CHRISTCHURCH clinched promotion to Sydenhams Wessex Premier thanks to a dramatic 3-2 win over East Cowes Vics at Hurn Bridge on Saturday.

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

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

Elsewhere in Wessex One, goals from Taylor Leonard and Tom Hughes earned Ringwood Town a 2-0 win over Fawley at Long Lane.

Lewi Brailey’s goal proved in vain as New Milton lost 3-1 at US Portsmouth's Victory Stadium.

James Guthrie found the net in Verwood’s 4-1 home reverse against title-challengers Andover New Street.

In Wessex Premier, Dan Cann and Darren Watts fired doubles in Hamworthy United’s thrilling 4-4 draw with Bemerton Heath Harlequins at the County Ground.

Matt Vokes, Matt Sheedy and Mitch Speechley-Price struck in Brockenhurst’s 3-0 win at Shaftesbury.

Goals from Harrison White, Conor Whiteley and Harry McGrath earned Bashley a 3-3 draw at Team Solent.

Louis Coulson bagged a brace and Fawzi Saadi was also on target during Poppies’ 3-1 home triumph against Petersfield. Lymington went down 4-0 at Blackfield & Langley.

Bashley tomorrow visit Petersfield Town, while Brockenhurst make the trip to Newport (both 7.45pm).