Winchester 1st XI 6-1 Bournemouth 2nd XI 

Winchester's promotion prospects stayed very much in their own hands with another relatively straightforward win. 

Winchester keeper Callum Johnstone was immediately in action with a good save, Ben Hibberd forcing an equally good save at the other end from former Winchester keeper Seb Eaton moments later. The home team's first penalty corner resulted in a foot stop on the line and Hibberd duly converted the resultant penalty stroke. 

Winchester's second was bizarre as Hibberd drove into the "D" from Rob Craddock's pass but his touch was lifted off a Bournemouth stick and floated over the unfortunate Eaton's head into the net.
Bournemouth then had their best spell of the game with plenty of attacking intent, but most of this was snuffed out before a final shot by the sure touches of defenders Nick Clarke and Adam Major. Winchester recovered their composure and were pleased to give a debut to 14-year-old Bertie Lander who impressed with the now-settled Rory Jack of the same school year. Indeed Lander was part creator of Winchester's third goal, mid-way through the second half when Hibberd won the ball in midfield, drove forward and passed to the alert Lander free in the "D" who could have shot but instead rolled the ball to the arriving Rob Craddock at the far post for a straightforward strike. Leading into this, 17-year-old Seb Eaton had kept Bournemouth in the game with and outstanding string of saves and some nervous moments in the Winchester defence threatened a way back for the visitors. 

The third goal knocked the stuffing out of Bournemouth and Winchester's fourth came quickly afterwards with Tom Talks converting a penalty corner high and fast to Eaton's right. Their fifth came five minutes later when they caught Bournemouth on the break with Stuart Swift and sprinting defender Nick Clarke finding themselves against one player, Clarke converting for a rare strike. Bournemouth then were able to convert a penalty corner with three minutes remaining, but Winchester had a final goal in them as Rob Richie stormed away with the ball and then Lander repeated his unselfish act cracking the ball to teh far post for Hibberd to complete his hattrick.