AFC TOTTON are up to fourth in the Evo-Stik Division One South after blasting nine goals in their last two league games.

Having won 5-2 at Fleet Town, the Stags packed their shooting boots once again yesterday, outgunning Paulton Rovers 4-1 at Winterfield Road.

They even had the luxury of missing a penalty through - of all people - veteran marksman Justin Bennett.

“Our penalty curse continues,” said manager Louis Langdown. “Last year we missed five on the bounce and, when Benno stepped up this time, we all thought ‘It has to go in, it’s Justin!' But no, the keeper’s saved it.

“Justin wants to take the next one we get. It will be interesting to see if he’s allowed to!”

Although Rovers’ keeper Rob Brown came out on top in that particular duel, he was well beaten on four other occasions as Totton convincingly wiped out Joe Hilliard’s 13th-minute header.

Eddie Perrett levelled seven minutes later before dual-signed Eastleigh striker Tom Bearwish fired the Stags into a 37th-minute lead.

After Bennett had fluffed his lines from 12 yards, Green netted the goal of the game on 77 minutes when Brown skewed his clearance under pressure from sub Craig Feeney and was beaten by an exquisite half-volley from 40 yards.

Feeney then darted in behind the defence to meet Toby Adekunle’s ball over the top and lobbed Brown once again.

“Craig came on and did well – and he needed to with the way the front three are playing,” said Langdown.

"We've got three lads working well for us up there and Craig is in the mix as well.

“It’s always nice to have a strong bench and we had that yesterday.”