Old Boys win battle of champions
The leading sides in the Ascot Hotel Junior Cup all advanced to the quarter-finals on Saturday.
They triumphed in first round ties.
Old Boys won the battle of the combination champions as the Combination One victors won at Combination Two winners Braddan.
Mike Booth scored twice and Sam Greasley grabbed the other in a 3-0 victory.
They’ll now meet Rushen who won 5-0 at Ramsey Youth Centre.
A first half goal from Harry Best was all that separated the sides at the break before Ross Mulligan, Charlie Jackson, Jordan Watterson and a Michael Baker penalty ensured the scoreline was one-sided.
Colby emerged 3-1 home winners over Douglas and District in the all-Combi two clash.
Talented teenager Owen Stewart scored for D & D but Colby had too much know-how with Steve Collister, Luke Roberts and Jordan Edge on target.
John Haggerdon (two) and Gordi Robba found the net as St John’s overcame battling Gymns 3-2 at Tromode.
Another talented teenager, Joe Walters, was in fine form as he hit four as Laxey romped to an 11-2 success over Onchan.
Darryl Haslett (two), youngster Stan Manning (two), Max Murley and the experienced duo of Jonny Callow and Gary Williams joined him on the scoresheet as the Glen Road side showed the gulf between the two divisions.
Spare a thought for Aaron Larressy who notched a hat-trick for Pulrose but saw his side go down 4-3 to Foxdale after extra-time.
That was because Callan Wade scored a treble of his own and Andrew Barron added the other for the westerners in an exciting tie at Groves Road.
Dean Spencer, Paul Doyle and Nathan Halsall found the net as St Mary’s overcame spirited Castletown 3-1.
Aaron Field scored for Town who were level at the break.
Youthful St George’s ran out 3-0 home winners over Governor’s Athletic.
Syd Batty, Joel Wanez and Carl Henson were the goal-getters.