Isle of Wight 1st XI 1 - 3 Winchester 1st XI 

Despite an indifferent display, Winchester were able to overcome relegation-threatened Isle of Wight and keep their own promotion hopes well and truly alive.

The opening moments saw the IOW keeper palm over the bar from a fierce Ben Hibberd strike, but after just three minutes, the home team had taken an unlikely lead from a diverted penalty corner.

The game then drifted into a long period of Winchester possession which bore little fruit, including four unsuccessful penalty corners. However, in the dying minutes of the half, Hibberd drilled the ball into the danger area from a left wing position and Kieran Malloy was on hand to equalise at 1-1 into the break.

Winchester didn't need much half time incentive to up their game and within a few seconds they had taken the lead with Charlie Harrigan capitalised on Hibberd's busting endeavour to poke home at the far post. Isle of Wight continued to defend stoutly and indeed Winchester had some defending to do as they conceded possession frequently, leaving the calm Nick Clarke and Adam Minor as Winchester's to clear up the counter attacks and then send fourteen year old left back Rory Jack on another surging run.

After Rob Ritchie cracked a shot against the post, Winchester looked as if they might have to hang on to a slender lead to take home on the ferry, but Hibberd was once again creator and Harrigan the scorer, with two minutes remaining, when the former launched a clever aerial pass over the last defenders for Harrigan to run on to, round the keeper, and make the game safe.