The Arnold show wasn’t quite enough to turn the tide. The Island side travelled away to play the postponed fixture and despite a new look side due to a lot of unavailability, they set up aggressively and aimed to play with a lot of positivity. The Island settled in quickly playing the ball around with nice link up play on the right between Sam Challis, Bailey Woodford and Chris Arnold making his return after a hip operation. Alex Breach soon found his feet in the middle of the park and played solidly with Thomas Young who gave a lot of attacking options. Winchester however scored first with a shot going in low right, this was followed up by a second due to a dubious penalty corner decision. The Island created more chances in the second half by pressing high, but this left the Island exposed at the back, however Wightlink man of the match Joe Arnold was on hand to prevent numerous goal scoring opportunities. The Island built on their strengthening performance with great play between Stephen Woodford, Peter Wright and John Pearson. The Island got their much deserved goal when Thomas Young crossed the ball to Peter Wright who reverse hit the ball to Chris Arnold who dived deflecting the ball into the top of the goal. The Winchester goalie, reacted angrily to this, launching an attack on Chris Arnold with Stephen Woodford trying to calm the situation, unfortunately the umpire saw this as an aggressive move and red carded Stephen Woodford, with the goalie only receiving a yellow card. With Winchester soon restored to 11 men, the Island had to battle hard, but Winchester made their superior numbers count and despite superb efforts from Stuart Allen and Scott Bashford, scored a further two goals to put it beyond the Islands reach.