A Sunday league team have bagged a new record after hammering their local rivals 58-0 – the biggest defeat in British football history.
Wheel Power FC smashed Nova 2010 FC in the Torbay Sunday League clash in Torquay, Devon.
It was 5-0 after five minutes and 20-0 by half time before the league leaders netted a further 38 strikes, reports The Sun.
Brothers Robbie and Stuart Bowker scored 28 times between them, with Robbie bagging 18 of those.
The scoreline beats the previous record, Cornish side Illogan’s 55-0 thrashing of Madron FC in November 2010.
Nova arrived for the match last Sunday at Wheel Power’s ground with just five players but managed to get a team of nine together to face their ten-man opponents.
The winning side’s player/manager Andy Woodward, who scored just once, added: “The referee’s biro went blunt after a while.
“It was a bit embarrassing but fair play to the other team for carrying on – they were really sporting.
“The result will certainly help at the end of the season if it goes down to goal difference.”
Nova’s Lewis Parker, 60, said: “A lot of the players didn’t turn up so we expected to lose but not by that much.”
by The Punjapit Alliance