Athletic stretch lead at summit
Gymns issued a statement of intent in JCK Division Two on Saturday.
The Tromode club thrashed promotion rivals Colby 7-2 to move into third spot as they look to bounce back to the top flight at the first attempt.
Gareth Gawne (three), Dan Simpson (two) Mike Travers and Sam Cannell were on target.
Mike Broadbent and Chris Kneen scored the goals for understrength Colby – who started the day in second place – on a day to forget for the southerners.
Douglas Athletic underlined why they are title favourites with a 9-0 romp at Douglas Royal to move six points clear.
Mark Wolfenden (four), Lee Ford (two), Matthew Aire and Connor Dowell were among the goals.
Braddan are up to second after a 4-1 win at Douglas and District, secured through an Andy Glover hat-trick and a Conor Dempsey goal.
Richard Sparks netted for battling D&D.
Two goals in each half saw Castletown run out 4-0 home winners over Governor’s Athletic – Mike Kenny, Alex Crawley, Richard Foden and Richard Holmes the marksmen.
Foxdale sealed a good point with a 2-2 home draw against Michael United.
Liam Cannan and Timpson scored for the hosts.
Jay Chatwood’s second half double rescued the point for the visitors who trailed 2-0 at the break.
It was the same scoreline at Onchan Stadium where the hosts – who scored through Rob Callow and Joe Rees – drew with Malew.