AFC TOTTON boss Louis Langdown moved to bolster his squad prior to yesterday's 1-1 draw on the 3G pitch at Cirencester Town.

With injuries still biting hard for the Stags, Totton have welcomed back young midfielder/full-back Matt Bozier on another loan spell from Aldershot, while Jason Brookes – an academy coach at Eastleigh – has made a permanent switch to the Testwood Community Stadium after a four-year stay at Dorchester Town.

The pair filled the full-back positions yesterday as Totton - shorn of Shane Murphy, Liam Crook, Connor York, Charlie Gunson, Flavio Tavares and Jack Smith - battled back from behind for a share of the Evo-Stik Division One South points.

After a goalless first half, they fell behind shortly after the hour when Alan Griffin nodded the ball across goal for predatory strike partner Ben Whitehead to score.

But it took Totton just 11 minutes to draw level when Jack Masterton picked out Craig Feeney who slid home an angled shot from the left-hand side of the area.

While pleased with the performance, Langdown confessed: “It’s tinged with some disappointment.

"That’s the third draw we’ve had - against Winchester, Yate and now Cirencester – and they’ve all been 1-1 with us coming back from behind. We could have gone on and won all of them and had nine points instead of three.

“But it was a good effort all round against Cirencester and, on the balance of play, a draw might have been a fair result," he conceded.

“Adam Siviter’s made an excellent save to make sure we didn’t go in 1-0 down at half-time and we’ve hit the post through Ben McLean.”