With only the incentive of playing for a respectable mid table finish North looked a shadow of their former selves. For the first ten minutes, however, they looked in reasonable shape with James Turner & Will Vandenberghe getting a grip in central midfield. This soon changed with Wantage being gifted three goals in a twenty minute spell, which North never recovered from. The first coming when the ball was given away cheaply high into the Wantage half, Wantage counter attacked and with North’s defence in disarray their striker raced clear to fire home. Soon after they added a second, again North’s defence failed to pick up and from a harmless looking cross their centre forward had a free header inside the six yard box. The third was another gift, Wantages lively strikers easily road a couple of half hearted challenges before one of them rolled the ball into the net giving North’s keeper Joe Morse little chance. North hardly mustered a single scoring opportunity their wide players contributed very little, though they did hang onto the break, Wantage missing several good chances to extend their lead.
Into the second half North did rally and greatly improved their passing game, ten minutes in Tom Weedon picked up a loose ball going onto to hit a fine low drive into the bottom corner. At this point a come back look on the cards, good chances for Tom Weedon and James Turner went begging, but North again hit the self destruct button. They were pressing for a second goal when Wantage intercepted an errant pass, they again countered with great effect to make it four. With ten minutes remaining Wantage completed the scoring, their centre forward completing a fine hatrick hitting an unstoppable effort high into the top corner from twenty yards. Hopefully, North can put this performance behind them and complete the last couple of games in better style.