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Winning start for men's team at Ynys Mon tournament

Credit: Gary Weightman (Vannin Photos)

Braces for Furo Davies and Ashley Higginbotham in 7-1 win

The Isle of Man men's football team opened their campaign at the Ynys Mon tournament with an emphatic 7-1 win over Hitra.

Stephen Whitley broke the deadlock with just under half an hour played, as the Manx side opened up a 3-1 advantage by half time.

Furo Davies and Ashley Higginbotham both scored twice, while there was also a goal for 18-year-old Jacob Crook.

Manx Radio's Football Correspondent Tony Mepham was impressed with the performances of some of the younger members of the squad:

The men's side play again tonight, knowing that a win over Alderney will send them through to the semi-finals. Kickoff is at 6pm.

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