BASHLEY bowed out of the Sydenhams League Cup following a 2-1 home defeat to Alresford Town in the second round last night.

The visitors took the lead at Bashley Road early in the second half when a cross found Geoff Dunn, who hooked home to open the scoring.

Bash pushed for a response and were rewarded when young winger Patrick Spiteri, who is dual-registered with Weymouth, combined well with Harry McGrath.

McGrath’s low cross found Brad Strickland and he slotted home to level.

But the clash was wrapped up in the latter stages as Alresford managed to set up a third round encounter at Hamble Club.

Bashley goalkeeper Mike Edgar pulled off a smart save from a free-kick, only for Aaron Boxall to tap home the rebound and send the visitors through.

Elsewhere, a solitary strike from Ali Fakhal gave Poppies their sixth league victory of the campaign in Wessex Premier.

Fakhal struck the only goal of the game at Hamble Club to give the visitors a 1-0 victory.

Sam House fired a brace to help Lymington Town to 2-1 win over Newport.

Lymington are currently fifth in the table with 30 points from 16 league games.

Hamworthy United suffered a second straight loss as they went down 3-0 against third-placed Sholing.

Marvin McLean, Lee Wort and Rory Wood all scored in the second half at the Universal Stadium.

Matt Burt struck late on for Brockenhurst against Baffins Milton Rovers but it was not enough for the Badgers as they slipped to a 2-1 home reverse.