Busy weekend of league and cup hockey in store for top sides

Chris Bass of IOMA Bacchas A attempts to evade the attentions of Thomas Tsitsos of LJ Skye Ramsey A during Saturday's Men's Premier Division match at the Grammar School. Bacchas clinched the title with an 8-1 win

Chris Bass of IOMA Bacchas A attempts to evade the attentions of Thomas Tsitsos of LJ Skye Ramsey A during Saturday's Men's Premier Division match at the Grammar School. Bacchas clinched the title with an 8-1 win

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PwC Men’s Premier

Paragon Valkyrs A will be aiming to cement the runners-up spot in the PwC Men’s Premier Division when they meet bottom-placed side Celton Manx Castletown A at Castle Rushen on Saturday afternoon.

Will Margot’s side has already enjoyed a comfortable victory over their opponents this season and will once again be looking for an impressive victory.

Dave Clark-Wilson’s Castletown charges will be hoping for an improved performance in a season in which they have struggled.

PwC Men’s Division One

IOMA Group Bacchas Colts will be hoping to claim victory over LJ Skye Ramsey B in the early fixture at the Grammar School on Saturday.

Tim Leeming’s Bacchas side are still in with a chance of securing second place in the division but will know that victory here is essential if they are to realise that dream.

The Tromode side were narrow victors last time the two teams met, but the northerners will be aiming to improve on that performance and claim victory.

PwC Men’s Division Two

Celton Manx Castletown B will look to return to winning ways when they meet Fearless Saracens B at Castle Rushen on Saturday afternoon.

Adam Parker’s Castletown side suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend at the hands of Valkyrs C and will be looking to put that result behind them and continue their title push.

Opponents Saracens have been defeated twice by Castletown but will be boosted by last weekend’s victory over Bacchas C.

PwC Women’s Premier

Paragon Valkyrs A will be hoping to continue their pursuit of the runners-up spot in the PwC Women’s Premier Division when they meet LJ Skye Ramsey A in Saturday’s lunchtime fixture at the Grammar School.

Leanne Miller’s Valkyrs side claimed a narrow victory over the northerners last time the two sides met and will be aiming for a repeat performance as they look to stretch their unbeaten run to three games. Ellen Robinson’s Ramsey side will be hoping to continue their improvement and build on last weekend’s draw with Bacchas A.

PwC Women’s Division One

Celton Manx Castletown B will be looking to close the gap on current leaders Valkyrs B when they meet IOMA Group Bacchas C at QEII on Saturday afternoon.

Julie Kelly’s Castletown side know that victory is essential if they are to maintain their outside title chances. Sue Richardson’s Bacchas side have yet to get off the mark this season despite her young team playing some good hockey.

Although they will be guaranteed to give their all they may find this match another uphill battle.

PwC Mixed Under-16s

Vikings can secure the PwC mixed under-16s’ title if they can beat IOMA Group Bacchas when the two sides meet at the NSC on Saturday morning.

Paul Woods’s Vikings have been in impressive form, but having drawn with Bacchas last time out they will know that they need to be at the top of their game at the weekend. Opponents Bacchas ended a two-match losing run with victory over Harlequins and will be keen to build on that result.

Bridgewaters Men’s Cup

The top two sides in men’s hockey go head-to-head when Paragon Valkyrs A meet IOMA Group Bacchas A in the Bridgewaters Men’s Cup at QEII on Sunday afternoon.

Andy Whiting’s Bacchas will be determined to claim victory as they look to secure a league and cup double. Will Margot’s Valkyrs will be aiming to secure a first victory over the Tromode side as they look to keep alive their own hopes of silverware.

Bridgewaters Men’s Plate

A close game is in prospect when IOMA Group Bacchas Colts meet HQ Harlequins in Sunday’s lunchtime fixture at QEII.

Tim Leeming’s Bacchas have enjoyed the better league season so far although the results between the two sides have seen a victory each. Matthew Shanahan’s Quins can’t be underestimated and they may just sneak victory and a semi-final spot with it.

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