Douglas’ fine start to their debut season in South Lancs/Cheshire Division One continued when they picked up a valuable 26-15 win away at Tyldesley.
Lance Wyllie grabbed his first try for Douglas with other tries coming from Steve Tansell and Daryn Thompson. Bryn Snellgrove kicked three penalties and a conversion. Crucially for Douglas, they failed to pick up a bonus point and now drop to second place in the table.
Vagabonds seal Manx derby win
Vagabonds beat Ramsey 18-6 at Ballafletcher, winning the first Manx derby of the season in South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two.
Ramsey led early on with penalties from Andy Cleator and Fintan Cummins, but the heavy Vagabonds pack ground themselves back into the game with tries from Rob Martin and Greg Whyte. Mark McGreal added a penalty and a conversion to give Vagas a 15-6 half-time lead. The second half was a much tighter affair with a solitary penalty from McGreal being the only score.
Vagas women’s side lose opener
Vagabonds opening match in Women’s Championship North Two ended in disappointment when they lost 22-10 at home to Altrincham Kersal. Vagas led at the start after Rachel Beckley’s try. The visitors hit back with tries from Leanne Cardis and Pam Reed and they led 10-5 at half-time.
In the second half Reed nailed two quick tries, the latter converted by Julie Clegg-Havers and pushed the lead out to 22-5 before Lizzie Lennon grabbed a late consolation score for Vagabonds.
Emerging Nomads cause upset in Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield
Emerging Nomads beat Vagabonds B 41-34 to cause an early season upset in the Shield. Brendan Coleman, Dave Prince, Neil Collister, Nick Leddingham, Joe Callaghan and Gerard Landels all crossed for Nomads. Craig Thompson, James Nicholls, Luke Purdy, Sam Egan and Jim Tomlinson all scored for Vagas.
Douglas B kept top spot in the standings with a 74-0 win over Western Vikings. Luke Hyland and Glen Smith both bagged hat-tricks for Douglas. Adam Howarth picked up two and there were also tries for Chris Bollen, James Wood, Mark Shortland and Carl Conroy. Luke Hyland also kicked seven conversions.
In the final game of the round PDMS Southern Nomads beat Castletown 88-5 at Poulsom Park. Gary Stephenson snatched Town’s consolation try as the Shield holders ran riot.
South Lancs/Cheshire Division One
Tyldesley 15-26 Douglas
South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two
Vagabonds 18-6 Ramsey
Women’s Championship North Two
Vagabonds 10-22 Altrincham Kersal
Shimmin Wilson Manx Shield
Emerging Nomads 41-34 Vagabonds B
Castletown 5-88 Southern Nomads
Douglas B 74-0 Western Vikings
Fuller reports in Monday’s Examiner.