Walton & Hersham frontman Wayne Robinson learned it does not pay to mess with no-nonsense boss Les Cleevely on Saturday when he was hauled off 25 minutes into the home FA Cup preliminary round 3-0 victory over Hassocks.

It was a bold decision by Cleevely, who was already missing six players through injury, but he stood by it.

"Robinson did something that met with my displeasure and I had to take action," he said.

"But I have dealt with it in-house and that is the end of the matter."

In contrast, Cleevely was delighted by the efforts of debutants Ryan Bernard and Lawrence Yiga, who turned down the offer of a one-year contract with Doncaster Rovers in the close season.

The Swans boss said: "Yiga came back to us just before the season started but dislocated his shoulder.

"He may need surgery in the long term but, in the meantime, he can play a big part for us and so can Bernard."

Substitute Nathan Graham, who replaced Robinson, Yiga and Tom Carter scored as Walton earned a visit to Eastbourne in the next round.

They will hope their injury list will have shortened by then.

Centre-back Aaron Nowacki (thigh), is expected to miss two more weeks, midfielder Jay Richardson (knee) a further four, midfielder Louis Clarke (ankle) eight weeks, while centre-back Barry Laker (back) and striker Mark Peters (broken collar bone) face another four to six weeks on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, winger Dolando Smith's broken ankle rules him out until November.

Walton face a tough league on Saturday at home to Burgess Hill Town, who thumped Banstead Athletic 7-0 in the cup.

Cleevely, who recently completed a three-match touchline ban, has again criticised the standard of refereeing in the Ryman League.

He said: "Some decisions are illogical, and debatable judgements over goals cost managers their jobs."