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AFC Totton
J Smith (17'), T Adekunle (45'), D Allen (82' Sent Off)
Full time
B Seymour (2'), D Harrison (5'), K Squire (73')
Tue 30 Jan 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 239


Bideford came back from Hampshire with an excellent 3-2 win at play-off rivals AFC Totton last night.

Kevin Squire came off the bench to head home the all important winner which saw Bideford leapfrog their hosts and back into the top six in the Southern League West Division.

There were debuts for Will Hancox and Ben Palmer as Sean Joyce was forced to shuffle his pack with the absence of key players Sean Downing, Ian Sampson, Craig Duff and the now departed Billy Tucker. However The Robins raced into a two-goal lead as top scorer Ben Seymour latched onto a through ball by Hancox and calmly finished over the out-rushing Shane Murphy with less than two minutes on the clock. Three minutes later Dan Harrison looped a header in off the post from a Matt Bye corner to make it 2-0. It was Harrison’s first goal for the club in almost three years!

Totton got themselves back into the game on 17 minutes as Jack Smith headed in from a corner and they would’ve been level but for Steve Oliver’s cracking save from a Charlie Gunson strike. Oliver had to be at his best again to repel a deflected Tobi Adekunle effort before the hosts hauled themselves level in first half injury time. A through ball found Craig Feeney who squared for Adekunle to finish from close range.

The second half was a bit of a bad tempered affair as Totton’s Assistant Manager was sent to the stands following a Ryan Turner challenge on Matthew Bozier. Feeney then hit the post for the home side while a Stephen Reed free kick flew wide at the other end. Oliver produced another great save to deny Tony Lee before Bideford got their noses back in front through Squire who glanced a header home from a Seymour free kick. It was Squire’s 93rd goal for the club.

Totton blew the opportunity to take a share of the points after Lee was brought down in the box with 15 minutes to go and Gunson crashed the resulting penalty back off the crossbar. Ben Palmer forced a save from Murphy on the break at the other end and soon after Totton were reduced to ten men as Dave Allen was shown a second yellow card. Oliver denied Lee once again in the latter stages as Bideford held on for a huge three points.

Bideford: Oliver, Mayne, Allan, Harrison, Reed, Hancox (Squire 63), Bye, Carter, Palmer, Turner (Western 90), Seymour. Subs: Squire, Western, Key.

AFC Totton: Smith 17, Adekunle 45+3
Bideford: Seymour 2, Harrison 5, Squire 73

Attendance: 239

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Key moments

Goal Ben Seymour scores for Bideford
Goal Dan Harrison scores for Bideford
Goal Jack Smith scores for AFC Totton
Goal Tobi Adekunle scores for AFC Totton
Goal Kevin Squire scores for Bideford
Red Card Dave Allen is sent off for AFC Totton


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82:00 Red Card 2 - 3
Dave Allen is sent off for AFC Totton
75:00 Missed Penalty
Charlie Gunson misses a penalty for AFC Totton
73:00 Goal 2 - 3
Kevin Squire scores for Bideford
End of period 1
44:59 Goal 2 - 2
Tobi Adekunle scores for AFC Totton
17:00 Goal 1 - 2
Jack Smith scores for AFC Totton
5:00 Goal 0 - 2
Dan Harrison scores for Bideford
2:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ben Seymour scores for Bideford
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As it happened

  • AFC Totton
  • Bideford
  • 0
  • Ben Seymour Goal 2:00'
  • Dan Harrison Goal 5:00'
  • Jack Smith Goal 17:00'
  • Tobi Adekunle Goal 44:59'
  • Kevin Squire Goal 73:00'
  • Charlie Gunson Missed Penalty 75:00'
  • Dave Allen Red Card 82:00'

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Team selection

Oliver, Steve Oliver, Steve
Mayne, James Mayne, James
Allan, Craig Allan, Craig
Palmer, Ben Palmer, Ben
Harrison, Dan Harrison, Dan
Reed, Stephen Reed, Stephen
Hancox, Will Hancox, Will
Carter, Ben Carter, Ben
Seymour, Ben Seymour, Ben
Turner, Ryan Turner, Ryan
Bye, Matt Bye, Matt
AFC Totton
  • 1. Shane Murphy
  • 2. Connor York
  • 3. Matthew Bozier
  • 4. Jack Masterton
  • 5. Jack Smith
  • 6. Dave Allen
  • 7. Charlie Gunson
  • 8. Alfy Whittingham
  • 9. Craig Feeney
  • 10. Tony Lee
  • 11. Tobi Adekunle
  • 12. Nathaniel Sherborne
  • 13. Robin Nicholls
  • 14. Curtis Young
  • 15. Ian Oliver
  • 16. Callum Chugg

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Didcot Town 42 73
7. Cirencester Town 42 73
8. Bideford 42 72
9. Bristol Manor Farm 42 69
10. AFC Totton 42 66
11. Winchester City 42 61
12. Kidlington 42 57

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