Rugby results for Saturday, 30 November
Birchfield dash Ramsey hopes
Ramsey’s hopes for a first win of the season were dashed when fellow strugglers Birchfield won 24-14 at a cold and windy Mooragh Park. Steve Filkins and Richard Dennett scored early tries to put Birchfield in front 10-0. Dan Bonwick’s try and conversion looked to be getting Ramsey back into the game until Dennett’s second, converted by Jack Phillips gave Birchfield at 17-7 half time lead. Ben Harding’s try converted by Bonwick pulled Ramsey back into contention before a late try from Sean McDonnell sealed the result and gave Birchfield a try bonus point. Phillips’ second conversion of the match put icing on the cake.
Vagabonds run at the top continues
Vagabonds needed a bonus point win to remain on top of Lancs/Cheshire 2 and hey got just that beating Mossley Hill 32-12 at Ballafletcher. Ross McCulloch led the Vagas charge with two tries and there were also tries from Mark Oldfield, Paul Howard, Cameron Findlay and a try on debut from Phil Plaatjies. Findlay added a single conversion. Vagas remain tied at the top of the table with Port Sunlight who won away at Ruskin Park which is where Vagas are headed next Saturday.
Vagas Ladies also head the table
Vagabonds Ladies also top their table in Womens NC 1 North West after beating Southport 67-20. The unstoppable Isla Curphey was in top form and she ran in six tries, three in each half and her centre partner Jules Harrison also picked up a hat trick. Full back Sammie Macdonald also picked up a try as did stand in stand off Jo McCabe. Macdonald also brought her kicking boots and landed eight conversions. Vagas are tied at the top and will go clear if they beat Leigh at Ballafletcher next Saturday.
Douglas Celts win in Manx Cup
Defending champions Douglas moved to the top of the Manx Cup standings when they beat Southern Nomads 31-12 at King Williams College. Prop Harry Raven went in for two tries for Douglas with their other scores coming from Conor McCaughan, Wade Shrives and Paul Leivers, with McCaughan adding one conversion. Ethan McNaught and Dale Williams picked up tries for Nomads with Mark Young adding a conversion.
Vikings overwhelm Castletown
Western Vikings got their Manx Plate defence underway with a 36-17 win away at Castletown. Last season’ top try scorer Danny Howard got two for Vikings with other scores coming from Peter Crowe, Ollie Creasey, Harry Goodwin and Jack Goodwin, with Harry Dawson adding three conversions. Kunal Patel and Jim Emmett both crossed for Castletown with Aaron Kiernan on kicking duties.
Results 30 November
Ramsey 14-24 Birchfield
Vagabonds 32-12 Mossley Hill
Womens NC North One West
Vagabonds 67-20 Southport
PDMS Southern Nomads 12-31 Douglas Celts
Castletown 17-36 Western Vikings
Vagabonds Hornets p-p Emerging Nomads