Boston Hockey Club’s Men took on an extremely youthful City of Peterborough Ninths side, and the difference in experience and pace saw a one-sided game.
The hosts won the match 6-0, but could have had more after cruising into a four-goal lead after just 15 minutes.
Playing some sumptuous flowing hockey, Andy Stone (two) and Richard Wightman (two) put Boston into a comfortable position.
But after that the team lost their way somewhat by trying to beat the players rather than play the fast, flowing hockey that had characterised the opening goals.
The second half saw Wightman net a further two goals.
However, Boston missed opportunity after opportunity after panicking with the final ball.
It was a huge shame that Peterborough, who kept going throughout, were forced to go down to 10 players in the second half.
Boston now face a tricky trip to Eastern League Division 6NW basement side Leadenham Seconds on Saturday (1pm).