Wetherby Athletic inflicted total humiliation on Boroughbridge on Saturday with a brutal 8-0 victory at Aldborough Road.
Joe Barden struck four in Wetherby’s biggest win of the season with goals from Josh Hadley, Sam Farina and a brace from Jack Emmett adding insult to injury.
Mark Forster’s side responded in spectacular fashion to four consecutive defeats with a win that moves them eight points clear of the relegation zone.
Forster said that his side played some of their ‘best football ever’ in the second half but admitted he was not expecting the game to be so comfortable.
He said: “I went to watch Boroughbridge last week to look at the way they played but I noticed they were missing some lads that I know are really good West Yorkshire League players.
“We made a very positive start and after three minutes we got the first goal but then we lost our way and a bit of panic started to set in because we have not won that many games recently.
“We came out in the second half and it was unbelievable.
“We bossed the whole game but we missed a lot of chances and could have scored more.
“Boroughbridge are a very proud club and they won’t have taken that defeat well but we should not be looking over our shoulder. We should be looking up and taking on teams in the top half.
“We have to push on because we should not be in the bottom half. I think how on earth are we near the bottom of the table because when we are absolutely on it we take some beating, but we need to learn how to win games.”
Forster will have to wait to see if his side can push on in the Premier League as they face Pool at home on Saturday in the League Cup, which he branded ‘irrelevant’.
He said: “It’s a shame we did not play last week and that we have a cup game on Saturday as we are not a cup side and realise that it’s all about the league. The Pool game is irrelevant.
“The players were obviously delighted after the game but not euphoric. We realised that it was a big victory and that it was a job well done but we need to go and push on from this.
“It’s a shame that we have Ripon, Boroughbridge and ourselves in the bottom four or five because we are three of the most eastern teams and you don’t want to lose all these teams. But we need to do what we can and beat the teams around us.
“Personally it was very enjoyable because I’ve had a lot of bad Saturday nights recently after the football so it was nice to be able to relax after the game and have a good time.”