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St George's cap stirring fightback

Ashley Webster hits 11 against demoralised Ayre

The champions have the only 100 per cent record remaining in the top flight of Manx football after a stirring fightback on Saturday.

St George’s overcame a two goal half-time deficit to win 3-2 at Laxey in the Canada Life Premier League.

Two goals from Sean Gavin, one from the penalty spot, fired the spirited Miners into a surprise lead.

However, even when a surprise looked on the cards, there was no denying the Geordies.

Furo Davies reduced the arrears with a header before Chris Bass Junior levelled the scores.

The home side’s chances of a point were all but ended when goalkeeper Danny Mead was sent-off for headbutting Bass and St George’s had the last laugh when skipper Frank Jones grabbed the winner 15 minutes from time.

Ayre United’s mass exodus of players in the summer led to them suffering another embarrassing defeat on Saturday.

They were demolished 17-0 at Peel, the biggest ever winning margin for the westerners’ first team.

There was no doubting the hero as Ashley Webster hit 11 of the goals to mark his first-team return.

He was joined on the scoresheet by Kerron Christian (two), Louie Parmar, Kane Ridings, Will Morris and an own goal.

The leaders dropped their first points of the season as St Mary’s were held to a goalless draw at St John’s.

A blistering start ensured Rushen bounced back from their first defeat of the campaign.

A first minute goal from Jamie Johnston, against his former club, and a second from Mike Williams in the fifth minute set them on their way to a 2-1 win over Corinthians.

The dismissal of Matty Cain midway through the first half made life difficult for the hosts but, while Josh Riding pulled one back in the second half, the 10 men of Rushen held on to claim all three points.

Ramsey secured three vital points with a 2-0 home success over Union Mills, courtesy of second half goals from Tom Bentham and Nick White.

All the action also came in the second half at Blackberry Lane where Old Boys ran out 3-1 winners over newly promoted Colby, thanks to goals from Phil Knox and Craig Murphy (two).

Jordan Primrose-Smith notched the Colby reply.

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