SCOTT Rendell scored twice to complete a near-perfect season for AFC Totton as they beat Sholing 3-0 in the Southampton Senior Cup final at St Mary’s.

The Stags number nine gave his side a healthy two-goal lead by half-time before creative force Ethan Taylor made sure of the victory after the break.

AFC Totton arrived at St Mary’s – home of recently relegated Saints – in search of a third trophy of their campaign, with the Southern League Division One title already in the bag.

Sholing were also promoted into the Southern League Premier alongside league winners Totton this season through the playoffs – both looking to cap off fine seasons here.

The Stags beat Hamble Club 1-0 in their semi-final while Sholing thrashed Hythe & Dibden 4-1, both ties taking place in March in the midst of their league title fight.

Rendell opened the scoring with his 35th strike of the season after Taylor was brought down in the box to give the Stags the lead inside 11 minutes.

The former Eastleigh hitman doubled their advantage just quarter-of-an-hour later with Taylor again influential, as his shot was parried into Rendell’s path to finish.

Totton took their two-goal lead into the break with Sholing unable to leave their mark on the occasion – although the Boatmen produced a stronger display in the second period.

That was to no avail as Taylor capitalised on a gift from Sholing goalkeeper Gosney, who could not keep hold of a bouncing shot in the area from a corner routine with less than 20 minutes to play.

Goalscorer Taylor made his way off the pitch to applause from the blue sections of supporters with just 90 seconds of regulation time.

AFC Totton: Noice; Read, Ragguette, Carter, Kennedy, Hallett, Masterton, Tomasso, Rendell, Taylor, Wright.

Subs: Jefford, Whiteley, Davis, Adams, Pelham.

Sholing: Gosney; Cuthbertson, McLean, Wagstaffe, Flooks, Baker, Targett, Mason, Wort, Cope.

Subs: Roundell, Robinson, Batt, Makhloufi, Widger.