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Oates on the spot for St John's

Corinthians up to third

A late double fired 10-man St John’s to a memorable victory on Saturday.

Rhys Oates struck two late penalties to secure maximum points for the westerners in the Canada Life Premier League.

They trailed 1-0 at Croit Lowey to a Tom Doherty goal and were reduced to 10 men for much of the second half following the dismissal of Alex Holden.

However, Oates proved the hero, twice keeping his nerve from the spot as St John’s claimed the victory.

There was similar late drama at Blackberry Lane, although this time it didn’t affect the result.

Doubles from Callum Stewart and Darren Hudgeon put Old Boys in the ascendancy as they led 4-1 against rock bottom Ramsey Youth Centre.

However, Youth Centre hit back through Declan Parish, Rob Moreton and Wood to cause a nervous finale for the home side who prevailed 4-3.

Corinthians won 4-1 at Andreas against battling Ayre to increase the Tangerines’ relegation worries.

Callum Campbell, Ryan Gartland, Rurai Mooney and Kane Riding were on target for the visitors who were being held 1-1 at the break.

In the sole game to survive the weather in JCK Division Two, Malew fought back to win 6-3 at Douglas and District.

It was 16 year-old debutant Kieran Krypner who was the star.

He hit a second half brace, one from the penalty spot, and was joined on the scoresheet by Dean Kinley, Steven Mulhern (with a long-range strike), Jordan Krypner and an own goal.

Marksmen Daniel Clague-Stewart and Rob McAuliff (two) found the net for D&D.

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