Highworth Town remain pointless over Festive period
By Derek Lloyd
AFC Totton 3-1 Highworth Town
The trip to Hampshire on Saturday proved fruitless for the Worthians as AFC Totton gained revenge for their opening day defeat at the Elms in August.
In truth Highworth had a poor day all round against a hard working Totton side. The first half was not littered with goal scoring opportunities for either side although Connor Johns did push an effort from distance around the post to keep Highworth level before Ryan Morgan just failed to hit the target for the visitors, his 25 yard effort beating keeper Harris but just passing outside of the keeper's left hand upright.
The opening goal on 43 minutes for the home side came when they were allowed far too much room on the left flank and a deep cross saw Craig Feeney head home at the far post.
Highworth equalised on 57 minutes when the ever impressive Ash Edenborough coolly lobbed Harris having latched onto a Sean Wood through ball.
The lead was short lived however as following a Highworth corner the home side broke away down the left hand side, worked the ball inside and found Feeney who slotted home for his second of the afternoon on the hour mark.
Highworth pressed forward without really looking like finding a second equaliser and the game was settled on 70 minutes when the unmarked Justin Bennett headed home a right wing corner.
Three defeats in 8 days means the Worthians next fixture, on New Year's Day at home to Evesham United (3.00 KO), takes on even more importance.