The battle for top-four supremacy takes centre stage in JCK Division Two this weekend when Ramsey travel to Foxdale.

The sides occupy third and fourth respectively in the table, with Foxdale two points better off than the northerners at the halfway point of their seasons.

The Billy Goat Park side are also in marginally better form at the moment, with five wins and a draw in the last six outings compared to Ramsey’s four wins and two draws.

That said though, the northerners are in fine fettle in front of goal and ruthlessly dispatched a resurgent Gymns last weekend by seven goals without reply.

When the two sides met in the second week of the season, it was Foxdale who triumphed by the odd goal in seven at Ballacloan and all signs point to another close battle this weekend if the Billy Goat Park pitch survives Storm Diana.

There’s a northern derby on the cards at Scoill ree Gorree where league leaders RYCOB play host to Ayre United.

Youthie remain the only unbeaten team in the second division and go into the game on the back of a 13-2 hammering of Governor’s Athletic, led by Ste Grose’s four-goal haul and a Jason Craine hat-trick.

Despite going down 4-0 to Foxdale last Saturday, Ayre have improved of late and will be fired up against their northern rivals.

Pulrose United remain second behind Youthie and will be favourites to claim three points from their trip south to take on Colby at the Station Fields.

The Moonlighters will be no pushovers though, having improved of late after a tough start to the season and they went down fighting away at Malew last weekend despite being reduced to 10 men.

With player/manager Ste Priestnal fit and firing for Pully though, it’s hard to look past the Reds continuing their fine scoring form this Saturday.

Having edged past southern rivals Colby last time out, Malew travel to the capital to take on Gymns in Tromode.

The southerners cantered to a 7-1 win when the sides last met in September, but Tony Sewell’s blue and whites are a different prospect now, after a four-match unbeaten run propelled them up the table.

Malew will be expected to win, but Gymns should give them a tough battle if they can bounce back from last week’s heavy loss at Ramsey.

A close game could unfold at Noble’s Park where Douglas and District entertain bottom-of-the-table Governor’s Athletic.

With four wins to their name so far this season, D&D are comfortably nine points ahead of their opponents in the table, but it was a tight battle when the sides met in the reverse fixture with D&D triumphing 2-1.

The final game in Division Two this weekend sees Onchan make the journey northwest to take on Michael United at Balleira Road.

The Os currently lie sixth but are some seven points behind fifth-placed Malew and can ill afford many more slip-ups if they are to feature in the top-four battle this season.

The Nivison Stadium outfit will start as favourites this weekend - especially after winning the reverse 7-1 - but tricky conditions in the wake of this week’s Storm Diana may just level the playing field somewhat.