A WEAK Laverstock and Ford suffered a seven goal demolition raid at clear Wessex Division Leaders Andover Town.
As only one goal separated the two sides going into the break, Ford had a chance of salvaging the clash until the dominant hosts plundered six second half goals.
“I can't have too many complaints really,” admitted realistic boss Robbie Lakeman.
“They were far better than us on the day and played football the right way.
“My only disappointment was that when the going got tough in the second half some of the lads went missing and stopped working for each other, which you just can't do against a side of that quality.
“We all made our feelings known at the end of the game and that's the end of that now.
“We will regroup and look to get as many points from our remaining games as we can.”
Lakeman’s words of wisdom clearly paid dividends on Tuesday night as they picked up a hard-fought victory over promotion-chasing Cowes Sports, with Rob Gallagher’s 62nd minute strike proving the difference.
Ford, pushed up into ninth place, host Hythe and Dibden at the Dell on Saturday (3pm).
Sitting one place above Ford is neighbours Amesbury Town, who took another beating on the road.
Thomas Plant struck in their 2-1 defeat and they look for a quick recovery at Bonnymead Park on Saturday when East Cowes Victoria visit (3pm)