STAGS VICTORIOUS VIA HARROW HOUDINI ACT
Newly promoted AFC Totton began their Southern League Premier Division South campaign with an exhilarating come-from-behind victory at Harrow Borough.
Harrow began well in their first competitive fixture under new manager Jordan Berry, pushing the visitors back, but the first real chance went Totton’s way, with Tyler Tobin saving well from Adam Tomasso’s driven effort. Boro had some wonderful phases of build-up play, and opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time when Reece MITCHELL blasted past Lewis Noice.
Away boss Jimmy Ball rang the changes at the interval and the Stags were much better after the break, although without much reward. The game changed in the 72nd minute when Harrow’s Ross Oulton was given his marching orders, adjudged to have elbowed Charlie Kennedy. The Reds began to defend deeper and looked like they were good for victory, especially when Excellence Muhemba broke through, but Noice denied him when one-on-one.
After Scott Rendell was denied by the offside flag, Totton finally made their pressure count in the 96th minute, with Charlie KENNEDY steering home superbly at the back post. Somehow there was more drama to come, with time for one final chance. Totton full-back Benny Read wriggled through a narrow channel and set up Matty BURROWS, who banged home the winner with what was virtually the last kick of the game.
Final Score: Harrow Borough 1-2 AFC Totton
Star Player: Charlie Kennedy
Entertainment Value: 4/5
Author: Benjamin Rees