A change in personnel was not able to bring about a change of fortune for the Blues as they fell behind in the eighth minute as Elliot Benyon was played through to slide the hosts ahead after a cagy opening five minutes.
Margate failed to threaten Wealdstone for the majority of the opening half with Matt Johnson and Elliott Buchanan offering just half chances from outside the box which Wealdstone keeper Jonathan North was equal to.
Wealdstone’s pacey attack continued to cause Margate problems and the hosts doubled their lead just before the 30th minute as new Gambian signing Omar Koroma latched onto some sloppy Margate defending to send the hosts 2-0 up at the break.
Half time saw Bull introduce Marcel Barrington in place of Ali Fuseini as the Gate looked to add to their attacking options and it almost had an instant impact as Barrington found Buchanan who saw his clever shot superbly tipped over by North straight after the break.
Barrington’s pace continued to cause Wealdstone some problems as he saw an effort fly just wide as Margate started the second half much brighter than the first.
For all of Margate’s improvement they could count themselves lucky to not be 3-0 down before the hour as former Blue Danny Green went on a mazy run before seeing his fine strike superbly tipped wide by the impressive Lewis Ward in the Gate goal.
Neither side failed to create much more with Brett Johnson sending a header just wide in the closing moments as Wealdstone edged towards their first win of the season.
Margate would get a goal in the 90th minute as Daniel Akindayini saw an effort loop in past North after a deflection but it was too late for the Gate who slump to 17th in the early National League South table.
Margate return to action on Tuesday evening as they welcome Hampton & Richmond to Hartsdown Park with kick off at 19:45.
MARGATE: Ward, Cash, Tumwa (Fitzsimons), Fuseini (Barrington), Brett Johnson, Parry, Donnelly, Matt Johnson (Akindayini), Buchanan, Moore, Taylor
Subs Not Used: Mambo, Thalassatis
Margate Man of the Match: Lewis Ward