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Gymns leapfrog RYCOB in drop zone

It’s advantage Gymns in the battle to stay in the Canada Life Premier League.

That’s after they moved out of the drop zone with a 1-0 win at basement battlers Ayre United.

The Tromode club’s ‘Great Escape’ bid continued as they made it seven points out of a possible nine to leapfrog Ramsey Youth Centre.

Johnny Broad was the scorer and Ayre United’s faint chances of survival surely ended when they missed a penalty in the second half.

There was heartache for Ramsey Youth Centre as they went down 3-2 at Castletown with Mark Wolfenden grabbing a last minute winner.

Goals from Mike Nixon and Steven Jordan had kept them in the hunt but a Wolfenden double and one from Tom Callister earned Town the points and all but secured their top flight status.

Chris Bass, skipper Sean Quaye, Ciaran McNulty and Frank Jones were on target as reigning champions St George’s thrashed St John’s 4-0 to stay on top.

Laxey turned on the style to stun Rushen and stay second.

They thrashed the southerners 6-1 on their own turf to gain revenge for being knocked out of the FA Cup by Rushen earlier in the season.

Regular marksmen Ashley Webster hit two for the Miners with Danny Foulis, Darren Hudgeon, Ryan Melville and Lee Cowley the other scorers.

Josh Kelly grabbed the home side’s consolation.

A last-gasp Callum Stewart goal earned Old Boys a 2-2 draw at home to Peel.

After a goalless first half, goals from Lee Gale and Kerron Christian seemed to have put Peel on course for a 2-1 win until Stewart’s intervention.

Brother Craig Stewart had grabbed the other for the Blackberry Lane outfit.

St Mary’s bounced back from their FA Cup exit but were given a scare by Ramsey.

Goals from Brian Crellin and the golden boot of Steven Priestnal fired the Saints to a 2-1 win at Ballacloan.

Mike Hernandez netted the home side’s goal.

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