Despite peppering the Swanton Morley Cockers throughout a wind-assisted second half, Northwold managed only a 2-1 win in Division Three of the Ultimate Central & South Norfolk League.
And, with Colkirk crashing 8-0 at leaders Billingford and Watton United Reserves without a match, that saw Northwold climb into fourth place.
Struggling Feltwell United Reserves were beaten by a single goal at home to title hopefuls Longham United.
In Division Four. Ash Matthews struck the consolation as Narborough Reserves slumped 7-1 at home to Rockland Reserves.