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Douglas downed at Wilmslow

Vagas lose but improve

With a number of changes, especially in the forwards, Douglas were up against it from the off when they travelled to Wilmslow in North West One.

And, true to form, the hosts retained their 100 per cent record with a 45-24 win.

Douglas trailed 31-10 at half-time with Nick Brooker crossing for a try and Bryn Snellgrove adding a conversion and a penalty.

In the second half, Douglas were equal to their hosts with Brooker keeping his remarkable scoring record going by bagging a second try and the forwards earning a penalty try. Snellgrove converted both.

In South Lancashire/Cheshire Division Two, an improving Vagabonds were just three points adrift against visitors Congleton until five minutes before half-time.

Then the Bears scored two quick tries and Vagas were 15-0 behind.

Chris Bass’ try got Vagas onto the scoreboard after the break but Congleton added more of their own to close the game out with a 25-5 final score.

Ramsey suffered a home defeat in Division Three as Prenton won 25-18 at a wet Mooragh Park.

Early tries from Ben Holland and Johan Hazeley, plus a Sam Smith conversion, gave them the advantage but Ramsey clung on and two Scott Kneale penalties saw them turn around 12-6 behind.

Robbie Johnson grabbed Prenton’s third early in the second half before Smith added a penalty to extend the lead to 20-6.

Ramsey rallied in the closing stages and John F. Watling’s try, with Kneale’s conversion, narrowed the gap to just seven points.

Matty Meechan went over with three minutes to play to make it 20-18 and then, as Ramsey chased the game, they turned over and Hazeley went in for his second and Prenton’s bonus point.

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