North Midland were outgunned by a strong Oxfordshire side and slipped to a 43-8 defeat in their second Bill Beaumont County Championship Third Division match at Oxford Harlequins.
Oxfordshire included 12 players from National League clubs while North Midlands were selected entirely from club playing at Midlands Premier or below.
Despite a brave defensive display North Midlands could not bridge that gulf and Oxfordshire eased to a second successive win.
North Midlands, beaten by Cumbria last week, took the lead with an early penalty from Dudley Kingswinford centre Steve Vaughan and they also dominated the early exchanges.
But Oxfordshire were always dangerous with ball in hand and scored from a sweeping attack when Henley Hawks wing Sam Portland crossed and scrum-half Leo Webb added the conversion.
Vaughan was off target with a penalty which would have reduced the deficit to a point but Oxfordshire were clinical in attack with lock Adam Neal (Henley) crossing for an unconverted try then centre Will Janes slicing through with Webb converting.
North Midlands had the wind at their backs in the second half but it was Oxfordshire who scored the bonus point try two minutes after the break when fly-half Finn Pietersen crossed.
Hooker Tom Emery and full-back Tommy Gray added further tries for Oxfordshire before North Midland we’re rewarded for their persistence when fly-half Mitch McGahan (Bournville) jinked over.
But it was Oxfordshire who rounded off the scoring with a try from prop George Primett on the stroke of time.
North Midlands complete their Pool One programme against Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire at Old Halesonians on May 18 (3pm).