Dereham Town were outplayed by an impressive young Maldon and Tiptree side on Saturday as they went down 3-0.
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 Town have announced former Magpies Adam Gusterson and Olly Willis as their new management team following the sacking of Neal Simmons at the weekend.
Struggling Dereham moved off the bottom of the table after earning a valuable point with a much improved performance.
Neal Simmons says his Dereham Town players are determined to erase the "embarrassment" of their 8-2 thumping at AFC Sudbury a week ago.
Dereham Town suffered an embarrassing defeat on the road to AFC Sudbury in the Bostik North.
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.