Vagabonds sneak past Nomads
Douglas South ran in nine tries at the Mooragh Park to beat Ramsey 55-34 in a high scoring Manx Trophy game.
Ramsey took the lead through Danny Howard, but three tries in quick succession from Carl Murray, Wilf Kermode and Nathan Hinks, plus two Adam Gregg conversions saw Douglas race ahead.
Howard put two more away for Ramsey and a Dan Richmond conversion reduced the lead to 19-17 before Liam Kirkpatrick’s effort took Douglas 24-17 clear at half time.
James Boyd extended the Douglas lead after the break but Howard’s fourth of the game, plus a Richmond conversion quickly cancelled it out.
Carl Murray’s second and the first of a Craig Martin brace broke the Ramsey resistance and as the game broke Martin claimed his second and Harry Corrin also claimed a try.
Ramsey picked up two late scores courtesy of Dan Bonwick and Kieran Kneale but they were little more than consolation.
At Ballafletcher Vagabonds sneaked their second one-point Manx Trophy win on the bounce when they beat Southern Nomads 18-17.
Ryan de la Harpe and Tom Gascoyne both picked up tries for Vagas with Cam Findlay converting one and adding two penalties.
Alex Long, Dom Long and Ben Fry all bagged tries for the Southerners with Alex Long converting one.
In the Manx Bowl, Emerging Nomads maintained their unbeaten record with an 89-66 win against Vagabonds Ladies.
Harri Wallis (5) and Jake Walmsley (3) did the most damage for Nomads with other scores coming from Alex Le Moal, Tony Pitt, Tony Quinn, Dale Williams, Eve Hand, Simon Chadwick and Ciaran Quine-Askew.
Elsewhere in the Bowl, Castletown beat Western Vikings 46-29 at Poulsom Park.
Kunal Patel and Kyle Martin ran in two each for Castletown and there were also tries from Morgan Armstrong-Paton and Callum Coulthard with Tom Rowley kicking a penalty and four conversions.
Conal McCartney scored two tries for Vikings with other scores coming from Ryan Burke and Chris Beaumont with Burke also adding a penalty and three conversions.