PRESTON North End fans enjoyed AFC Totton's Southampton Senior Cup quarter-final after their clash with Saints was postponed.

Southampton's Championship fixture was called off hours ahead of kick-off on Wednesday due to a fire in St Mary's industrial estate.

The Stags offered free entry to Snows Stadium to Preston fans who had already travelled down to the south coast. 

AFC Totton beat Folland Sports 3-1 to progress to the last four of the competition with around 60 Preston-turned-Totton fans watching on. 

Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, AFC Totton's chairman Steve Brookwell said: "We were monitoring the situation down at St Mary's.

"When the game was called off we went out on all of our social media channels to invite all of the Preston fans who had travelled the length of the country to come to Snows Stadium.

"It was an opportunity to embrace what football is all about, which is community spirit between the fans of all clubs.

"They really embraced the situation. They browsed the club shop and bought beanie hats and scarfs before getting behind the team for the game."

Preston fans on social media welcomed Totton to face Preston in pre-season ahead of next season, something Brookwell is hoping can be organised.

"I haven't spoken to the club itself yet but I am expecting to take up a call with them. We would love to go up to Deepdale," he added.

"Our manager Jimmy Ball knows Preston North End's manager Ryan Lowe really well. Hopefully, this is something that we can organise."