Cross Keys conceded 14 tries against RGC 1404 in their penultimate Principality Premiership game on Saturday, May 4.
However, the Keys did manage to score four tries of their own to secure a bonus point at Pandy Park.
The scoring was opened by RGC’s Beau Williams in the fourth minute.
Billy McBryde, the son of former Wales international Robyn McBryde, added the conversion.
Sam Rogers scored the North Wales side’s second try in the 13th minute.
Second-row Damian Welch scored Cross Keys’ first try in the 20th minute. Sam Withers converted to keep his side in the game.
No8 Garin Price then scored four minutes later to level the scores and Withers’ conversion gave the Keys a 14-12 lead.
But minutes later, Price and Withers were forced off with injury and were replaced by Ieuan Jones and Adam Tetley.
substitute Jones scored Cross Keys’ third try five minutes later to give the Keys a 19-12 advantage.
RGC’s Williams pulled a try back shortly after to cut the deficit to two points.
But a yellow card for try-scorer Jones saw the Keys down to 14 men for the last six minutes of the first half.
RGC’s Bailey Rae scored as the Colwyn Bay-based team took the lead and earned a four-try bonus point.
McBryde converted Rae’s try and RGC scrum-half Efan Jones scored try number five just before the half-time whistle.
McBryde converted again and Cross Keys found themselves 31-19 behind at the interval.
RGC then went on to dominate the second half. Tries from Jordan Scott, Rae and Efan Jones put RGC 50-19 ahead.
Winger Sam Jones then scored the ninth try for the visitors just before the hour mark.
Cross Keys Centre Corey Nicholls scored the bonus point earning try in the 63rd minute, but his side were already well beaten.
Two further tries from RGC’s Sam Jones increased the lead to 65-24 with little more than ten minutes left to play.
Late tries from Josh Leach and Harri Evans piled more misery on the Keys, before Sam Jones scored his fourth try to rub Keys faces into the mud.
Rogers converted Jones’ try and the game finished 82-24 to the visitors.
Cross Keys will now be looking to restore some pride with a positive result in their final game of the season.
The Keys host Pontypridd on Wednesday, May 8 as their stint in the top flight comes to an end.