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No FA Cup shocks

There were no cup shocks in Saturday’s Cu Plas FA Cup ties.

In the outstanding preliminary round match, Premier League leaders Rushen showed their class with a 5-0 win at Division Two high-fliers Douglas Royal – skipper Paul Jones, Furo Davies, Josh Kelly and Jack Saxon (two, one a penalty) the scorers.

Rushen will now meet Castletown in a first round southern derby next week.

That tie aside, the quarter-final line-up is now known.

Ayre and Pulrose are the sole Division Two sides to reach the last eight.

A 65th minute goal from Jason Craine ensured Ayre saw off Foxdale at Andreas, while Barry English hit a hat-trick as Pulrose won 6-0 at Malew.

Chris Cowin (two) and Ben Cowin netted the others.

FA Cup holders St George’s progressed with a 4-0 win at St John’s – Callum Morrissey (two), Lee Bass and James McStay the scorers.

St Mary’s comfortably dispatched Braddan by the same scoreline at the Bowl, thanks to goals from Steven Priestnal (two), Jamie Skillen and Frank Jones.

Laxey overcame battling Corinthians 4-1 at Glen Road to book their place.

Fraser Vaughan, Johnny Callow, Max Murley and Lee Cowley found the net for the Miners with Rob Bentley scoring the Corinthians consolation.

Peel were pushed hard by Onchan but in the end ran out comprehensive 7-2 winners.

The Division Two side only trailed 3-2 at the break with goals from Paul Whiteley and Michael Cherry keeping them in the hunt.

However, the westerners turned the screw. Daniel Bell (two), Terry Rigaux, Chris Cain, Kerron Christian, Nigel Shimmin and Lee Gale were their scorers.

The most exciting cup tie was at Ballacaloan where Ramsey edged out Michael 3-2.

After a goalless first half, Danny Foulis, Steven Cleator and Tom Skillicorn fired Ramsey through.

Player-manager Nick Hurt and substitute Gary Burgess ensured Michael pushed them hard.

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