A COMFORTABLE 3-70 win away at Western Vikings booked PDMS Southern Nomads a semi-final clash with Douglas in two weeks time as the newly-crowned Manx Shield champions came out on top of the round-robin preliminary round of the Manx Cup.
The Nomads tries came from Harry Catlow, Andy Joughin, Joe Callaghan, Steve McHugh and Andy Lean with one apiece; and Dan Bridle, Harry Brereton and Gerard Landels each with two.
The reliable boot of Mark Young also added six conversions and a penalty.
Tony Grundy kicked a consolation penalty for Western Vikings.
VAGABONDS B opened up their account in the Shimmin Wilson Manx Trophy with a 28-7 win over near neighbours Douglas B.
Ryan Windell and John Ferguson scored first half tries for Vagas with Windell converting both for a 14-0 lead at the break.
In the second half, Steve Gawne and that man Windell each scored tries to make the game safe, with Windell again converting both, before Douglas picked up a late consolation try from Aaron Mason that was converted by Jack Moore.
At Mooragh Park, Ramsey B got their campaign off to a good start by beating Castletown 20-8. Gareth Hinge, Ben Harding, Al Christian and Jim Nicholson all crossed for Ramsey tries.
Town’s point came courtesy of a Craig Glover try and a Gary Stephenson penalty.