CHRISTCHURCH clinched promotion to the Sydenhams Premier Division with a dramatic 3-2 win over East Cowes Vics at Hurn Bridge.

Goals from Max Wilcock, Scott Joyce and a James King penalty saw Ollie Cherrett's Priory end their three-year exile in Wessex One.

Christchurch host US Portsmouth on Wednesday (7.45pm), knowing victories in their last three games would secure them the title.

Chasing Andover New Street are just two points behind, however, after triumphing 4-1 at Verwood Town through Luke Neller, Jazz Beavis, Ollie Yates and Shane Lock.

Tadley Calleva are a further five points adrift in the third and final promotion spot having eclipsed Totton & Eling 4-2 at Millers Park.

AFC Stoneham ran out comfortable 4-0 home winners over Whitchurch United with goals from Matt Bainbridge, Sergio Caballero, John Cole and Alex Welch, but there was more bad news for Romsey Town who were sunk 3-2 at Alton (Callum Burch, 3)