Wins for St George’s and St Mary’s in Hospital Cup

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Round-up of the weekend’s football

ST George’s treble hopes remain intact after they defeated Laxey 2-6 at Glen Road in Sunday evening’s NK Construction quarter-final tie.

Chris Bass Sr’s Railway Cup and Premier League winners will now face Division Two champions St John’s in this Sunday’s semi-final at Glencrutchery Road.

On target for Geordies in the weekend’s match were Calum Morrissey (2), Ciaran McNulty (2), Chris Bass Jr and Jamie Skillen. Lee Cowley and Ashley Webster netted for the Miners.

Contesting the competition’s other last-four tie will be St Mary and Peel after the former came from behind to beat Division Two Union Mills 8-3 at Springfield Road.

Goals from Alex Suckling and Michael Shimmin gave the Millers an unlikely two-goal lead before Peter Langridge’s Saints hit back through Steven Priestnal and Martin Reilly.

Tom Weir the edged the top-flight side in front before Suckling added his second of the match to draw the two sides level once more.

Golden Boot contender Steven Priestnal then claimed a fourth for his side as the Premier League outfit began to take control of proceedings.

Marc Priestnal (2), Weir and another from Steven Priestnal added some gloss to the scoreline.

* St George’s and St John’s will contest Sunday afternoon’s Ascot Hotel Junior Cup final in Ramsey after both came through testing semi-finals on Saturday.

Geordies edged past fellow Combi One side Ramsey 4-3 after extra time in a thriller at Glencrutchery Road.

Junior island international Matty Skillicorn put the northerners ahead before Connor Dempsey levelled for the hosts. Parity only lasted a few minutes, however, as Matthew Kelly struck from 30 yards to put his side back in front.

Geordies’ hopes seemingly then took another blow as keeper Chris Kelly was sent off after an altercation with Ramsey’s Jonathan Leece.

The red card, however, seemed to galvanise the home side who equalised through Freddie Ward after man of the match Kane Ridings’s initial effort had been stopped by Ramsey keeper Gary Scott.

Skillicorn got the northerners noses in front once again with another stinging effort from distance before Robin Bates netted a late equaliser to send the encounter to extra time.

There Michael McHale slotted home what would turn out to be the winning goal from the penalty spot after Ridings was brought down in the box.

Geordies Andy Bass received his marching orders for a second yellow in the second period of extra time, but the further numerical advantage didn’t stop Geordies from advancing through.

St John’s path through to the final was slightly more clear-cut as they overcame fellow Combi Two side Marown 4-2.

The prolific Mark Wolfenden was again the Saints dangerman netting twice along with Nick Ford and skipper Brett Kitching.

Shaun Doyle and Ricky Lovett were on target for the Crosby side.

Full report on St George’s match with Ramsey in today’s Examiner.

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