Updated: Nov 10, 2021
Max Evans was The Robins’ hero as he made several important saves, including an AFC Totton spot-kick, as they won 5-4 on penalties on The South Coast securing their place in Third Round Qualifying of the Buildbase FA Trophy.
The Robins made a great counter-attacking move on the 10th minute mark which left Jon Davies in the box with the keeper to beat, but his close-range shot was well saved by The Stags keeper.
Jon Davies scored an absolutely fantastic free kick from about 20 yards out which gave the visitors the lead on The South Coast with 15 minutes gone.
Celebrations would be shortlived for The Robins as Jack Masterton scored a similarly well-taken strike for The Stags just minutes later.
It was a rather tame affair after the quick succession of goals, with neither side really getting a hold on play but both playing some decent passing football.
The game would be set alight again as Sam Teale inadvertently got a touch on Rex Mannings’ shot from outside the area, which went past The Stags ‘keeper.
AFC Totton would strike back quickly once again as Ryan Oatley put the ball past Max Evans with 12 minutes left on the clock.
The match would stagger its way to penalties where Evans would become The Robins hero as he saved two Totton spot-kicks, before Warren Maidment scored the winning penalty to send the visitor into the next round of the FA Trophy.
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