POOLE TOWN have moved up ominously on to the shoulders of the Hampshire League Premier Division leaders.

Saturday's 3-0 win at Esso Fawley sent the Dolphins surging into the top three. Jamie Holland gave them a great start with a fourth minute goal, then Gary Fletcher scored one and made one for substitute Kieron Wall after the break.

Pirelli General are still top despite being pegged to a 1-1 draw by West Wight Mayflower at Chestnut Avenue.

Pirelli created the lion's share of the chances but in the end were glad to collect a point with Steve Trott scoring from the penalty spot with only two minutes left. Earlier, Robbie Clarke had missed out from the spot, denied by a superb save from the Mayflower keeper.

Stockbridge closed the gap with a 2-0 home win over Amesbury but Petersfield's title prospects received a jolt at Brading who stormed back from 1-2 down to win 3-2.

Richie Woodburn struck twice to turn the tide in Brading's favour after Petersfield had hit back strongly from an early goal by Lawrence Edmonston. Brading's former Newport star Kevin McArthur had a part in all three goals.

Vosper Thornycroft hosted the game against Lymington Town after an electrical problem at the Sports Ground had forced a switch.Vospers hospitable gesture paid off with a 3-2 victory courtesy of strikes from Andy Price, Jason Hurst and sub John Romero.

Winchester Castle consolidated their lead in Division 1 with a crushing 5-0 win at Fleetlands. Matt woods scored two for Castle, a carbon copy of last week, and the others came from Paul Warren, Jason Ahmet and Stu Lang.

Winchester City stayed in touch, coming from behind at Hayling United to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Darren Turner and Jon Vowles.

Farnborough North End are the new leaders of Division 2 after beating Ordnance Survey 3-1. Secretary John Marchment described it as one of North End's poorest performance of the season but strikes by Paul Griffiths, Chris Miles and Mark Warnock saw them home.

They take over from Fareham Sacred Hearts whose home game against Otterbourne was postponed. Alresford are still nicely poised after Gary Bennett (2), Grant Young, Danny Couchman and Mark O'Rourke gunned them to a 5-1 win at Compton.

Hedge End had key midfielder Andy Inge sent off in the derby match with Hamble Club, who made the extra man tell as Robbie Cooke slotted a second-half winner.