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Three-way title race hots up

It’s as you were at the top of the Sure Mobile Premier League – and that means an exciting three-way battle for the title.

While leaders Peel and reigning champions St George’s both won, it was third placed St Mary’s who grabbed the result of the day.

A Steven Priestnal goal was enough to secure an impressive 1-0 victory at Laxey to underline their championship credentials.

Peel remain top after winning the western derby, a 5-0 romp at newly promoted Michael, led by a hat-trick from Kerron Christian.

Callum Gallagher and Johnny Myers grabbed the others.

St George’s had a hat-trick hero of their own.

Chris Bass junior was the star with Sean Quaye and Lee Bass the other scorers in a 5-2 home win against Ayre.

But the northerners battled well, holding the champions to 2-2 at half-time.

Phil Quayle and Martin Torr, returning to the club where he won the championship, were their marksmen.

An Aaron Hawley hat-trick fired Rushen to a 5-0 win over Colby in the southern derby.

Paul Jones and Andrew Moody netted the others at Croit Lowey.

Old Boys won a close contest at Ballacloan against Ramsey but the match was marred by a broken leg sustained by Old Boys’ John Quirk.

All the Manx football fraternity wish him well.

On the pitch, first half goals from Sean Gavin and Tommy Miller gave Old Boys a 2-0 lead and, although Danny Foulis pulled one back for the home side after the break, Old Boys took the points.

Gymns’ bid to beat the drop gathered further momentum with a 4-0 home win against Union Mills.

Two goals in each half did the damage - David Rees, Roger Davies, Ciaran McNulty and Mark Connor the scorers.

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