Western wonders end southern dreams
Douglas showed no mercy to complete a superb rugby season on Saturday.
They demolished Southern Nomads 102-0 to retain the Shimmin Wilson Manx Cup.
It completed a double after their promotion to North 1 West next season.
Simon Hodinott was named man of the match in the romp at Port-e-Chee.
It was much closer in the Shimmin Wilson Manx Bowl final where western celebrations began the afternoon.
Western Vikings ran out 20-13 victors over Emerging Nomads.
Two penalties from Furo Davies saw the southerners open up a 6-0 lead at the interval.
But in the second half Vikings’ substitute Curtis Phillips made an instant impression with a strong run on the wing which ultimately led to Danny McElroy crossing over.
A Ryan Burke penalty gave Vikings an 8-6 advantage and skipper Ed Alderson then crossed for the second try of the game, which Burke converted, to make it 15-6.
Nomads rallied and pulled a try back which Davies converted.
But wth the clock ticking down, Alex Gibson ripped the ball from a maul, and ran round the outside of the defence to score in the corner.
It sent the westerners into raptures and disappointment for Nomads, beaten finalists for the third year in a row.