VERWOOD Town belied their lowly league position by seeing off Lymington Town to book a place in the Bournemouth Senior Cup final.

The Potters, struggling near the foot of Wessex One, pulled out all the stops to register a dramatic 2-1 win after extra-time at the Sports Ground last night.

Reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of inspirational defender Ron Frost towards the end of normal time, the visitors stunned their Wessex Premier opponents thanks to Matt Vining's winner.

Verwood received a helping hand when Ross Casey conceded a calamitous own goal, the Lymington goalkeeper allowing Frost's mule-like throw to squirm through his grasp after 25 minutes.

The visitors' defence, superbly marshalled by Frost, was finally breached when substitute Sam House netted from the penalty spot to make it 1-1 midway through the second half.

However, after Frost had seen red for a second booking, Vining popped up to score a minute into the second period of extra-time to set up a date with Bashley at Hurn Bridge on December 12.

Meanwhile, Christchurch bowed out of the Hampshire Senior Cup after suffering penalty shootout heartbreak at Hamble Club.

Goals in either half from James King and Josh Kirkham had given the Wessex One high-fliers encouragement against their Wessex Premier opponents.

However, Nathan Lynch's double proved decisive for the hosts as they went on to prevail 4-3 on spot kicks to book a place in the quarter-finals.

Eder Batista gave Poppies a shock lead in their third round tie against National League Eastleigh before the Wessex Premier outfit were undone by Cav Miley's double and a Paul McCallum strike, with all three Spitfires goals coming in the space of eight second-half minutes.