Lichfield City FC suffered defeat in their latest friendly outing as they went down 3-1 at Long Buckby.
The hosts took the lead when the ball was worked well into the area for Jimmy Drewitt-Smith to tuck home from close range.
City levelled when Matt Gardner added another to his pre-season tally with a neat strike from the edge of the box.
But the Long Buckby lead was restored when a neat move saw the keeper rounded and the ball tucked into the empty net.
The scoring was wrapped up when Drewitt-Smith added number three for the home side.