Dereham Town had to settle for a point at Aldiss Park on Saturday after visitors Gray Athletic scored an 86th minute equaliser.
New Dereham managers Adam Gusterson and Ollie Willis tasted defeat in their opening game.
Dereham have parted company with manager Neal Simmons.
Dereham Town dropped to the foot of the Bostik League North table after losing to fellow strugglers Soham at Aldiss Park.
Dereham are in for another tough test when Bowers & Pitsea visit Aldiss Park.
Dereham took the points with an outstanding away performance at Brentwood.
Table-topping Basildon registered their seventh win on the trot at Dereham
Dereham were soundly beaten at Mildenhall in the Bostik League North Division after being two down at the break.