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FA Vase Final: AFC Totton 1-3 Truro City

It was the biggest day in the Stags' history as AFC Totton faced Truro City in the final of the FA Vase in the awesome surroundings of the new Wembley Stadium. But despite Totton taking the lead, the Cornish side fought back to clinch the FA Vase.

AFC Totton 1-3 Truro City

As soon as AFC Totton qualified for the final of the FA Vase, it was clear the town was going to really get behind the team.

Over 120 coaches left Totton early on Sunday morning as thousands of fans were ferried up the M3 to the new £800 million Wembley Stadium.

Click through our pictures of the FA Vase Final, listen to the fans on their big day out and watch BBC South's report with exclusive access to the AFC Totton changing rooms at Wembley (contains some strong language).
In Pictures: AFC Totton fans' big day out at Wembley >
In Pictures: FA Vase Final Match Action >
audio AFC Totton Fans' Big Day Out >
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Having taken in the awesome surroundings of the stadium, the Totton fans went about creating a party atmosphere with horns, balloons and furry stags' antlers.

With 3 o'clock approaching, the sides given a deafening welcome and after kick-off there were few signs of big-game nerves as both sides battled for early control.

Danny Potter fires Totton into the lead
Danny Potter fires Totton into the lead

It was Totton who broke the deadlock. Defender Danny Potter picked up a lose ball from a corner and spun before firing into the top corner and sending Totton fans into ecstasy.

Mark Osman almost doubled the lead when he danced through the Truro defence but his chip went just wide.

Totton looked to be in control but just before half time former Plymouth Argyle player Kevin Wills fired low into Iain Brunnschweiler's net.

Stuart Ritchie's men came out fighting after the break but with chances going begging, it was Kevin Wills who again broke Totton hearts, with a low 25 yard drive past Brunnschweiler.

Totton fans
AFC Totton fans' hopes faded in the second half.

As Totton pushed forward, Fouad Hamodu had two good chances but the Stags couldn't make the final break through.

They were caught on the break by Joe Broad who struck 6 minutes from time to finally shatter AFC Totton's dreams of winning the FA Vase and sent the trophy to Cornwall for the first time.

As the fans filed out of the stadium, there was nothing but praise for the team who gave everything but 'it just wasn't to be'.

last updated: 15/05/07
 
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liam hurst
totton played well to get there but it was very unlucky to lose but we could get there again

the potter family
It really was a great day out, well done to all the lads you should all be proud of yourselfs

daniel james
I agree, stevens is an amazing player from what i've seen this season.scores and creates.never mind, always next season

Mark Coffin
Great Day for all the people at the football club, I'm pleased for them.Great support from the community (pubs, schools, junior football clubs etc.) A lot of ex players also... nice photo of Derek Barnes in the Echo !

Luke
Truro were the better side and deserve to win. There number 10 A. Watkins was immense

Fred Harris
Great day, Disapointing result. The team should feel proud. Would have liked to see Stevens on fron the start.

Nathan James
It was a great day out and we all gave a lot of support. It just wasn't meant to be. Good try lads.

JEANETTE GODDEN
Totton were fantastic put up a great fight!! brilliant game, could have gone both ways.

Derek Hurst
I thoroughly enjoyed the match and the stadium didnt disappoint me.I played for Totton myself and i also managed the team many years ago.

Ciaran Barlow
Truro were immense. They deserved to win!Come on City!!!!!!!!!!!

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