IT was a poor day for the three men’s sides competing in the UK national leagues on Saturday, with all three men’s teams losing, leaving Vagabonds Ladies to keep the Manx flag flying.
In addition to Vagabonds first XV going down 0-21 at home to league leaders Anselmians in South Lancs/Cheshire Division One leaders Anselmians (see separate report), both Isle of Man teams lost in division two
Ramsey flopped 17-12 against struggling Wallasey. The Merseysiders led 17-5 at half-time with a Craig Long try keeping Ramsey in the game.
Ramsey turned the screw in the second half and when Lance Wyllie crossed for a try, converted by Fintan Cummins, they were within touching distance only to be beaten by the clock.
Douglas were soundly beaten 55-0 on the road at Warrington in a game they’ll want to forget. Warrington are among the promotion favourites in the division so Douglas wouldn’t realistically have expected much from the game, but a defeat of this size was perhaps a bit more than anticipated.