Big guns victorious in Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield
Douglas avenge defeat at Manchester
Douglas lost by a point in the away leg but made up for it with a 27-8 win at Port-e-Chee in North One West.
Adam Boyd’s late solo try ensured a bonus point for the Manx side.
Douglas led 10-8 at half time with player/coach Carl Murray crossing for a try plus a conversion and penalty from Bryn Snellgrove.
In the second half Douglas pressed home their advantage with further tries from Guy Wood and Aidan O’Shea to assure them of the win and Adam Boyd’s grandstand finish simply iced the cake.
Ramsey rampant at Mooragh Park
Ramsey are in pretty good form right now and it was the wrong day for Oldershaw to bring a slightly weaker team.
First half tries from Fintan Cummins, Harri Radford, John F Watling and two from youngster Dan Richmond gave Ramsey a healthy 29-0 half time lead.
In the second half the floodgates really opened, as leading try scorer Dan Bonwick ran in two, Radford bagged his second as did Cummins and there were also tries from Mikey Craine, Eddie Lord, Jarred Callister and Mark Oldfield.
Scott Kneale converted three, Fintan Cummins two and one apiece for Dan Bonwick and Mark Oldfield.
Vagabonds beaten on the road
Vagas lost 32-0 away at promotion hopefuls Ellesmere Port.
After beating them at Ballafletcher, Vagas were hopeful of a better result but despite travelling with a strong squad, they were beaten on the day.
Wins for Old Bedians and Liverpool University mean that Vagas slip to sixth place in the standings.
Broughton Park beat Vagabonds Ladies
Broughton Park completed a double over Vagabonds in Womens NC North West 1, winning 41-31 in Manchester.
Kathryn Craine led the way for Vagas with two tries and there were also tries from Sophie Henry, Sophie Birchall and Vicky Venn with stand-in kicker Corrina Daly adding three conversions.
Vagas were under the cosh for the first part of the game but added four tries in the final twenty minutes to battle back into contention.
Two big wins in Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield
The Manx Shield’s big guns both ran in big scores.
Southern Nomads beat a spirited Ramsey B 70-0 while Douglas Celts overcame Western Vikings 73-5.
George Callister and Andy Lean both ran in hat tricks for Nomads and there were also tries from Dan Gallagher, Rob Keelan, Harry Brereton, Ethan McNaught, Jake Hardinge and Josh Smith who also kicked five conversions.
While Ramsey B didn’t break the whitewash there were good performances from Harry Parsons, Jamie Swales and Magnus Black who all made their senior rugby debuts.
At QE2 Western Vikings leading scorer Danny Howard scored their consolation try.