Shanklin climbed to the top of the Isle of Wight Division 1 table on Saturday after an emphatic 6-1 win over second-from-bottom Ryde Saints at the County Ground.

Isle of Wight Division 1: Shanklin 6-1 Ryde Saints

Shanklin achieved their win despite having forward George Carter-Knight sent off in the 1st half and playing the remaining 70 minutes with just 10 men. 6 players got on the score sheet for Shanklin: George Bark. Jason Smythers, Iain Seabrook, Nick Vyse, Jordan Cooke, and Cory Sanderson.

The win leaves Shanklin in 1st place in Division 1 with 23 points from 9 games, 2 points ahead of W&B, who have 2 games in hand over the league leaders.

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It was a double dose of misery for Ryde as Shanklin Reserves added insult to injury by beating Saints Reserves 1-6 at Pell Lane. The scorers for Shanklin were Dan Field (hat trick) and goals apiece for Oli Fleming, Jack Hill and Finley Lloyd.

IOW Challenge Cup 1st Round: Whitecroft & Barton Sports 1-1 Bembridge (W&B won 3-0 on penalties)

In the battle between the 2nd and 3rd-placed teams in Division 1 at Sandy Lane, Bembridge appear to have got the better of W&B over the 90 minutes but had manager-goalkeeper Gareth True to thank for winning the penalty shootout and advancing to the next round.

W&B had 5 key players missing for the cup tie: regular keeper Andy Payne, Joe Rayner, Josh Appell, Liam Slaven and Matt Evans.

Sam Yelland scored for W&B in the 60th minute. In the 82nd minute, Macauley Watterson headed the ball past Gareth True from an Ant Kettell corner to level the score for Bembridge.

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Gareth True then saved 3 Bembridge penalties in succession for W&B to win the shootout 3-0.

After the game, Bembridge manager Justin Malin said:

“We played really well. Both teams had some players missing, but I thought we were the better side on the day.”

W&B manager Gareth True agreed with Justin Malin’s assessment. He said:

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“I was really disappointed in the way played over 90 minutes. It was a very lacklustre performance and Bembridge were the better side for a lot of the game. But despite the performance, it’s the result that matters. The 3 players who stepped up for us took great penalties.”

IOW Challenge Cup 1st Round: Niton 1-6 Brading Town

The Romans comfortably saw off Niton 1-6 on a poor pitch at Nine Acres to advance to the next round of the Challenge Cup.

Brading achieved their victory despite having 5 key players unavailable: Dan Vale, Scott Lawson, Caymen Collins, Aaron Bennett and Aaron Youngson

The Romans won with a brace from Charlie Hatch, another brace from Barry Calvert, and a goal apiece from Flyn Mccabe and Luke Hitchcox.

After the game, the Romans manager Steve Lawton said:

“It was good to get another win and some good performances. Joe Phelps was superb alongside Hitch, Burnsy had an excellent game at left back, and Billy Chugg – apart from his glaring miss – had another strong 90. The midfield 3 of Jacob Treagus, Barry and skipper Matt Oatley ran the game, and quite honestly the score could have been 2/3/4 times as many!

“My man-of-the-match today was Luke Hitchcox, who had a strong performance at the back, demanded more from the team and scored the third goal which made us safe.”

Brading Reserves were also in cup action, beating Divison 2 Seaview 3-2 at Vicarage Lane in the Junior A Cup with goals from Josh Paine, Pete Thomas, and John Robjant.

IOW Challenge Cup 1st Round: West Wight 5-5 Oakfield (Oakfield won on penalties)

The Oakers had a double dose of good fortune on Saturday with both the first team and the reserves going through to next rounds of their respective cup competitions despite neither side winning their games.

Oakfield Reserves beat Newport Reserves in a penalty shootout at Northwood Recreation Ground after drawing 3-3 in normal time.

Meanwhile, Oakfield Firsts drew 5-5 all with West Wight in a 10-goal thriller at Camp Road. The scorers for the Oakers were: R. Gee (2), M. Barrow, H. Taylor and S. Pearce.

IOW Challenge Cup 1st Round: Binstead & COB 5-1 Vectis

The Binmen advanced to the 2nd round of the Challenge Cup after disposing of Vectis at the Molehill. Binstead’s goals came courtesy of a brace from ex-Vics and Newport Wessex League player, Henry West, a further brace from Ashley Smith and a single goal from Jacob Morley.

Results for Saturday 16th October

Harwoods Renault IOW Saturday League Division 1: Shanklin 6-1 Ryde Saints; No Fixture: Cowes Sports Reserves

The All Things Printed Ltd IOW Challenge Cup – First Round: Binstead & COB 5-1 Vectis; Niton Community 1-6 Brading Town; Sandown & Lake 1-1 Northwood St Johns (Sandown won on penalties); West Wight 5-5 Oakfield (Oakfield won on penalties); Whitecroft & Barton Sports 1-1 Bembridge (W&B won on penalties)

The Ken Morris IOW Junior ‘A’ Cup – First Round: AFC Wootton 2-2 West Wight Reserves (Wootton won on penalties); Adgestone 2-0 High Park; Bembridge Reserves 0-5 Ventnor; Brading Town Reserves 3-2 Seaview; Carisbrooke United 5-4 Newchurch; Newport Reserves 3-3 Oakfield Reserves (Oakfield won on penalties); Northwood St Johns Reserves 6-2 Binstead & COB Reserves; Osborne Coburg Reserves 4-4 Osborne Coburg (Osborne Coburg won on penalties); Pan Community 3-2 East Cowes Vics Reserves; Ryde Saints Reserves 1-6 Shanklin Reserves; Wroxall 0-8 East Cowes Sports

Combination Division 2: East Cowes Sports 10-1 Vectis; Newchurch 4-1 AFC Wootton; Ventnor 5-1 Pan Community Reserves; Yarmouth & Calbourne 4-4 Niton Community Reserves; No Fixture: Carisbrooke United

Results courtesy of the Isle of Wight DFA

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