Women footballers win Inter-Island tournament

The Isle of Man women's football side that won the Appleby Inter-Island Tournament at the weekend

The Isle of Man women's football side that won the Appleby Inter-Island Tournament at the weekend

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Penalty shoot-out victory sees Manx retain Appleby sponsored trophy in Isle of Wight

THE Isle of Man women’s team celebrated more success at the weekend by retaining the Appleby-sponsored Inter-Island tournament.

The bi-annual triangular competition also involved teams from Jersey and the Isle of Wight, the latter hosting the event.

The Manx won their opening match 2-0 against Jersey, Eleanor Gawne netting a brace.

The island’s second and final match against the hosts Isle of Wight finished 1-1 with Bekkie Colquitt scoring a wonder goal for the Manx. It required a penalty shoot-out to determine the outcome, reaching sudden death, it was player-manager Sammie MacDonald who slotted in the decisive spot-kick to send the Manx into raptures, winning 6-5.

It was success at the first time of asking for the side’s new management regime of Chris Langford and player-manager Sammie MacDonald who took over after previous manager Keith Lunt stood down last year.

A full round-up of last weekend’s action will appear in this week’s Manx Independent.

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