Can Corinthians cause another shock?
CORINTHIANS fine early season form will face another stern test on Saturday when they take on current Canada Life Premier League pace-setters Laxey.
The Whites seem to have gained some consistency and maturity over the summer months and are so far unbeaten this term after a draw at Rushen and last week’s good victory over DHSOB.
Summer signing Chris Feeney and fellow midfielders Louis Thornton and Danny Gerrard have all impressed over the last couple of weeks. The latter, however, returns to university this week and he will be missed against a Miners that has scored 13 goals in just three games. Strikers Mark Wolfenden and Ashley Webster have been the Glen Road outfit’s key players thus far and their fire-power in front of goal may once again prove the difference between the two sides on Saturday.
St George’s will be hoping to put behind them last week’s defeat to Rushen and the bout of mumps that proceeded it with a strong performance against DHSOB at Blackberry Lane.
The weekend’s hosts will be eager to inflict another defeat on Geordies, but with the Glencrutchery Road ranks replenished expect a backlash from Chris Bass Sr’s men.
Two sides that have been tipped to battle it out at the foot of the division meet at Garey Mooar.
Union Mills host Ramsey with both aiming to add to their top-flight survival fund. Ramsey showed fight against Peel last week and this encouraging display might be just enough to propel them to all three points on Saturday.
With Rushen’s game with Marown called off, the Premier League’s sole game in the south sees Castletown play host to St Mary’s.
The latter should be among the division’s front runners and they will be firm favourites to return to the Bowl with all three points from their trip to the Stadium.
Peel will also be hoping to scale the Premier League’s top-four heights this season. They welcome Gymns to Douglas Road on Saturday in a fixture the westerners will be targeting the win in.
Ken Hedley’s visitors from Tromode, however, do have the ability within their fold to take advantage of any western complacency, so Rick Holden’s men will need to turn in a professional performance if they are to be guaranteed of the points
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Weather for Isle of Man
Sunday 19 May 2013
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