There was a last minute Binstead win in football this week

W&B's Kyle Drew(8) blasting over from close range at Binstead COB

This week saw classic cliff-hanger cup wins for Binstead COB and Vectis, promotion for Division Two’s Osborne Coburg and a win for Vics in the Wessex Island derby. There was also cup success for Shanklin U-12’s over a rain-affected weekend causing a build of mid-week fixtures in the coming month.

Island Cups

Binstead COB beat Whitecroft & Barton 6-5 on penalties, after a goal-less match in the Memorial Cup, with chances missed by both sides. With the defences of both sides coming out on top, the referee had to calm players down before half-time, booking W&B’s Aidan Sainsbury. With the game all-square after 90 minutes, the Binmen won with the last kick of the shoot-out to go through to the next round.

Vectis beat Cowes Sports Res 3-2, with goals from Ben Cutts, sub Mark Goodwin and Alfie Snow, to reach the semi-finals along with Binstead.

In the Junior A Cup, second-half goals from Henry Bartlett and Korben Westmore saw Wootton overcome East Cowes Sports Res 2-1.


Island Leagues

Division Two’s Osborne Coburg clinched promotion to Division One, beating Newport Res 3-2 at home, with two goals from player-of-the-match, Carl Phillipson, and a penalty from Mark Taylor securing the points that guaranteed promotion.

In Combination One, Osborne Coburg Res secured a vital victory away at Shanklin Res, winning 1-0 against the run of play with a strike from Adam Glen. Shanklin hit the post three times and Coburg keeper, Jobe Colebrook, had a player-of-the-match performance.

Brading Town Res won 4-1 away at Northwood Res, with Kian Mooney hitting the consolation goal.
Liam Pearce and sub, Dylan Andrews, scored for Sandown & Lake Res in their 2-1 away win at Binstead COB Res, who had a player sent off.

In Combination Two, Ventnor A won 5-0 at home to Seaview Res.

Second-half goals, from Ethan Brierley and Aiden Reeves, saw Newchurch Res win 2-0 at home to Ryde Saints Res.

High Park Res won 10-1 at home to West Wight A, with Joe Melody getting the consolation goal.



Premier League Cowes drew 3-3 away at US Portsmouth, with Fin Phillips scoring after 10 minutes. George Carter-Knight added a second after 20 minutes, with Ryan Oatley making it 3-2 before the break. With the Services side levelling in the second half, Cowes were unlucky not to come away with all three points.

In Division One, Vics beat Newport 1-0 in the Good Friday derby, with Jez Conway scoring the winner late in the first half.



Shanklin U-12 won their cup semi-final against Downside 4-1, with goals from Lucas Peacock, Fraser Parkin, Drew Catania and Finley Seabrook, to reach the final against West Wight. This Sunday sees Vectis play Ryde Saints in the U-16 final at Brading.


Midweek results

Shanklin Res beat Vectis Res 7-1 in Combination One. There was a Tyler Greenslade strike for Vectis with first-half goals from Daniel Drudge and Sam Collings, an own goal, and strikes from Collings, Alex Dumbrell, Keenan Phillips and a back post header from Dan Field securing the win for Shanklin.

Osborne Coburg Res won 2-0 away at 2nd-placed East Cowes Sports Res and 3rd-placed W&B Res won 3-2 at home to Sandown & Lake Res, with Jack Ewbank, Ollie Frost and Louis Biles on 93 minutes netting for W&B and 2 Jared Jones goals for the visitors.



In Division One, tomorrow Brading welcome Northwood, Binstead COB entertain High Park, West Wight are at home to Ventnor and W&B play Shanklin.

Division Two’s Osborne Coburg play their Reserves in the Junior A Cup.

In Combination One, the reserves of East Cowes Sports play West Wight, Sandown & Lake welcome W&B, Ventnor play Vectis, with Brading at home to Bembridge.

In Combination 2, Wootton Res play Ventnor A, Newchurch Res are at home to West Wight A, Niton Res entertain Ryde Saints Res, and Seaview Res play High Park Res.

In Wessex, Cowes play Laverstock & Ford in the Premier Division, with Vics away at New Milton and Newport home to Frimley Green in Division One.