Saturday, 30th August 14.


Action v W&B.  (courtesy of Mavis Siddons )
Action v W&B.
(Courtesy of Mavis Siddons )

IW Saturday League, Division 1.

BRADING TOWN 2 v 2 Whitecroft & Barton FC.

( S Lawson & C Urry )

Team: Self Woodnutt Bennett Knowles Burford Lawson H Mulholland L Mulholland Oatley C Collins Vale.

Subs: C Urry, T Connor. (used)    Unused: Mursell, Quigley, Payne.

A cracking and competitive game, with no quarter given, tho both sides were very lucky to finish with 11 men. Rayner, as early as the 3rd minute (tackle )..Newnham (foul language to the ref) and Liam Mulholland (stamp).

Brading twice took the lead but W&B were determined to take a point at least.  Over all a draw was a fair result. Josh Appell (W&B) had a very good game, as did Scott Lawson for the Romans. Both sides should be congratulated, best game seen down the “Lane” for a good while. The midfield battle was a pleasure to watch.

The men from Sandy Lane will take some beating this season, a solid and strong side, who can play good football all over the pitch.

Referee: Mr. Paul Phillips 65/100.

Brading Town Man of the Match: SCOTT LAWSON.

Stan Dupp.


Friendly game.

Shanklin Reserves 4 v 0 BRADING TOWN “A”.

Referee: Mr. A. King.


Andy Payne…

Some good news on the keeper front..

Manager Steve Lawton has managed to get the signature of another experienced keeper…Andy Payne.

Unfortunately, Andy has to work on occasions but has signed for the Romans and will be more than a capable cover for Ben Self, plus cover for the Reserves and possibly the “A” team, when he is available.

Andy would walk into most Island sides, if it was not for his working hours……..I will keep you all “posted” on this!


Saturday 23rd Aug.


Bembridge Res 6 v 2 BRADING TOWN “A”.

A very young and inexperienced Brading “A” side, were punished for their defensive mistakes.

Bembridge were physically too big and strong, for the young Romans to deal with. The youngsters tried to play football, but were caught in possesion on too many occasions. Unfortunately, the stand in keeper was at fault for 3 of the goals, where as a regular keeper would, or should have dealt easily with 3 of the goals.

The addition of a couple of ” Older Heads ” would help these youngsters no end… they had no leader on the pitch and no talkers. Also, a keeper who IS a keeper, is a must.

On the plus side, Brading scored the best 2 goals of the game. Man of the Match for Brading Town was the young left back, never gave up!!

Referee: Mr. R. Knight 70/100.


Mark Matthews Memorial Match.

The Annual Mark Mattthews game.

Played in the memory of a young, local man, who played for both clubs.

BRADING TOWN Res 3 v 0 Kyngs Towne FC.

A very decent turn out for “Marks” game. Brading had a very young side on show, as they looked to keep control of the MM trophy.

The 1st half was very entertaining, KT were determined to have a say and were knocking the ball about as they tried to get behing the Romans defence. McAllister was looking sharp for KT, supported well by Ellery Peake. Ben Self, the Brading keeper, was tested twice in the opening period, following some good football from KT.

The young Romans looked to be much fitter than their opponents, as the half moved on. Several times the “Bulls” keeper denied Brading with finger tip saves. Brading were playing some good football and were using the width of the pitch well.

The 2nd half saw the ” Bulls ” come out attacking but were unable to take their chances. As the half wore on, Brading began to take control, Jordan Cook was running the midfield and showing some lovely skills, a very promising player. Unfortunately, his luck was not in, as he hit the woodwork 4 times!!

Late on in the game, Jay Larbalestier was carried off by his dad….Ricky Larbalastier, with junior suffering from CRAMP!!! His dad carried on and completed the 90 minutes………(head & shake, in that order)

The introduction of their subs, saw Brading proving to be too much for the Bulls and they eventually ran out as comfortable 3-0 winners.

It was good to see ” Itchy” returning from a long spell on the sidelines….as he looks to force his way back into the 1st team.

Referee: Mr. Scott Western 80/100.

Man of the Match: JORDAN COOK.  ( Who managed to hit the woodwork 4 times!! )


Saturday 16th Aug 14.

IW Jubilee Cup.

Shanklin 3 v 4 BRADING TOWN.

( C Collins, D Vale, H Mulholland & C Urry)

Team: J White Woodnutt Mursell Knowles Bennett H Mulholland Reeve L Mulholland Vale C Collins Urry.

Subs: Davis Woodhouse T Connor. ( all used )

Referee: Ian Smith 70/110.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Harry MULHOLLAND.



Binstead COB Res 4 v 1 BRADING TOWN “A”.

( Sam Sayers )

Team: Fairweather Foss Samuel Ward Woodford Millis Sayers Boddington Butler Pinder Rowe.

Subs: White Lawton Rowe. ( all used )


Thursday 14th Aug 14.

Friendly game.

BRADING TOWN Res 4 v 2 Sandown.

Thorpe Page Woodburn G White Vine Youngson Burns Connor Davis Cook Thomas.

Subs: Lancey, J Larbalastier, Evans.

( J Cook, L Vine, D Thomas & B Burns )

Referee: Mr. Alan Gurney 70/100.


Wednesday 13th Aug 14.

Brading Town "A". 2014/15. ( Courtesy of Mavis Siddns )
Brading Town “A”. 2014/15. (Courtesy of Mavis Siddons)


Friendly game.

BRADING TOWN “A” 5 v 1 Ryde Saints Res.

( Boddington, Burford, Murray, Samuel 2 )

Referee: Mr. A. Staniforth.


Saturday, 9th Aug 14.

Cup action v NSJ. ( courtesy of Mavis Siddons )
Cup action v NSJ. ( Courtesy of Mavis Siddons )


Jubilee Cup.

BRADING TOWN 1 v 1 Northwood SJ.

( Danny Vale )

Team: Self Reeve Woodnutt Knowles Bennett Oatley Burford L Mulholland H Mulholland Vale C Collins.

Subs: Urry, Mursell, R Larbalastier. ( all used )

Referee: Mr. H. Gates 85/100.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Sam KNOWLES.


Ryde & Dist Cup…Thurs 7th Aug 14,

Cup action v Seaview. ( Courtesy of mavis Siddons )
Ryde & Dist Cup action v Seaview. ( Courtesy of Mavis Siddons )









Thursday 7 Aug 14.

BRADING TOWN Res 1 v 3 Seaview.

( Blair Burns )

Team: J White Bayliss Woodburn G White Page Davis Burns Reeve Carter-Knight Cook J Larbalastier.

Subs: R Larbalastier Lancey Youngson. ( all used )

Referee: D. Jukes 61/100.