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RAMPANT ISLANDERS ROMP TO VICTORY

The Wightlink Islanders romped to a magnificent 50-40 victory at the home of the Buxton Hitmen in their away National League match in the Derbyshire Dales this afternoon and did so against all odds. They were placed under pressure before the match had even begun when they learnt that in-form reserve Gary Cottham’s van had broken down en route and …

THOUSANDS BATTLE RAIN IN WIGHT RIVIERA

THOUSANDS of cyclists battled the weather on Sunday for the first ever closed road Wight Riviera Sportive event. The atmosphere was buzzing from the go, with a mass start lead out from Yarmouth harbour front leading into the 25km closed road Avant loop. Riders took in the sights and sounds of the fabulous locations such as Freshwater Bay and the joys of the West …

HAMPSHIRE SET FOR ISLAND RETURN

THE Hampshire County Cricket team will make a long awaited return to the Isle of Wight next month to play their first competitive fixture on the Island since 1962. After a massive 50 year break from the garden Isle, the County team will play two T20 matches at Newclose Cricket Ground, Newport in the run up to their FL t20 …

ISLANDERS DENIED TROPHY IN LAST HEAT THRILLER

THE Wightlink Islanders were denied their first trophy of the 2012 speedway season by the Stoke Potters at Smallbrook last night in what proved to be a thrilling encounter full of top quality racing in the second leg of this challenge clash. Trailing 46-44 from the first leg raced on the Potters Loomer Road circuit at the end of March, …

TEAM ISLE OF WIGHT PREPARES FOR WORLD YOUTH GAMES

Twenty young athletes from the Isle of Wight are preparing to represent their home on the world stage in Italy. The annual World Youth Games take place between May 24 – 26 in Sardinia, with the Isle of Wight competing in four different sports. These will be sailing, swimming and athletics, with the team also entering competitors in tennis this year. …

ISLANDER’S LEAGUE CAMPAIGN STARTS

Following on from their emphatic KO Cup quarter-final victory over the Rye House Raiders last week, the Wightlink Islanders will be looking to claim their first piece of silverware for 2012 at Smallbrook Stadium tonight. They entertain the Stoke Potters in the rearranged second leg of the Wightlink Trophy Challenge fixture that was one of the fixtures that fell victim …

JOY TAKES FIRST IN BINSTEAD 5 MILE

TUESDAY saw 37 Ryde Harriers and Guest runners take part in a non-series 5 mile nominated event circling Binstead golf course. The winner was Joy Furmidge, with a nominated time of 54:45 Joy finished just 1 second out in 54:44. Joint Second places with just 4 seconds adrift, went to Steve Lee, with a nominated time of 46:00 (actual time of 46:04) and …

CHARITY MARATHON MATCH CANCELLED

A marathon football match in aid of charity has been cancelled due to a unexpected fixture clash Organisers were hoping to break the record for the world’s longest football match by playing over 60 hours a football, however a postponed league match in the Wessex League has meant that the East Cowes Vics’ ground is no longer available. The league …

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