YACHTSMEN HOPE TO STAY UNBEATEN AT HOME: FOOTBALL PREVIEW FOR SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER

7th-placed Cowes Sports hope to maintain their unbeaten home record in the Wessex Premier at Westwood Park when they face 5th-placed Bashley this Saturday.

Last week, the Yachtsmen earned a creditable 0-1 away victory against bottom club, Christchurch.

Kick-off for the game against Bashley is at the earlier time of 14.00.

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Wessex League Premier Division (top)

  Overall Home Away  
  P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS
1 Brockenhurst 13 10 1 2 38 13 7 1 2 30 12 3 0 0 8 1 +25 31
2 Horndean 10 8 1 1 34 6 4 1 1 24 3 4 0 0 10 3 +28 25
3 Baffins Milton Rovers 10 7 2 1 34 7 5 0 1 24 4 2 2 0 10 3 +27 23
4 Hamworthy United 9 7 2 0 26 6 4 0 0 14 1 3 2 0 12 5 +20 23
5 Bashley 10 7 0 3 30 12 3 0 2 13 7 4 0 1 17 5 +18 21
6 Fareham Town 12 6 2 4 44 21 3 1 2 23 10 3 1 2 21 11 +23 20
7 Cowes Sports 11 5 2 4 17 22 1 2 0 8 4 4 0 4 9 18 -5 17
8 AFC Stoneham 10 4 4 2 23 13 2 1 2 13 7 2 3 0 10 6 +10 16
9 Moneyfields 9 5 1 3 19 14 3 0 1 10 4 2 1 2 9 10 +5 16
10 Alton 10 5 1 4 13 20 3 1 1 8 6 2 0 3 5 14 -7 16

In Wessex League 1, 3rd-placed Newport face Wessex League newcomers,10th-placed Millbrook at Smallbrook Stadium.

The Port, like Cowes, are unbeaten at home in the season so far. Earlier in the season, Newport lost 5-2 at Millbrook and will be seeking revenge for their defeat. The Port’s last game was an entertaining 4-4 draw at New Milton.

A minibus is available to take Newport supporters from their former home of St George’s Park to Smallbrook stadium. The minibus leaves at 14:00 and the cost of the return trip is £4.

Also in Wessex League 1, 15th-placed East Cowes Vics travel to North Hampshire to face Whitchurch United, who lie 1 place above them in the league table. Vics won their last away game 3-4 at Ash United but suffered a 0-2 defeat against Laverstock & Ford last Saturday.

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Wessex League Division One

  Overall Home Away  
  P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS
1 Bemerton Heath Harlequins 10 9 1 0 36 11 7 1 0 26 9 2 0 0 10 2 +25 28
2 Andover New Street 9 7 1 1 35 13 5 0 0 26 7 2 1 1 9 6 +22 22
3 Newport (IOW) 10 7 1 2 35 21 3 0 0 10 4 4 1 2 25 17 +14 22
4 Folland Sports 9 7 0 2 29 17 4 0 0 15 6 3 0 2 14 11 +12 21
5 Downton 10 6 2 2 24 17 4 1 1 14 9 2 1 1 10 8 +7 20
6 New Milton Town 11 6 1 4 28 22 3 1 1 14 12 3 0 3 14 10 +6 19
7 Verwood Town 10 6 0 4 25 20 5 0 2 21 14 1 0 2 4 6 +5 18
8 Andover Town 9 5 2 2 29 16 2 1 1 9 7 3 1 1 20 9 +13 17
9 Laverstock & Ford 10 5 1 4 29 22 3 1 1 19 7 2 0 3 10 15 +7 16
10 Millbrook 10 5 0 5 25 24 3 0 3 16 17 2 0 2 9 7 +1 15
11 Romsey Town 10 5 0 5 22 25 3 0 1 11 9 2 0 4 11 16 -3 15
12 Infinity 11 4 0 7 17 27 2 0 3 7 10 2 0 4 10 17 -10 12
13 Ringwood Town 8 3 1 4 20 23 2 0 2 14 15 1 1 2 6 8 -3 10
14 Whitchurch United 9 3 1 5 13 18 3 0 2 7 6 0 1 3 6 12 -5 10
15 East Cowes Victoria Athletic 10 2 3 5 18 29 1 2 3 9 13 1 1 2 9 16 -11 9
16 Totton & Eling 11 2 2 7 15 31 2 1 2 9 14 0 1 5 6 17 -16 8
17 Petersfield Town 10 2 1 7 13 29 2 0 3 7 12 0 1 4 6 17 -16 7
18 Ash United 9 2 0 7 14 23 1 0 3 7 8 1 0 4 7 15 -9 6
19 Fawley 10 1 2 7 19 32 1 1 3 13 17 0 1 4 6 15 -13 5
20 Fleet Spurs 8 0 1 7 6 32 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 7 5 31 -26 1

Wessex League fixtures for Saturday 16th October

Games to kick off at 15:00 unless otherwise shown

Premier Division: Cowes Sports v Bashley (14’00)

Division One: Newport IoW v Millbrook; Whitchurch United v East Cowes Vics

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Saturday is cup day for most Isle of Wight League sides, with the start of the Isle of Wight Challenge Cup for 1st Division sides and the Junior Cup for teams below this level.

There is just 1 game in Isle of Wight Division 1, at the County Ground, where 2nd-placed Shanklin face 2nd-from-bottom Ryde Saints.

Games featuring Isle of Wight League clubs for Saturday 16th October

All Fixtures to Kick-Off at 2.00pm unless otherwise shown

The All Things Printed Ltd IOW Challenge Cup – First Round: Binstead & COB v Vectis; Niton Community v Brading Town; Sandown & Lake v Northwood St Johns; West Wight v Oakfield; Whitecroft & Barton Sports v Bembridge

The Ken Morris IOW Junior ‘A’ Cup – First Round: AFC Wootton v West Wight Reserves; Adgestone v High Park; Bembridge Reserves v Ventnor; Brading Town Reserves v Seaview; Carisbrooke United v Newchurch; Newport Reserves v Oakfield Reserves; Northwood St Johns Reserves v Binstead & COB Reserves; Osborne Coburg Reserves v Osborne Coburg; Pan Community v East Cowes Vics Reserves; Ryde Saints Reserves v Shanklin Reserves; Wroxall v East Cowes Sports

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

Combination Division 2: Bembridge ‘A’ v Ryde Saints ‘A’; East Cowes Sports v Vectis; Newchurch v AFC Wootton; Ventnor v Pan Community Reserves; Yarmouth & Calbourne v Niton Community Reserves; No Fixture: Carisbrooke United

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