Cirencester Town were embarrassed by Hellenic Premier Division side Royal Wootton Bassett Town who put seven past them to shock the Corinium Stadium.

The scoreline didn’t at all flatter Wootton Bassett who dominated from start to finish.

The Centurions never got going and went into the break 3-1 down before they hit the self-destruct button as they conceded four within 10 minutes.

Cirencester were due to play Hungerford Town but they were instead playing against Swindon Town.

Charlie Griffin utilised the friendly to look at trialists.

Will Peck started at centre back while Rhys Sarson started on the bench.

Cirencester made a strong start played on the front foot, but it was the visitors who took the lead after 11 minutes when Bradley Pagiriolo was played through and he arrowed the ball across goal into the bottom corner, giving Sam Ayres no chance.

They doubled their lead just three minutes later when Callum Parsons found the top corner with a beautiful free kick from 20 yards out.

Royal Wootton Bassett should have been 3-0 up when they had a two v one which saw Parsons slip in Rhyes Telmash but the striker blasted over from close range with goal at his mercy.

Cirencester woke up after that. Shayne Anson hit the post with a shot after a corner before Alan Griffin headed over.

They pulled one back on 25 minutes when Michael Pook swept in a free-kick which was met by Josh Parsons six yard outs whose effort was parried into the path of Alan Griffin tucked it into the net.

Royal Wootton Bassett continued to cause problems and made it 3-1 on 34 minutes.

Pagiriolo was unlucky not score with a low driven effort that bounced off the post but Telmash was on hand to tap in the rebound.

A similar pattern continued in the second half as Wootton Bassett started positively and Cirencester were sloppy in possession.

They almost took advantage of Ciren’s sloppiness on 59 minutes when Telmash pounced on a mix up between Shayne Anson and Tommy Ouldridge and was one on one but his poor shot was stopped by the legs of Sam Ayres.

By this point, Charlie Griffin introduced Adam Connolly and trialist Rhys Sarson to try and change their fortunes.

It didn’t seem to change much as Wootton Bassett scored their fourth when Pagriolo’s shot was saved, only for Telmash to turn in the rebound.

That wasn’t even the beginning of the collapse.

Almost instantly, the visitors scored their fifth as Telmash bagged his hat-trick after the Centurions were carved open with a flowing move.

A minute later, it was 6-1 when Callum Parsons drove into the area and beat Ayres with a low shot.

Wootton Bassett were not in a friendly mood and scored their seventh on 71 minutes when Alfie Presley scored arguably the goal of the game with a 25-yard piledriver.

There was at least a reaction from Cirencester who managed to score a second when Sarson headed in Josh Parsons cross with 10 minutes to go.

Parsons forced a save out of Declan Lehmann late on but Ciren’s late flurry of chances were too little too late.

Griffin’s men take on Chippenham Town on Saturday.