Hutchings the hero as Moneys beat Totton

Warren Hunt got Moneyfields' first goal. Picture: Allan Hutchings (133198-375)
Warren Hunt got Moneyfields' first goal. Picture: Allan Hutchings (133198-375)
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Steve Hutchings rose from the bench to fire Moneyfields to a 3-2 triumph over Totton & Eling in the Wessex League premier division last night.

The hitman netted twice as the hosts came from behind to claim all three points at Dover Road.

Warren Hunt had earlier cancelled out Totton’s opener.

Jay Johnson spared Moneyfields’ blushes early on – when he chased back to clear Dougie Rowe’s lob off the line.

More sloppy defending let in Byron Gharibian but he dragged his effort wide.

The home side slowly improved and Hunt put in Conor Bailey.

And the winger thundered a left-footed drive that Totton keeper Jack Nicholson did well to beat aside.

Bailey let fly another fierce cross-shot that stung the fingers of Nicholson at his near post before the visitors shook Moneys on 20 minutes.

Rowe applied the killer touch to a quality move to put his side ahead.

And Totton soon cranked up the pressure but Moneys were twice saved by the officials.

First, Rowe burst clear and look destined to double the advantage only to be denied by an offside flag.

Then Bill Puckett teed up Rowe again only for the referee to spot a foul on Scott as the striker lined up his finish.

Moneys were shaken into life and Bailey once more tested Nicholson before the hosts levelled on 40 minutes.

Dan Gauntlett’s neat flick came back off the bar and Hunt stabbed the ball home.

On 75 minutes Rowe struck again, chasing a through ball from Jude Mwachurwu before chipping Scott as he charged out to narrow the nagle.

The lead last barely five minutes, though, as substitute Hutchings stepped up to ram home a penalty after he was upended.

Rob Evans then went close to a winner before Hutchings stole the glory when he chased a Jake Morgan through ball to lift his shot over Nicholson.

MONEYFIELDS: C Scott, Evans, Brockway, Johnson, Rackley, Raine, B Scott, Wilkinson, Gauntlett, Hunt, Bailey. Subs: Hutchings, Green, Morgan, Seiden

TOTTON & ELING: Nicholson, Faithfull, Mwachurwu, Thorne, Smith, Spencer, Gharibian, Clark, Rowe, B Puckett, Zanin. Subs: D Puckett, Hussey, O’Rourke