Nottinghamshire’s Paul Coughlin was one of just three players to reach double figures as England were bowled out for just 102 in the final ‘Test’ against the West Indies A.
Jomel Warrican was again the tourists’ chief tormentor with 6-33 and was ably assisted by Rahkeem Cornwall’s 3-46 as the Lions were left to rue a disastrous first session where they lost seven wickets.
And as the West Indies A moved to 157-4 in their second innings at the close, England already trail by a mammoth 291 runs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Warrican now has 25 wickets in the series as the Lions continue to struggle against spin, and it could have been even worse had Haseeb Hameed not scored a resolute and disciplined 48.
Spin continued to dominate proceedings in the final session, as Somerset spinners Dom Bess and Jack Leach shared four wickets between them.
Keaton Jennings got things moving after resuming day two on 9, and flicked Raymon Reifer through the leg-side for three. But not long after, the left-armer got his revenge, pinning the Lions Captain lbw for 16 with a delivery that kept slightly low.
Hameed then got off the mark for the day with an exquisite cover drive for four against the same bowler, and followed that with a six back over Cornwall's head in the following over.
Cornwall responded though, beating the outside edge of Gubbins' bat, and then trapped the same man lbw for 4, to leave the Lions 49-2.
From there, the spinners came out on top for the remainder of the day. Warrican trapped Clarke lbw for 0, and debutant Sam Northeast then joined Hameed at the crease.
Northeast struggled to get going, having only landed on the Island 48 hours earlier, and flicked Cornwall to Hamilton at short-leg to depart for three.
Wicket-keeper batsman, Alex Davies, was busy between the wickets and used his feet well, before Warrican slid one through the gate and bowled him for 8.
The left-arm spinner then trapped Hameed lbw. The Lancastrian was the star of an otherwise disappointing Lions batting effort, and was the only player to find fluency against the spin barrage.
Leach then followed Hameed back to the pavilion first ball, after Cornwall took a diving catch at leg-slip off Warrican, and the Lions were all of a sudden 92-7.
Coughlin (11) showed brief resistance but went shortly after the lunch break, to Cornwall, after an excellent Jermaine Blackwood catch at slip.
Richard Gleeson was then dismissed moments later, hitting a catch back to Warrican, which helped him bring up yet another five-wicket haul.
It was that man again who finished the job, as Dom Bess charged down the wicket only to be stumped by Shane Dowrich, leaving the Lions faced a 134-run deficit.
John Campbell and Kieran Powell started the hosts second innings briskly, bringing up the 50 partnership in just the 11th over.
Coughlin was then hit for a huge six hit out of the ground by Powell, as West Indies A continued to go at a run rate of around five an over.
But Bess entered the fray with his probing off-spin and had Campbell caught by Jennings at slip for 22.
The 20-year-old continued to find turn and bounce and picked up his second wicket on debut, wrapping Powell on the pads for 28.
Leach then backed up his Somerset spin partner and got his first of the innings, having the dangerous Blackwood caught by Gubbins at short-leg for 10.
The lead though still stood at 209 for the hosts and Shamarh Brooks and Jahmah Hamilton began to build a useful platform.
They brought up the 50 run partnership off 71 balls, after Hamilton hit a searing cover drive for four off Gleeson.
But, it was Bess again who broke the partnership, trapping Brooks lbw for 37 to leave West Indies A 127-4, a lead of 261.
Dowrich and Hamilton continued to accumulate in the closing overs and pounced on any loose deliveries from a tiring Lions bowling attack.
They were largely untroubled and reached the close with Hamilton on 31, while Dowrich is not out.
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