St John’s caused the shock of the season as Rushen seized the initiative in the race for the Sure Mobile Premier League.
Sam Kenny and Lee Dixon’s charges sealed a memorable 3-2 win at Peel to stun Rick Holden's side.
A double from Anthony Moore and one from former Peel man Callum Gallagher secured a superb victory for St John’s.
Juan Killip and Nigel Shimmin were on target for Peel but it was a day to remember for St John’s.
Rushen won 2-1 at battling Corinthians to move four points clear.
A third minute goal from Josh Kelly and a second half blockbuster from Adam Cregeen fired them to victory.
Nigel Moody scored for the home side but Corinthians couldn’t force an equaliser.
Laxey are right in the title mix-up now after a 3-0 success over Castletown – thanks to goals from Lee Cowley, Ashley Webster and Fraser Vaughan.
Reigning champions St George's continued their improvement with a 3-0 home success over Gymns – Sean Quaye, Callum Morrissey and Chris Bass junior the marksmen as they moved up to fifth.
The Geordies were boosted by the return of long-term injury victim Mark Teare.
Union Mills remain bottom, pointless and look certain to go down.
Despite a spirited showing, they went down 3-2 at Ramsey.
Two goals from Ryan Fairclough and an own goal ensured the points for the home side with Chris Wilson netting both from Union Mills.