Bashley @ AFC Totton

The Bash end the month of February on Tuesday when they travel to Devon to face Bideford and should they exact revenge for the recent home defeat, it could set things up nicely for the trip to AFC Totton, who sit second in the table, on Saturday.

The Totton website, while having a decent portal was a bit disappointing in that on the BUY TICKETS click, there’s just a button to contact the organiser; clicking on that just gives you a message form. So at this stage I can’t write anything about ticket prices or concessions. The club may of course upload details on social media platforms. But we do know that the match is scheduled for Saturday next, 4th March, 2023 at the Snows Stadium

There’s little I can say about the ground as you can see pictorially, there isn’t much there but one seated stand.

AFC Totton came into existence due to the amalgamation of Totton FC and Totton Athletic in 1974/75. The Stags started life in Hampshire League Division Two and that is where they remained until 1979/80. That season saw the Stags finish in 2nd place behind Horndean and this saw the club promoted to Hampshire League Division One, which was then Step 4 of the non-league pyramid.

A full 40 years after their last success in the competition, the Stags lifted the Southampton Senior Cup at the end of the 2021/22 season. They amassed 32 goals in five games on their way to the final, knocking Bashley, Durley, Hedge End Town, Hamble Club and Winchester City out on their way to the Final at Soouthampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium.

(Courtesy of AFC Totton club website)

Judging from Google Maps, the ground is at Calmore and so getting the train to and alighting at Totton rail station means a certain taxi journey to the ground as it’s a really really long way away.

Further research has shown however that it’s just as easy if not easier for travelling supporters to go into Southampton itself and walk into the city and take either the 11 or 12 bus service up to Calmore and alight just before the roundabout in Calmore and walk the short distance across into Salisbury Road where the Snows Stadium is.

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