JIMMY Ball marked his first game as AFC Totton’s new manager with a 4-2 win over Bideford AFC, writes Benjamin Rees.

Ethan Taylor broke the deadlock midway through the first half with a powered finish to put the hosts 1-0.

The Stags doubled their lead early in the second half through Ben Jefford, before Hisham Kasimu poked home to make the scoreline 3-0.

The hosts became complacent and were made to pay when Craig Duff blasted home, and Duff scrambled in soon after to apply more pressure.

After Harry Medway conceded a penalty, Lewis Noice saved strongly to deny Duff a hat-trick, and the Stags gave themselves some breathing room when Shaquille Gwengwe grabbed a fourth.

The two sides meet again on Tuesday, March 29.