AFC Totton continued their push for a play-off spot with an accomplished 3-0 win at Highworth Town, reports Benjamin Rees.

Recent Saints signing Josh Jeffries was handed a first league start for the Stags, with the 16-year-old called into action early on.

Jeffries denied the hosts with a smart stop, allowing the visitors went from strength to strength.

It took 25 minutes for the opener, which came from Callum Baughan.

The right-back made an incisive underlapping run before finishing into the roof of the net.

The visitors doubled their lead before half-time, with Rob Flooks stabbing home from close range.

Flooks was on hand to turn home the rebound after Jake Adams had an initial shot blocked.

The Stags killed the game off early in the second period as Freddie Read’s assured strike gave them a three-goal cushion after 51 minutes of action.

Similar to Flooks’ strike shortly before the break, Read pounced after Highworth ‘keeper Connor Johns had denied Hisham Kasimu.

Despite pushing for more goals, Totton were unable to add to their tally, settling for the three goals – and vital three points.

Jimmy Ball’s men occupy the final play-off spot, level on points with their Hampshire rivals Winchester, who sit sixth.

Both sides are on 65 points after 34 games, with just two games remaining.

Totton take on local rivals Sholing on Bank Holiday Monday, before visiting Slimbridge on the final game of the season next weekend.

Sholing themselves were victorious against Willand Rovers, recording a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Daniel Mason and Fatah Makhloufi.

In the New Forest, Lymington handed themselves a massive boost to their survival chances by beating fellow strugglers Cinderford.

Lymo leapfrogged the Gloucestershire outfit with a 3-2 win, but the hosts had to battle back from 2-0 down with 30 minutes remaining.

An Owen Taylor double left Lymington concerned, but goals from Freddie Bullard and Timothy Stephenson saw parity restored with 15 minutes to go.

The final quarter-of-an-hour produced just the one goal, with Callum Stratton popping up to snatch the victory.

Lymo shoot up to 14th and out of the relegation zone, leaving Cinderford five points behind them.

Totton: Jeffries, Baughan, Ragguette, Tomasso (Hurst, 71), Olumuyiwa (Kpohomouh, h-t), Flooks, Gwengwe, Taylor, Kasimu (Williams, 63), Adams, Read

Unused subs: Watefield, Hoey