Saturday, 1st March….

IW Saturday League, Div 1.




Comb 1.

Niton Res 1 v 0 BRADING TOWN Res.

Team: Brose Woodnutt Knowles Bennett Bayliss Thomas Mulholland Gregory Youngson Connor Davis.

Subs: Burns Woodmore J Cook. ( all used )

Brading Town Man of the Match: Liam MULHOLLAND.

Referee: Mr. Andy King 75/100.


Div 3.

Bembridge P v P BRADING TOWN “A”.



Colts thanks go to NATIONWIDE…….

Brading Town Colts Section win Nationwide vote!

The Colts are delighted to announce, that they are the winners of the Nationwide Building Society Community Match Scheme for our region.

Between October and December, customers of Nationwide voted for us as they made counter transactions at local branches on the Island and the Portsmouth area. On top of the £100 already donated for being a nominee, the Colts have also received the winner’s prize of £500. Colts Chairman, Mark Powell said, ” A massive thanks to Nationwide for their generosity in supporting local good causes, but greater thanks to everyone who supports us and voted “.

Saturday, 22nd Feb…

Brading Town Man of the Match: Sam Knowles. ( Photo courtesy of Mavis Siddons )
Brading Town Man of the Match: Sam Knowles. ( Photo courtesy of Mavis Siddons )


Hampshire Intermediate Cup Q/F.

Baffins Milton Rovers FC 3 v 0 BRADING TOWN.

Team: Brose Woodnutt Knowles Burford Attrill Hitchcox Ranson Collins C Vale Day Oatley.

Subs. Mulholland Bennett Thomas. (all used)

Referee: Mr. Josh Osofa 90/100. ( A very good performance )

Poor performance from Brading. They never got anywhere the levels that they are capable of. To be honest, that is the most disappointing thing. Baffins were a decent side, but Brading let themselves down today. Brian Attrill and Aaron Burford turned in steady performances.

Today, our top performer was the excellent Sam KNOWLES.

It’s also the first time we’ve failed to score since the end of August!


Comb 1.

BRADING TOWN Res P P Vectis Nomads Res.



Div 3.

Wroxall 3 v 2 BRADING TOWN “A”.

( MacKinney & Samuel )

Team: Hill Woodburn Biedler Woodhouse Chambers Samuel Murray MacKinney Seder Ruddell Lawton.

Subs: Willis Butler Young. (all used)

Brading Town Man of the Match: George WOODBURN.

Referee: Mr. Roger Knight 51/100.


The Colts section….updates!

NEW COACHES FOR Brading Town Colts …

The club are pleased to announce that we have added two additional qualified coaches to our ranks.

Congratulations to Jamie Smith and David Philips, on passing the FA Level 1 Certificate in coaching football. Jamie and Dave have made an excellent start to the season as managers of our new Under 8s team. They are also doing a fantastic job with our Under 7 trainees also.



Steve Hunt with Pele..

Our under 13 team have welcomed a former England star to recent training sessions. Steve Hunt played for Aston Villa and England, as well as the legendary New York Cosmos, where he lined up alongside such greats as Pele, Cruyff, Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto. Mr Hunt put the lads through their paces during technical drills and game simulations, as well as advising the team on formation and discipline during games. A big ‘thank you’ to Steve for spending time with the Colts, as well as Kev Attrill   (Under 13s Manager)  for organising the events.




Brading School

Introducing Girls football to Brading Town Colts is high on our priorities list. The ball has literally been set rolling at Brading Primary School.

During the past half term, Head Coach Mark Powell has been coaching girls from Key Stages 1 & 2 in an after-school club. “ The sessions have been fantastic! ” said Mark, ” The enthusiasm of the young ladies has been amazing. We have been focussing on skills development, even those who were new to football picked up the basics quickly and improved each week. When I suggested offering this to the school, I was not sure how much interest there would be, but each session has been full. We will look to provide a similar programme again in the future “. Mark will be presenting the players with certificates from the Club at the next school assembly.




Watching our teams play in the first weeks of the season, you may have noticed some very smart new match balls being used. As part of Nike’s tie-in with the FA and our achievement in gaining Development club status, we have been given a number of top quality, size 4 and 5 ‘Strike’ balls as a reward. We will continue to have a number of match balls donated each season that we maintain the Charter and Development Club standards.


Brading Town Colts U12’s…

Wrights Estate Agency.



U12 League Cup S/F.

Brading Town 2 v 1 Newport.

( Louie Fleming 1, Jonathon Wheatley 1 )

Congratulations to the Colts under 12 side.

Match Report.

With the fixture having been cancelled at Newport, several weeks ago, due to the bad weather, it was with relief that the game was rescheduled to play at Broadlea.

Newport, having been beaten in the League, in the previous fixture between these two sides, were now determined to progress to the Final.

With Brading having won the toss, they opted to play with the strong wind in their favour. With the game barely five minutes old, a fine passing move from Brading opened up the Newport defence, only to see a last ditch tackle put the ball out for a corner. Aidan Radford delivered a perfect cross high into the Newport area, it fell perfectly for Louie FLEMING, whose volleyed across the keeper and into the top corner of the net. 1-0.

It was the perfect start for Brading, who were now playing with a renewed confidence. When another move down the left hand side, released Jonathon WHEATLEY, he raced clear of the Newport defence and slotted past the stranded keeper. 2-0.

Newport were being restricted to shots from outside the area, with Ollie Lovell and Shay Phillipson, doing a fantastic job of tidying up at the back. A swift break down the right from Zak Leverett, involving Charlie Bligh and James Turner, caused confusion in the Newport midfield and when the ball was adjudged to have struck the defenders arm, a penalty was awarded. Unfortunately, the resulting penalty from Fleming sailed over the bar.

The game was now flowing from end to end, the chances were now being limited, both defences holding a good line. A Newport attack had Corey Hallet scrambling across his area to collect a loose ball at the feet of a Port striker, but that was the last of the first half action.

The second half started with Newport having a lovely flowing move, they were stopped in their tracks, first by Radford and then Matthew Archer. Newport were now playing with the wind in their favour and it showed, as it had with Brading in the first half.

A rare Brading break away, saw Fleming’s second touch let him down and the keeper collected with ease. The resulting goal kick dropped just beyond the Brading midfield, causing confusion on the edge of the area. Harry Burton was alert and cleared for a corner. The resulting corner was dealt with quite easily, but as the ball fell just outside the area, aNewport midfielder struck an unstoppable shot, beyond the despairing dive of Hallet and into the top corner.

Newport sensed that they might now get something from the game and were pressing the Brading back into their own half. Fleming was cutting a lone figure up front. Newport thought they had an equalizer, when a looped a high ball went beyond Hallet, only to see Archer intercept the effort and clear the ball down field.

Charlie Bligh again released Fleming, who was adjudged offside. There were several attempts to break the Brading back line, but with the Colts holding firm and defending for all they were worth (Davey Crockett) would have been proud. Newport couldn’t get through.

With the final whistle came scenes of joy as Brading had progressed to their second Cup Final in 3 seasons, a fantastic achievement after an indifferent season so far.

Well done boys, you thoroughly deserved the victory, now lets see if we can win the Cup again.?