COWES Sports crashed to a 3-0 home defeat to Portland United in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division.

The Yachtsmen were 2-0 down after 15 minutes, with the visitors adding their third with a free header in the second half.

Portland's win leap-frogged them above Cowes on goal difference.

Newport continued their solid unbeaten start to the Sydenhams Wessex Division 1 season with a 2-0 win away at bottom of the table Andover Town.

The win moved them up to tenth place.

In the first round of the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup, East Cowes saw their week come to a depressing end as they got hammered 4-1 at Beatrice Avenue.

The Islanders were beaten 3-1 by the Royal Navy in the Hampshire Senior Cup away on Tuesday. 

In the Harwoods Renault Isle of Wight League Division 1, last season's defending champions Whitecroft and Barton Sports comfortably beat West Wight 4-0 at Sandy Lane in the battle of second against third.

John Bilton scored an excellent headed brace in the first half, while Freddie Knowles helped himself to two — a close-range near-post blast into the roof of the net and a header, with five minutes left on the clock.

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Freddie Knowles scored twice for W & B against West Wight to help them hit top spot in Division 1 of the Isle of Wight Saturday League.  FILE 

After a perfect four wins start to the campaign, Pan Sports suffered their second defeat this week, a 4-3 loss to Ventnor at home.

The result meant Whitecroft and Barton leapt above West Wight and Pan Sports to go top.

Brading Town went second with a 3-1 win in the Bay derby away at Sandown.

In Division 2, in the match between second and third, Bembridge edged newcomers Adgestone 3-2 at Steyne Park.

The misery continues for Yarmouth & Calbourne as they lost 12-0 away at East Cowes Vics A.

The defeat means they have conceded an astonishing 70 goals in only seven league games played — and the third time they have been hit for a dozen in a game.  

                                                   SATURDAY RESULTS

Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division: Cowes Sports 0, Portland United 3.

Sydenhams Wessex Division 1: Andover Town 0, Newport 2.

Sydenhams League Cup, first round: East Cowes Vics 1, Alton 4.

Harwoods Renault Island League, Division 1: Binstead & COB 1, Osborne Coburg 1; Newport Reserves 2, Cowes Sports Reserves 5; Northwood St John 3, Shanklin 1; Pan Sports 3, Ventnor 4; Sandown 1, Brading Town 3; Whitecroft & Barton Sports 4, West Wight 0.

Division 2: Wootton 2, Newchurch 1; Bembridge 3, Adgestone 2; Carisbrooke Utd 3, Oakfield 2; East Cowes Vics A 12, Yarmouth & Calbourne 0; Niton Community 5, Brighstone 0; St Helens Blue Star 3, Seaview 3.