I posted this spider photo for identification at Wild About Britain where Matt Prince and Pepsis have suggested it could be a juvenile Araneus alsine. Matt subsequently suggested I post the photo here for further comment.
I gather it may be of interest as there may not be records of this species for the Isle of Wight, if it is this species. The spider was photographed on beech around 2ft from the ground in mixed deciduous woodland near Sandown on 29th November.
Thanks in advance for any help, Rob