SWANAGE suffered a 5-1 Dorset Premier League Cup defeat against Westland Sports at Alvington Lane.

The hosts dominated the early stages and Swans keeper Brad Smith produced a superb double save but was unable to prevent Fred Chorley from scrambling home the opener at the third attempt.

Smith then rescued his side again, acrobatically saving a free-kick.

Swans were finding it difficult to maintain any pressure and Westland doubled their lead on 35 minutes through Luca Martin.

Five minutes before half-time Swans leading scorer and skipper, Paul Best, handed his side a lifeline with an exquisite chip over the advancing keeper.

However, this proved to be short-lived when Duncan McCabe increased his side's lead right on half-time.

Swans produced a much-improved performance in the second half with Roy Lock going close with a fierce drive.

Joe Clark's shot was parried by the hosts' keeper but Lock then fluffed his lines at the crucial moment.

Swans then conceded two late goals in the 87th and 89th minutes, from Fin Cauldwell and Steve Ormrod, which left them pondering a heavy reverse.

Swans: Smith, Moss, Hibbs, Gundogdu, M.Dunster (Nattriss, 70), Dyke, Best (Lock, 55), Clark, Best, Willcocks, Grygiel.

Elsewhere in the cup, Corfe Castle were beaten 2-0 by Portland United reserves, conceding twice in the second period at The Fortress.