WREXHAM slumped to a humiliating drubbing at the hands of football league newcomers Yeovil Town in the FA Cup first round.
With the Sky TV cameras rolling, the Division Three side overwhelmed and outclassed the woeful Dragons at their Huish Park home, leaving Wrexham boss Denis Smith seething with anger and forcing him to make a public apology to the club's supporters, particularly those who had made the 400-mile round trip to Somerset.
Sky, however, would have been delighted with its choice. The home side rose to the occasion in style, dominating the match from beginning to end and delivering goals at regular intervals.
On their showing, Wrexham would have failed the audition for Dream Team, the satellite channel's fictional drama of life inside a football club.
Quite simply, they froze in front of a national audience and rarely, if at all, looked capable of getting anything from the game.
The Dragons had two decent chances to have silenced the noisy home crowd before their opponents exerted a stranglehold on proceedings.
There was little to choose between the sides when Carlos Edwards saw his first-time shot turned away for a corner by Chris Weale in the 17th minute, while Hector Sam might have done better than fire across the face of goal after being put clear by Chris Llewellyn.
In between those two opportunities, the pace of Wales's under-21 international Kevin Gall had exposed Wrexham at the back and Andy Dibble did well to stop the former Racecourse striker Jake Edwards from opening the scoring.
And Yeovil's lively and mobile front two were superbly supported by an aggressive and hard-working midfield quartet, who seemed to win every disputed header and tackle as well as being first to every second ball.
Their enthusiasm for the task was evident and, although there were brief moments of promise for the visitors, Dibble had to make another fine save from Gavin Williams before the opening goal - which had long been on the cards for the home side - arrived six minutes before the break.
Nick Crittenden won the ball on the halfway line to set Lee Johnson on his way and the Yeovil man skipped through a halfhearted challenge from Dennis Lawrence then delivered the perfect cross for Gall to head the ball beyond Dibble.
Wrexham hit back through Sam, whose shot was well-saved by Weale low down to his left. Darren Ferguson had a shot blocked and Shaun Holmes saw his follow-up deflected for a corner.
Brian Carey, whose lack of pace had been exploited too often, was replaced by Craig Morgan for the second half - but barely a minute had elapsed before the visitors were 2-0 down.
Crittenden again played a part, chipping the ball in for Gavin Williams, who got in front of Holmes to turn it in.
Gall's failure to take advantage of a poor back-header by Jim Whitley merely delayed the inevitable as Wrexham continued to surrender possession tamely and, when Sam missed another good chance to get his side back into the game, they were punished again.
Lee Johnson's 59th minute corner was met by defender Colin Plunk, whose header went through Dibble's hands.
Steve Roberts went close with a 20-yard shot that had Weale scrambling across his goal, but there was no stopping Yeovil.
When Darren Way went past Holmes in the 66th minute, Edwards was rewarded for his sterling display with a relatively simple tap-in to complete the rout.
Chris Armstrong, a 56th-minute substitute for the largely anonymous Lee Jones, scored a late consolation - his second in successive games - but by then Wrexham fans were setting off on their long and miserable journey home.