HULLBRIDGE Sports and Southend Manor crashed out of cup competitions after being condemned to 5-1 defeats on the road.

Sports were knocked out of the Errington Challenge Cup by Essex Senior League rivals Hoddesdon Town and missed out on a quarter-final tie with Clapton.

And Hullbridge boss Darren Manning was disappointed by his side's mentality.

Manning said: "The mentality was awful from the first whistle and it was a little bit of a reality check, which I'm pleased we've had because we've got a very important five or six weeks coming up.

"It proves how important it is to keep yourself fit and ticking over.

"The boys know they have really let themselves down."

Hoddesdon raced into a three-goal lead before Nathan Scarborough pulled a goal back for Hullbridge.

The hosts scored a further two goals to ensure victory.

Southend Manor were comprehensively beaten by Barkingside Reserves in the Peter Butcher Memorial Trophy.