TAREE dropped out of the Football Mid North Coast Premier League top five when thrashed 6-1 by second placed Port United in the clash at Omaru Park.
The Wildcats are now sixth, one point shy of equal fifth Kempsey Saints and Macleay Valley.
Old Bar virtually ensured the wooden spoon will be heading to Wingham with a 4-0 defeat of the Warriors at Old Bar.
Wingham sits eight points behind Old Bar and Port Saints on the ladder.
In other results Kempsey Saints and Macleay drew 1-1 while Wallis Lake crushed Port FC 6-0.
The Camden Haven Port Saints match was postponed due to poor weather.
In first grade Wallis Lake has 33 points, clear of Port United on 29 then Camden Haven 21, Kempsey Saints and Macleay Valley 19, Taree 18, Port FC 16, Port Saints and Old Bar 14 and Wingham six.
In reserve grade Port United downed Taree 2-1 while Old Bar defeated Wingham 3-0.
Wallis Lake continued their unbeaten run with a 5-0 result over Port FC while Kempsey Saints and Macleay drew 1-1.
Wallis Lake has 40 points followed by Port United 35, Macleay 27, Taree 23, Port FC 19, Kempsey Saints 17, Port Saints 16, Old Bar and Wingham nine and Camden Haven four.