Steyning Town suffered their first defeat of the season in County League Division 2, away to Little Common on Saturday.
Town had won their three previous league games and boss John Suter felt a draw would have been a fair result in this one.
He said: “In the second half I felt it was a game that neither side deserved to take all three points from.
“We had chances to have been further in front early on and should have taken one of them but we didn’t.
“But for us to concede with just nine minutes left was disappointing and left us with no chance of finding an equalising goal with so little time left.”
Steyning went ahead on seven minutes when Chad Milner crossed for Ryan Warr to slam home.
Little Common levelled on 25 minutes, though, as Martin Denny latched on to a through ball and coolly slotted past Aaron Jeal in the Town goal.
Steyning were back in front just ten minutes later, when Matt Dodd headed home a Lewis Levoi free kick.
Common one again hit back and were level five minutes before the break through Lewis Hole.
Common made their dominance count with nine minutes left when substitute Connor Burton netted to bag all three points.