A depleted Ashington Ladies side missing three regulars crashed to a single goal defeat on Sunday at the Hirst Welfare despite controlling and dominating the whole game.
Several chances went begging and the visiting keeper pulled off three terrific saves from Laura Fairley, Sara Bennett and Kristie Fenwick.
Forest Hall took a surprise lead on 37 minutes on the break and against the run of play, and in the second half Ashington squandered plenty of chances and could not pierce the visiting defence.
Even in the final minute Lauren Kavanagh shot agonisingly over the bar when in front of goal.
Ashington: Gibbs, Hooker, Jenkinson, Kavanagh, Hogg, Fenwick, Fairley, Taylor, Tighe, Laughton, Bennett. Sub: Ginger.
On Sunday, Ashington Ladies are away to Newcastle University where kick-off is 2pm.