Bridlington Town slumped to a 6-1 defeat at NCEL Premier Division title-chasers Penistone Church on Wednesday evening.
It was not the ideal way for Town boss Brett Agnew and assistant Anthony Bowsley to mark their first game in charge as the permanent management team for the Queensgate club, as the home side smashed in three goals in each half to boost their promotion hopes.
Striker Andy Ring put the Sheffield side in front after 19 minutes, and the hosts doubled their lead on 36 minutes through winger Sam Scrivens and just before half-time the win was effectively sealed by a goal from midfielder Jordan Coduri.
Brid fought back with a goal from Nathan Modest eight minutes into the second half, but any hopes of a revival from the visitors was dashed as Ash Ellis restored Penistone's three-goal lead just after the hour mark and further goals from Scrivens and veteran centre-back Brett Lovell made it 6-1 to fire the home side into third spot in the league.
Brid Town will be hoping to bounce back with a win on Saturday at sixth-placed Handsworth Parramore, 3pm kick-off.