BASINGSTOKE Town condemned AFC Bournemouth’s Under-21s to penalty shootout heartbreak in last night's Hampshire FA Senior Cup final at St Mary’s.

The match had ended 0-0 after 90 minutes and it was Southern Premier outfit Basingstoke who lifted the trophy after winning the 12-yard showdown 7-6.

Goalkeeper Alex Tokarczyk emerged as Basingstoke's hero, leaping to his left to repel substitute Antonio Diaz’s kick and deny the young Cherries the trophy – even though they did not concede a goal in this year’s competition.

The Basingstoke No1 had saved from Jack Simpson earlier in the shoot-out, with Cherries’ stopper Callum Stanton then clawing away George Bennett’s strike to force sudden death.

The goalless 90 minutes had been far from dull with Basingstoke's Marcus Johnson-Schuster and Cherries’ Jake McCarthy both hitting the woodwork.

In the dying embers of the first half Basingstoke were awarded a free-kick wide left. Man-of-the-match Nana Owusu whipped it in with speed and Rob Atkinson toe-poked the ball into the net.

A roar went up from the Town fans in the 1,566 crowd but, to their disbelief, the 'goal' was ruled offside.

After the break, the introduction of Bournemouth forward Joe Quigley added a new dimension to their attack.

But Town shifted up a gear in the final ten minutes and might have capitalised on a slip by Kyle Taylor. It allowed Aaron Jarvis a run at goal, but his shot was palmed over by Stanton.

The Cherries keeper then had the mother of all reprieves deep into the three minutes of stoppage time. He needed a second grab to keep out Owusu’s swerving 25-yarder, the linesman ruling the ball hadn’t crossed the line in the face of some vociferous Basingstoke appeals.

Bournemouth Under-21s coach Mark Molesley admitted: "We were disappointing and it was a shame on such a big stage.

"We were disappointed with ourselves, but you have to give credit to Basingstoke as well.

“They were good on the break, they had some dangerous players and they stifled us."