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No cup shocks as Old Boys survive scare

Ramsey too strong for Onchan

Douglas Royal gave Old Boys a major scare in the preliminary round of the Friends Provident International FA Cup on Saturday.

The Division Two leaders led against the Premier League side, thanks to a Chris Anderson goal.

Phil Knox equalised late on in the second half to force extra-time and when the sides could not be separated, it took the lottery of a penalty shoot-out for Old Boys to progress.

They won 4-2 on spot-kicks.

Colby were also involved in a pulsating contest, eventually defeating Union Mills 4-2 at Garey Mooar after extra-time.

Jordan Primrose-Smith (two), Carl Hickey and Martin Moore were on target for the southerners.

It’s another blow for the Millers who had kept in the hunt through Jordan Crawley and Darren Smethurst.

Onchan produced a spirited showing but couldn’t cause a surprise against top flight Ramsey.

Rob Byrne and Josh Brockbank had kept them in touch but goals from player-manager Martin Torr, Kris Halsall (two) and Jamie Arneil ensured the northerners had too much know-how.

Holders Peel saw off Division Two Gymns at Tromode.

Ashley Webster and Ryan Holdaway both netted hat-tricks in the 8-0 victory.

Adam Cregeen and an own goal completed the scoring.

In the sole game of the day in the Canada Life Premier League, Rushen demolished already relegated Ayre 13-1.

In-form Mike Williams hit five, Liam Cowin added a hat-trick, and there were further goals from Steve Riding, Carl Staniford and Jordan Watterson, as well as two own goals.

Dean Tate notched the consolation for Ayre who finished the match with 10 men.

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