Barnstaple picked up another three points in Division One South and West in their penultimate home game.

Barnstaple Town got back to winning ways in the Southern League this afternoon (Saturday) with a 2-1 win over AFC Totton at Mill Road.

Early goals in each half from Ryan Turner and James Mayne helped a depleted Barnstaple bounce back from Tuesday night's defeat at North Leigh.

Charlie Gunson pulled one back for the visitors midway through the second half.

Harry Medway was shown a red card with two minutes remaining for striking Kyle Paine in the face as he kicked the ball away after the referee's whistle.

Barnstaple Town v AFC Totton. Picture: Matt SmartBarnstaple Town v AFC Totton. Picture: Matt Smart

With three games remaining of both the season and Barry Yeo's time as manager, Barnstaple remain in 17th in Division One South and West.

Barum scored early to break the deadlock, but on the face of it, the visitors should have been the ones to go ahead.

Gunson beat Liam Gregory before flashing a ball across the box after three minutes, with Nathaniel Sherborne collecting the ball at the back post.

His first shot from three yards hit the post before coming back out to him, but the striker could only put his follow-up in the side-netting when it looked far easier to score.

Barnstaple Town v AFC Totton. Picture: Matt SmartBarnstaple Town v AFC Totton. Picture: Matt Smart

Two minutes later Barum were in the lead. A fantastic cross from Paine picked out the only home player in the box in Turner, who rose high to head the ball back across goal and into the top corner.

Barnstaple moved up a gear after the goal, enjoying plenty of possession and not allowing their opposition any time on the ball.

Shaun Copp was lively in midfield and Jack Jenkins - playing in a more advanced role - had chances to double Barum's lead, first through a volley that went over the bar and then with a well-struck free kick that landed wide of Patrick O'Flaherty's goal.

The visitors almost went in level at the break when Scott Huxtable's pass was picked off by Dylan Knight. He released Sherbourne, who fired over the bar.

Barnstaple Town v AFC Totton. Picture: Matt SmartBarnstaple Town v AFC Totton. Picture: Matt Smart

It didn't take Barum long to double their lead after the break.

Shaun Copp's corner two minutes after the restart was met by James Mayne, who headed home.

The visitors picked themselves up after the goal, with Gunson enjoying more of the ball and creating chances for the Stags, firing a shot straight at Steve Oliver two minutes after the goal.

He eventually pulled one back for Totton with 68 minnutes on the clock. Ian Oliver's lofted ball in behind the Barnstaple defence wasn't tracked, allowing Sherborne to drill a low ball across goal for the midfielder to tap in.

Yeo shuffled the midfield after the goal, dropping Jenkins further back into midfield and bringing on George Nancekivell for a club debut.

Jenkins went close in the closing stages, forcing a good save from O'Flaherty before Totton were reduced to 10 men.