New Mills were well beaten 5-0 at Ossett Town on Tuesday night after a disheartening performance.
The Millers started brightly enough winning a corner inside the first thirty seconds, but this was to last until just the ninth minute when Rob Boardman’s audacious effort sailed in from the left byline 35 yards out.
Within seconds of the restart, New Mills gave the ball away and Dave Merris was able to run across the front of the defence before firing in Ossett’s second.
On 18 minutes it went from bad to worse when the third goal arrived.
A cross from the right was palmed away by Collinge under pressure from Chris Wood, who was able to pick himself up and fire home from just outside the right-hand post.
Just three minutes later Ossett increased their lead to four when a free-kick from wide on the left was turned in by Lee Connor.
The Millers first half was summed up when James Hampson’s shot from in front of goal went out for as throw-in.
Boardman netted direct from a free-kick after the interval to make it 5-0.
New Mills made three substitution in the next ten minutes and at least managed to keep the Ossett attack at bay for the remainder of the contest.
Millers have no game this weekend but return to action on Monday night with a home game against league leaders Salford City.
New Mills: Collinge, Say (Hynes), Grimshaw, Parsons (Alexander), Gaskin, Shaw, Ahmadi (Smith), Welsby, Barlow, Marie, Hampson.