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Summit stalemates as Bacchas stay clear

The top two sides in Manx hockey fought out a goalless draw on Saturday.

Valkyrs and reigning champions Bacchas A could not be separated as Bacchas’ 100 per cent record came to an end.

However, the result, coupled with another goalless draw between Vikings A and Ramsey A, keeps Bacchas five points clear at the top and on course to retain the title.

The Vikings-Ramsey match was an exciting end-to-end contest but neither side could break the deadlock.

Stephen Cottier was the hero as Castletown A twice fought back from behind to draw 2-2 against Saracens.

Saracens led twice through Danny Kniveton and Mark Corlett but Cottier replied on both occasions and also cleared two shots off the line to deny Saracens.

Vikings B battled well but went down 3-2 to a late goal to Bacchas B – Craig Leece, Tom Wilson and Andy Whiting the scorers.

In women’s Division One, leaders Vikings A extended their lead at the top as they thrashed Harlequins 7-1 and Ramsey A produced a stirring second half fight back to hold reigning champions Bacchas A to a 2-2 draw.

Doubles from Kim Carney, Jan Carney and Dani Kelly and one from Danielle Coombes ensured a comprehensive win for Vikings with Alison Hurd scoring the Quin’s consolation.

And that put them three points clear as second half goals from Alison Breen and Sarah Breen sealed a fine point for Ramsey after Bacchas A had led 2-0, courtesy of goals from Donna Harrison and Sharon Pope.

Doubles from Lauren Stewart and Lois Watterson, and one each from Katie Tinkler, Claire Power and Sophie Faragher, fired Castletown A to a 7-1 success over Valkyrs B, whose goal was scored by Carol Whitelegg, while Valkyrs A saw off Phoenix A 5-1 – Tracy Lyness with the Phoenix goal.

Hockey results for Saturday, April 5

Men’s Division One

Bacchas B 3-2 Vikings B
Castletown A 2-2 Saracens
Valkyrs A 0-0 Bacchas A
Vikings A 0-0 Ramsey A

Men’s Division Two

Castletown B 0-4 Valkyrs B
Castletown C 0-4 Bacchas Cavaliers
Ramsey Roosters 8-0 Vikings C
Valkyrs C 2-6 Harlequins

Women’s Division One

Phoenix 1-5 Valkyrs A
Ramsey A 2-2 Bacchas A
Valkyrs B 1-7 Castletown A
Vikings A 7-1 Harlequins

Women’s Division Two

Castletown B 3-1 Valkyrs C
Castletown C 0-3 Saracens
Ramsey Reeves 2-2 Bacchas C

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