Rushen turned on the style to move up to second in the Sure Mobile Premier League on Saturday.
An emphatic 5-0 home victory over Gymns saw them move level on points with leaders Peel.
Goals from Tom Craine, Steve Ridings and Aaron Hawley all but sealed the points by the break and Chris Shimmin and Josh Kelly added to the tally in the second half.
The Tromode side are now unlikely to qualify for the Railway Cup.
Meanwhile, Laxey won by the same scoreline at home to newly promoted St John's to boost their own Railway Cup bid.
A John Callow hat-trick, plus goals from the in-form Ashley Webster and Daniel Kewley, ensured maximum points for the Miners.
The miserable season continued for reigning champions St George's as they went down 4-2 at FA Cup holders Old Boys.
Callum Stewart (two), Robbie Ward and Craig Stewart clinched a home victory after the Geordies had taken the lead.
Michael secured their first points of the season in the basement battle with a 3-1 home victory over Union Mills, who remain firmly rooted at the foot of the table.
All the goals were scored in the first half with Mike Nash netting for the Millers.
Castletown finished their match with nine men but are up to seventh after a 1-1 draw at home to Ramsey.
Alex Crawley gave Town a half-time lead before Chris Halsall equalised in the second half.
In a hard-fought contest, Andy Dent and Steven Wade were sent-off for the home side but they held out for a point.
• A goal in each half ended the Isle of Man’s dreams in the FA County Youth Cup on Saturday.
They went down 2-0 at Sheffield and Hallamshire in the second round.