Peel Pose Problems For The Champions
In week 15 of the Ellan Vannin Fuels sponsored league, South Ramsey visited the Sunset City last Monday evening and were asked a few serious questions by Darren Young’s progressive Peel A, David Bradford stole the show and played superbly to defeat the Peel captain 21-3 but throughout the evening the champions were definitely not having it all their own way.
In the first four games South Ramsey suffered two loses with David Proctor beating Glynn Hargraves 21-18 and Frank Watson coming off 21-15 against Chas Grills, not really an early birthday present for Chas who celebrated his 70th birthday the following day, with two wins each at the half-way stage the game was in the balance, but in the second half the away side had the better of things but most games were closely fought, Peel A managed one more point Barney Kelly defeating John kennish 21-20 with a devastating final bowl, a high quality match and a fair result.
Marown A were on their free week which gave Onchan A the chance to put pressure on the second placed team, Onchan did exactly that with a 10-0 win away against Port Erin A, the win puts Onchan A back up to second place but relegated Port Erin to the bottom of the league at the close of the evenings play.
. Port St Mary A had a 10-0 home win over Ballaugh A with Trevor Quayle still remaining unbeaten this season, the result moves Port St Mary back up to fourth spot.
Castletown B inflicted a 6-4 defeat on Douglas A, a great performance which included a 21-9 win for Dave Faragher over Merv Sayle. Douglas B held Castletown A to a 5-5 draw winning five of the eight games but losing out on the aggregate by three points. South Ramsey B enjoyed a 7-3 home win over their local rival North Ramsey A giving them temporary bragging rights.
Leaders Marown B were at home to Port Erin B and had a solid 6-4 win which leaves them two points clear at the top, second placed Onchan B suffered a 6-4 home defeat to Noble’s A.
Finch Hill A beat Port St Mary C 7-3 which a included 21-5 for Billy Long and a 21-6 win for Arthur Halsall. Noble’s B had a 8-2 win over Douglas c and now are just three points of second place, Port St Mary B had a good home win over Peel 8-2 and Onchan C defeated North Ramsey B 7-3 with Brian Woodall recording a 21-4 win.
The division leaders Peel C were away to South Ramsey D came away with a great 9-1 win with Paul Baker and Jeff Wilson winning to single figures they are now seven points clear with the club benefiting from the effort put in to encouraging new players to the game.
Peel D also had a fine victory defeating Marown C 7-3. Ballaugh C hosted South Ramsey C and enjoyed 6-4 win and leaves them looking in a good third spot. Castletown C had much the better of home game against Nobles C winning 8-2 and a 36 points aggregate margin, Ballaugh B travelled to Douglas D and left with seven points for their efforts.