IT IS quite fitting that Brading Town — believed now to be the oldest surviving football club in existence in the world — pulled off a historic victory in the final of the Isle of Wight Memorial Cup, in the club's 150th anniversary year.

The Romans beat Shanklin 2-0 with goals by skipper Dan Vale and Barry Calvert mid-way through the second half.

Brading had incredibly not won the trophy in 35 years. 

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It was a game marred by the controversial straight red sending off of Shanklin keeper Dan Ward, who had clearly won the ball before he collided with a Brading player while the game was evenly matched and goalless.  

However, Brading were excellent in defence, restricting Shanklin to long range efforts, poorly executed.

Our photographer, Paul Blackley, was at the game and captured the action throughout.