BEMERTON’S poor start to the season continued when they exited the league cup at the hands of Hamble FC.

Bemerton went in to the game with one recognised defender so with a make shift back four, it was always going to be tough.

There was no excuses though for the way the home team started, straight from kick off Bemerton couldn’t deal with the aerial threat of Lynch and Hamble took an early lead when a whipped shot from the right of the area found the bottom left corner. Goals two and three followed within ten minutes from set pieces.

Bemerton did look a threat going forward in wide areas, especially through Rawkins.

The second half started the same as the first with Hamble scoring after two minutes to make it 4-0 and game over.

Manager Rae Hughes spoke to JournalSport following the game and said: “The tough start continues, we have played three different teams this year and at this stage they are all way ahead of us.

“It didn’t help having four experienced players drop out on the day of the game.

“The goals we conceded were all preventable regardless who was on the pitch.

“Team spirit is still high within the camp and we know we just need that one positive result to get us going.

“Our average age tonight was 19, so although it will not help us immediately it will only benefit the club long term.

“This team will keep fighting, working and I know we will soon start picking up results.”