Good wins for Ramsey and Douglas

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BSM Manx Cup finalists Ramsey produced an almost flawless display at Moorah Park on Saturday with a 66-5 win over South Lancashire/Cheshire Division Two opponents Trentham.

Fintan Cummins got the game going for Ramsey early on as he used the wind to angle his kicks into the corners.

This kept the visitors pinned deep in their own half and provided Ramsey with a great territorial advantage.

When possession was secured, Ramsey peppered the Trentham line with close range forward drives. Henry Lord and Will Keenan both went close before Shaun Wyllie released his backline and Nick McCudden spun through two tackles to cross for the opening score. Cummins added the conversion to give the Manx side an early 7-0 lead.

Five minutes later the lead was 12-0. This time the backline created it with some neat hands and offloads which on another day would have been knocked on.

Aneurin Pritchard and McCudden made the break up the centre. Lance Wyllie and John Watling both helped link the move together and just when it looked like the sortie may die 10 metres short, Cummins moved the ball left to allow Lance Wyllie to sneak over.

In the 20th minute the Ramsey backline did more damage. Adam Yates was the line breaker, dancing through two tackles to get behind the Trentham defence.

Craig Long swept up the loose ball when Yates was brought down and fed full back Andy Cleator who strolled in. The try bonus point was bagged on the half-hour mark as Lance Wyllie executed a perfect training ground move and went in under the sticks after Pritchard popped out of a midfield tackle.

After turning around with a 24-0 lead, Ramsey started the second half with a little sloppiness and a missed tackle allowed Trentham number eight Tom Turnock to barge his way over the line to make it 24-5.

That, however, was the last look in that the visitors got and the floodgates opened at the other end. Fintan Cummins started the rot.

He was quickly followed by Shaun Wyllie, Nick McCudden for his second of the game, skipper Will Keenan and last but not least loosehead prop Andy Wilson who only converted from back row this season and is proving more than capable of handling himself in the front row.

Fintan Cummins converted all six tries to give him a 21-point haul for the afternoon.

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