Shell-shocked Whitchurch insist their Shropshire derby hammering at the hands of Market Drayton will not leave psychological scars.
Newly-promoted Whitchurch went down 15-0 at a Drayton side expected by many to be a serious promotion contender in West Midlands One this season.
Whitchurch trailed just 2-0 at the break before capitulating in the second period. But captain Lee Davies is confident there will be no lasting effects.
“We won’t really know until Saturday but hopefully that will be the case because I have told the players to forget about the defeat and move on to the next one,” said Davies, whose side have one point from three games and this weekend entertain Wednesbury at Whitchurch Leisure Centre (2pm).
“We know what a good side Drayton are and I will be very surprised if they don’t win the league.
“We did OK in the first half but then their experience and quality told. We were disappointed but it’s important we move on now.”
Unsurprisingly, the prolific Brendan Jones topped the scoring charts for Drayton with eight goals.
There were braces for Chris Long and Zach Shellman while James Joule, Simon Rawsthorne and James Tavernor were also on target in the romp.
“I’ve never known a score that big in this league,” said team manager Nick Read. “I remember we beat Yardley 15-0 a few years ago but that was in the league below.
“It was hard for Whitchurch because they had a few players out and had some young lads playing but hopefully they will learn from the experience.
“We didn’t quite get it right in front of goal in the first half but after half-time things clicked and every time we went forward we either scored or looked like we would score.”
Drayton now make the trip to Stafford on Saturday and Read admitted he is delighted with his side’s 100 per cent start.
“We’ve had two away games and a home derby against Whitchurch which we thought would be quite tough so to have nine points is excellent,” he added.
Jordan Chevins and Tavernor both miss out this weekend so Phil Williams and Jesse Thompstone are expected to come in.