Eastleigh made light of a slippery Stoneham Lane surface to dump Burnham out of the Dr Martens League Cup 3-1 at Ten Acres last night.

Delighted manager Paul Doswell reported: "Tyronne Bowers was outstanding and picked up the man-of-the-match award from the sponsors - and Ryan Ashford wasn't far behind."

It was former Weymouth man Ashford who opened the scoring before Burnham's Paul Brett turned Robbie Matthews's cross into his own net under pressure from Dave Greening.

Late in the match, Burnham's Chris Ferdinand was sent off for handling sub Sam Carter's shot on the line and Matthews stepped up to make it 3-0 from the penalty spot. Alex Tolley replied late on.

With no Kevin Gibbens (flu), David Hughes (knee) or Danny Woods (ankle), Doswell gave two more 16-year-olds, Matthew McKenzie and Michael Hayes, their chance in midfield.

Robbie Chamberlain, who has already pinned down a regular first-team place at just 16, went off at half-time after being caught by a stud in the face.

There were fears he may have broken his nose, putting him in doubt for Saturday's FA Tropy trip to Erith & Belvedere.