AMESBURY kept up the pressure on Wessex League Division One leaders Hythe and Dibden with a superb 6-1 victory at East Cowes Vics.

The Blues stay second in the table three points behind the leader, but have two games in hand.

Amesbury started the game on the Isle of Wight well with high energy levels and duly took the lead inside 10 minutes after sustained pressure on the East Cowes defence.

Centre half Mike Owen opened the scoring with his first goal for the club.

On 14 minutes, Jordan Mathews made it two finishing off a great passage of play when Luke Greenway supplied a fantastic cross from the right.

East Cowes then started to break up play with long ball tactics that certainly unsettled the visitors for the last 15 minutes of the first half and they pulled a goal back thanks to Elias Ahmed.

after the interval, the Blues totally dominant and kept the ball so much better in all areas.

This help them add four more goals as Jack Vallis scored with two bullet headers from set pieces along with Danny Finnigan and Mathews with his second finding the target.

After the game, manager Dave Coker said: "I was extremely pleased with the result at East Cowes, even more so after they had drawn with Stoneham away on Tuesday night in their previous game."

Tomorrow night, Amesbury are Wiltshire Senior Cup first round action at Malmesbury Victoria .

On Saturday, they are back home for a league clash with mid table Alton.