East Cowes Vics travelled to the BJM Stadium to play champions elect, Hamworthy Recreation in Division One of the Wessex League, with a midweek defeat at Cove hanging over their heads.

Vics started well, but were up against it after two strikes. A free kick in the 9th minute (GEORGE DEEM) and a 25 yard thunderbolt in the 19th minute (TOM COOPER) put Hamworthy well on the way to winning the league.

The rest of the half was pretty even with very few chances created for either team.

The score at half time was 2-0.

Vics were doing well into the second half and on 64 minutes a great through ball from Sam Kirby found JOSH NEALE whose lob over the keeper nestled in the back of the net.

Vics were now far more urgent and pushing for an equaliser but were caught on the counter in the 82nd minute, a cool finish from substitute ALFIE MATTHEWS nullified any hope.

The match finished 3-1 and Hamworthy were left celebrating as Division One champions.

Russ Chapman said: "Whatever happens in our last four games, this group of players have achieved beyond the expectations of everyone. Let’s give our all for the last four and see if we can grab that extra game or two in the play offs."

Man of the match was Elliot Wheeler.

Totton and Eling are up next on Tuesday.

With thanks to Russ Chapman for the report.

Also in Division One, Newport FC played away to AFC Aldermaston.

Newport took to the field with a threadbare squad that bore the scars of the recent schedule and they just simply couldn't raise another effort.

Newport made the running in the early stages. Jordan Browne hit the cross bar from an early Butcher free kick and Catania put a header wide from the edge of the six yard box.

As is the nature of football, when you miss, the other team usually score and so it proved on both occasions. Add a penalty and an off-side and Newport were shell shocked and 4–0 down before half time.

Newport could have had a way back into the game before half time but calls for a penalty were not heard.

With BUTCHER scoring coolly and then setting up PARSONS to add a second suddenly there was belief that Newport might get something out of the game.

However a second yellow for Walsh stopped the momentum and Aldermaston added a fifth before West had two efforts saved. Two injury time goals added to the misery.

The game finished 7-2.

In the Premier Division, Cowes Sports were away to AFC Stoneham

Cowes got off to a good start, doing well to neutralise Stoneham's attacking threats, but a goal in the 36th minute (OLIVER JENKINS) put the opposition ahead.

In the second half there were some chances for Cowes but Stoneham had most of the possession, with Cowes defending well and keeping the score 1-0 to the final whistle.

Stoneham said: "A below par performance today but another clean sheet paired with a single Oliver Jenkins strike was enough to earn all 3 points."

Cowes said: "Not many shots on goal for both teams today, considering the amount of goals scored by both teams all season. One dubious decision is the only reason it’s 1-0 today, otherwise it was a 0-0 game after watching today."

Next week is the Yachtsmen's last match of the Wessex Premier season.