Winchester showed their class in despatching their island visitors but took their time to open the door.

Ben Hibberd and Keiran Malloy combined brilliantly on two occasions in the opening minutes, but the latter just missed the target on both occasions. 

Tom Talks was also critical to Winchester's attacking superiority, marauding down the right flank and causing defensive mayhem. 

For a while it seemed that Winchester were destined to fire blanks, with goal area loose balls falling kindly for the visitors, but eventually stalwart Ben Hibberd broke through five minutes from half time with a direct penalty corner strike.

In the second period, Winchester were able to capitalise on their dominance. Within five minutes they had taken the score to 3-0. The first came from a slick penalty corner routine that saw Talks deflect the ball from Hibberd into the net. The second a great conversion from new arrival Charlie Harrigan who benefitted from a Hibberd pass. 

Isle of Wight won their first penalty corner of the match with nearly forty-five minutes gone, which brought Winchester keeper Callum Johnstone into the game for his first touch and a comfortable save.

Winchester were now rampant, throwing attack after attack at the IOW defence in delightful, flowing moves. Stuart Swift was taken out in the "D" to allow Hibberd to convert a penalty stroke to take the score to 4-0 and his own goal-scoring tally to five for the season.