April 2008


A.F.C Totton have been crowned the champions of the Sydenhams Wessex Premier League 07/08.

With one game left to play against second place VTFC, Totton have won the league by quite a margin.

This is great news for the club, who have made real progress in recent times. The Stags finished runners up of the F.A. Vase trophy at the new Wembley.

Exciting times for the ever improving Totton team who are going to the next league with silverware. Congratulations A.F.C Totton!

Hampshire cricket captain Dim-e-tree Mass-c-rain-ass’s Indian Premier League debut is set to be sooner rather than later.

He will still captain Hampshire in the LV County Championship opening match tommorrow against Sussex at Hampshire’s home ground, The Rose Bowl.

However he will now be away from April Twenty-Seventh till May the Twelfth instead of May Twelfth till May Twenty-Sixth.

The change means the all-rounder will miss matches against Somerset, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

A.F.C Totton’s season took a turn for the good this weekend, as they now sit eleven points clear at the top of second placed VTFC.

VTFC’s 2 games in hand may make it a bit tighter towards the end of the season, however Totton’s 2-0 win over Lymington and a  3-2 win of Christchurch on Tuesday has pushed them ever closer to promotion.

Wimborne and VTFC both lost yesterday afternoon with 1-0 and 2-1 defeats respectively, relieving the pressure on Totton at the top. The defeat for Wimborne leaves them 4th in the table, 15 points behind Totton, however with 3 games in hand.

Promotion seems a real possibility for the Totton faithful, with work being down on Totton’s home ground to make sure it reaches the standards required for promotion to the British Gas Southern League or Ryman Football League, depending on geographical position.

The club has now obtained its E Ground grading which would enable promotion if the club can hold onto their lead in the league.

Totton’s remaining games come against Brockenhurst and VTFC. If Totton were to lose to Brockenhurst and VTFC win their three games against Poole Town, Wimborne, and Hamworthy United, the A.F.C. Totton versus VTFC match at the end of the season could be crucial.

The season is by no means over, however Totton’s promotion dreams are pushing towards reality.