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Big win for leaders Peel

Peel held on to top spot in Sure Mobile Premier League in style, with an 11-0 annihilation of St John's.

It was their fourth win from five matches since the start of the season, and the goals came from Juan Killip (4), Terry Rigaux (2), Neil Birchenough, Bob Cottier, Johnny Myers, Mark Kelly and Gary Christian.

St John's weren't helped by the dismissal of midfielder Liam Leece midway through the second half, but Peel's performance showed one of the newly promoted sides how tough it can be in the top flight.

It was 6-0 to visitors Peel after 45 minutes.

Rushen bounced back from their midway defeat by Castletown with a 2-0 win at home to Corinthians, to move up to second, level on points with Peel at the top of the table.

Both goals came in the second half and the two men on target were Island international Adam Cregeen and Neil Curphy. Rushen's other wins have been against Peel, Ramsey and St Mary's.

Reigning champions St George's dropped two more points in a 3-3 draw at Gymns, with all three goals for the home side coming from ex-Geordie players.

Keiran McNulty bagged his ninth goal of the season and two Marks - McCarrick and Connor - also scored for the home side. New signing from Union Mills Sam Caine got two for the visitors and Martin Torr was their other scorer.

After the game there was criticism of the lack of self-discipline among the St George's players, who were shouting among themselves and repeatedly criticising the referee. St George's recovered from 1-0 down at half time, but they have dropped one place to fifth in the table, with five points dropped from the first 12.

St Mary's leap-frogged over St George's to fourth, two points ahead of their Douglas rivals, with an emphatic 7-0 win at Kirk Michael.

Striker Martin Riley hit a hat-trick, new signing Alex Harrison got another for his new club, following his switch from St George's, and there was a goal apiece for the Priestnal brothers, Steve and Mark.

It was 3-0 to the vistors at half-time, and another defeat means Michael are still looking for their first points of the season.

For St Mary's the result continued the form which saw them finish fourth in 2008/09, and confirmed their intentions this time out.

Like Michael, Union Mills have yet to register a point in the 2009/10 league campaign, a 2-1 home reversal against fellow strugglers Ramsey being their fifth straight defeat.

However, there was some good news of sorts, in that their superior negative goal difference lifted them off the bottom of the table, following Peel's big win at St John's!

Goals either side of half-time, from Steven Cleator and Liam Parker, saw Ramsey take a 2-0 lead. But the Millers pulled one back and had another goal disallowed.

Castletown were unlucky not the share the points at Laxey, losing out to a goal from Ashley Webster after two minutes.

Ayre United stayed top of CFS Division Two, despite being held 3-3 at third placed Foxdale.

Second placed Marown closed the gap to a single point, with a game in hand, with a 3-1 home success against Ramsey Youth Centre.

There were also wins for Douglas Royal, Malew, Pulrose and Ronaldsway.

The teams in Sure Mobile Combination Division One scored a total of 34 goals, with Corinthians and Peel contributing six each.

St George's replaced Gymns at the top, when they beat the Tromode side 4-2.

Braddan stayed a point clear at the top of Combination Division Two, with a narrow 3-2 success at home to Douglas Royal. Marown are hot on their tails after an 8-1 victory away to Ramsey Youth Centre, which saw Cliffy Lewin weigh in with four goals.

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