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Women's football season kicks off

Wins for Douglas Royal, Peel and DHSOB

In football, the eighteenth women’s league season kicked off on Sunday.

Top billing went to the Ballafletcher derby, in which Douglas Royal beat Corinthians 2-0.

Sarah Breen broke the deadlock on 50 minutes, with Rebecca Cole scoring their second in the closing stages.

Champions Peel started their league title defence with an 8-4 win over Colby at Station Road.

Emma Nudd (four), Kira Buchan (three) and Emily Jones were on target for the westerners.

The southern side's response came via strikes from Amy Speed (two), Sara Ismail-Sutton and Meg Mullinor.

DHSOB registered a 3-0 win over Gymnasium at Tromode thanks to two own goals and a spectacular Becky Watterson free-kick.

Gymnasium are very much a new-look outfit this year with a number of players transferring to other clubs.

The match involving Laxey and Douglas Athletic was postponed.

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