Hampshire Division One ALTON 1 WEYMOUTH 4 THE young brigade did the damage for the Seasiders as they gave their survival hopes a huge boost at third-placed Alton.

The Dorset outfit entered the game as massive underdogs despite beating Blandford 5-2 the previous week but they turned the form book upside down with an incredible display.

Teenagers Chris Fry (2), Ben Thomas and Dan Eggleston all struck for a Weymouth side that contained five players aged 18 or under.

Fry kick-started the triumph by catching the opposition napping inside the first 30 seconds by slipping the ball under the keeper and into the net.

The impetus immediately rubbed off on keeper Dave Civil, who saved a penalty flick with an athletic dive to protect the advantage.

Defending deep and hitting on the break, Thomas rifled in the visitors' second with a reverse-stick shot following a long pass by Damian Barry.

In the second half the Seasiders maintained their grip on the game, as the hosts became increasingly frustrated at their inability to score.

Eggleston swept home his first-ever goal for the first team, with a low finish that flew inside the corner of the left hand post before Fry then added his second with a close-range strike after a swift counter-attack involving Matt Walkden.

Alton rallied in the closing minutes and pulled a goal back but the Seasiders held on to claim the three points.

Weymouth complete their campaign tomorrow with a home match against Wim-borne Wayfarers (2pm) knowing that victory will guarantee their Division One status.