Nine-man Hemsworth Miners Welfare lost 3-0 at home to Handsworth Parramore in the NCE League’s Premier Division on Saturday.
It was a game to forget for Welfare who had two men sent off and also lost injured Nick Guest.
Hemsworth fell behind in the 11th minute when Jon Froggatt was on target for the visitors.
Four minutes later Welfare’s Luke Danville was shown a red card for handling the ball on the goalline.
It saw Handsworth awarded a penalty which Aaron Moxam converted to put them 2-0 up.
Hemsworth then suffered another setback when Guest limped off with an ankle injury after 22 minutes. He was replaced by Bill Law.
Hemsworth brought on Rob Tonks for Adam Wilson at the start of the second-half. Their ten men continued to compete well but their task became almost impossible when they were reduced to nine men in the 73rd minute, with David Briggs being sent off for what looked a 50-50 challenge.
Handsforth capitalised on their numerical advantage when Joe Thornton rounded things off by scoring their third goal three minutes from time.
After Tuesday night’s matches, Handsworth are in fifth place and Hemsworth in 14th position in the 22-team division.
This Saturday, Welfare visit Liversedge who were trounced 5-2 at Hemsworth when the sides met in October.