BASINGSTOKE Town were unable to repeat their Hampshire Senior Cup Final success of two years ago when they beaten 8-0 by a very strong AFC Bournemouth under-21s side at the Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries use the game to give Simon Francis, who has made 275 appearance for the first team and Lloyd Kelly a big summer signing from Bristol City a run out as they returned from injury.

However, it was Gavin Kilkenny stole the show with a hat-trick, as Town's debutant goalkeeper Albert White had a baptism of fire, as the young shot stopper from AFC Wimbledon replaced the suspended Chris Rackley.

Kilkenny gave the home side the lead after seven minutes with a shot from 20-yards out.

Town hit back as Bournemouth goalkeeper Will Dennis was called into action to deny Dean Stow.

The home side then started to dominate the game, but Dennis was tested again this time by Zach Robinson, before Bournemouth scored the goal of game as Kilkenny lobbed White from 45 yards out.

The home side then looked to have made the tie safe as Jake Scrimshaw netted his own rebound off the post.

The Cherries took just four minutes after the re-start to make it 4-0 as Scrimshaw netted his second.

Three minutes later, the home side added a fifth from Jaidon Anthony and then Kilkenny completed his hat-trick.

After collected two assists on his return Kelly then added a seventh goal.

Then two minutes from time, Anthony took the home side's tally to eight with a 25-yard lob.

Town nearly got a late consolation, but a great save from Dennis denied Claudio Herbert.

This Saturday, Town are back in league action with a trip to AFC Totton.