EITHER AFC Stoneham or Alresford Town will succeed Saints Under-23s as holders of the Southampton DFA Senior Cup.

The non-League duo are heading for a showpiece final at St Mary's Stadium after ousting Winchester City and Sholing in their respective semi-finals.

Alresford were first to book their ticket through with a 1-0 win over Sydenhams Premier Division leaders Sholing.

Paul Coventry settled the issue with a vicious dipping volley midway through the first half.

Winchester - the highest-ranked team left in the competition - were favourites to join them at St Mary's, but AFC Stoneham had other ideas.

The Sydenhams One underdogs hit back three times from behind at the Hamble Community Facility last night before Ben Clarke's deflected header sealed The Purples a dramatic 4-3 win in the third minute of stoppage time.

Oli Bailey (2) and Simba Mlambo had given the Citizens the edge, but the Evo-Stik Division One South high-fliers were pegged back each time by former Winchester and Alresford striker Zach Glasspool (2) and sub Sergio Caballero.

The date of the St Mary's final is to be confirmed.