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Football results: Champions Corinthians held to draw in season opener

Results from the opening day of the 2021-22 football season

Reigning Canada Life Premier League champions Corinthians began the defence of their title with a 2-2 draw with Ayre United on the opening day of the 2021-22 football season.

Adam McCulloch opened the scoring for the home side and there was a debut goal for Sam Gelling, but the visitors came from behind twice to ensure it finished honours even.

It was an Old Firm clash on the opening day as Rushen United went to Peel - goals from Ash Blake and Aaron Hawley secured three points for the visitors.

A Robbie Ward hattrick led DHSOB to a 5-2 win over Marown, Laxey came out on top in an eight-goal thriller with Union Mills, and there was victory for Ramsey over neighbours RYCOB.

Onchan set the pace in Division 2 with a 6-1 win over Douglas Athletic, including a hattrick for James Leece on his senior debut.

St John's United took a comfortable win over Castletown, while a Danny Shuttleworth helped Douglas & District start the campaign with victory against Michael United.

Foxdale took the spoils in a closely-fought contest with Douglas Athletic, while Gymns were victorious against Pulrose.

The Old Firm score was reversed in Combi 1 as Peel beat rivals Rushen, while there were also wins for DHSOB, Ramsey and Laxey, while Ayre and Corinthians finished level.

In Combi 2, Liam Sayle netted four times as St John's beat Castletown, and Onchan, Michael, Foxdale, Malew and Pulrose all opened their campaigns with wins.

 

Canada Life Premier League:

Corinthians 2-2 Ayre United

DHSOB 5-2 Marown

Peel 0-2 Rushen United

RYCOB 1-3 Ramsey

Union 3-5 Laxey

 

Division 2:

Douglas & District 5-3 Michael United

Foxdale 3-2 Governor's

Onchan 6-1 Douglas Athletic

Pulrose 1-2 Gymns

St John's United 3-0 Castletown

 

Combi 1:

Ayre United 1-1 Corinthians

Laxey 6-3 Union Mills

Marown 2-4 DHSOB

Ramsey 4-1 RYCOB

Rushen 0-2 Peel

 

Combi 2:

Castletown 0-6 St John's

Colby 0-8 Malew

Douglas Athletic 4-9 Onchan

Governor's 0-4 Foxdale

Gymns 4-5 Pulrose

Michael 7-2 Douglas & District

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