Swanwick Pentrich Road reserves went down 3-1 at Hucknall Town.
Swanwick travelled with a threadbare squad and their lack of playing time recently was evident.
The first half-hour of the match saw chances for both teams, but it was the hosts who opened the scoring.
Josh Henry put them in front when his free-kick went in via a deflection.
That soon became 2-0 when a quick counter saw Aaron Evans slot home, as they went into the break with a good cushion.
The Swans came out for the second half and quickly found themselves back in the game when a fine passing move resulted in Liam Dolan sliding the ball home.
They piled on pressure but then suffered a late sucker-punch as Evans added a third for Hucknall.