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Striker Pabs N'Doye blasted a first-half treble as Moneyfields crushed hosts Totton & Eling 4-0 in the Wessex League premier division.

The match survived a mid-morning pitch inspection and Moneys were in no mood to hang around.

N'Doye cracked a treble and Conor Bailey added a classy strike to wrap up the points before the break at Totton's Little Testwood Farm ground.

Delighted boss Miles Rutherford said: 'It was a confidence-building perfo-rmance and showed me what strength we have in every area of play.

'We fell off a bit after scoring four times in the first half and Totton came into play but the lads defended well to keep a clean sheet, which was important for us.'

The victory margin would have been even greater had Danny Horrell's superb effort counted.

His strike was ruled out, even though a yard over the line before being cleared, while Jake Slater was denied a clear-cut penalty after he was chopped down in the area.

Dean Blake set Moneys on the way to victory when he presented N'Doye with a simplest of chances which he gleefully snapped up on 15 minutes.

N'Doye made it 2-0 soon after with a simple tap-in.

Then, in a dramatic five-minute spell before the interval, Moneys all but wrapped up victory.

Gavin Jones mesmerised the home defence with a great run and cross to set up Bailey to clip home.

Then an inswinging corner was met by a fine header from N'Doye which flew into the net.

After the break, Totton pressed for a consolation but were held at bay by Rutherford's battling side.

Skipper Sean Kerridge, leading by example, was outstanding in defence, as was keeper Dave Hook with a couple of quality saves and safe handling.

Rutherford is now keen for more of the same.

He said: 'In midweek we go to Newport on the Isle of Wight and if we can carry this form forward, then we can give anyone in this league a match.

'Our games in hand need to be won if we are to finish the season in the top 10 so hopefully we have plenty to look forward to.'