AFC Emley lost the leadership of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League First Division after losing 3-1 at managerless AFC Mansfield.
Darren Hepworth’s second-placed side will now aim to bounce back when they head to Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare on Tuesday (7.45).
They took a fifth-minute lead through former Town striker Max Leonard, but lost out to three goals in the final 20 minutes at the Forest Town Stadium.
Mansfield, newly promoted to the NCEL, parted company with manager Micky Taylor last week, putting Jason Truscott in caretaker charge.
And Truscott came up trumps, but only after an early setback when Leonard lashed home a dipping 20 yarder.
Mansfield soon hit back, and Emley keeper Adam Lawlor saved a 19th-minute penalty from Carl Haslam, who put the rebound over.
Emley’s Ruben Jerome had chances to increase the lead either side of the break before Mansfield’s Danny Tighe hit the bar.
Lawlor then saved from Phil Buxton before Dean Rick finally levelled on 90 minutes.
Mansfield went ahead with their second penalty, Lawlor fouling Rick in the 76th minute, then being beaten by Tighe.
Haslam sealed the win with a composed solo effort in the 88th minute, and his side are now third in the table.
Hemsworth slipped to eighth after losing 3-1 at home to Clipstone, their third game without a win.