Joel Watts warmed the Greens fans with a late winner on a cold day at Emerald Park.
A Connor Ingram hat-trick helped ensure Gorleston made it five league wins in a row.
Gorleston made it four unbeaten in all competitions and two clean sheets in a row with this hard-fought win.
A goal three minutes into stoppage time earned Gorleston their first league point since the opening week of the season.
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.
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