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AFC Totton lift Southampton Senior Cup after beating Folland Sports 3-0 at St Mary's Stadium



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Southampton Senior Cup Final
AFC Totton 3
Folland Sports 0

AFC TOTTON overcame a goalkeeper injury crisis to lift the Southampton Senior Cup for the first time in 40 years after beating Folland Sports 3-0 at St Mary's.

Striker Brett Williams made his 100th appearance for AFC Totton – but his first as a goalkeeper – and after making several saves throughout, Hisham Kasimu, Freddie Read and Lewis Waterfield scored in the final 20 minutes.

The Stags had to get through some early pressure from Wessex Division One's Folland Sports, who play two leagues lower.

Totton keeper Brett Williams makes a save (photo: Les Chase)
Totton keeper Brett Williams makes a save (photo: Les Chase)

In the fourth minute, Callum Baughan was forced into passing back to Williams, and his hurried clearance just made it past Fabio Manuel, who tried to throw his body in the way to divert the ball towards an open net.

However, the first half's best opportunity fell to Waterfield, whose low drive drew a decent save from the Planemakers' keeper Henry Newman.

After a Folland goal-kick, their captain Harry Medway tested Williams' alertness with a deft back-header which the stand-in keeper dealt with superbly.

The Stags sparked into life in the second half, and Kasimu fired an unstoppable right-footed effort past Newman in the 71st minute for his 30th goal of an impressive season.

Just four minutes later, player-of-the-match Ethan Taylor slid the ball into the path of the onrushing Read, who adjusted his feet before doubling the Stags lead.

A lofted ball required action from Williams, who came sliding out of his area to claim and, with seven minutes left, in-form Waterfield added gloss to the scoresheet to seal his club's sixth Southampton Senior Cup triumph.

AFC Totton: B. Williams, C. Baughan, J. Ragguette, A. Tomasso, A. Olumuyiwa, H. Medway, J. Adams, F. Read, H. Kasimu, E. Taylor, L. Waterfield. Subs: J. Hoey, N. Hurst, S. Gwengwe, P. Kpohomouh.



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