There was a miserable end to a torrid year for Huntingdon Town on Bank Holiday Monday.
The rock-bottom side were beaten 6-1 by Wisbech Town at Jubilee Park in their final United Counties League Premier Division of 2015.
The Fenmen were one of only two teams Huntingdon had beaten in a league game in the current campaign, but any hopes of a double were soon destroyed.
They found themselves four goals and a man down before the break with Jake Waterworth receiving his marching orders for a challenge which denied a goalscoring opportunity in the 35th minute.
The latest loss left Town eight points adrift at the bottom of the standings and nine points from safety.
There was at least the consolation of seeing a four-match run without a goal ended as Aaron Petty struck early in the second half. It was the club’s first goal since the same player had struck in a November defeat to Boston Town.
This was a 49th reverse in all out of 57 competitive matches during what has proved to be an annus horribilis for Town. They won only five games and drew the other three.
One of those victories were picked up last January before the resignation of Seb Hayes as manager. His successor, Ian Edge, managed only one further win during his eight-month reign.
That arrived in Edge’s first game in charge against Northampton side Sileby Rangers.
Current boss Scott Witherall has overseen both Premier Division triumphs in the current campaign - away at Wisbech and at home to fellow strugglers Wellingborough Town. Huntingdon are also still in the Hinchingbrooke Cup after beating lower-level Wisbech St Mary.
They start 2016 by entertaining Sleaford this Saturday.