MANAGERLESS Hamworthy United suffered late heartbreak to lose 2-1 at previously winless Amesbury Town.

Still searching for a new boss following the resignation of Alan Lay, Hammers led the Wessex Premier clash thanks to Ed Hodge's second-half strike.

But two goals in the final 12 minutes swung the contest in the way of the hosts.

Brockenhurst closed the gap on leaders Alresford Town to just three points with a 1-0 win at Fleet Town. Will Tickle netted the only goal for Brock, who have a game in hand.

Solent University picked up their first win of the season, triumphing 2-1 in an action-packed contest at Bashley.

Lewis Ross scored the consolation goal for the hosts, who saw Connor Whiteley sent to the sin bin early in the second half while Jack Smith was also dismissed.

Poppies' slide continues, going down 3-0 at home to Hamble to extend their winless league run to five matches.

James King's goal came in vain for Christchurch as they were edged out 2-1 at Tadley Calleva, while Lymington Town picked up a point against Fareham Town.

Sam House put Lymo ahead from the penalty spot, but Fareham hit back to lead before House struck again to earn a 2-2 draw.

In Division One, New Milton Town remain winless after a 2-0 defeat at Petersfield Town.

Lee Vint bagged his 11th goal of the season, but could not prevent a 3-2 loss for Verwood Town against Alton.

Oliver Davies also scored for the Potters, who sit 15th.

Ringwood Town are one place below Verwood following their heavy 6-2 loss at Whitchurch United.

Ben Harris and Tommy Hughes netted for the visitors.