Barnstaple Town suffered a third straight defeat in the Toolstation Western League First Division tonight, losing 5-1 at Wells City.
Lee Begg scored twice for the Somerset side and the other goals came from Jamie Howson, Francis Rolli and James Russell.
At 2-0 down, Barnstaple’s goalkeeper was sent off for a foul on Wells midfielder Toby Cole. The visitors’ goal came from a penalty, which made it 3-1.
After an unbeaten start to the league season, Barnstaple have been beaten three times in a week by Chard Town, Portishead Town and Wells. They are fourth in the table, nine points behind leaders Bradford Town.
Wells are up to sixth after winning six of their last seven games.
Barnstaple are in FA Carlsberg Vase action on Saturday with a first-round tie away to Almondsbury UWE.