North table.
But there was good news for Harrogate Railway in the EvoStik First Division North, who cantered to a 2-0 defeat of Wakefield Town at Station View.
The win came two days after Saturday’s 4-2 win at Cammell Laird. Dan Thirkell opened the scoring in the 72nd minute, before Jesus Martin-Farina made it two in the 86th.
Billy Miller’s men are now eighth in the division.
Harrogate Railway enter the FA Cup at the preliminary round stage this Saturday, at home to West Auckland Town.
Elsewhere Tadcaster Albion powered back to draw 2-2 at Parkgate in the NCEL Premier, goals by Matt Sparkes and Ben Turner in the 82nd and 84th minutes grabbing a point.
Knaresborough Town were beaten 3-1 at home to Pontefract Collieries, Craig Heard scoring their only goal.