Whitecroft & Barton have maintained their 100% record and returned to their usual spot at the top of Isle of Wight Division 1 by thrashing Oakfield 7-0 at Sandy Lane.
Isle of Wight Division 1: Whitecroft & Barton 7-0 Oakfield
Alex Wright scored first on 17 minutes from 5 yards after being set up by Josh Appell. Aiden Sainsbury then gave W&B a 2-goal advantage going into half time when he teamed up with Oli Wilson to go past the Oakfield keeper with a neat one-two.
HT: W&B 2-0 Oakfield
It took until the 75th minute for W&B to extend their lead through a goal by Josh Appell. 3 minutes later, the reigning Division 1 champions went 4-0 up through a Joe Rayner penalty. Alex Wright then got his brace with a 78th minute tap in.
Wright scored his hat trick in the 84th minute after heading in a cross from Keenan Sainsbury. Finally, a minute from full time, Wright completed a miserable afternoon for the Ryde side by bagging his 4th goal of the afternoon after being put through by Josh Appell.
FT: W&B 7-0 Oakfield
W&B: Payne, Rayner, Shaw, Bast, Ovnik. Sainsbury A, Wright, Wilson. Appell. Sainsbury K., Lambert. Subs: East, Slaven, True
After the game a spokesperson from Oakfield said:
“We couldn’t complete today. W&B were far too good for us. No excuses, we were beaten by a better team. We go again next week.”
Whitecroft & Barton’s win leaves them in 1st place in Division 1 with a maximum 21 points from 7 games. Oakfield are in 11th place with 4 points from 5 games.
Shanklin 3-1 Niton
Shanklin moved up to 2nd place in the Division 1 table after beating a 10-man Niton side 4-1 at the County Ground.
Shanklin manager’s player-of-the-season, George Carter-Knight, scored in the 1st minute of the game before Liam Blythe equalized for 1st Division newcomers Niton. Jack Sibley got sent off for the visitors and Shanklin won the game with 2 headed goals from Kyle Drew.
Niton manager, Darren Plenty, said after the game:
“I thought we were well in the game up until the sending off. We were 1-2 down at half time and missed a couple of great chances to equalise. Shanklin are a very good side and bossed possession as we expected, but thought we were always in with a chance with our clever forward play”
Victory leaves Shanklin with 20 points from 10 games, and defeat leaves Niton in 10th place with 5 points from 8 games.
Binstead & COB 3-1 Bembridge
Bembridge, who were leading Isle of Wight Division 1 before Saturday’s games, have now dropped to 3rd place after losing 3-1 to Binstead at the Molehill.
Bembridge were missing 4 key players for the game: captain Dexter Malin, Josh Field, Michael Brown and Tyler Randle.
Phil McDonald got a brace of goals for Binstead with their other goal coming from Sam Hart. Macauley Watterson replied for the visitors.
Isle of Wight team manager and ex-Newport forward, Tom McInnes, kept goal for Binstead, and was said to have done an “outstanding” job between the sticks by Bembridge manager, Justin Malin.
Bembridge now have 19 points from their 9 games. Binstead have moved up to 2nd place in the Division 1 table with 12 points from 9 games.
Hampshire Trophy: Brading Town 2-1 Locks Heath
The Romans began their defence of the Hampshire Trophy with a visit from Hampshire League Locks Heath.
The first half was a cagey affair with both sides creating opportunities but without any really clear-cut chances to score.
Brading started the second half kicking up the slope and got off to a brilliant start, scoring within 30 seconds. Billy Chugg and Dan Vale put their back four under pressure, and the keeper’s weak clearance fell to Sam Sayers some 30 yards out. With the keeper out of position, he curled the ball into the far corner.
Locks Heath levelled not long after when their tricky winger scored from a tight angle. The away side then had a purple patch and would have gone ahead but for some poor finishing, good defending, a couple of very good saves from Ben Gearing, and a superb clearance off the line from Matt Oatley.
With 10 minutes to go, the Romans got the winner: Charlie Hatch’s superb corner was met by Hitchcox, and his bullet header was superbly saved by the keeper, but skipper Dan Vale was on hand to blast in from 7 yards.
Brading: Gearing, Collins, Hitchcox, Oatley, Sayers, Treagus, Lawson, Calvert, Vale, Bennett, Chugg Subs: Davis, Youngson, Hatch
Report written with kind assistance of Brading Town manager, Steve Lawton
In the other Hampshire Trophy match to be played on Saturday, Vectis lost 4-2 to Braishfield. The scorers for Vectis were Ben Gardener and Jamie Barratt.
Island League results for Saturday, 9th October 2021:
Hampshire FA Saturday Trophy 1st Round: Brading Town 2-1 Locks Heath First; Braishfield 4-2 Vectis
Harwoods Renault IOW Saturday League Division 1: Binstead & COB 3-1 Bembridge; Ryde Saints 2-3 Northwood St Johns; Shanklin 3-1 Niton Community; Whitecroft & Barton Sports 7-0 Oakfield
Division 2: Adgestone 7-3 Osborne Coburg; East Cowes Sports 4-2 Carisbrooke United; High Park 0-3 Pan Community; Newchurch 5-4 Newport Reserves; Seaview 4-8 East Cowes Vics Reserves; Wroxall 1-4 AFC Wootton
Combination Division 1: Bembridge 0-4 Whitecroft & Barton Sports; Northwood St Johns 3-3 Binstead & COB; Oakfield 4-1 Shanklin; Osborne Coburg 0-4 West Wight
Combination Division 2: Carisbrooke United 0-4 Bembridge ‘A’; Niton Community 1-3 East Cowes Sports; Ryde Saints ‘A’ 6-4 Pan Community; Vectis 0-2 Ventnor
Results courtesy of Isle of Wight DFA
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