After 52 days without a football fixture, Island League champions Whitecroft & Barton began their pre-season campaign with a draw at Beatrice Avenue, home of Wessex League 1, East Cowes Vics, on Tuesday evening. W&B have retained the same experienced squad that has won successive Island League championships over recent seasons, with the addition of former Newport goalkeeper, Andy Payne.
East Cowes Vics squandered a 2-goal lead to draw against Hampshire Premier League side Colden Common in their inaugural friendly of the 2021/22 season at Beatrice Avenue on Saturday. Vics have added some promising new young players to their squad with Charlie Shilson-Marsek and Toby Snow signing from Gurnard and Jamie Wright joining from Vectis.
AN ISLE of Wight football club has become the latest target of vandalism, and not for the first time this year. East Cowes Vics saw its club minibus vandalised overnight — its rear window smashed. The club says it isn't an isolated incident, either, with tables overturned and seats in the stands being broken over the last two weeks.
Mindless vandals have targeted a football club in East Cowes in a series of incidents – with the most recent causing damage to the club’s minibus. East Cowes Vics took to Facebook to appeal for anyone with information regarding the damage to come forward after the rear window of the Renault minibus used by the club was smashed.
A former convent in Shanklin could get a new lease of life as flats.St Anthony’s Convent, on Beatrice Avenue, Shanklin, was founded in 1898, run by the Sisters of Mercy who established a school in the town and went on to teach in others across the Island.
A FORMER CONVENT in Shanklin could get a new lease of life as flats.St Anthony's Convent, on Beatrice Avenue, Shanklin, was founded in 1898, run by the Sisters of Mercy who established a school in the town and went on to teach in others across the Island.
Whippingham Road in East Cowes will be closed for Southern Water to complete emergency work on a burst water main.Beatrice Avenue will be closed from its junction with Whippingham Road to its junction with Royal Church of St Mildred.The diversion will affect Beatrice Avenue, Saunders Way, Whippingham Road with diversion routes signed at the time of closure.
Beatrice Avenue in East Cowes from its junction with Whippingham Road to its junction with Royal Church of St Mildred has been closed to enable Southern Water to carry out emergency repairs to a burst water main.The diversion will affect these streets: Beatrice Avenue, Saunders Way, Whippingham Road Diversion route(s) will be signed at the time of closure.
The pursuit of a car in East Cowes has been called off by Police as the situation has become to dangerous to continue.At around 16:00, a silver car – thought to be a VW Polo – failed to stop for officers prompting a pursuit to begin.