Stockport heaped yet more misery on lowly Bath City with a 4-0 thrashing on Saturday afternoon.
Danny Hattersley opened the scoring after just 14 minutes with Tom Elliott then bagging a brace of goals, after 55 and 82 minutes, before Carl Piergianni killed off the tie with half an hour to play.
The result saw Port move into 17th place with 38 points from 40 matches while the Romans remain rooted to the foot of the table with 24 points from 39.
Even by Bath's standards this was a poor performance and the visitors found themselves under pressure from the off.
And Hattersley had little trouble in beating City defender Gethin Jones before tucking the ball past Glyn Garner for the opening goal. The goalkeeper managed to get a hand to the ball, but was unable to stop it from rolling into the back of the net.
Scott Murray then wasted a chance to find an equaliser moments later after being set through on goal by a mistake from Justin Rose but he failed to get the better of keeper Lewis King.
Garner then denied Danny Rowe and Jon Nolan before Tom Elliot smashed his effort high and wide of the goal with Sean Newton the last to test the stopper before the break.
But Stockport double their lead soon after the restart as Elliot latched onto a good long ball forward and placed his shot low in the net.
Piergianni then made City pay after finding himself unmarked from a corner - as he headed home unchallenged.
Marc Canham tried his best to get his side back into the tie with a shot that flew a yard wide of King's right-hand post.
Elliot though killed off the game with a composed finish after City failed to clear the lines.
Stockport County bookings: None.
Bath City bookings: None.
Ref: Peter Banks.
well done colwyn bay------how the rest of the welsh clubs must envy you staying in the english pyrami... MORE >>
By bjones63 on Sun, 12th May 13