DOWNTON extended their recent winning run to three games with an excellent 5-3 victory on the Isle of Wight at Newport.

Newport started the game the better of the two sides. Downton could not find there feet in the tricky wet conditions and some poor defending saw the islanders take the lead with decent finish.

Downton again seemed stunned by the opener and found themselves 2-0 down within 15 minutes.

The second goal kick started the Robins with Dan Telfer firing just over and shortly after having the ball in the net only to be ruled off side much to everyone's disbelief.

TJ Moseley and Matt Steer started to link well and caused the home side all sorts of difficulties.

Some excellent work by Diego Romero and Matt Steer thumped the ball into the net.

Downton levelled things as Craig Tyson, Louis Rendal and Steer combined nicely to feed Moseley who beat two players before firing home.

After the break, it was Rendal's turn with a run which saw him link up with Tyson and Romero and some lovely footwork and a great low strike to beat the goalkeeper to make it 3-2.

Newport replied to level things, but Downton were in no mood to settle for a draw.

On 70 minutes, Tyson found Moseley with a delightful through ball only to be chopped down by the Newport defender, but the referee waved play on.

Downton stood strong defensively and soaked up some rare attacks and Tom Edmonds firming things up between the sticks.

With 10 minutes left, his direct delivery found the feet of Telfer whose pin perfect pass found Steer inside the box and he was taken out. Moseley stepped up and converted from the spot.

Downton made it five with a gift of a pass from the Newport goalkeeper straight to the oncoming Moseley and he coolly chipped the stopper.

After the game Downton manager Ben Smith said: "Being 2-0 down after 15 minutes was not the ideal and to be fair they could of made it more which would have really put us in trouble.

"I've seen something in these lads today which made me think what a cracking bunch of players we have. "In terrible conditions they picked themselves up and gave every last ounce to fight back and displayed there talent in a way which was simply professional.

He added: "They took kick after kick and some of the tackles were dreadful but they just got back up & got on with it. Im delighted for them all and for Rich Rendall as well as his coaching has been the key to getting us playing and all the players believing. But we still have a long way to go and some tough games ahead."

This Saturday, Downton are away at Verwood.