Douglas Athletic maintained their 100 per cent winning record in JCK Division Two this season, but only just as they were pushed all the way by Castletown on Saturday afternoon.
The Pinks went into the match boasting a perfect record of 14 wins out of a possible 14 in the second tier of Manx football during the 2015-16 campaign, only to come up against a battling Town side that came agonisingly close to taking points off the runaway leaders.
Mark Wolfenden opened the scoring for Athletic against his former club with a fine strike from the edge of the area, only for Richard Foden to level matters for the hosts.
However, just when it looked like the game would finish all square, Connor Dowell popped up to score the winning goal for DAFC to move them 15 points clear at the top of the table.
The match proved to be the only game to go ahead on Saturday as the fixtures between DHSOB v St George’s plus the combination contests involving St George’s v DHSOB and Douglas Athletic v Castletown all succumbed to the weather.