Dreams Of Football Bronze On Final Day Of The Island Games

The Isle of Wight and Isle of Man line up ahead of Thursday's clash

At the Island Games today (Friday) the Isle of Wight’s valiant women’s footballers face a Bronze Medal play off against Jersey.

island-games-tweetAfter powering through the week, they lost 4-2 to the Isle of Man yesterday, tweeting after the match, “Thanks to those that came and watched us…Only sorry we couldn’t get a win…”.

Elsewhere, Isle of Wight athletes will take on long-distance running, cycling, gymnastics and tennis.

Starting the final day of the Island Games, the Isle of Wight has 23 medals, including 7 golds.

At 7pm tonight, teams from islands around the world will gather for a closing ceremony at Gotland in Sweden.