North Midlands completed a disappointing Bill Beaumont County Championship campaign after they surrendered an apparently match-winning lead and were beaten 33-32 by Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire at Old Halesonians.
North Midlands appeared on course for their first win in the competition in four seasons when they eased into a 32-0 lead late in the first half.
But NLD pulled back a converted try late in the half and turned the tables after the break to inflict a third straight defeat of the campaign on North Midlands following relegation to the third tier of the competition last season.
North Midlands had the try bonus point wrapped up inside 32 minutes after Sutton Coldfield wing Tom Burrows scored a brace and Bromsgrove flanker Hugh Lockhart and Bournville wing Ethan Walker also crossed.
Bournville scrum-half Rhys Harrhy converted three of the tries and also kicked two penalties.
But NLD reduced the deficit to 25 points just before the break and North Midlands failed to add to their tally in the second half.
The lead was down to 11 points after 55 minutes and to just four points with nine matches nurse remaining.
For the second time in three weeks a last minute try decided the contest with Sheffield Tigers centre Liam Wallace crossing for an unconverted try which gave NLD victory and left North Midlands with a second bonus point which was of no consolation.