BRISTOL Manor Farm performed a smash and grab to all but end AFC Totton’s title challenge, writes Doug Webber.

Following a disjointed opening, Jake Adams had a free-kick saved with Hisham Kasimu blasting the rebound over.

The visitors cranked up the pressure, making it pay when Ben Bament curled past a scrambling Lewis Noice.

Robert Flooks nearly equalised shortly after as he planted his header just wide of Ben John’s post.

After the break, Brett Williams could have had a quick-fire hat-trick, if not for John’s heroics.

The introduction of Freddie Read changed the game, with Kasimu levelling things up, firing into the bottom corner.

However, with six minutes remaining, substitute Owen Howe silenced the Snows Stadium crowd, poking in from close range.

Defeat leaves Totton fourth in Southern Division One South, three points behind Bristol but now nine off leaders Frome Town.

Sholing are seven points outside the play-off places, after a 2-2 draw at Evesham United.

Owen Roundell cancelled out Adam Pepara's opener as the sides went in level at the break.

Brandon Smalley struck on 76 minutes for the hosts, but Joshua Batt ensured a share of the spoils with a late equaliser.

Lymington Town also drew 2-2 on the road, with goals from Toby Bailey and Harrison Cable earning them a point at Paulton Rovers. Leighton Thomas struck twice for the hosts, including an equaliser two minutes from time.

Lymo sit 15th in the table, comfortably clear of relegation trouble.