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Rugby results for Saturday, March 10

Rugby results for Saturday, March 10

North One West


Douglas 8-15 Vale of Lune


South Lancashire/Cheshire Division Two


Liverpool Collegiate 84-0 Vagabonds


Lancashire/Cheshire Three


Oxton Parkonians 20-10 Ramsey


Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield


Ramsey B 0-85 Douglas Celts

Emerging Nomads 73-14 Castletown


Vale of Lune avenged their home defeat by Douglas when they won 15-8 at a wet and muddy Port-e-Chee in North One West.

The Lancaster outfit took the lead in the first minute with a Sam Broadbank try. Bryn Snellgrove’s penalty at the other end partially redressed the balance, but a Ben Donnington try converted by Damon Hall extended the visitors' lead to 12-3 at the break.

In the second half, the bumper crowd saw Douglas claw back with a Glyn Hooson-Owen pushover try, but a Damon Hall penalty kept Douglas at a safe distance until time was up.

The losing bonus point may prove useful for Douglas, who now drop to seventh place in the standings.

Vagabonds lost 84-0 away at Liverpool Collegiate in South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two as their miserable season continued.

Collegiate move into joint lead in the standings with the 14 try win, although they have played more games than their nearest rivals.

Vagas will be looking forward and while they have a daunting trip to Aspull next week, fellow strugglers Oldershaw visit Ballafletcher in two weeks time and could provide a much needed morale boosting win for Vagas.

Oxton Parkonians beat Ramsey 20-10 on a very muddy Wirral in Lancs/Cheshire  Three leaving the Manx side with a very tough battle in the promotion stakes. Parkonians led 8-3 at half time with a Dan Bonwick penalty just keeping Ramsey in touch.

In the second half, a Henry Swithinbank try converted by Bonwick saw Ramsey take a 10-8 lead, but it wasn’t quite enough and Parkonians not only took the lead but a converted try denied Ramsey even a losing bonus point.

Emerging Nomads beat Castletown 73-14 in the Southern derby in the Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield however the scoreline was a little flattering for Nomads and Castletown were competitive for lengthy parts of the game.

After 20 minutes, the game was tied 14-14 with Ally Kelly and Jake Harding both scoring tries for Nomads and Morgan Armstrong-Paton and a penalty try levelling it for Town.

Two tries before half time were, however, decisive for Nomads. Tom Davies crashed in for the first and Rob Craine returned the restart with the second to leave Nomads 28-14 in front at the halfway stage with Josh Smith nailing all four conversions.

In the second half, Town caved in almost immediately.

Ally Kelly galloped in for his second and was quickly followed by Rob Keelan, Andy Lean (two), Harry Brereton, George Collister and finally Jake Harding for his second.

In the hastily arranged other game, Douglas Celts won comfortably at the Mooragh Park beating a depleted Ramsey B 84-0.

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