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Stags beaten by Sydenhams League Portchester in Hampshire Senior Cup
Totton ought to have wrapped the second round tie up in the opening stages.
Twice after former AFC Bournemouth reserve team striker Alex Moth had put them ahead, Stags hit the upright.
They were left to rue their profligate finishing as comeback kings Portchester scored three second-half goals to win it.
Beaten eight times in a row now, Totton could hardly have made a better start – Moth taking his early chance well after Portchester goalkeeper Luke Hutchings misjudged Ryan Hill’s deep cross.
Soon after the nippy Zac Mouland clipped the post and then Hill saw a fierce free-kick palmed on to the upright by the sprawling Hutchings.
Portchester gradually gained their composure, although Moth wasted another chance when he failed to connect with a low cross at the far post.
It all went horribly wrong for Totton after the break.
Five minutes into the second half, midfielder Jack Salter-Vale was left completely unmarked from Danny Thompson’s corner to head the equaliser.
Midway through the half central defender Craig Hardy climbed at the far post to head Portchester in front and then Totton old boy Joe Bye bundled home the tie-clinching third goal.
Totton still contrived to squander chances at the other end, with Nathan Hurst firing wide and Moth missing another chance.
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