Saturday’s round-up plus the Junior and Hospital Cup draws
ST John’s and Colby will contest the GH Corlett Woods Cup final on Good Friday after the pair advanced through today’s semi-finals.
Colby caused a mini-upset at Glen Road as they beat promotion contenders Union Mills 4-3 on penalties after the two sides had shared a 3-3 draw in the south.
Runaway Division Two leaders St John’s last-four encounter with Marown was more clear cut, the Saints keeping their treble hopes alive with a 6-1 win at Mullen-e-Cloie.
In the afternoon’s Canada Life Premier League matches, Gymns great escape gathered further momentum at Ayre. The Tromode outfit won 2-3 thanks to David Rees’s last-minute winner to move out of the top-flight relegation zone for the first time in a long time.
Replacing Kieron Iveagh’s men in the dreaded drop zone are Michael who lost 0-5 to in-form Ramsey at Balleira Road.
Castletown’s top-flight safety is by no means confirmed after the southerners lost 5-1 to a Lee Cowley inspired Laxey. The Miners’ attacker netted a hat-trick, joining Josh Thomas and Nigel Beattie on the scoresheet for Steve Falconer’s side.
At the top of the standings, Rushen exstinguished Peel’s faint championship hopes with a 2-3 win in the Old Firm derby at Douglas Road.
DHSOB remain leaders after they beat St Mary’s 1-2, but St George’s remain firmly on their shoulders after they beat Corinthians 5-0 at Glencrutchery Road.
In JCK Division Two, RYCOB took advantage of Union Mills’ Woods Cup involvement to move up to second with a 3-0 win over basement side Ronaldsway.
Pulrose boosted their Gold Cup hopes with a 2-1 win over Foxdale, while Douglas and District’s good recent run came to an end at the hands of Braddan. The Victoria Road side edging a nine-goal thriller 4-5.
NK Joinery Hospital Cup
First round draw
Corinthians v Peel
Marown v Onchan
Ronaldsway v Ayre
St Mary’s v Gymns
St John’s v RYCOB
Union Mills v DHSOB
Douglas Royal v St George’s
Pulrose v Rushen
Malew v Castletown
Douglas and District v Foxdale
Byes Braddan, Colby, Laxey, Michael, Police and Ramsey
Ascot Hotel Junior Cup
First round draw
Michael v Gymns
Douglas and District v Onchan
Colby v Corinthians
Peel v Ronaldsway
Marown v Pulrose
Malew v Rushen
RYCOB v DHSOB
St John’s v Laxey
St George’s v Foxdale
St Mary’s v Ramsey
Byes Ayre, Braddan, Castletown, Douglas Royal, Police and Union Mills