A 1-1 draw against high-flying Stranraer could not prevent Arbroath from dropping to the foot of the Scottish League One table.
The Smokies had won just once in 14 games but went ahead through a low left-footed strike from Paul McManus after 14 minutes.
Stranraer piled on the pressure after the goal, but were frustrated as the game became scrappy with few clear-cut chances.
The home side finally managed to pull level with 11 minutes remaining as a long shot from Grant Gallagher found the bottom corner of the goal.
Despite continued pressure, Stranraer were unable to claim the three points as they were denied by debutant keeper Sandy Wood. The Blues move up to third in the table despite only claiming the draw.