Four games make up this weekend’s Hossie Cup ties

Laxey's Jonny Shield and Corinthians Danny Oram during last weekend's Hospital Cup tie Photo: Gary Weightman

Laxey's Jonny Shield and Corinthians Danny Oram during last weekend's Hospital Cup tie Photo: Gary Weightman

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There are only four games in the Craig Heartstrong Foundation Hospital Cup on Sunday evening.

Three first round ties and one quarter-final make up this weekend’s intriguing offerings .

Arguably tie of the evening is at Glencrutchery Road where St George’s take on DHSOB in a repeat of last season’s final.

The latter did Geordies a favour last week as they beat Premier League rivals Peel to take the title race to this week’s last-game conclusion.

The 2-1 win over the westerners and the fact the Blackberry Lane outfit are the competition’s holders shows they shouldn’t be treated lightly by a St George’s side gunning for silverware.

Chris Bass Sr’s men edged the two league fixtures between the two by just one goal suggesting another tight encounter lies ahead.

Another close first round tie looks in prospect at Garey Mooar where Union Mills host Division Two champions Marown.

The latter beat relegated Michael last time out and will see this match against a Mills side that finished third bottom in the the top-flight standings as another opportunity to gauage their progress.

Joedy Scarffe’s young Millers certainly know where the back of the net is, but are at times vulnerable at the back.

This is something the Crosby outfit’s resident hot shot Stuart Morris will look to exploit to fire his side into the competition’s quarter-finals.

Gymns will be looking to end a season that saw them lose their Premier League status with a good run in the Hospital Cup. The Tromode outfit face Foxdale on Sunday in a match they should be favourites to win.

However, if Dale striker Darren Flanagan can replicate his five-goal heroics from last week’s tie with Governor’s a upset could be on the cards.

The day’s sole quarter-final tie sees Peel host Corinthians at Douglas Road.

The westerners will be aiming to finish the season with a bang and having claimed victories in both the league fixtures between the two will start the match as favourites.

The Whites have won their last four matches and will certainly give Peel a game if given half a chance.

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