Ware 2 Bowers & Pitsea 4
Ware score first and last but in between they struggle to contain the visiting attack.
There had already been signs of Bowers' potential before Murat Karagul opened the scoring ten minutes in. The visitors had been denied a good penalty appeal just a few minutes in but when Karagul was pulled down at the other end of the pitch he still managed to get his shot away to open the scoring.
The goal did not dent Bowers' endeavour and they were level four minutes later when Tony Stokes, having missed a good opportunity when the scores were level, made no mistake on the second occasion.
He might have had another but Tom Coulton was equal to the task and denied his point blank shot before pushing away Callum Leahy's follow up. But Bowers were not to be denied and this time it was David Knight half way through the first period whose shot left Coulton with no chance.
If things weren't bad enough Jamie Salmon produced what must have been the goal of the match firing in a long range free kick with pin point accuracy to increase his team's lead after 27 minutes.
Bowers continued to apply pressure in the second half but it was a break from a Ware attack that led to the fourth goal. With a four to two advantage over the defenders the ball was played in to Ben Sartain who scored comfortably.
Ware's consolation came with a last minute goal from Gareth Madden, his second of the season, which enabled Ware to claim that they had at least drawn the second half but this was clearly not an accurate reflection of play.
That the same starting eleven that had laid such a firm foundation in Saturday's draw at Maldon failed to get a grip of the visitors will worry Kem Kemal. A good start to the season has suddenly turned sour with three heavy defeats in the last four games suggesting that the defence needs strengthening. But with six yellow cards and Junior Appiah's red there is too a sense that discipline is weak at the moment.
Injuries have also been a problem and it was good to see that Rheo Josephs and Marvin Hamilton both came on in the second half with Ahmed Abdulla also available on the bench. They will all be needed on Saturday when Ware play their first match in this year's FA Trophy at premier division Dorking Wanderers.
Ware: Tom Coulton, Dean Mason (Marvin Hamilton 58mins), Josh Dobson, Denzel Conteh, Gareth Madden, Lee White, Junior Appiah, Alaa Oujdi, Murat Karagul, Yannick Kamanan, Necati Gench (Rheo Josephs 48mins). Unused subs: Ahmed Mohammed, Ahmed Abdulla, Warren Kayembe.