LAVERSTOCK and Ford exited the FA Vase at the second hurdle on Saturday, being put to the sword by visiting high flying Brockenhurst from the Wessex League Premier Division losing 4-0.

The game started at a frenetic pace, the visitors, in particular Gerson Ramos and Will Tickle were showing their worth.

However, Lavvy soon got a grip on the game and thought they had gone ahead, An Archie Lovegrove header was ushered in over the line from a Adam Bourner corner, but a late flag denied the home side's ideal start.

Another close effort went wide from Chae Sykes before Brockenhurst opened the scoring. a dangerous free-kick was whipped in by Will Tickle, Jim Ward's effort to clear the danger resulted in an own goal.

Lavvy pressed their opposition looking for a quick response but from an attack in the Brock box, they gave it away cheaply and Tickle was sent away up the wing evading challenges before stroking home the second on 22 minutes.

The home side did not stop pushing and another three good half chances went begging.

The second half saw Laverstock start brightly desperate to claw back one, but on the hour mark it was another gifted goal that all but killed the tie, an easy finish from a corner gave Brockenhurst their third.

Things went from bad to worse soon after, a late challenge by Seb Dawes on Tickle saw a second yellow for the Lavvy man.

Despite the numerical disadvantage the home side refused to give up, they pressed and harried and were twice denied what looked clear penalties for fouls on Sykes.

With the clock running down and tired legs on show, a cruel fourth goal on 91 minutes, saw the visitors through to round three.

Afterwards, manager Liam McConnell spoke to Journal Sport and said: "We're clearly disappointed with that result. 4-0 doesn't give a true reflection, we had plenty of chances and knew how to expose them.

"We were making the wrong decisions in the final third too many times and conceded poor goals. All of which could have been dealt with and the lads know it.

He added: "Credit to Brockenhurst, they were in great form going forward, very clinical and that's the difference. Something we aspire to be and it was good for our lads to have that test.

"We went toe to toe with Alresford for 90 and for 60 mins did the same here. Our attention reverts back to the league and we have another tough fixture home to Ringwood next week."