Petersfield Town suffered Wessex League Cup final heartbreak as they went down 4-2 to Premier Division Baffins Milton Rovers at AFC Portchester on Saturday.

The Rams took the lead in the final when the lively Alex Barsa cut in and fired home on 26 minutes, but Jason Parish equalised for Baffins just before half-time.

Miles Everett fired Baffins in front on 66 minutes, and Tom Vincent’s header made it 3-1.

Petersfield responded well and pulled a goal back on 73 minutes through Kieran Alcock, but Vincent made it 4-2 on 90 minutes with another header.

The match proved to be a swansong for co-managers Pat Suraci and Joe Lea, who were unveiled as co-managers of Southern League Premier South Division Gosport Borough on Monday. Despite the defeat they were proud of their team’s performance.

“We controlled the game in the first half, played some nice football and created some good chances,” said Suraci. “If we were more ruthless we would have put ourselves in a better position. We asked the boys to go out, enjoy it and pass the ball – and they did.”