TOP scorer Craig Feeney has parted company with Winchester City and returned to his old club AFC Totton.

Having joined Winchester in February last year, Feeney came into his own last season, scoring 21 goals in the Southern One South & West and 33 in all.

The 24-year-old’s blistering form captured the attention of National League South outfit Poole Town, but he turned down the chance to join the Dolphins in early February, opting to remain a Citizen for the rest of the campaign.

However, as City faded towards the end of the season, Feeney’s goals dried up too and he wasn’t overly happy when asked to play out wide.

The parting of the ways spells good news for Totton whose manager Louis Langdown had Feeney’s name high on his wanted list.

“We know what we’re getting with Craig. We’re bringing in a player of quality who has done it in this league and scored goals,” said Langdown.

“We played against him twice last season and he was on our list.

“He lives just down the road in Hythe and he fits into what we want to do. We need to add goals to the team.

“People here know him, so there will be no issues with him fitting into the team dynamic. The supporters like him to, so it’s a win-win for us."

Winchester fans need not despair, however. The club have a quality replacement lined up.

“On Monday we agreed a contract with a striker currently at a Conference South club, details of which we will announced after June 1,” revealed director of football Dave Malone.

“Craig Feeney has departed the Denplan and returned to his former club AFC Totton. This allows us to build our new squad within our restricted financial constraints. We genuinely wouldn’t have been able to afford both Craig and the new player.

“We are thankful for Craig’s contribution and wish both him and AFC Totton well for the coming season.”

Loyal defender Adam Tomasso has been rewarded with his first contract for Winchester.

“He has been with the club for several years now, through thick and thin, and deserves this contract for his unstinting loyalty and commitment,” said Malone.