Buckingham boss Chris Robson slammed his side’s “woeful” performance after their 6-2 defeat at Northampton ON Chenecks.
The title-chasing hosts were in total control from start to finish and raced into a 3-0 lead through goals from Montel Dore, George Clarke and Adam Hancock before the Robins, who handed a debut to 16-year-old goalkeeper Josh Bonati, pulled one back when Brandon Graham finished well on 42 minutes.
The second half followed a similar pattern with Dore going onto complete his hat-trick and Adam Spalding scoring a sixth, while Mitch Brent’s emphatically dispatched penalty was nothing more than a consolation for Town.
Robson said afterwards: “We were woeful today. We had no fight, no pride and when we had the ball we showed hardly any quality, which was disappointing.
“If you show no fight or battling qualities against sides like Chenecks you will get what you deserve and that is what happened today.
“We are still leaking goals left, right and centre and that is very concerning. Defensively we were very poor again and it is something I need to address.
“We have now conceded over 100 goals in all competitions this season, and for me at any level of football that is embarrassing.”
Buckingham remain 16th in UCL Division One and now have a week off before returning to action with an away game at Rothwell Corinthians.
Robson added: “We have to pick ourselves up and go again. We now have two weeks off as we do not have a fixture next week so it gives us a chance to work on a few things and get important players back from injuries which will improve us massively.”