Ilminster were away on Saturday to Mendip Broadwalk knowing that they were safe from relegation after last week's derby win at Chard Town.

Skipper Kris Hastings, who has been immense this season, failed a pre-match fitness test and Assistant Manager Kenny Timson was forced to move from the bench to start.

With keeper Andrew Male also ruled out with injury it was midfielder Lee Sweet who went in goal.

The disjointed side were well beaten 8-0 by a very good Mendip side who finished second in the Somerset County Premier League after their nearest rivals Clevedon United  dropped points at home to Middlezoy Rovers with a 1-1 draw.

As was said back in the club house after the match, even with a full strength team it would have been very difficult to have come away with a result if needed against the League Runners-Up who played some very good football.

Despite the defeat, the mood in the Ilminster was good after the match knowing that at one point relegation was almost a certainty and to finish the season safe was a tremendous achievement.

The club now look forward to their presentation night at the Archie Gooch Pavillion on 21st May.