STEVE Butterworth’s first match in permanent charge of Great Wakering Rovers did not go to plan as they lost 6-1 at Dereham Town.

Early goals from Karol Wengrzik and Rhys Logan put Dereham in the ascendancy, but a Matthew Castellan own goal halved Wakering’s deficit.

However, a Daniel Beaumont hat-trick and late effort from Jamie Forshaw allowed Dereham to run out comfortable winners.

Wakering made the trip to Norfolk just a matter of days after Butterworth was placed in permanent charge thanks to a fine record since taking over as interim player-manager following Garry Kimble’s departure in January.

And, although Butterworth would have been hoping to end Wakering’s first campaign back in the Isthmian North in style, they will be eager to forget the clash at Dereham quickly.

The hosts broke the deadlock inside six minutes as Wengrzik beat 17-year-old Jack Allen, who was making his debut, at his near post.

Logan doubled the Magpies’ advantage with 14 minutes on the clock after dispossessing Ollie Woodhouse.

However, Wakering halved the deficit four minutes later as Castellan turned Woodhouse’s cross into his own net.

Beaumont restored Dereham’s two-goal cushion as his dangerous free-kick avoided everyone and nestled in the corner of the net.

And Beaumont doubled his tally for the afternoon nine minutes before the break.

Wakering’s Hussain Jaffa missed a glorious opportunity as the defender struck the crossbar from a yard out.

Beaumont completed his hat-trick directly from a corner before Forshaw rounded off the scoring in the dying moments.