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St George's romp sets new record

St George’s re-wrote the history books on Saturday as they moved a step nearer the Canada Life Premier League title.

They demolished relegated Douglas Royal 24-0 to record the highest ever score in a top flight match in Manx football’s 121 year history.

There was no doubting the star of the show either as Island striker Callum Morrissey hit 10 of the goals!

Strike partner Ciaran McNulty struck five of his own, there were hat-tricks from Frank Jones and Jamie Skillen, while Chris Bass Junior and Mark Teare also got in on the act for the rampant Geordies.

An own goal sealed a miserable day for already relegated Royal.

That victory leaves St George’s five points behind leaders Old Boys – with five games in hand – after they completed their league programme with a 1-1 draw with Peel.

Daniel Bell gave the westerners a half-time lead but Sean Gavin equalised for Old Boys after the break to complete a fine league season.

The match was delayed by 20 minutes due to a serious injury to Peel’s Terry Rigaux and both clubs wish him well.

At the other end of the table, Michael are facing the drop after drawing 1-1 at Castletown in their penultimate match.

Andy Williamson scored a second half leveller after Brett Alcotte had given Town a half-time advantage but Michael – who finished the match with 10 men - remain in the relegation zone on goal difference with just one match remaining – against title favourites St George’s.

Gymns are still above Michael on goal difference, despite going down 4-1 at home to Laxey.

Goals from Darren Hudgeon (two), David Corlett and Lee Cowley sealed the Miners’ victory.

Nick Bowden scored the consolation for the home side.

Reigning champions Rushen stay fourth after edging out battling Ayre 3-2 at Croit Lowey.

First half goals from Josh Kelly, Mike Edge and Steven Riding fired the southerners into a 3-1 half-time lead, although Ayre pushed them all the way thanks to a James Teare double.

St Mary’s consolidated sixth spot with a 5-1 win at Corinthians.

Steven Priestnal, Martin Reilly, Marc Priestnal, Brian Crellin and Daniel McCreevey were on target for the Saints with youngster Lewis Griffiths netting for the home side.

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