Gorleston could feel hard done by at not getting anything from their trip to the league leaders.
The double act of Ross Gilfedder and Ryan Fuller hit a double each to send their side through in the FA Vase.
Gorleston were hit by a sucker punch late in a game they should have sewn up by half-time.
Gorleston manager Stu Larter admits his side face a tough challenge to improve on last season’s eighth place finish in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.
Tuesday night’s match between two evenly matched sides could have gone either way but it wasn’t the spectacle many had hoped for.
A battling performance ended with a harsh scoreline on Gorleston at the potential champions.
Four goals from Ross Gilfedder helped lift the Greens up to seventh in the league on Tuesday evening.
A below-par Greens had to settle for a point against the bottom side after letting the lead slip late on.
Two goals at the end of the first half helped pave the way to three points for the Greens against hosts who were reduced to 10 men for 50 minutes.
Gorleston will be looking to follow up an impressive midweek win when they take on FC Clacton at Emerald Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm).
Gorleston’s unbeaten start to 2018 ended after a defensive mix-up gifted their opponents an injury time winner.
Gorleston made it two wins on the bounce as they came from behind with an improved second half show in their first home game of the year.
Gorleston gained three bonus points on Tuesday evening as they made it three wins in a row thanks to a two goals from Nathan Russell.
Gorleston suffered their heaviest league defeat at Emerald Park at the hands of high-flying Coggeshall.
An injury-time Kyle Ingram goal gave Gorleston a deserved point at Haverhill.
Gorleston twice came from behind for a battling point at Mundford Road on Tuesday evening to extend their unbeaten run to three games.
Gorleston gained an emphatic and much-needed win over lowly Ipswich Wanderers on Tuesday evening, with Ross Gilfedder grabbing a hat-trick.
Two goals in three first half minutes sealed Gorleston’s fate on Saturday.
A goal early in the second half was enough to condemn Stewart Larter to his fourth defeat in four games since becoming Greens’ boss.
Great Yarmouth Town withstood a second half fightback from Wroxham on Friday to complete a superb league double over the Yachtsmen.
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