Michael won an 11 goal thriller to move out of the relegation zone and leave Gymns rock bottom of the Canada Life Premier League on Saturday.
Two goals each from Kieron Quinn and Adam Dorron and further strikes from Peter Lewis and Matty Brand sealed a 6-5 victory at Tromode.
A Mark McCarrick hat-trick, Nick Bowden, and Kieron Iveagh kept Gymns fighting but they were always behind as Michael sealed what could be three crucial points.
Douglas Royal are now in the drop zone as St Mary’s returned to winning ways in an 8-1 romp at Ballafletcher.
Martin Reilly opened the scoring but the star of the show was substitute Marc Priestnal who hit a hat-trick inside five minutes.
Brother Steven chipped in with two and there were further goals for Ricky Cannell and Tom Weir as St Mary’s stayed in fourth.
Peel moved within a point of the top after a goalfest at Ballafletcher with an 8-3 win at Corinthians.
The home side fought hard but the westerners were in control thanks to a Ryan Holdaway double and one each from Marc Kelly, Danny Bell, Daniel Lace – on his 500th game for the club - Kerron Christian, Rob Cottier and Johnny Myers.
Darren Cain, Danny Gerrard and Nigel Moody scored for the home side.
Old Boys remain third, level on points with Peel, and secured their qualification for the Railway Cup with a 5-1 home success over newly promoted Ayre.
Doubles from the Stewart brothers, Craig and Callum, and one from Dean France ensured three points at Blackberry Lane.
Ayre’s consolation was an own goal.
Veteran Dickie Corrin grabbed a last minute winner as reigning champions Rushen secured their best result of the season – a 2-1 home win over Laxey.
Ross Williamson had fired the Miners into a half-time lead but Adam Cregeen equalised before Corrin’s decisive intervention all but ended the visitors’ hopes of a Railway Cup berth.
Castletown and Ramsey shared four goals in an entertaining clash at the Stadium.
Danny Foulis had opened the scoring for Ramsey with Jamie Moffatt grabbing the other and Tom Charmer and Jack Charmer finding the net for Town in the second half.