Match ends, St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8.
Sam Clucas scored four times as League Two side Mansfield hammered St Albans City in the FA Cup first round.
Things started to go wrong for the Southern League Premier Division outfit after Darren Locke had headed them into a surprise lead at Clarence Park.
Lee Stevenson and Anthony Howell put Mansfield 2-1 up before half-time.
Colin Daniel, Ollie Palmer and a quartet of goals from Clucas, the fourth a delightful chip, sealed an easy win for the Stags.
The last six goals came in the final 20 minutes as St Albans, who were playing in the first round for the first time in 11 years, saw their 11-match unbeaten run come to an end in emphatic fashion.
After Locke's eighth-minute opener, St Albans led until the 43rd minute when Stevenson slotted home before Howell tapped the Stags in front on the stroke of half-time.
Daniel volleyed in for 3-1, Clucas curled home a fourth and Palmer drove in to make the game safe.
Saints folded in the final 10 minutes, with Clucas scoring three more times, including a chipped finish after racing clear.
St Albans City
- 7GrahamSubstituted forHenryat 51'minutes
- 10NwokejiSubstituted forBaileyat 78'minutesSubstituted forWattersat 82'minutes
- 27PilkingtonBooked at 76mins
- 16JenningsSubstituted forBlackat 89'minutes
- 2SuttonBooked at 59mins
- 36PalmerSubstituted forPokuat 90+1'minutes
- 10StevensonSubstituted forMeikleat 78'minutes
- Mark Heywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Godfrey Poku replaces Ollie Palmer because of an injury.
Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Howell.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Paul Black replaces James Jennings.
Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.
Attempt saved. Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 7. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lindon Meikle.
Attempt missed. Chris Henry (St Albans City) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Substitution, St Albans City. Chris Watters replaces Elliott Bailey.
Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 6. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lindon Meikle.
Corner, St Albans City. Conceded by Jamie McGuire.
Attempt blocked. John Frendo (St Albans City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Lee Chappell (St Albans City).
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Lee Stevenson.
Substitution, St Albans City. Elliott Bailey replaces Mark Nwokeji.
Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 5. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
George Pilkington (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.