IN THE Wessex Premier Division, Cowes Sports will be hoping to bounce back from their narrow 1-0 loss at home to Lymington Town.

The Cowes side have endured a difficult start to the new campaign, taking seven points from a possible 30, but a win against fellow strugglers Shaftesbury could see them mid-table and well in the ascendancy.

They then face fourth-place Fareham Town on Tuesday ­— a difficult assignment on the road before an easier fixture at home to Bashley next week.

Over in Division One, Newport are looking to rediscover the pre-lockdown form which saw them knocking on the door for a top-four finish.

Having lost 4-2 to a Hythe & Dibden side hot on their tails, they now face fourth-place Andover Town, and a win would see them leapfrog the hosts.

Fellow Division One side, East Cowes Vics, face even greater opposition in the form of second-place Alton.

The Vics are fresh off the back of a 6-2 drubbing away to thirteenth-place Fawley AFC, and looking to galvanise themselves with a big win on home turf.


Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division: Shaftesbury v Cowes Sports.

Sydenhams Wessex League Division 1: Andover Town v Newport; East Cowes Vics v Alton.

Harwoods Island League Division 1: Bembridge v West Wight; Carisbrooke United v East Cowes Sports; Cowes Sports Res v Northwood St Johns; Sandown v Brading Town; Vectis v Ryde Saints; Ventnor v Shanklin; Whitecroft & Barton Sports v Binstead & COB.

Division 2: AFC Wootton v Seaview; Newchurch v Osborne Coburg; Oakfield v Wroxall; Pan Sports v Adgestone; Yarmouth & Calbourne v Newport A.

Combination 1: Binstead & COB v Oakfield; Brading Town v Ryde Saints; East Cowes Sports v Whitecroft & Barton Sports; Northwood St Johns v Carisbrooke United; Shanklin v Sandown; West Wight v Seaview.

Combination 2: Niton Community v Ventnor; Osborne Coburg v Yarmouth & Calbourne; Ryde Saints A v Bembridge; Sandown A v Newchurch; Vectis v AFC Wootton.


Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division: Fareham Town v Cowes Sports

Sydenhams Wessex League Division 1: East Cowes Vics v Folland Sports.