Rugby results for Saturday, 9 November
Douglas winning streak halted at Vale of Lune
All good things come to an end as the saying goes, and Douglas’ five match winning streak ended today with a 20-10 defeat at Vale of Lune. They do however retain their fourth place and are just a point behind third place Penrith who also lost today. Ollie Mealin’s wheels gave Douglas their try, with Will Cain’s trusty boot adding a penalty and a conversion. Douglas face second place Birkenhead Park at Port-e-Chee next Saturday.
All square at Mooragh Park
Ramsey and Garstang drew 19-19 at a cold and windy Mooragh Park in Lancs/Cheshire 1. Tries from Joel Dugdale and Freddie Hewitt plus a Kieran Davies conversion saw Garstang race into an early 12-0 lead. Rory Nicholson pulled one back for Ramsey but Garstang countered when Adam Nickson went in and Kieran Davies’ conversion saw the visitors 19-7 ahead at the break. In the second half Scott Kneale went over for Ramsey and converted his own try to reduce the lead to 19-14 and with seven minutes to play Dan Richmond dived over from close range to level the score. Agonisingly Scott Kneale’s conversion attempt came back off the posts to leave the two sides locked together.
Vagabonds go clear at the top
Vagabonds beat Oxton Parkonians 27-0 at Ballafletcher and went five points clear at the top of Lancs/Cheshire 2 in the process. Johnny Beckley and Ryan de la Harpe went over for Vagas in the first half and a Beckley conversion gave them a 12-0 half time lead. In the second half Jon Reilly’s try extended the lead. Mark Oldfield’s first Vagabonds try secured the bonus point and Tom Gascoyne also went over to remove any doubt. Second placed Port Sunlight had no game this weekend so Vagas move clear at the top of the standings.
Douglas Celts go top of Shield
Douglas Celts took over at the top of the Manx Shield standings with a 76-0 win against Ramsey B. In the chasing pack, Southern Nomads recorded an 87-10 win against Castletown. Gaz Watt and Furo Davies both bagged hat tricks for Nomads. Ethan McNaught, Ross Mann and Jacob Halstein both picked up braces with George Collister, Mark Young, Jack Sleight and Steve McHugh crossing for the extras. Town’s tries came from some guesting Nomads with Jack Sleight and Ross Mann both changing sides to score at each end. In the final Shield game Vagabonds Hornets beat Western Vikings at Ballafletcher and moved into second place. Dylan Chambers and Aaron Ledingham both went in for first half tries with Ledingham converting one. The winner came from Joshua Perry in the second half. Olly Creasey and Ashley Howard crossed for Vikings with Harry Dawson converting one.
Results 9 November
North One West
Vale of Lune 20-10 Douglas
Ramsey 19-19 Garstang
Vagabonds 27-0 Oxton Parkonians
Douglas Celts 76-0 Ramsey B
PDMS Southern Nomads 87-10 Castletown
Vagabonds Hornets 17-12 Western Vikings