Rushen United claimed the Old Firm bragging rights against rivals Peel in the Canada Life Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

A Dan Hattersley brace coupled with a Mike Williams strike sealed a 3-1 victory for the Spaniards at Croit Lowey, with Charlie Higgins grabbing the westerners’ consolation.

That result moved the southerners to within one point of leaders Laxey after the Miners suffered a shock 3-0 reverse at the hands of Ayre United thanks to goals from Jamie Callister (2) and Deacon Lombard-Chibnall.

Elsewhere, Ramsey recorded a hard-fought win away at DHSOB at Blackberry Lane. Dylan Pickles put the northerners ahead early on before Calvin Koske added a second before half-time.

Dean France halved the deficit after the break but, despite Old Boys hitting the woodwork twice late on, Ramsey held on for all three points.

Champions St Mary’s were made to work hard away at Marown where they went two goals up before Joey Rothwell halved the deficit and, despite Marown’s best efforts, the Saints held on for a 2-1 victory.

St George’s continued their winning start to life under Johnny Myers with a 5-0 success at home to Douglas Athletic, while there was a thrilling match at Mullen-e-Cloie where St John’s and Douglas Royal played out a 4-4 draw.

A John Haggerdon brace plus Sam Batey and Sam Ingham grabbed the goals for the Saints but a Jamie Agnew double and strikes from Dan Sherry and Chatel earned a point for the Whites.

In JCK Division Two, Union Mills continued their perfect start to the new campaign with a 6-2 win away at Onchan. Jordan Crawley led the way with a hat-trick while Colm Garrity bagged a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Luke Booth.

By contrast, second-placed RYCOB suffered their first defeat of the season as they went down 5-3 at Malew, with Patrick Cooper (2), Ash Egan, Kieran Krypner and Jamie Skillen doing the damage for the southerners.

There was no doubting the star of the show at Springfield Road where Jay Chatwood scored 13 - yes, thirteen - goals as Foxdale defeated an understrength Pulrose United 21-1. Joining him on the scoresheet were Charlie Harrison (3), Ricky Newsham (2), Andy Williamson, Matty Middleton and Alex Hewes.

Castletown recorded a high-scoring 6-3 victory over Governor’s Athletic at The Stadium. Despite goals from Athletic’s Diogo Vicente, Brett Kitching and Sam Liver, braces from Alex Crawley and Bob Clark plus further goals from Mike Edge and Scott Davies sealed all three points for the Mets.

A Stephen Collister brace helped send Colby on their way to victory at home to Douglas and District at the Station Fields. He was joined on the scoresheet by Jordan Primrose-Smith, Greg Radcliffe and Sam Woolland.

Elsewhere, Gymns were in good fine as they got the better of Michael United 5-0 in Tromode, Ross Crawford (2), Conor Dempsey, Luke Fisher and Kieran Horrox doing the damage for the hosts.

Manx football results from Saturday, August 29:

Canada Life Premier League

DHSOB 1-2 Ramsey

Laxey 0-3 Ayre United

Marown 1-2 St Mary’s

Rushen United 3-1 Peel

St George’s 5-0 Douglas Athletic

St John’s 4-4 Douglas Royal

JCK Division Two

Castletown 6-3 Governor’s Athletic

Colby 5-2 Douglas and District

Gymns 5-0 Michael United

Onchan 2-6 Union Mills

Malew 5-3 RYCOB

Pulrose United 1-21 Foxdale

Canada Life Combination One

Ayre United 3-2 Laxey

Douglas Athletic 3-5 St George’s

Douglas Royal 0-0 St John’s

Peel 1-3 Rushen United

Ramsey 5-0 DHSOB

JCK Combination Two

Douglas and District 1-5 Colby

Governor’s Athletic 6-1 Castletown

Michael United 1-2 Gymns

RYCOB 3-3 Malew

Union Mills 8-0 Onchan