THERE was breakbreak for two of the Isle of Wight's top sides as Newport lost their Wessex play-off final and Shanklin lost their Hampshire Trophy final — both by the closest of margins.

Newport, who went into their Division 1 final against Lavistock and Ford with a record of 18 wins and one defeat at home this season, were defeated 3-2 after extra time.

Lavistock took the lead on 15 minutes, but Port showed great character — as they have done all season — levelling through a Jordan Browne tap in on 32 minutes.

But just a minute before the interval, the crowd of almost 500 — more than double Wednesday's play-off semi-final attendance and quite possibly a Wessex record this season— went wild as Connor Kelly smashed home a volley from the edge of the penalty area to make it 2-1.

However, ten minutes into the second period, Lavistock equalised.

With ten minutes remaining, Joe Craig — Wednesday night's two-goal hero — saw his shot crash back off the crossbar, which rebounded back to Kelly, who fired over.

Two minutes into the first period of extra time, Lavistock take the lead for the second tme in the game — and so it proved crucial, with Newport unable to force the game into penalties.

Newport are in the final of the Isle of Wight Senior (Gold) Cup, against either Cowes Sports or W&B.

In the Hampshire Trophy final, Shanklin took the lead from the penalty spot, but Stoneham Reserves got back on level terms just before half-time.

So the game remained level as it went into the lottery of penalties — losing the shoot-out 3-2 to make it two fnal defeats in two seasons running.

Shanklin are still in the chance of a cup double, having reached the final of the Isle of Wight Challenge Cup against either Binstead & COB or the winner of the Ryde Saints v W&B tie, and the semi-finals of the Isle of Wight Memorial Cup.

They also have an outside chance of winning Division 1 of the Island league, currently led by W&B.