Dereham Town had to settle for a point at Aldiss Park on Saturday after visitors Gray Athletic scored an 86th minute equaliser.
Dereham Town cruised into the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup when they hammered underdogs Diss Town 6-0 at Brewers Green Lane.
New Dereham managers Adam Gusterson and Ollie Willis tasted defeat in their opening game.
Dereham have parted company with manager Neal Simmons.
Struggling Dereham moved off the bottom of the table after earning a valuable point with a much improved performance.
Bostik North leaders Bowers & Pitsea powered their way to a 3-1 win at Dereham Town.
Dereham Town completed a difficult few days when going down to a 1-0 defeat at home to Canvey Island on Saturday.
Dereham took the points with an outstanding away performance at Brentwood.
Dereham crashed to their fourth consecutive defeat in a poor match at Barking.
Dereham Town face the sternest possible test today of their ability to bounce back from disappointment on Saturday afternoon.