St George’s picked up their fourth consecutive Canada Life Premier League trophy after they beat Peel 5-1 at Douglas Road on Wednesday evening.
Geordies clinched the title a couple of weeks ago, but three goals in the final five minutes saw them collect their ninth top-flight title in 11 seasons in style despite the hosts giving the champions a good contest for the first two-thirds of the match.
Sam Caine scored goals early in each half for the visitors, while Daniel Bell made it 1-1 on the stroke of half-time after the tireless Lee Gale was pulled back in the box by Grant Dawson.
Peel kept applying pressure and were close to getting a second equaliser when a header was cleared off the line. However, the dismissal of Johnny Kelly coupled with injuries after all the subs had been used, proved to be crucial, and goals from Caine, Ciaran McNulty and Tom Weir gave the Grand Slam chasers victory.
Second bottom Youthie’s relegation was rubber-stamped as they lost 4-2 at Union Mills. Third-bottom Michael can still be overhauled by the other side in the drop zone Castletown, after the westerners lost 2-0 to St Mary’s. The defeat, thanks to goals from Josh Thomas and Ste Priestnal, leaves United on 12 points, four ahead of Town who have games against Ramsey and Peel left to play.
Old Boys boosted their hopes of a top-four finish with an 8-1 win at Ramsey.
Thanks to Peel FC’s Facebook page and Eric Clague for the information.
Wednesday, April 30
Canada Life Premier League
Ramsey 1-8 Dhsob
Peel 1-5 St George’s
Union Mills 4-2 RYCOB
Michael 0-2 St Mary’s