AFC Totton have announced the signing of Alfie Stanley from fellow Southern League Premier Division South club Dorchester Town.

Stanley spent 12 years at Portsmouth, having joined their school boy ranks as a seven year old before making his first team debut in a Papa John’s Trophy defeat to West Ham United’s U23s.

Upon leaving Portsmouth Stanley joined Dorchester Town where he scored 14 goals during his first season.

The 21-year-old is the son of former Pompey player Chris Stanley, who Totton boss Jimmy Ball ball brought to Fratton Park when he was a part of Pompey’s coaching staff.

“Alfie’s goalscoring record stands for itself and,” Ball said upon Stanley’s signing.

“He has experience of playing well at the level that we’re now moving up to, which is important and should help us. His dad was a fantastic player and, from what I’ve learned by speaking to several people, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.”

“When I came to meet Jimmy Ball and Steve Brookwell, they showed me around the facilities and told me about their ambitions for the club,” Stanley added.

“I was well aware of how well Totton did last season so it didn’t take long for me to realise that this was the right move for me.

“The club is well-suited to the way I want to play and to what I want to achieve in the game, so I see this as a great opportunity to get plenty of games and, hopefully, score lots of goals to help the team go as high as it can. I’m really looking forward to it.”