Michael and Colby extended their lead as the top two in JCK Division Two on Saturday.
Goals from Matty Brand, Paul Corlett, Danny Chalk and Kevin Pulman ensured Michael won 4-0 at bottom club Ronaldsway to stay out in front.
But the big win of the day came as Colby saw off Ramsey Youth Centre 2-1 to consolidate second place.
Adam Fretwell hit both goals to surprise the promotion tipped northerners.
There was drama at Malew as Ayre grabbed a last-gasp winner to seal a 4-3 success.
Doubles from Jason Craine and Tony Corlett ensure the Tangerines sealed all three points.
Malew, who trailed 3-1 at one point, looked like they would get an unlikely point through goals from Adam Drewitt and Mark Corrin (two).
Douglas Royal displayed their potential with a stunning 9-0 win at Onchan.
Both sides have made struggling starts but Royal produced a dominant display.
Paul Whitley was the star of the show with four goals.
Ryan Kelly (penalty), Matthew Entwistle , Gavin Gawne and McCann were among the other scorers.
Braces from Craig Cowin and Conrad Creamore sealed a fine win for Douglas and District as they thrashed unpredictable Foxdale 4-0.
Braddan won 1-0 at Douglas Athletic in the remaining match.