Annual Boxing Day match ends in stalemate

The annual Cammag match, held on the Tynwald Green, ended in a 2-2 draw this year

The annual Cammag match, held on the Tynwald Green, ended in a 2-2 draw this year

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St John’s picturesque Tynwald green saw the North and South battle out a 2-2 in the annual Cammag match on Boxing Day.

Again the spectacle was mired in controversy as scoring was disputed, a common thing in Cammag matches. Although the South put three goals over the line to the North’s two, referee Paul Callister ruled that it was unclear whether an early goal for the South should have been allowed due to being too high over the keeper and that a late goal for the South had been kicked over the line. The latter was disqualified as all scoring has to be with a stick. After the one-sided victory by the North in the 2012 match, it was decided that the South should hold the cup for the year. Picture: MIKE WADE MW131227 (55)

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