Lowestoft Town's hopes of making it three wins on the trot were dashed even before they set off with both Josh Curry and Jake Reed dropping out ill from a squad already missing the injured Jack Wilkinson and suspended duo of Andrew Fisk and Jacek Zielonka.
Lowestoft Town are just two wins away from a potential clash with a Football League club in the FA Cup - but of more pressing concern is their poor run of form in the Southern League Premier Central Division.
Lowestoft were desperately unlucky to come away from their opening game of the season without a point after dominating the second period and carving out several good opportunities before losing 2-1 at Hednesford.
Pre-season preparations are continuing for Lowestoft Town as they gear up for the new BetVictor Southern Premier Central league campaign, which starts with an away match at Hednesford Town on Saturday, August 10.
Lowestoft Town's first ever Southern League double, secured after a 3-1 win at Hitchin, gave the Trawlerboys their third successive away win and, more importantly, went a long way to guaranteeing survival.