Lichfield City FC made it four games without a win after going down at Hinckley.
A scrappy opening saw little in the way of chances created by either side, a header for the hosts drifting wide the only effort of note.
But as the first half wore on it was Hinckley who looked the more threatening as they saw a goal chalked out for a foul on the Lichfield keeper .
Josh Haston looped an effort over the top as City attempted to respond, before they saw appeals for a penalty turned down.
Hinckley had the ball in the net again only to see the assistant’s offside flag deny them the opener.
Daniel Griffiths and Luke Chapman saw efforts off target as Lichfield ended the half the stronger.
But it was the home side who again got the better of the opening exchanges after the break, a cross clipping the bar in the early stages.
The first goal always looked like being crucial and it went to Hinckley after a corner saw Lichfield keeper Ed Kelly struggle to get to the ball and Sam Agar nodded home.
City carved out a number of chances but failed to find the leveller – and the game was put out of sight by Hinckley when Paul Sullivan saw his deflected shot find the net.