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AFC Totton shoot down Concord Rangers in FA Trophy shock

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FA Trophy second round

Concord Rangers FC 0
AFC Totton 5

AFC TOTTON pulled off a shock 5-0 victory over Concord Rangers to reach the FA Trophy third round for the first time.

Inspired by interim manager Dan Sackman, the thrilling away victory knocked out National League South's Rangers, who play two divisions higher.

The hosts fashioned a couple of half-chances early on, but the Stags' constant press forced the hosts into mistakes. Then, after 11 minutes, player-of-the-match Ethan Taylor lined up a lethal shot from 20 yards out to beat a diving Myles Roberts and find the bottom corner.

AFC Totton's Hisham Kasimu (photo: Craig Hobbs Photography)
AFC Totton's Hisham Kasimu (photo: Craig Hobbs Photography)

Far from holding on to their slender lead, the Stags pushed on, and Sam Griffin soon made it 2-0 after cutting on to his right foot and beating Roberts with a deflected effort.

Within moments of the restart, Griffin added his second with a fierce shot that beat the keeper, who will be disappointed after getting a solid hand to the ball.

Then Ade Olumuyiwa went close with a spectacular half-volley from 40 yards out, but the keeper saved well as the half-time whistle came.

The Stags continued the second-half in the same vein, and they soon had a fourth when Olumuyiwa found Hisham Kasimu in the area for the French national to poke home.

By this stage the Concord players were in free-fall, and Adam Tomasso rounded off the scoring with his first goal since rejoining the club with a fine header from a corner.

The hosts then gained a second wind and began to play with much more urgency and penetration. However, the Stags defended doggedly, and keeper Amad Skrzyniarz produced remarkable saves to seal a brilliant five-goal win and a spot in the third round for the very first time.

AFC Totton: A. Skrzyniarz, C. Baughan, B. Jefford, A. Tomasso, H. Medway, A. Olumuyiwa, J. Hoey, J. Ngalo, H. Kasimu, E. Taylor, S. Griffin. Subs: J. Masterton, B. Williams, J. Ragguette, F. Read, L. Waterfield, R. Pennery, S. Gwengwe.

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