Ashton United were denied their fourth successive draw in Northern Premier League, premier as a second-half defensive mix-up handed a winning goal to Lancaster City at the Giant Axe.
Ashton United are potentially only 90 minutes away from reaching the first-round proper of the Emirates FA Cup and possibly landing a lucrative tie against an EFL club.
Ashton United suffered a third straight defeat as their poor recent run in Northern Premier League, premier continued.
A late goal at the Giant Axe saw Ashton United denied a brave point after their squad was decimated due to illness for the Northern Premier League game against Lancaster City.
New manager Jim Gannon admitted the job he inherited at Hyde United is much tougher than he envisaged.