THERE was a shock at the top of Division 1 of the Harwoods Isle of Wight League as leaders Brading Town went down 2-1 at Binstead & COB.

The Romans, who had won their opening nine games of the season, were looking for their tenth away at Binstead.

Brading's defeat included a penalty miss.

It allowed their nearest challengers, league title holders Whitecroft and Barton Sports, to close the gap at home to Northwood St John.

W&B beat them 4-1 to move within two points of Brading with a game in hand.

Their keeper, Gareth True, pulled off three top class saves to put a gloss on the scoreline.

In the Sydenhams Wessex Premier, struggling Cowes Sports earned a vital three points with a 1-0 win against Shaftesbury, at Westwood Park.

The goal was scored by Aidan White after four minutes.

The win saw the Yachtsmen move up three places to 14th.

However, in Division 1 of the Wessex League, East Cowes Vics remain second bottom of goal difference after losing 1-0 against Totton & Eling, at Beatrice Avenue.

Newport were dealt a heavy blow when they were hammered 4-0 away at league leaders, Downton.

Port slipped down to seventh.

                               TODAY'S RESULTS (SATURDAY)

Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division: Cowes Sports 1, Shaftesbury 0.

Division 1: Downton 4, Newport 0; East Cowes Vics 0, Totton & Eling 1.

Harwoods Island League, Division 1: Binstead & COB v Brading Town; ECS 3, Cowes Sports Reserves 1; Pan Sports 2, Bembridge 4; Ryde Saints 5, Carisbrooke United 1; Sandown 4, Ventnor 1; West Wight 0, Shanklin 3; Whitecroft & Barton Sports 4, Northwood St John 1.

Division 2: Wootton 2, Newchurch 2; East Cowes Vics Reserves 1 Seaview 5; Newport Reserves 1, Niton Community 3; Oakfield 8, Yarmouth & Calbourne 0.

Combination 1: Binstead & COB Reserves 2, Oakfield Reserves 4; ECS Reserves 5, Carisbrooke United Reserves 3; Ryde Saints Reserves 0, Whitecroft & Barton Sports Reserves 5; Seaview Reserves 3, Sandown Reserves 1; Shanklin Reserves 0, West Wight Reserves 5.

Combination 2: Wootton Reserves 4, Pan Sports Reserves 2; Vectis Reserves 13, Ryde Saints A 1; Yarmouth & Calbourne Reserves 4, Ventnor Reserves 4.