Both teams record wins at Ballafletcher
Football's Canada Life Premier League leaders Rushen made in 5 wins from 5 played as they saw off a spirited Douglas Royal at Ballafletcher.
Ryan Crawley scored a hat-trick for the southerners in a 6-3 victory.
Rushen last won the league title in 2010.
On the neighbouring pitch at Ballafletcher, perhaps Rushen's biggest challengers Corinthians moved second with their 4th win from 4 played.
They beat Laxey 5-3 but were a goal down for most of the first half.
A blitz of goals at the start of the second half gave the home side the win but Laxey kept battling.
Elsewhere, a Frank Jones goal in injury time gave St Mary's a 3-2 win, Douglas Athletic beat Old Boys 5-3, Peel lost 2-5 at home to St Georges and Ayre recorded a 4-2 success against Marown.
Union Mills remain top of Division Two after a 6-2 win over Malew.