Hockey’s leading protagonists showed their quality on the opening day of the Wi-Manx Men’s Premier Division.
Reigning champions Bacchas A thrashed Vikings A 5-0, courtesy of goals from Karl Moore (two), Andy Whiting (two) and Alex Bell.
Meanwhile, Valkyrs A hit Ramsey A in an 11-2 romp.
Doubles from Chris Caldwell, Chris Thomas, Gareth Morris and Neil Jacobs, plus one each from Vic Fearns, Steve Lowe and Juan Corlett, sparked an opening day demolition.
James Atchison and Finn Cain netted the northerners’ consolation.
Bacchas B saw off a spirited Vikings B 5-2.
Bell added to his tally for the A team and was joined on the scoresheet by Pete Hodgson, Craig Leece and Richard Le Page (two).
Ian Perry netted both for Vikings B.
Christian Steriopolous and Paul Kelly were the match-winners as Castletown A thrashed Valkyrs B 7-0 as they grabbed four and three goals respectively.
In the Women’s Premier Division, the dominant side launched the defence of their title in style.
Kim Carney, Zoe Carney, Sarah Breen and Hayley Crowe, from the penalty spot, fired Vikings A to a 4-0 win over Valkyrs A after a goalless first half.
Bacchas A were too strong for Castletown B.
Sandra Moore (two), Sharron Pope, Cat Hodgson, Sosie Cox and Claire-Louise Lace netted the goals in a 6-0 success.
Niamh Goddard (two) and Fay Wilcox were the scorers as Bacchas B saw off Valkyrs B 3-1.
It ended 1-1 between Ramsey A and Castletown A – Ali Breen and Dani Kelly the respective scorers.
Hockey results for Saturday, January 5
Wi-Manx Men’s Premier Division
Castletown A 7-0 Valkyrs B
Bacchas A 5-0 Vikings A
Valkyrs A 11-2 Ramsey A
Vikings B 2-5 Bacchas B
Wi-Manx Men’s Division One
Castletown C 2-1 Castletown B
Bacchas Colts 2-4 Bacchas C
Ramsey B 6-1 Vikings C
Valkyrs C 0-6 Harlequins A
Wi-Manx Women’s Premier Division
Bacchas A 6-0 Castletown B
Bacchas B 3-1 Valkyrs B
Ramsey A 1-1 Castletown A
Vikings A 4-0 Valkyrs A
Wi-Manx Women’s Division One
Valkyrs C 1-1 Harlequins A
Vikings B 1-1 Ramsey B
Vikings C 1-2 Bacchas C