TODAY'S football (Saturday) involving the Isle of Wight's clubs has fallen victim to the effects of Storm Ciara last weekend and the forecast for its follow-up, Storm Dennis, expected to hit the Island imminently.

With pitches across the Island waterlogged and a yellow warning of high winds and heavy rain in place for today and tomorrow (Sunday), clubs have called off cup and league matches.

The Sydenhams Wessex League announced the matches involving all three Island sides — Cowes Sports, East Cowes Vics and Newport — have been postponed.

The statement read: "Having taken soundings from the clubs involved, looking at the latest ferry information and reading rhe weather forecast, the league has taken the common sense decision to postpone the three games involving Island teams.

"Apart from pitch conditions, the main concern is that ferries will be suspended, whuch would prevent teams getting back cross The Solent, as the winds are not predicted to abate until late tomorrow (Sunday) morning."

The Wessex games postponed are: Brockenhurst v Cowes Sports (Premier); Newport v Bemerton Heath Harlequins, Verwood Town v East Cowes Vics (Division 1).

In the Island leagues and cups, the following have been called off so far, with other fixtures highly likely to follow suit before lunchtime.

They are, as follows:

Isle of Wight Senior (Gold) Cup, first round: West Wight v Pan Sports.

Isle of Wight Memorial Cup, second round: Adgestone v Niton Community; Newport Reserves v Yarmouth & Calbourne; Oakfield v Newchurch.

Isle of Wight Junior B Cup, first round: Niton Community Reserves v Pan Sports Reserves.

Isle of Wight Junior B Cup, second round: Bembridge Reserves v Ryde Saints A.

Harwoods Island League, Division 1: Cowes Sports Reserves v Ventnor; Ryde Saints v Shanklin; Whitecroft & Barton Sports v Sandown; Northwood St John v ECS.

Division 2: Osborne Coburg v Seaview; Vectis v Wootton.

Combination 1: ECS Reserves v Northwood St John Reserves; Ryde Saints Reserves v West Wight Reserves; Sandown Reserves v Whitecroft & Barton Sports Reserves; Seaview Reserves v Brading Town Reserves; Shanklin Reserves v Binstead & COB Reserves.

Combination 2: Yarmouth & Calbourne Reserves v Osborne Coburg Reserves.

LATEST: Currently, at the time of reporting the postponements, the following Island League games are still on: Brading Town v Bembridge; Carisbrooke United v Binstead & COB (Division 1); Newchurch Reserves v Wootton Reserves (Combination 2).