THE Isle of Wight returned to winning ways with a dramatic victory over Ellingham and Ringwood on Saturday.
The Island won 45-44 in the Snows Group Hampshire 1 tussle at Wootton.
Captain Dan Stirrup said it had been a privilege to play alongside his teammates in the match.
Elsewhere, Sandown and Shanklin were beaten by league leaders New Milton and District 32-22, while Ventnor lost 60-23 to Fordingbridge.
For more details on all the Island's weekend rugby action see Friday's County Press.