Monday, 2nd May 16….

IW Saturday League, Div 1.

BRADING TOWN 3 v 3 Cowes Sports Res.

( Caymen Collins 2, Jordan Cook 1 )

Team: Hunt Thomas Knowles Burford Hitchcox Davis Woodnutt Cook Vale Collins Deacon.

Subs: Lawson, Vine, McKinney. ( all used )

Brading Town Man of the Match: Paul DAVIS.

Referee: Mr. Andy Doncaster.

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IW Div 3.

St. Helens 1 v 1 BRADING TOWN “A”.

( Sam Finlayson )

Team: Howells Eldridge Martin McKinney Woodford Boddington Shaw Poore Finlayson Charman Gould.

Subs: T Trundle, Lawton. (both used) Foss (not used)

Brading Town Man of the Match: Dan POORE.

Referee: Mr. D. Thistlewood.

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Saturday, 30th April 16….

IW Saturday League, Div 1.

BRADING TOWN 1 v 1 Binstead COB.

( Steve Deacon )

Team: Hunt Woodnutt Knowles Burford Bennett Davis Oatley Cook Vale Deacon Collins.

Subs: Woodhouse, Davison, McKinney. ( all used )

Brading Town Man of the Match: Steve DEACON.

Referee: Mr. A. Jones.

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IW Div, Comb 1.

BRADING TOWN Res P v P Oakfield Res.

Referee: Mr. A. McDowall.

( Oakfield unable to raise a side, home walk over )

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Wednesday, 27th April 16….

IW Saturday League, Comb 1.

BRADING TOWN Res 1 v 3 Shanklin Res.

( Blair Burns )

Team: Jones M Trundle Vine Connor Wood McKinney Davis Burns Day Wilson Charman.

Subs: Cook, Shaw, Finlayson. ( all used )

Brading Town Man of the Match: Todd CONNOR.

Referee: Mr. J. Hopkinson.

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Tuesday, 26th April 16…

IW Saturday League, Comb 1.

BRADING TOWN “A” 0 v 5 Cowes Sports “A”.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Rob HOWELLS.

Team: Howells T Trundle Eldridge Phillips Poore Woodford McKinney Boddington Shaw Finlayson Gould.

Subs: Lawton, White, Wicks. ( all used)

Referee: Mr. R. McFarlane.

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Memorial Cup, semi-final…… 25th April.

Memorial Cup. S/F.

BRADING TOWN 1 v 3 East Cowes Sports.

( Collins )

Team: Hunt Woodnutt Knowles Thomas Bennett Oatley Lawson Cook Vale Collins Deacon.

Subs: Davis, Burns. (both used) Shaw & Payne. (unused)

Referee: Mr M. Sainsbury. Asst Refs: Mr. D. Brunt & Mr. C. McFarlane.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Todd BENNETT.

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Saturday, 23rd April 16…

IW Saturday League, Div 1.

West Wight 0 v 0 BRADING TOWN.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Jordan COOK.

Referee: Mr. John Hopkinson.

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BRADING TOWN Res 4 v 0 Northwood SJ Res.

( Woodhouse1, McKinney 1, Charman 1, T Trundle 1 )

Brading Town Man of the Match: Sam FINLAYSON. 

Referee: Mr. Paul West.

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Wednesday, 20th April 16…

IW Comb 1.

BRADING TOWN Res 2 v 1 Sandown Res.

( Blair Burns 2 )

Team: Farley Poore McKinney Davison Connor Burns Thomas Shaw Larbalestier Wilson Vine.

Subs: Wood, Charman, Woodford. ( all used )

The reserves guaranteed Combination 1 football next season, with an excellent performance against a virtual Sandown First Team !!

2 goals from Blair Burns sealed the win. A wonder save from Cameron Farley in the first half, kept the game goalless at half time.

All round excellent team performance….hard to pick a MOM but Ben Charman, coming on as an early sub for the unlucky Jay was involved in both goals and played very well indeed.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Ben CHARMAN.

Referee: Mr. Richard McFarlane.

 

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Memorial Cup Quarter Final……

Memorial Cup Quarter Final.

Tuesday 19th April.

BRADING TOWN 2 v 0 Binstead COB.

( Danny Vale 1, Steve Deacon 1 )

Very good game between two good sides and well refereed by Mr Smith. MOM was a tough call, Will Hunt produced 3 superb saves at important times and Steve Deacon was excellent in the final third, putting the reds in front, then supplying the pass for Vale to seal the win.

A good all round team performance, the only negative was losing the very influential Aaron Burford early in the game… Hoping it’s nothing too serious??
UTR!

Team: Hunt Woodnutt Knowles Burford Bennett Oatley Lawson Cook Vale Deacon Treagus.

Subs: Collins & Davison, used. Larbalestier (unused)

Referee: Mr. Ian Smith.

Brading Town Man of the Match: Will HUNT. ( Top saves at crucial times )

Brading Town will be at home to East Cowes Sports.

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Tuesday, 19th April 16…

IW Div 3.

Pan Sports 5 v 0 BRADING TOWN “A”.

The “A” teams 10 match unbeaten run came to an end against probably the best side in the Division.

10 match unbeaten runs don’t come easy in any division, so chins up and have another go on Friday…

Team: Howells White Woodford Martin Davison Foss Boddington McKinney Shaw Gould M Trundle.

Subs: Lawton & Charman. ( both used )

Brading Town Man of the Match: Ben MARTIN.

Referee: Mr. A. Staniforth.

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Brading Town Colts, Under 14’s.. League winners!!!!

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Brading and Newport started their final league game with an identical record of played 13, won 12, drawn 1. The drawn game being the away game v Newport earlier in the season

With an identical goal difference of + 95 the game was always going to be very tight. So it proved with Brading starting really well and passing the ball around in an attractive manner. It was against the run of play that Newport scored after 8 minutes when a slight slip by a defender and keeper, let the Newport centre forward sneak in to finish well.

The goal took the wind out of Brading’s sails a little and Newport started exerting some pressure and were on top for most of the first half…..Brading defended resolutely and concentrated well. Brading always looked dangerous on the break.

Half time Brading 0-1 Newport

The second half started with Brading on the front foot and they created a couple of half chances in the first couple of minutes. It was Bradings turn to score after 8 minutes of a half when Dillon Gough skilfully created some space for himself on the left hand edge of the box and his well hit shot was only parried by the Newport keeper and Louie did what all good strikers do and followed up the shot to score from the rebound.

Brading 1-1 Newport

Momentum really switched to Brading and they played more expansively and used the width of the pitch to try and get one v ones on the well organised Newport defence. Aidan Radford picked up a ball deep in the Brading half in the 53rd minute. He played a lovely ball down the right hand line to Louie Fleming who out sprinted and out muscled the Newport left back and he took the ball to the Newport goal line and put in a great cross that went across the box to Charlie Bligh who had found a yard of space, Charlie cooly controlled the ball and stroked the ball back across the goal to nestle in the right hand corner – great goal! Great celebrations in front of a sizeable crowd.

Brading 2-1 Newport

Brading continued to be the better side and a well directed free kick by Dillon was half cleared and eventually the ball rebounded to Louie who couldn’t keep his shot down when Brading looked to finish off their slightly demoralised opponents.

The ref, who had a good game it must be said managed to find about 8 minutes of injury time from somewhere and it was back to the walls stuff as Newport threw everything at Brading. When a long free kick was flicked onto the cross bar we began to believe it might be our day and having a keeper like Corrie Hallett in goal who dealt so confidently with everything that was thrown at him – what a great game he had.

Eventually the final whistle blew and after several years of trying we eventually won the league!

All the players deserve a mention, Shay Phillipson playing with a broken toe for most of the game, Aston also deputising well at left back when required to do so. Dex Collins and Charlie Millward were superb at centre half against a very good Newport front line. They concentrated superbly the entire game. Harry Burton continued his good recent form at right back and in midfield Aaron Bennett played very well carrying an injury and James Turner and Zac Leverett both showed their versatility in playing well wherever they were asked to do so. Jonny Wheatley was his usual combative and skilful self in the centre of midfield.

Charlie Bligh never wasted possession and was a real threat on the left hand side, especially in the second half. Aidan Radford came back from an ankle knock late in the first half to have a great second half playing on the right hand side.

Dillon was always looking to create an opening and he glided his way through the second half showing what a good footballer he is. Up front Louie Fleming worked his socks off and ran the Newport defence ragged as the game went on.

Matt Archer after a month out with illness did not unfortunately make it on the pitch but it was to his credit he kept supporting the team and will fully deserve and have earned his league winners medal. Mention also to Bradley Meek who picked up an injury last week and missed today’s game.

FANTASTIC STUFF!