Eastleigh beat Totton to win Hampshire Senior Cup

Eastleigh FC celebrate winning the 2012 Hampshire Senior Cup Final

Eastleigh FC celebrate winning the 2012 Hampshire Senior Cup Final

First published in AFC Totton Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Eastleigh won the Hampshire FA Senior Cup after beating Totton 2-0 in tonight’s final at St Mary’s.

The Spitfires went in front in the 11th minute when Mitchell Nelson burst free down the right channel and played a low ball to the far post, where Chris Flood slid in to convert.

Eastleigh should have doubled the lead three minutes later, as Totton keeper Grant Porter palmed Daryl McMahon’s free kick straight to Gary Elphick, only for the defender to head over from just a few yards out with the goal at his mercy.

The closest the Stags came to a goal was when Nathaniel Sherborn broke clear just before the half hour mark, but with just keeper Gareth Barfoot to beat he sliced wide.

Totton’s Ryan Hill and Eastleigh’s Michael Green were both booked within a minute of the second-half beginning, after becoming embroiled in an unseemly scrap.

James Coutts had a glorious chance to equalise when Hill’s free-kick from wide left found him at the back post, but he shot straight at Barfoot from close range.

Barfoot then denied Davies at the back post, before the Stags player hit the second effort against the woodwork.

Eastleigh grabbed their second goal in the 62nd minute, as Flood’s cross to the back post was forced in by Nelson.

For a full report and match reaction, see tomorrow’s Daily Echo.

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2:09am Thu 17 May 12

US Spitfire says...

Congratulations to everyone at the silverstad.
Confirmation we are the #1 team in Hampshirre :-)
Congratulations to everyone at the silverstad. Confirmation we are the #1 team in Hampshirre :-) US Spitfire
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9:22am Thu 17 May 12

Heathrowboy says...

well done but not to excited about a cup that we all called tin pot for years.alot of hypocrits celebrating last night for sure.
well done but not to excited about a cup that we all called tin pot for years.alot of hypocrits celebrating last night for sure. Heathrowboy
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9:54am Thu 17 May 12

ToastyTea says...

Shame there wasn't a story about this being on at St Mary's as I would have gone, didn't know it was on there though!!?
Shame there wasn't a story about this being on at St Mary's as I would have gone, didn't know it was on there though!!? ToastyTea
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11:12am Thu 17 May 12

legod7 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Shame there wasn't a story about this being on at St Mary's as I would have gone, didn't know it was on there though!!?
Obviously you don't read newspapers or look on the internet much as this was the game that was the test bed for goal line technology. It has been written about nationwide and been on Meridian News for weeks
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Shame there wasn't a story about this being on at St Mary's as I would have gone, didn't know it was on there though!!?[/p][/quote]Obviously you don't read newspapers or look on the internet much as this was the game that was the test bed for goal line technology. It has been written about nationwide and been on Meridian News for weeks legod7
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12:18pm Thu 17 May 12

Bluenose65 says...

Congratulations to Eastleigh and good luck Afc Totton you played well but the loss of key players and a few injuries took its toll

Good luck to both clubs in the future they are both a credit to their towns and should be applauded

Sean W
Congratulations to Eastleigh and good luck Afc Totton you played well but the loss of key players and a few injuries took its toll Good luck to both clubs in the future they are both a credit to their towns and should be applauded Sean W Bluenose65
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1:27pm Thu 17 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

will pompey be in this competition next season?
will pompey be in this competition next season? worried of n e hampshire
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12:53am Fri 18 May 12

Pasty UK says...

Heathrowboy wrote:
well done but not to excited about a cup that we all called tin pot for years.alot of hypocrits celebrating last night for sure.
you need to get a life mate. unlucky stags so close in league and now the cup
[quote][p][bold]Heathrowboy[/bold] wrote: well done but not to excited about a cup that we all called tin pot for years.alot of hypocrits celebrating last night for sure.[/p][/quote]you need to get a life mate. unlucky stags so close in league and now the cup Pasty UK
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