Seven its Heaven for the Stags

AFC Totton Striker Scott Rendell nets his 50th goal for the stags as they brush aside a poor Didcot town side 7-1

On a night in which Totton kept their play off chances alive and recorded their biggest home victory of the season it was veteran striker captain on the night Scott Rendell who bragged the headlines having now recorded 50 goals for the club and already making it 14 goals for the season.

The win pushes the stags to sixth just one position outside the play offs with the victory never looking in doubt.

Whilst for the Visitors who fielded a very youthful side tonight it is now nine games winless as they remain in the relegation zone with this performance doing very little to improve matters.

The first minute of the game was a sign of things to come with the first corner of the game falling to an unmarked Jordan Chiedozie in the box as he volleyed home right into the top corner.

This was as good as it got for the stags in the first 45 minutes, as just 14 minutes later after threatening several times their persistence finally paid off as Youngster Robbie Gallagher made a darting run into the box picking out Benjamin Puntland unmarked in the area to head Didcot level.

After a good start for Didcot where they looked dangerous on the break with Gallagher impressing causing the defenders issues, the Stags finally took control of the game creating some good chances only to be denied by some resilient defending from the visitors with both centre backs blocking everything in their path to frustrate the home side as it went into half time 1-1.

The resistance was broken early in the second half as just five minutes in Rendell bagged from the spot.

Then just four minutes later after some great play from substitute Alfie Stanley he saw his effort brilliantly cleared off the line by Adam Leoyard only for the ball to fall straight to Rendell who had a tap in to make it 3-1 just like that.

After this it was one way traffic as Alfie Stanley grabbed another quick-fire brace in the game with his first goal being the pick of the bunch chipping it over Didcot goalkeeper Leigh Bedwell who cut a frustrated figure in goal all evening.

With him eventually snapping in the 78th minute after Totton’s fifth goal of the evening Kicking the ball right at midfielder Adam Tomasso and even starting a scuffle leaving the ref no choice but to give the keeper a straight red and leaving Didcot with Ten-men.

On came young keeper Sam Mugnell to make his Didcot Debut but this did not make matters any better as the goals continued to rain down at the Snows stadium with Jordan Ragguette scoring a solo effort and Leon Maloney with the goal of the evening heaping more misery on Didcot with it eventually finishing 7-1 to the stags.

Next up for Totton is a home tie in the first round of the FA trophy against Merthyr Town, Whilst Didcot have a home league fixture against Sholing FC.