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Kids watch for free at AFC Totton
AFC TOTTON have declared tomorrow’s home match against seventh-placed Banbury United a ‘Kids Go Free’ day.
There will be no charge for under-16s clicking through the Testwood Stadium turnstiles, with the one proviso that under-12s are accompanied by an adult.
It’s not the first time the Stags have invited their younger fans in for nothing and it has always proved a success.
Even though Totton are struggling towards the foot of the Calor Southern Premier table, they have averaged gates of around 300 this season and are doing their bit to attract the next generation of fans.
“On the last ‘Kids Go Free’ occasion we had a very good crowd and the local support was great. It gives the players a real boost,” said a club spokesman.
Steve Riley’s side have had a ten-day rest since losing 3-1 to Wimborne Town in the Red Insure Cup.
There is mixed news on the loan player front with the Stags managing to extend defender Joe Noakes’s stay from Havant & Waterlooville for a further month.
But they have had to say goodbye to Swindon Town winger Mark Francis – at least for the time being.
Francis, stretchered off at Weymouth last month, is more seriously injured than at first thought. Manager Steve Riley said: “I am very pleased to have Joe still with us as he strengthens our defence and has played well so far.
“But it is a great shame that Mark is unavailable as he certainly impressed in the two games he was involved in. We hope he makes a speedy recovery and that, maybe when he does, he could be involved at Totton once more.”
Totton are continuing to work hard on the fundraising front.
They have a ‘Firework Stag-tacular’ and music from The All New Jersey Boys lined up for Friday, November 8 (7pm, entry £5 over-12s and £3 under-12s).
And the previous evening (Thursday, November 7, 6.30pm) they are hosting a question and answer session with ex-Saint David Armstrong who will be signing copies of his autobiography ‘The Bald Facts.’ Tickets are £10, available by emailing enquiries@ afctotton.com or by calling Mark Stupple on 07506 777742.
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