CHERRIES will hope to end their poor recent record in the FA Youth Cup when they host Hull City in the third round at Vitality Stadium on Friday (6.30pm).

Since gaining exemption from the first two rounds following the club’s promotion to the Championship in 2013, Cherries have failed to progress in each of the past four seasons.

They last reached the fourth round in 1996-97 when James Hayter’s double and a goal from skipper Carl Fletcher in a win against Bristol City earned them a home tie with Tranmere at Dean Court, which they lost 3-0.

Cherries have won only one of their past eight games in the competition, beating Plymouth 4-2 after extra-time in the first round in 2011-12.

Meanwhile, Cherries’ teenage midfielder Antonio Diaz has joined Dorchester Town on work experience forms.

The 18-year-old, whose father Tony made more than 400 appearances for the Magpies, started their 3-1 defeat at Royston Town in the Southern Premier League on Saturday.

Diaz provided the assist for Tom Blair to give Dorchester a 20th-minute lead but they were pegged back and had former Cherries player Gary Bowles sent off for a poor challenge in the second half.