Football fans have been left “gutted” after missing out on tickets ahead of a key match.

AFC Totton will be playing Salisbury FC at 3pm today for the Southern League Premier South play-off final.

However, the tickets - which would normally be available to buy online or on the day - were sold out by Friday morning, leaving many Totton fans not being able to watch their beloved club play.

Steven Brice, 73, was one of the people who were not able to get the tickets.

The pensioner said: “It feels very frustrating. A lot of people want to support the club they always supported. There are people there who have gone to every single match for years.

“They wanted to go support the team on such a momentous occasion but now they can't.”

Steven blamed the club for not preparing for the occasion, and for underestimating the demand from away fans for a lot of tickets.

He said: “I think management should have thought more about this and should have divided the tickets more equally.

"A lot of people think that they were bought up by all of the Salisbury fans, which isn’t fair as a lot of home fans wanted to see this occasion.”

Many other fans expressed their anger by sharing their frustration on the club’s Facebook page.

One user said: “What a total mess Totton have made of this. I find it absolutely incredible that they showed no respect whatsoever for current season ticket holders. They have been an absolute disgrace.

“I will certainly be considering not renewing again next season, even though I am one of the lucky ones to get a ticket for the playoff final. It's pathetic.”

Another fan said: “Fantastic, I've been going to most home games this season and Wednesday, not able to get one for Monday.

"Should have made some sort of priority option for people who regularly attend.

"Absolutely gutted.”

AFC Totton has been contacted for comment.