Rushen aim to derail Old Boys’ double hopes

Rushen and Ramsey served up the game of the round when the pair met in the Junior Cup on Saturday Photo: Brian Goldie

Rushen and Ramsey served up the game of the round when the pair met in the Junior Cup on Saturday Photo: Brian Goldie

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DHSOB will be hoping to maintain their quest for a combination league and cup double when take go head-to-head with Rushen United in the quarter-finals of the Ascot Hotel Junior Cup on Saturday afternoon.

The Blackberry Lane outfit’s combination side clinched the league title with a dramatic victory over Peel and are well-poised to add the Junior Cup to their trophy cabinet.

Rushen will certainly be no pushovers though, as they finished the season in third place just five points behind the champions.

Old Boys eased to victory in the latest meeting between the two sides last month but, prior to that, the Spaniards became one of only a few teams to take points off the Blackberry Lane side when they held them to a 3-3 draw so another close game could be in store.

Elsewhere, DHSOB’s main rivals to the Junior Cup silverware, Peel, should progress with ease against Combination Two outfit Douglas and District.

However, the other two ties could be a little closer. On paper, St John’s should have too much quality for lower league Braddan to handle, but the Swans have already knocked out Combi One opposition in style with a 7-1 thrashing of Ayre United last time out.

The other game at Glen Road sees the latest installment of a season-long rivalry between Laxey and Corinthians. The Whites thumped the Miners 6-0 recently so will start as favourites, but the 3-2 scoreline in November suggests it could be closer if Laxey find some form,

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