AFC Totton Take On Havant & Waterlooville In FA Trophy
Friday, 17th Nov 2023 10:34
If you are looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon with no Saints game, then why not pop down to the Snows Stadium for an SO V PO postcode derby match against Havant & Waterlooville..
It's Stags V Skates in the FA Trophy as AFC Totton take on National League South club Havant & Waterlooville in the 2nd round of the FA Trophy in what with Pompey already out of the FA Cup to non league opposition will be possibly the only opportunity this season for a Southampton V Portsmouth derby at this level.
Totton are a tier below H & W and harbour hopes of gaining promotion and joining them in the National League South next year, although possibly most Stags fans with H & W sitting rock bottom having gained just 6 points this season will be hoping that not only will Totton give them a good drubbing on Saturday afternoon, but they will pass each other in the summer as they swap divisions.
Havant and for that matter Waterlooville as well do have a Southampton connection in their side, Ryan Seager some may recall was at St Mary's from academy level and made his debut for the club in a 4th round FA Cup tie in January 2015 against Crystal Palace, he replaced Shane Long in the 72nd minute.
Saints lost the game 3-2, all the goals being scored in the first 39 minutes of the game, Graziano Pelle & an OG netting Saints two.
Seager would make his only other appearance a week later, coming on as an 89th minute substitute in a 1-0 defeat at home to Swansea City, he spent much of the next four years out on loan, finally leaving in the summer of 2019.
He dropped into non league, but his goalscoring exploits at Hungerford and then Dorking earned him a move to H & W just over a week ago.
This is a big game for Totton as they seek to ramp up their promotion push and after making a signing or two of their own in recent weeks are looking to show that they can live with the sides in the division above them.
A big crowd is expected at the Snows Stadium and although tickets are available on the gate, advance tickets and more information for the game can be found by clicking on this link AFC Totton .
The Snows Stadium is a modern football ground with terracing on all four sides as well as a covered stand on each side, with two bars and refreshments available it is a true football experience.
The Snows Stadium is situated on Salisbury Road in Totton just by the Calmore Roundabout, free car parking is available on the Calmore industrial Estate just a two minute walk from the ground .
The Snows Stadium
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