JIMMY’S STAGS GET BALL ROLLING
Jimmy Ball marked his first game as AFC Totton’s new manager with a 4-2 win over Bideford AFC.
Ethan TAYLOR broke the deadlock midway through the first half with a powered finish to put the hosts 1-0. The Stags doubled their lead early in the second half through Ben JEFFORD, before Hisham Kasimu poked home to make the scoreline 3-0.
The hosts became complacent and were made to pay when Craig DUFF blasted home, and DUFF scrambled in soon after to apply more pressure.
After Harry Medway conceded a penalty, Lewis Noice saved strongly to deny Duff a hat-trick, and the Stags gave themselves some breathing room when Shaquille GWENGWE grabbed a fourth.
The two sides meet again on Tuesday.
Final Score: AFC Totton 4-2 Bideford AFC
Man Of The Match: Adam Tomasso
Entertainment Value: 4/5
Author: Benjamin Rees
Photos: Craig Hobbs Photography
MOTM: Adam Tomasso