WINCHESTER City are celebrating a third Evo-Stik South West win on the bounce with a 4-1 result at ten-man Barnstaple Town.

Things got off to a spicy start at Mill Road when, in the opening seconds, Barnstaple’s Chris Ibbeson was sent off for pulling back pacy winger Rob Carr just outside the area.

Although Simba Mlambo‘s opener for the Citizens was quickly cancelled out by Billy Hopcroft, Craig Davis’s side ultimately overwhelmed the ten men through Oli Bailey (2) and Rob Flooks.

Sharp-shooting City - who have climbed to fourth - have rifled in 17 goals in their last four league and cup games.

AFC Totton slogged out a decent 1-1 draw at Wimborne Town.

The Stags went ahead on 41 minutes when Craig Feeney played in Nathaniel Sherborne to finish with the outside of his boot.

Totton - now seventh - lost defender Jack Smith to a cut lip at the break and were pegged back early in the second half when ex-Totton man Matt Oldring met Luke Holmes’ corner with a bullet header.

A 558 crowd at Salisbury were left disappointed as rock-bottom Bishops Cleeve left the Ray Mac with their first point of the season, dropping the Whites to fifth.

The game petered out 0-0 after Salisbury’s Marvin Brooks had had an early header cleared off the line and Tom Whelan’s shot was turned away late on.

Mick Catlin’s first game in charge of Gosport Borough ended in a 3-0 home defeat by Hitchin Town in the Evo-Stik South Premier.

Former Eastleigh midfielder Jamie Brown, 36, has returned to the struggling Privett Park club after spells away with Basingstoke Town and Winchester City.

Blackfield & Langley’s 100 per cent start to the season has been punctured.

The league leaders dropped their first points of the Sydenhams Premier Division campaign, held 1-1 at home by top flight new boys Hamble Club.

Second-placed Andover Town, the only other side to have won all their league games before today, also waved goodbye to their perfect start in a 1-1 draw at Portland United.

Warren Bentley gave Poole Town a first-half lead in the FA Cup at Slough, but The Rebels hit back for a 2-1 win.

Havant & Waterlooville are through to the fourth qualifying round, however, courtesy of a 4-0 win over ten-man Hayes & Yeading. Rory Williams, Jason Prior, Ryan Woodford and James Hayter got the goals.