Pinchbeck United joint boss Gary Coomes accepted that his side just weren’t good enough after their crushing 10-0 defeat at Netherton United on Saturday.
Fraser Sturgess (4) and Tom Randall (3) both notched hat-tricks in the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division clash, with Steve Mastin (2) and Ben Cullen completing the scoring.
It’s now five games without a win for Pinchbeck – but there is some positive news, with striker Mark Lovelace agreeing to rejoin the club.
Coomes said: “I was expecting a tough game with us missing seven players who would normally start, but was not expecting this. Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say we are simply not good enough at this level. Netherton played us off the park.
“Players need to start delivering no matter what 11 we put out. But we will be looking at other options in an attempt to stop the slide.”
Pinchbeck: King (Mahon 10), Elderkin (Coomes 85), Coddington, Dickinson, Gardner, Boekestyn, Luke Harrison, Moore, Haslam, Edgaras, Butler.
• Moulton Harrox remain on-course for back-to-back Lincs Junior Cup successes after winning 2-0 at Heckington United on Saturday.
Martin Sandall and Joe Townsend netted to fire Harrox through, with a trip to Gainsborough Town next up in round four.
Crowland Town are also in the hat after a Chris Thomas brace secured them a 2-1 triumph over CGB Humbertherm at Snowden Field. They will host North Somercotes United next.
Long Sutton Athletic are out after going down 7-1 at Ruston Sport. Matty Cawthorn got their solitary goal.