Gymns and Governor's in goalfest
In-form Marown did their promotion hopes a power of good on Saturday.
The Crosby men had to be patient but broke down Douglas and District’s spirited resistance to move into second spot in JCK Division Two.
Ashley Heginbotham’s 24th minute goal rewarded a spell of pressure and the floodgates then opened.
Heginbotham went onto complete a first half hat-trick and Cameron Avery headed home the fourth on the stroke of half-time.
A fifth goal from Lewis Brew sealed a 5-0 win against D&D who had shocked them earlier in the campaign.
Gymns made a blistering start to move out of the bottom two, en route to a 6-4 victory at fellow strugglers Governor’s Athletic.
Nick Clague gave Gymns a dream start inside two minutes and doubled the lead just six minutes later.
Adam Johnson made the game all but safe after quarter of an hour and, while an own goal gave the home side some hope, Johnson added the fourth four minutes before the break.
Peter Callow netted a second for Governor’s within seven minutes of the restart but Clague’s hat-trick put the Tromode club further in the driving seat.
Simon Gawne hit back quickly for Governor’s yet two more quick goals - Steve Slack with the sixth for Gymns and Rob Bell for Governor’s Athletic – ensured a goalfest.
Union Mills overturned a half-time deficit to win 3-2 at Malew.
Dale Walker fired the southerners in front at Clagh Vane but two goals in three minutes from Chris Kelly and Colm Garrity turned the match around in the Millers’ favour.
A Kelly header sealed the points and, although Walker also netted his second with a fine free-kick to bring Malew back into the contest, the visitors held on.