Fleet Town were twice in front against Guildford City but ultimately came away with nothing
Pat Cox left his old club doubled up as Fleet Town crashed to a 3-2 derby defeat to struggling rivals Guildford City on Wednesday night.
Last season's Supporters' Player of the Year at Calthorpe Park bagged a brace as Craig Davis' Blues twice let slip a lead at the Spectrum to extend their winless to run to eight matches.
Top scorer Simba Mlambo put the Blues in front on 28 minutes, but the lead lasted just 30 seconds when George Bowerman crossed for Cox to bring City level.
Davis' men then rattled the woodwork and missed two glorious chances to restore their lead before Rob Carr finally obliged eight minutes into the second half.
This time, Fleet kept their lead for 12 minutes before Cox popped up again to head home Ben Walshe's corner.
But just when Davis' side looked set to settle for a point, Bowermen skipped past his marker on the edge of the box and fired home five minutes from time to hand his side a first victory of the season.
Dejected Davis said: “We fell into the trap of trying to play their game as opposed to playing ours.
“There were a few people who let themselves down on the day and that was the case collectively also.
“It's been a disappointing run but I'm not concerned, I still have faith in the lads and what we are trying to achieve and I'm confident the penny will drop sooner rather than later.”
On Cox, he added: “Pat is a good player. He bullies people in a footballing sense and that's what he did to us on Wednesday night.”