AFTER a better showing against Northampton Spencer in midweek an early goal would appear to be the boost United needed against Kempston on Saturday.
After a gifted start when they were awarded a penalty Tom Lorraine stepped up to give United the lead in the third minute.
All was going well until United stopper Farrow screwed his clearance straight into the path of Phillips who had a simple tap-in to bring Kempston level with probably the easiest goal he will score this season.
Kempston’s second was similar to the first with indecision allowing McCrea to put Kempston ahead.
Ten minutes later, United conceded another simple goal to give themselves a a two goal defecit going into half-time.
Again United fired out of the traps and two minutes after the start, Briscoe had a simple header after Tommy Waldock’s original effort cannoned off the bar.
Waldock was then replaced after a hamstring problem.
But despite this providing United the likely spur to mount a challenge it was not to be as heads and confidence were low in the Motormen camp.
The game turned into a nightmare day as Bunter and Sterniolo made it five and Bunter finished the rout by Chipping Farrow from 30 yards.
To say it was ‘a bad day at the office’ would be an understatement. United appear to be in freefall at the moment and need to grind out some winning results.