SUPER STAGS PROVE TOO MUCH FOR STEVE KING'S HAWKS
AFC TOTTON RAN OUT 2-1 winners against National League South side Havant and Waterlooville at the Snows stadium.
The Stags drew first blood when Jordan CHIEDOZIE ran on to a perfect through ball from Charlie Kennedy, hammering the ball past the helpless Ross Warner.
The National League South side levelled in the 24th minute when former Saints Academy striker Ryan SEAGER calmly found the bottom corner following a save by Lewis Noice.
Steve King's side grew stronger, creating the next goal scoring opportunity when Jack Jebb's 25-yard free-kick struck the crossbar.
Adam Tomasso's half-time introduction for Chiedozie helped The Stags regain control of the game, with the away side unable to get out their own half.
Yoan Zouma was fortunate to only see yellow just after the hour mark for a late challenge that saw him catch the top of Scott Rendell's ankle.
Minutes later, former Maltese international Sam Magri was next in the book for a tactical foul stopping a dangerous Havant & Waterlooville counter through Roarie Deacon.
Danger man Joe TURNER reacted quickest, pouncing on a lose ball to calming stab past the despairing Warner.
The Stags controlled the game from then on, creating numerous chances through Rendell and Turner but the score remained 2-1 to Totton, to Steve King's dismay.
AFC Totton will now turn their attention to league action, with an away fixture against Beaconsfield Town, while they also eagerly await Monday's FA Trophy Third Round draw.
FINAL SCORE: AFC Totton 2-1 Havant & Waterlooville
Author: John Duncalf
Star Player: Benny Read
Entertainment Value: 4/5
Images courtesy of Dave Haines Photography