RAMSGATE super sub Aaron Firth pick-pocketed Wealdstone just as he had done Harrow Borough a week earlier with a late goal to earn his side maximum points on Saturday.
Firth took advantage of some slack play to stab home the winner in the 88th minute and brought Stones back down to earth with a bump following their midweek 4-0 thrashing of Sutton United.
"It was a disappointing performance and a case of after the Lord Mayor's show," said Stones manager Gordon Bartlett.
"We all expected to go into Saturday from where we left off on the Tuesday but for some reason we looked flat.
"Against Sutton we were bright and sharp and set our standards. However, we fell below them on Saturday.
"If you are off-colour in this league anyone can beat you and that is what happened to us."
Despite the poor showing Bartlett thinks it could have been his side celebrating the three points had Ben Clarke and Ryan Ashe taken late chances before Firth pounced for the Rams.
"We came away from the game extremely disappointed but we're in it together and will turn things around together," he added.
"I am not despondent and won't start getting negative about it."
In a further blow to Stones Carl Martin could be out of action for around three months as he seeks to remedy a longstanding back problem.
"He's a good player and I am prepared to wait for good players," commented the Stones boss.
On Saturday an unchanged starting Stones line-up started brightly at Grosvenor Vale and Stephen Hughes tested the Rams keeper with a snap shot.
However, following a lengthy hold up in play after centre half James Gray received treatment, Stones' midfield started to malfunction, passes went astray and service to Hughes and Callum Martin became increasingly laboured.
Ashe and David Hicks were struggling with a creative vision while Keiron Forbes was the pick of the midfielders with some eye catching runs into the heart of the Rams defence.
Sean Thomas produced a neat save as the first half drew to a close and was not called upon again until the 55th minute when he swatted away a strong drive as Ramsgate threatened.
Ben Alexander, on for Callum Martin, provided more options before Nick Salapatas and Clarke replaced Hughes and Hicks as Bartlett freshened things up.
Clarke shot wide when composure was needed before Ashe blazed wide after getting on the end of a superb Forbes through ball.
The game looked destined to end goalless before Firth found the net after the Stones defence had failed to clear their lines.
WEALDSTONE: Thomas, McCoy, Massey, Gray, Carl Martin, Ashe, Forbes, Hicks, Callum Martin, Stephen Hughes, Chappell.