DOWNTON chalked up their fourth win on the trot in the Wessex League Division One, as they beat visiting East Cowes Vics 4-0.

The home side could have taken the lead in the first minute when a long shot by Dan Savage just cleared the bar.

Soon after, Tom Moseley had an easier chance but he blazed over when well placed.

It took 15 minutes for East Cowes to fashion their first chance.

East Cowes then had a lucky escape on 32 minutes when Dan Telfer's free-kick was flicked onto a post by Tom Moseley.

There was a slight deflection and from the resulting corner taken by Telfer, Downton took the lead.

His kick was met cleanly by Savage whose well placed header found the roof of the net.

East Cowes had a couple of half chances before the interval, but Downton, prompted in midfield by skipper Craig Tyson, were generally in charge.

The visitors opened brightly in the second half and in the first 15 minutes had their best spell of the game.

However, the Robins were back ruling the roost soon after as they doubled their advantage on 67 minutes.

Moseley ran clear onto a through ball and convincingly beat the Cowes goalkeeper with a low shot.

The Islanders were then reduced to 10 men, when and full back Brad Young was sent off on 80 minutes.

Downton were not slow to take advantage when they closed out the game with two goals between the 82nd and 84th minute.

First Richard Galec was on hand to score, after the Cowes goalie had parried a Moseley shot.

Matt Steer added number four from close range.

The final indignity for the away side came in the 88th minute when Liam Newbold received a second yellow for a deliberate handball in his opponent's penalty area when he could not reach the ball with his head.

Downton will hope to make it five on bounce this Saturday, when they entertain bottom of the table Andover Town.