Stuart Allen opened the scoring.
Southampton Uni IV 0, IW 8
AFTER dropping points a week before, IW returned to winning ways by whitewashing Southampton Uni away from home.
Early pressure was converted into an opening goal from Stuart Allen, with Colin Simmonds doubling their lead. At the other end, the defence of Simon Butler, Pat Butt and Oli Stubbings were standing firm.
In the second half, an early goal from Simmonds sealed the match and allowed the Island to play with more confidence. Tom Young got the fourth with a sensational finish, before a sensational hat-trick from man of the match Stephen Woodford, supported by Lewis Heaven-Gandy and James Liddiard, really upped the tally. Seven then became eight when Tom Gould set up Young at the back post.
Goalkeeper Tom Butt had a quiet game but when called upon, produced the goods.
IW: T. Butt,Allen, Gould, Young, Butler, P. Butt, Stubbings, Woodford, Liddiard, Heaven-Gandy, Simmonds.
• More hockey reports in the Friday, December 13, County Press.