Nomads win crucial Manx Shield match
Douglas drop a place after defeat at Carlisle
Douglas travelled to league leaders Carlisle looking for points on the road, but came back empty handed after Carlisle avenged their defeat at Port-e-Chee with a 25-12 win.
Douglas were third place in North One West going into the game and drop to fourth.
A rare home defeat for Stockport, however, means Douglas remain in touch at the top, with a further six clubs all vying for second place behind Carlisle, who are now fifteen points clear at the top.
Ramsey win big and extend lead
Ramsey won 57-5 away at Mossley Hill and stretched their lead at the top of Lancs/Cheshire Three to eleven points.
Dan Bonwick ran in another hat-trick for Ramsey, with the other tries coming from Mikey Craine, Eddie Lord, Jamie Arneil, Henry Swithinbank, Anthony Fergusson and Rory Nicholson.
Scott Kneale kicked four conversions for Ramsey - who led 29-0 at half-time - with one conversion each for Fintan Cummins and debutant Dan Richmond.
Vagabonds snatch late winner
Also in Lancs/Cheshire Three, a late try from Ross Pulman gave Vagas a 26-20 win at Ballafletcher against Ruskin Park.
Ross McCulloch’s early try, converted by Cam Findlay, gave Vagas a flying start though.
Luke Shaw pulled one back for Ruskin which left Vagas 7-5 in front at the break.
Ian Ashton’s try put Ruskin Park ahead in the second half and Tom Lee’s conversion made it 12-7.
Rob Pease equalised for Vagas before Tom Lee’s try put Ruskin back in front.
Lee then added a penalty to put Ruskin 20-12 ahead with ten to play.
Cam Inglis’s try six minutes from time was converted by Cam Findlay to leave Vagas trailing by a point, before Pulman snatched the winner.
Vagas Ladies beaten at home
Kendal completed their double over Vagabonds in Womens NC North West One with a 27-19 win at Ballafletcher.
Laura Mason and Sarah Wilkinson both went in for Kendal in the first half and a Tamar Benson conversion saw them 12-0 ahead after half an hour.
Kathryn Craine inevitably crossed for Vagas and Corrina Daly’s conversion restricted the Kendal half-time lead to 12-7.
Three tries in four minutes midway through the second half killed the contest.
Hayley Hodgson sprinted 80 metres for the first, Sarah Wilkinson got the second and also her second, and Fleur Stanton finished off for a 27-7 lead.
Vagas pulled two tries back in the closing stages through Hayley Coutts and Vicky Venn but it was too little, too late.
PDMS Southern Nomads win big Shield clash
Southern Nomads took the honours in the battle at the top of the Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield by beating defending champions Douglas Celts 22-13 at King William's College.
Steve McHugh, Rory Squires and debutant Will Downe went in for Nomads’ tries, with Shimmin Wilson Golden Boot leader Mark Young adding two conversions and a penalty.
Mike Osbourne and Ollie Mealin both went over for Douglas, with Carl Conroy adding a penalty.
In the other Manx Shield game, Vagabonds B beat Western Vikings 31-19 at Port-e-Chee.
Tom Brummit, Danny Howard and Conor Caley went in for Vikings, with Ryan Burke converting two.