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Battle for Railway Cup places hots up

Railway Cup semi-finals this afternoon

The battle to be in the top four in football at the halfway point of the season and therefore qualify for the festive Railway Cup semi-finals hots up this afternoon.

Champions and leaders St. George's have already booked their place with nine straight wins.

They host Corinthians who still have a chance with games in hand on their rivals.

Second-placed St. Mary's should garner another three points from their trip to bottom-of-the-table Ayre.

Laxey and Peel clash at Glen Road in a game neither can afford to lose, but the westerners are under extreme presure as they have already played 10 of the opening 12 fixtures.

Rushen go to southern rivals Colby looking for a win to bolster their own chances and St. John's go to Douglas Athletic with similar ambitions.

The remaining game sees Old Boys entertain Ramsey at Blackberry Lane.

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