OVERTON marched into the semi-finals of the Hampshire Plate after 50-0 victory over visiting Isle of Wight.

The home side fielded a few youngsters and a couple of first team debuts.

The visitors started strongly forcing errors from Overton and were unlucky not the score sheet with an early penalty.

The home side gradually got on top, as Alex Plows controlled the game from 10 as the changed pack settled down.

A monster clearance kick from Plows was chased down by Overton winger Tom Gough into the visitor’s dead ball area, from the resulting five metre scrum Alex Plows created space for the village side's first score.

Soon after, Overton missed the penalty, but hit back straight from the restart as Tristan Harper forced his way through the defence to touch down, Plows added the conversion.

The home side pushed forward from the restart, as prop Richard Mackley carried three island defenders and later a quick tap penalty put Tom Gough to score for a 19-0 lead at half-time.

Just after the break, Gavin Plows scored a trade mark try with a 5 metre dash, converted by Plows junior.

Youngster Sam Clarke, in his first senior season continued to impress forcing errors and turn overs, one of which led to another score for Harper.

The back row of Clarke, Harper and Cornell were now creating havoc amongst the island defence and inside backs.

Overton were reduced to 14 men as big Richard Mackley was binned for a dump tackle. This did not slow the home side as Cornell disrupts the island line out and James Read pounces on the knock on to go over for another score.

Plows added the two points and also a penalty a few minutes later.

Another penalty saw Gough chase down the kick, which is held up on the line, but he off loads to Clarke for the final score of the game.

Hampshire Two leaders Overton return to league action with a visit to Locksheath relegated from Hampshire One last year .

It is always very physical and the crowd raucous and with their small pitch there is not much room for the expansive rugby which Overton have been playing this year.

Overton: Gavin Plows, Elliott Buttle, Richard Mackley, Adam Kentell, Ashley Pearless, Dan Harmes, Phil Gough, Sam Clarke, Ryan Cornell, Dann Sumpter, Alex Plows, Marcus Blunden, Rory Kerr, Tom Gough, Dan Wright, Adrian Lottering, Damien Churchill, James Read.

Also Hampshire Two Kingsclere travel to Alton, while in Hampshire One Chineham are at home to New Milton and District.

In the Berks Bucks and Oxon Premier, Tadley have a trip to Slough, while in the Championship Aldermaston are at Oxford.