There are two venues in play this Saturday in round two of the Ravenscroft Manx Trophy.
The Reds took the honours at Poulsom Park last week with a big win over Castletown, but under the points structure for the competition they got just the three.
The home advantage this week gives them a chance of a six-pointer. They’ll have their work cut out though, as Nomads youngsters Tom Collister and Tony Quinn have pace aplenty in the back row and Orry Watterson has recovered from a knee knock to return to the fray.
Nomads are also paired with the Eastern Barbarians this week and, with Vagabonds’ first team having a much-needed week off from league action, the Baa Baas may be a little stronger than usual.
Western Vikings picked up a useful three last week too and they get a shot at a six pointer this Saturday when Nomads Whites and Castletown come to town. Vikings have a direct pack of forwards and a back line which is capable if a little underused.
Nomads Whites and Castletown should give them a decent challenge on the little pitch at the QEII.
Friday, January 20:
Ramsey U15 v Vagabonds U15 @ Mooragh Park ko 6.30pm
Saturday, January 21:
Regional Two North West
Douglas v Anselmians
@ Port-e-Chee ko tbc
Women’s NC1 North West
Eccles v Vagabonds
@ Eccles ko tbc
Ravenscroft Manx Trophy
ko @ 2.15pm
Western Vikings, Castletown & Southern Nomads Whites
Ramsey Reds, Southern
Nomads Greens & Eastern
Barbarians @ Mooragh Park