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Douglas defeated at Stockport

No joy on road for Douglas or Ramsey

Douglas went down 45-15 on the road at Stockport in North One West, but remain in a safe ninth place.

With the wind at their backs, Douglas limited Stockport to a 12-8 half time lead.

In the second half though the powerful Stockport pack turned the screws and controlled the game.

Douglas do however have an opportunity to snatch a place in the table next week when Penrith visit Port-e-Chee. The cumbrians are just above Douglas in the standings.


Birchfield come from behind to beat Ramsey

Ramsey led 16-8 ay half time away at Birchfield but a strong second half saw the hosts win 45-23.

A try from skipper Eddie Lord, plus three penalties and a conversion from Dan Richmond. Rory Nicholson added to Ramsey’s lead in the second half with Richmond again converting.

Birchfield chipped away at the lead before snatching it with a drop goal midway through the half, which prompted a Ramsey batting collapse late in the game.


Vagabonds beat Old Bedians

Vagas cemented their place in the final four of Lancs/Cheshire 2 with a 29-10 bonus point win against Old Bedians at a windy Ballafletcher.

Hooker Matty Jones started the party with a try in the fifth minute. Paul Howard and Jon Reilly both added further tries and Rob Keelan’s fifty metre run in just before half time sealed the bonus point.

Johnny Beckley converted two to leave Vagas 24-0 in front at the break. Joe Stickley pulled one back for Bedians midway through the second half before Mark Oldfield dotted down a pushover try to remove any doubt. Chris Pratt grabbed a late consolation for the visitors.
 
Curphey hits four as Vagas Ladies win


Isla Curphey ran in four tries as Vagas romped to a 38-10 win against old rivals Preston Grasshoppers.

The result takes Vagas into fourth place in the Women's NC1 North West standings.

Curphey bagged her first two in the opening ten minutes and the hat trick was completed in just over half an hour with Sammie Macdonald adding a conversion.

Olga Vega pulled one back for The Hoppers at the end of the first half and the teams turned around with Vagas 17-5 in front. Sophie Henry battered her way over the line for Vagas fourth which made the game safe.

Curphey then added another and Fran Hunt rounded the day off for Vagas. Preston did however have the final say when Vega touched down for her second.
 
Nomads and Castletown win in Manx Shield


Southern Nomads completed the warm up for their Cheshire Plate game next week with a 54-7 win against Ramsey B.

Orry Watterson, Ross Mann, Adam Young, Josh Samuels, (2), Jacob Halstein, Keiran Maddrell, Steve McHugh and Kyle Davies all picked up tries for Nomads with Adam Young and Josh Samuels each kicking a conversion.

Tom Kaneen went over for his first Ramsey try with Ben Harding converting.
 
Castletown moved into third place in the Shield with a 20-12 win away at Western Vikings.

Jim Emmett, Callum Coulthard, Darren Davis and Mick Shipley all picked up tries for Town with Ollie Creasey and Peter Crowe crossing for Vikings and Harry Dawson adding a conversion.