The committee wish to thank several volunteers for their work around the club, especially over the last few months.

Without the time these people put in, the club would not function, their work is much appreciated.

So hearty thanks to….. Paul Woodnutt (pitch), Rob Brewer (kitchen), Geoff Ruck (clubhouse), Wayne Bradley (general), Keith White (roof) and Bernard and Tony for their normal all round work around the ground.

Also thanks to Newport Colour Centre, who supplied the paint for the clubhouse interior.


Saturday, 30th March.

IOW Saturday League, Div 1.

BRADING TOWN 1 v 0 Northwood SJ.

( Luke Hitchcox )

Team: Brenchley Woodnutt Hitchcox Connor Quigley Vale Lawson Henderson Wilson Phipps Buckett.

Subs: Ranson Attrill C Collins (all used)

Not the prettiest of games to watch, not helped by a unhelpful pitch, not suited to football on the floor.

Brading just about deserved the 3 points… a missed penalty by Danny Vale could have maade it easier for the Romans.

” Brench” in the Brading goal, did not have one save to make in the 90 mins.

Brading Town Man of the Match: ADAM CONNOR.

Fully deserved, a season so far full of 7/10’s … Consistent!!

Referee: Mr Brian Hayward 75/100


IOW Saturday League, Comb 1.

Sandown Res 1 v 5 BRADING TOWN Res.

( Robbie Clifton 3, Alex BOIRAND 1, Sam Knowles 1 )

Team: Alger Thomas Roper Knowles De Mouilpied Boirand Davis Hayward S Armstrong Clifton Askwith

Subs: A Lawton Sayers Murray (all used)

Referee: Mr. Ray Haslem 61/100


Thursday, 28th March.

IOW Saturday League.


Comb 1.

BRADING TOWN Res 4 v 1 Shanklin Res.

( Alex Askwith 2, Sam Knowles 1, Chris De Moulipied 1 )

Brading Town Man of the Match: Dan THOMAS.

Referee: Mr. Alan Leigh 61/100.


Wednesday, 27th March. Challenge Cup Semi-Final.

Challenge Cup S/F.

The last time Brading Town FC won this Competition, was back in 1972.


BRADING TOWN 2 v 0 Newport (IW) FC Res.

( Justin Henderson & Danny Vale )

Team: Brenchley Woodnutt Connor Hitchcox Quigley Vale Wilson Henderson Lawson C Collins Buckett.

Subs: Reeve S Armstrong Ranson (all used)

Brading moved into the final of the Challenge Cup, with a deserved victory over their Wyvern League opponents. The Romans were the better side throughout the 1st half. They should have scored as early as the 3rd minute, when the ball was cleared off the line and also hitting the bar. Brading took the lead when Justin HENDERSON volleyed home from 12 yards and he also continued to control Brading’s attacking options during the 1st half. Shortly after, they hit the woodwork and the Port keeper also pulled off a fine diving save to deny Ollie Buckett. In fact, Buckett terrorised the Port defence throughout the 1st half, ably supported by Danny Vale down the right flank. Brenchley was almost untested in th first 45 mins.

The opening 20 mins of the second half, saw the Port push Brading back and they were having to defend stoutly. The Brading back four stood firm and were well led by Luke Hitchcox and Adam Connor. The ever reliable Will Quigley backed them up as did Josh Woodnutt. The appearance of Danny Reeve, allowed Lawts to change things and Brading again began to cause problems.

Josh Woodnutt and the yellow peril. ( Photo courtesy of Mavis Siddons )


Brading increased their lead after a determined Danny VALE, beat the keeper to a loose ball and fire home from a tight angle. The introduction of Ranson and Armstrong gave more fresh legs to the Romans, which saw them thro to the final whistle.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Luke HITCHCOX.


Monday, 25th March..Memorial Cup.

IOW Memorial Cup.

BRADING TOWN 8 v 2 St. Helens Blue Star.

All in all, a poor performance from both sides. Some tempo was added when Ranson, Armstrong & Reeve came on and lived up the proceedings!!

( Vale, Buckett, Attrill, Wilson, C Collins, Reeve, Ranson, S Armstrong )

Team: Brenchley Woodnutt  Connor Hitchcox Quigley Attrill Henderson Wilson C Collins Vale Buckett.

Subs: S Armstrong Ranson Reeve (used)       Phipps (unused)

Referee: Mr. S. Raybould 75/100.


Brading Town Colts & The Soccer Store are Samba Stars….

Since the Colts was founded, we have used Samba mini-soccer goals.

BTFC Colts would recommend this equipment for being incredibly durable, with its locking system, it is very safe.

I have personally witnessed “inferior” products break during assembly, even falling to pieces during a game, when hit with a 10 year old’s shot!

We are still using some of the original sets we bought, years on.

In terms of assembly, I often put these goals up on my own (a familiar feeling for some coaches, I am sure!) and with a little initial practice, a goal can be set up completely, in under 10 minutes.

This season, our League went to the 9 v 9 format for Under 11’s and we purchased the 16 x 7 version of the Samba goals. I have found these to be of the same high standard as the 12 x 6 size. Indeed, with the metal reinforcement of the corner locking parts, this has added to their robust nature. Both sizes of goal have stood up brilliantly to the awful weather this season has thrown at them.

When it comes to transportation and storage, the 16 x 7’s breakdown in to the same size carry bag as the 12 x 6’s, easily compact enough to fit into most cars.

The Soccer Store stocks all sizes of Samba goals. We have always found their service to be excellent, with competitive prices and speedy delivery, as well as usefully supplying spare parts such as net clips, carry bags and replacement goal nets.

Mark Powell,

Chairman: Brading Town Colts Youth Football Club.

Wednesday, 20th March..

IOW Saturday League, Comb 1.

BRADING TOWN Res 5 v 0 Osborne Coburg Res.

( Danny Reeve 3, Alex Boirand 1 + OG )

Several unavailabilities… + Paul Ruck suffering an nearly injury, which led to him being replaced by Paul Davis.

Brading Town Man of the Match: James WOODHOUSE.

Team: Ruck Woodnutt Stuber Woodhouse Knowles De Moulipied Ranson Murray Boirand Reeve S Armstrong..

Subs: Hitchcox Sloane Davis. ( all used )

Referee: Mr. M. Chard 70/100.


Wed, 6th March, IW Dacia Senior Gold Cup.

Brading Town MOM, Scott Lawson. ( Photo courtesy of Mavis Siddons )


IW Dacia Gold Cup.

BRADING TOWN 3 v 2 Northwood St John.

( Danny Vale, Luke Hitchcox, Ollie Buckett )

Excellent TEAM performance. Massive improvement from Saturday.

After going behind, Brading showed great character playing up the slope second half… turning the game around.

Sam Knowles, following his continued good form in the reserves, earned a call up and did very well, after coming on as a second half sub. Adam Connor had another excellent game. The Romans saw the return of keeper Paul Brenchley, who was in good form on the night. Ollie Buckett who grabbed the winner, was superb again, as he led the line. NSJ’s back four must have had nightmares, Ollie gave them a torrid time. Difficult to pick a Man of the Match… it was a tremendous team performance but Scott Lawson was immense. He and Brian Attrill dominated the midfield and set up two of the goals. Scott’s all round play and work rate was superb, he drove the team onto a deserved victory.

Team: Brenchley Woodnutt Connor Hitchcox Quigley Vale Henderson Lawson Attrill Wilson Buckett.

Subs: C. Collins Knowles Reeve. (all used)

Brading Town Man of the Match: SCOTT LAWSON.

( Referee: Mr. S. Gurney 80/100 )