RECENT heavy rain — rather than another lockdown — has wiped out most of the Isle of Wight's football programme for this afternoon (Saturday).

Two of the Island's three Sydenhams Wessex sides play, with the pitches at Westwood Park (Cowes Sports) and Beatrice Avenue (East Cowes Vics) passed fit this morning.

In the Premier, the Yachtsmen host Bashley, while Vics entertain Verwood Town in Division 1.

Newport's match away at Romsey Town was called off this morning.

On the Island, currently, only two matches are still on — Ryde Saints v Vectis (2pm), which has been switched from Smallbrook Stadium to Pell Lane, in Division 1, and Newchurch v Wootton (2pm) at Watery Lane.   

                                                   GAMES OFF

Sydenhams Wessex League, Division 1: Romsey Town v Newport. 

Harwoods Island League, Division 1: Brading Town v Cowes Sports Reserves; ECS v Whitecroft & Barton Sports; Northwood St John v Binstead & COB; Sandown v Bembridge; Shanklin v Carisbrooke United; West Wight v Ventnor.

Division 2: Adgestone v Yarmouth & Calbourne; Osborne Coburg v Niton Community; Oakfield v Seaview; Wroxall v Newport A.