David Skillen marked his return to action with a reminder of exactly what Pulrose have been missing.
The division’s most prolific scorer hit five in a 6-2 win at Douglas Royal to maintain Pulrose’s promotion bid.
Jay Wood grabbed the other at Noble’s Park.
It’s as you were at the top of CFS Division Two as leaders Castletown won 5-2 at Malew in the southern derby.
Alex Crawley (two), Tony Duggan, Carl Clark and Ashley Sansbury scored the goals with Paul Witley and Dan Furwell replying for Malew.
St John's also won again and moved into second place with a 9-1 thrashing of bottom club Ronaldsway.
The Rockets battled hard before the contest became one-sided as St John’s scored six times in the last 20 minutes!
Anthony Moore led the way with four. Mike Peace notched two and there were also goals for Andy Chadwick, Mark Wolfenden and Nick Leung.
Marown dropped to third as their outside promotion hopes took a blow, going down 3-1 at Onchan.
Neil Cain and Jonathan Bradley (two) were the match-winners with Jeremy Lovett scoring the Marown goal.
Ramsey Youth Centre continue to be the team of the season and consolidated fifth spot with a 7-1 win at Northern Athletic.
The star of the show again was Mark Grotty who hit four. Martin Murphy (two) and Rich Wavey got the others.
An own goal was Northern Athletic’s only reply.
Braddan moved up to eighth with a 5-0 home win over Foxdale, courtesy of goals from Jamie Johnson, James Ramsey, Mike Hegarty, Mike Shimmin and Shane Larkin.
Douglas and District produced a spirited showing but were beaten 2-1 at home by the Police.
John Quaye and an Adam Hawkes penalty earned the Police the points in a close contest.
Craig Cowin was the D&D marksman.