A GOAL on half-time was enough to defeat Cowes Sports against a strong Stoneham side and put them into the bottom four of the Sydenhams Wessex Premier.

But in Division 1, Newport established themselves as one of the early pace-setters with a comfortable 3-0 win over Andover Town at Beatrice Avenue.

Port opened the scoring on 22 minutes when Charlie Urry dribbled into the box and passed it across the keeper for Jake Wright to smash home.

The Islanders, a goal up at the interval, needed to underline their dominance by being more clinical in front on goal — and the second eventually came on 64 minutes when an Urry free kick was palmed away by the keeper, only for Liam Triggs to head in the rebound.

The third came in the third minute of stoppage time to seal victory and consolidate their position in fourth.

At the other end of the table, East Cowes Vics were beaten heavily again — a 5-2 loss at Andover New Street.

It was a defeat which leaves them second bottom on goal difference.

In Division 1 of the Harwoods Island League, there were no games for high-flying Brading Town and Whitecroft and Barton Sports, third-placed Shanklin had the chance to close the gap in the Bay derby against Sandown.

After Sandown surprisingly went 2-0 up, Shanklin eventually rescued a point in 2-2 draw.

However, they slipped to fourth after improving Northwood St John beat Binstead & COB 4-1.

In Division 2, Oakfield continued their 100 per cent win record with a 5-1 win at Seaview.

                                 TODAY'S RESULTS (SATURDAY)

Sydenhams Wessex Premier: Stoneham 1, Cowes Sports 0.

Sydenhams Wessex League, Division 1: Andover New Street 5, East Cowes Vics 2; Newport 3, Andover Town 0.

Harwoods Island League, Division 1: Cowes Sports Reserves 7, Ryde Saints 2; Northwood St John 4, Binstead & COB 1; Sandown 2, Shanklin 2; Ventnor 3, Pan Sports 2; West Wight 1, Carisbrooke United 2.

Division 2: Adgestone 3, Osborne Coburg 1; Niton Community 5, East Cowes Vics Reserves 0; Seaview 1, Oakfield 5; Vectis 2, Newchurch 0; Yarmouth & Calbourne 2, Wootton 6.

Combination 1: Carisbrooke United Reserves 3, Binstead & COB Reserves 2; Northwood St John Reserves 1, West Wight Reserves 0; Ryde Saints A 2, Sandown Reserves 2; Seaview Reserves 0, Whitecroft & Barton Sports Reserves 9; Shanklin Reserves 2, Oakfield Reserves 3.

Combination 2: Osborne Coburg Reserves 9, Ryde Saints A 0; Ventnor Reserves 0, Niton Community Reserves 3; Wootton Reserves 6, Yarmouth & Calbourne Reserves 0; Bembridge Reserves 1, Vectis Reserves 6.

                                 TUESDAY FIXTURES

Sydenhams Wessex League Cup, second round: Cowes Sports v Newport; Brockenhurst v East Cowes Vics.