Cowes Sports 4, West Wight 1

YACHTSMEN striker John McKie was the hero who weighed in with a hat-trick to help his side ease to a comfortable victory in the final of this year’s Isle of Wight Senior (Gold) Cup final.

In front of a bumper crowd of 430 at Newport’s St George’s Park, Cowes went in front after six minutes — McKie driving it past keeper Joe McCormack into the corner.

Isle of Wight County Press:

West Wight mount an aerial attack on the Cowes goal.

Cowes scored their second on 13 minutes — Finley Phillips slotting in from six yards.

McKie made it three on the stroke of half-time, tapping in after the keeper felt he had been fouled by another Cowes player in a crunching challenge on the edge of the box.

West Wight were sunk by the Yachtsmen on 75 minutes when Jimmy Wykes crossed for McKie to tap in from a yard out for his hat-trick and 31st goal of the season.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Cowes Sports manager Steve Hunt delighted with the result. 

West Wight scored a consolation in stoppage time — a looping header over Hatt.

McKie was unsurprisingly named as man of the match.

Cowes boss, Steve Hunt, said his side had a brilliant season — winning the cup and avoiding relegation from the Sydenhams Wessex Premier League — and praised West Wight for their cup run and battling second half performance.

  • See this Friday's County Press for a full round-up on the game, with reaction from Steve Hunt.

Cowes Sports: Hatt, White, Conway, Chase, Insley (capt), Cranwell, McKie, Bricknell, Furmidge, Phillips, Wykes. Subs: Watkins, Mackenzie, Dye, Allen, Stevens.

West Wight: McCormack, Riddett, Sexton, Harmer, Burgess, Saunders , Millar (capt), Butler, Smeeton, Harris. Subs: Marjscal, Barnes, Hibberd, Armiger, Sampson.