RUGBY round-up from Saturday, October 13.
Tries from Steve Cleator and Dan Bonwick weren’t enough to save Ramsey from their third home defeat of the season as third-placed Ormskirk took maximum points at Mooragh Park on Saturday, winning 36-10 and keeping their own promotion challenge on track.
There was a double blow for Ramsey as they learned of a five-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player in an earlier match. The Manx side now occupy bottom spot in South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two.
Douglas maintain 100 per cent record
Douglas kept their unbeaten run going with a hard fought 25-6 win away at Oldershaw. The game was tied at 6-6 for around an hour with two penalties from skipper Scott Goodall keeping Douglas in the hunt. As Oldershaw tired, Douglas took advantage and scored three quick tries through Ryan Maddox, Glyn Hooson-Owen and points machine Goodall who also added two conversions.
Vagabonds secure bonus point win
Vagabonds also kept their promotion push on track with a 29-5 win over Oswestry at Ballafletcher. Vagabonds remain in fourth place in the table tucked in just behind Ormskirk, but crucially within a game in hand. Tries from Vagas came from Bryn Griffiths, James Clarke, Ross McCulloch, Leigh Kennaugh and Kevin Birchall, with Johnny Beckley adding two conversions.
Vagabonds Ladies win again on the road
Vagas Ladies continued their winning start to the season with a narrow 15-14 win away at Liverpool Collegiate. The win should send Vagas top of the standings for at least 24 hours, with their rivals not playing until Sunday.
Shipley grabs hat-trick as Castletown win
Castletown’s Mick Shipley was the toast of Poulsom Park when he ran in three tries in Town’s 44-5 defeat of Ramsey B. There were also two tries from Barry Irvine, before he was stretchered off with what was thought to be a serious leg injury. Ruan Badenhorst also bagged a brace for he southerners with Will Stanton also crossing. Ramsey’s consolation score came from prop Orry Watterson.
In the other Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield game, Douglas B brushed aside Western Vikings 27-6 at a very damp Port-e-Chee. Skipper Mike Sheeley was on target with the boot for Vikings, kicking two penalties. The match between Southern Nomads and Emerging Nomads was postponed after Thursday’s heavy rain left King Williams College unplayable.
South Lancs/Cheshire Division 2
Ramsey 10-36 Ormskirk
Vagabonds 29-5 Oswestry
Oldershaw 6-25 Douglas
Liverpool Collegiate 14-15 Vagabonds
Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield
PDMS Southern Nomads p-p Emerging Nomads
Douglas B 32-9 Western Vikings
Castletown 44-5 Ramsey B
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