Yate Town FC are still unbeaten in the league after a spirited performance away at AFC Totton.

The match, which was started with a minutes silence in memory of those killed in the tragic helicopter crash in Leicester which claimed the life of City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was a hotly contested affair.

Yate were the ones doing the early running, with midfielder Nick Peare again doing wonders in the centre of midfield alongside a powerful Joe Guest.

Sam Kamara was also playing well, picking up the ball and driving at the Totton defence where he could.

However that was dealt a blow as Yate scored a superb goal just before half time to make it 1-0 at the break.

That man Nick Peare smashing in a free-kick, that has very much become his trademark this season, from fully 35 yards out.

Siviter in the home goal could do nothing as the ball whistled past him into the top corner of the number four’s left foot.

As the sides went in at the break, Jack Smith was booked for arguing with the referee about the awarding of the set-piece, however it looked to be a clear foul on the Yate man.

Peare almost made it two after the break, as Yate looked to win without star striker Dave Sims-Burgess, but his effort hit the post.

Disaster then struck for the visitors as captain for the day Peare received his marching orders just five minutes into the second half.

The league leaders tried to hold on to the three points, however on 60 minutes they conceded a penalty.

Justin Bennett stepped up for Totton and scored, despite Thomas in the Yate goal guessing right.

The keeper would have been disappointed afer being in great form this season on loan from Forest Green, however he made a good double save 10 minutes later to save Yate’s run and a point.

Yate then prepared for their next game against Bristol Manor Farm, also away, in what will be a tough test without Peare.