For the second time this season, Oxford City Nomads put Royal Wootton Bassett Town to the sword as they put four past Sam Collier's side in the final ten minutes to seal a 5-0 victory.
For eighty minutes, Royal Wootton Bassett Town were in the game against Oxford City Nomads. Though trailing by a goal to nil thanks to Josh Pin's first half strike, they had performed reasonably well against their vibrant hosts and were even enjoying a decent spell of their own.
However, succumbing to their now common malady, they suffered another late collapse, shipping a further four goals in the final ten minutes of the match to ensure a second 5-0 thrashing at the hands of the Nomads this season.
The second goal of the game - also provided by Pin after the forward burst into the box - served as a crushing sucker punch. With it, confidence drained from the Bassett ranks and feasting season began.
Within a minute of doubling their advantage, Connor Mattimore made it 3-0 as he beat the offside trap and confidently shot beyond Alex Bowers.
A third goal in the space of four minutes then duly arrived, Pin seizing upon an Adam Corcoran error to complete his hat-trick.
In the final minute of the game, Pin then added his fourth and his team's fifth, racing past Chris Jackson before firing in from a tight angle.
Bassett's late punishment all happened in a blur. Manager Sam Collier must have been thinking what had happened to his side, who had demonstrated discipline and drive throughout prior to their implosion.
In the opening stages, Bowers had been forced into a couple of good saves, while Pin had hit the woodwork with a header. But Bassett too had their chances with Callum Wright coming closest when his free kick struck the post.
Pin eventually did strike the first blow nine minutes before the break, steering in from right back Udoka Godwin-Malife's cut back.
Nevertheless, Bassett still sensed they could get something from the game when the interval arrived.
They survived a scare when Declan Peart headed off the bar shortly after the restart. Yet it was a long time until Oxford would threaten again as Bassett started to enjoy a spell when they were in the ascendancy.
However, when Pin struck his second it was over quick as a flash. And the Nomads soon moved in to bury their visitors beneath an avalanche of late goals.
Credit: Stuart Smedley
Last modified on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 20:29