AMESBURY'S made their FA Cup exit on Saturday, as they lost at home to Christchurch 7-2 in their extra preliminary tie.

Jordan Matthews scored their first goal from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 at half-time.

Tyler Brockway scored the Blues second goal which made it 5-2 at the time.

Kyle Graham led the scoring for Christchurch with a hat-trick, while James King netted twice and their were singles for Christopher Long and Josh Kirkham .

Amesbury manager Stuart Lindsay said: "Christchurch were a very well organised team and their work rate off the ball was exceptional - which unfortunately we didn’t match.

"It’s obviously disappointing to exit such a prestigious cup competition at such an early stage, but when putting the result and performance into perspective, we’re lucky that it wasn’t a Wessex Premier game and three points dropped.

He added: "We, as a group of management, staff & players, have a lot to learn in a short space of time but it’s important we self analyse and move on.

"We will work hard in training this week and prepare ourselves for our next challenge away to Bournemouth Poppies this Saturday."

Ironically, Amesbury will face Christchurch again on the the last day of August when they entertain them again in an FA Vase tie.