🔵⚽ AFC TOTTON vs. East Cowes Victoria Athletic Hampshire Men's Senior Cup ⚽
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Match Day £5
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HAVING TRIUMPHED AT HARTLEY WINTNEY in the Second Round of the Servio Hampshire Senior Cup back in mid-September, AFC Totton are at home to East Cowes Victoria Athletic in the Third Round on Wednesday 15 November.
Goals from Alfie Stanley and Jordan Helliwell were enough for The Stags to win in North Hampshire, although the home side made it difficult for Jimmy Ball’s much-changed side and did well to level the scores midway through the second half via sub striker Isaiah Blankendal, before Helliwell bundled in the winner.
Meanwhile, Wessex League Division One side East Cowes Vics had won 2-0 away in their First Round tie against the Wessex Premier Division’s bottom club Lymington Town in August, with two first-half strikes from Josh Neale and Charlie Marsek.
In the Second Round, The Vics ran out 5-2 winners at home to Totton & Eling’s FA Vase conquerors, Whitchurch United on 13 September. Ben Holdsworth and Harry Taylor put the team from the Isle of Wight two goals up before Whitchurch pulled a goal back a minute before the break. Aedan Coode and Holdsworth’s second put the home side in control, even if a red card for Brad Young and a second Whitchurch goal 10 minutes from time then threatened to make it interesting. Holdsworth put the tie beyond all doubt by completing his hat-trick a minute into stoppage time at the end of the tie.
East Cowes are currently 9th in the Wessex League Division One, four points behind Totton & Eling with three games in-hand over The Millers. The Vics finished 15th last season, with 39 points from 38 matches, keeping them 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
The club has always been somewhat in the shadow of the more successful Cowes Sports, who won the Hampshire Senior Cup on nine occasions between 1896/97 and 1966/67.
AFC Totton have lifted the Hampshire Senior Cup twice, with back-to-back successes in 2009/10 and 2010/11. The Stags had the chance to make it three-in-a-row but lost 0-2 to Eastleigh in the 2012 Final at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Entry will be £5 for all age groups, with a FREE burger or hot dog available for those purchasing their tickets online in advance (by 12:00-noon on Wednesday, please).
By Ben Rochey-Adams