Rugby results for Saturday, 26 October
Douglas beat league leaders
Douglas beat North One West leaders Wilmslow 38-34 in a thriller at Port-e-Chee and while the gap to the top is cut to four points, a win for third place Penrith plus losing bonus points for Wilmslow and Birkenhead Park mean Douglas remain in fourth place for now.
A first half hat trick from man mountain Seth Waterworh, all converted by Will Cain gave Douglas a 21-10 half time lead. Wilmslow though kept themselves in the game with tries from Jamie Kingdon and Alex Taylor. In the second half James Coulthurst and Rhodri Lewis both went n for the visitors and two Bob McCallum conversions saw them briefly take the lead 24-21. A Will Cain penalty steadied the Douglas ship and levelled the game before Harry Hewson’s try converted by Cain put Douglas back in front 31-24. Coulthurst ran in his second to pull Wilmslow to within two points but a late try from wing James Maddrell made the game safe for Douglas. In the closing stages, Ollie Lee went in for Wilmslow to make sure they got two bonus points from the game and despite a jittery finish, Douglas held on for the win.
Ramsey suffer at Orrell
Playing the Lancs/Cheshire 1 league leaders away was always going to be tough, add in a venue alteration and getting changed on the coach and you have the recipe for a perfect storm. Six first half tries saw Orrell lead 36-6 at half time with Ramsey’s points coming from two Scott Kneale penalties. In the second half the pace of the Orrell back line on an immaculate 4G pitch was too much for Ramsey, who will aim for better against Garstang in a fortnight.
Vagabonds go top
The news was much better for Vagabonds in Lancs/Cheshire 2 when they beat Newton le Willows 19-5 away, to go top of the table, albeit jointly with Port Sunlight. Tom Gascoyne and James Clarke both went over for Vagas and there were penalties from Johnny Beckley and Cam Findlay as well as a very rare drop goal from player-coach Ryan de la Harpe.
Castletown top Manx Shield
With Vagabonds Hornets unable to field a team, Castletown were awarded a home walkover in the Shield which sends them to the top of the table. A friendly match was however played at Poulsom Park with Town losing 70-19 to a Vagabonds side boosted by the inclusion of a few passing Nomads. Josh Samuels, Harry Goodwin and James Emmett all went in for Town tries with Harry Dawson converting two.
Results 26 October
North 1 West
Douglas 38-34 Wilmslow
Orrell 83-6 Ramsey
Newton le Willows 5-19 Vagabonds
Women’s NC1 North West
Burnley p-p Vagabonds
PDMS Southern Nomads p-p Emerging Nomads
Castletown HWO Vagabonds Hornets
Ramsey B p-p Western Vikings