BASINGSTOKE Town crashed out of the FA Cup beaten 5-2 at Bristol Manor Farm.

This was after the visitors conceded three times in the second half against their Division One rivals.

Premier South side Basingstoke welcomed back Charlie Kennedy and Shane Hollamby into their line-up, but they soon found themselves a goal down, as Jordan Metters’ cross was met by Dean Stamp in the third minute.

The visitors replied as Ben Wright’s corner was cleared to Jack McKnight at the edge of the box and he fired home.

However, the home side took the lead again as Ashley Kington scored from 25 yards out.

Straight from the kick-off Wright’s shot hit the crossbar, before Town levelled once more, as McKnight grabbed his second of the game to make it 2-2 at the break.

This was the final score when these side’s last met in Bristol eight years ago, but unfortunately this time there was to be no replay.

Town had the first chance after the interval as great work from Sam Smart set-up Wright, but he fired over from close range.

The home side then took the lead again on 76 minutes from Troy Simpson, after a great ball from Stuart Tovey.

Manor Farm’s Kington then grabbed his second of the game to make it 4-2.

The Division One outfit then made sure of their passage into the third qualifying round five minutes from time, as Stamp netted his second of the game.

Town return to league action on Saturday, with a big clash away at Tiverton.

The Somerset side are fourth in the table with Basingstoke sixth and both have 14 points.