Rugby results for Saturday, 16 November
Douglas narrow the gap
Douglas took a step closer to the top of North One West with a 22-17 defeat of second place Birkenhead Park at Port-e-Chee. They led 14-11 at half time with a try from Seth Waterworth and three penalties from Bryn Snellgrove. In the second half, powerful wing Adam Boyd crossed for Douglas’ second try and Snellgrove added two more penalties. A defeat for Penrith means Douglas move into third place in the standings with the gap to the second now down to just four points.
Improving Ramsey lose to Hoylake
A 36-19 home defeat is not normally something to celebrate but for beleaguered Ramsey it was the latest in a string of improving performances from a team which just doesn’t quit. Hoylake raced into an early lead with a penalty from Tom Selby-Milic and tries from Dean Clarke, Dominic Watters and Joe Lavin. Selby-Milic added 2 conversions and trailing 22-0 after half an hour, the resolve of the Mooragh faithful was under pressure. Ben Harding pulled one back for Ramsey on the stroke of half time and Scott Kneale’s conversion left it 22-7 at the break.
It seemed a different Ramsey team after the whistle and within five minutes Chris Hardisty pulled one back. Hoylake though stood firm and killed the game off with two quick tries. Matt Ross and Gary Hummerstone crossed in rapid succession with Selby-Milic converting both. Dan Bonwick picked up a late consolation for Ramsey with Kneale converting with the final kick of the match.
Triple top for Vagabonds
Its been a great weekend for the Vagabonds Club with all three of its senior teams hitting the top of the table in their respective competitions.
In Lancs/Cheshire 2 the senior mens team beat Liverpool University 25-17 to remain clear. Skipper James Clarke started the ball rolling with an early try. Jon Reilly crossed for their second and when Johnny Beckley added a penalty and a conversion they were sitting on a 15-5 half time lead. In the second half Ross McCulloch bulldozed his way in to make the game safe and Cam Findlay added the conversion. Vagas held on to win in the face of University fight back
In Womens NC 1 North West Vagas Ladies won on the road on their first visit to Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, running out 34-10 winners against a big pack of forwards. Pocket rocket Isla Curphey was unstoppable for Vagas and she ran in four tries with Vagas fifth coming from the equally pacey Jules Harrison. Sammie Macdonald weighed in with a penalty and three conversions. With the other teams playing tomorrow, Vagas’ time at the top may be short lived, however they are top nonetheless.
In the Manx Shield Vagabonds Hornets beat Ramsey B 56-22 under the Ballafletcher lights and moved to the top of the Manx Shield in the process. Joshua Perry and Owen Carvin picked up two tries apiece with other scores coming from Peter Frankwick, Ant Pearson, Jack Pearce and Dylan Chambers. Phil Plaatjies kicked all eight conversions. For Ramsey, Nathan Thompson and Orry Watterson both went in twice with Nico Gantous adding a conversion. Many thanks to the players from Douglas Celts who filled in the gaps in both teams to make sure the game went ahead.
Results 16 November
North One West
Douglas 22-17 Birkenhead Park
Ramsey 19-36 Hoylake
Liverpool University 17-25 Vagabonds
Womens NC1 North West
Ashfield 15-34 Vagabonds
Emerging Nomads p-p Western Vikings
Vagabonds Hornets 56-22 Ramsey B