DOWNTON boss Ben Smith was delighted man after his side beat visiting Totton and Eling 2-1.

Smith said: "I am absolutely delighted for the lads, when you work so hard all across the pitch like we did tonight - you deserve something.

"There was some great performances and we created so many chances towards the end, it could have been a lot more.

"It was a real positive performance and we now need to take it into the next game, which is away at Andover on Saturday."

On Tuesday night, it was Totton who started brightly and piled on early pressure with several excellent moves deserving better.

Downton slowly got into the game, with Shaun Prentice and Declan McGregor always threatening with their blistering pace.

It was an even first half until the final five minutes, when Totton managed to whip a decent cross in and was met by the oncoming winger who thumped his header against the Robins cross bar.

Almost immediately Downton where on the attack with some excellent work from Craig Tyson, Matt Cox and McGregor linking up with Prentice to see his shot crash off the post.

The resulting corner saw a delightful ball whipped in only to see Smith rise highest and again thump the woodwork.

After the break, Downton had plenty of possession and at times put together some lovely passing moves.

However, against the run off play Totton crossed a testing ball, which was miss-handled by the Downton stopper and found its way into the Robins net.

The home side hit back and the introduction of Tyler Rutten saw the game change in their favour.

Some great work from him gave Charlie Cooper the chance to go on a splendid mazey run, undoing every defender in his path and then thumping the ball home for a stunning goal.

The Robins now had their tails up and another great run from Cooper saw him lay the ball off to Prentice whose quick feet gave him space to strike home what turned out to be the winner.

Downton went on to make a handful of great chances and on another day, sub Lascelles Richardson could of had a hat-trick.