Not a good week for Castletown A

The Over 60’s Tower Insurance League certainly produced a few upsets to the form book this week with leaders Castletown A dropping a point on their visit to Onchan B, while the Town B team used home green advantage to beat Onchan A 5-3 and Peel B travelled to the Villa and defeated Douglas A by a similar score line. Second placed Port St Mary had a narrow win over Ballaugh. Finch Hill A travelled to the Mooragh and came away victors in their clash with North Ramsey B. while in the reverse fixture North Ramsey A beat the Finch Hill B team by 7 -1, and South Ramsey made the long journey to Port St Mary B worthwhile with a 8-0 whitewash, as did Peel A at home to Douglas B, while Noble’s Mixed had a good 5-3 win at home to Marown, and Port Erin had an easier than expected victory over the rapidly improving Noble’s Park outfit.

In the Thursday set of fixtures Peel A entertained Castletown B and although all the games were close the final result certainly wasn’t with Peel winning 7-1. Another close game was at Port St Mary A who just managed to edge out Douglas A 5-3, while leaders Castletown A won 6-2 at home to Peel B. Points were shared by Onchan B who have had a superb week with their visit to the hard to beat at home Marown, while Finch Hill A were held at home by Ballaugh. North Ramsey A also had a close game just edging out Noble’s Park 5-3, while Onchan A got back on track with a 7-1 win at home to Port Erin. Noble’s Mixed continued their better run with a 7-1 home win against North Ramsey B and finally another team to win both thsi week was South Ramsey who had a 6-2 win against Finch Hill B. The League table after 16 games is Castletown A 29 points , PSM A 28, South Ramsey on 25, North Ramsey A 24, Onchan A and Peel A on 23, Castletown B 22, Onchan B 20, Marown 19, Ballaugh 16, Noble’s Mxd 15, Finch Hill A, Douglas A and Port Erin on 14, Noble’s Park and North Ramsey B on 10, PSM B 6, Peel B 5, Finch Hill B 3 and Douglas B 0.

There is a new leader in the Merit with Peter Kelly of Marown has won 15 with on 14 wins come Mike Thomas (Onchan A), Chas Grills (S. Ramsey), Stuart Garrett (Douglas A) Dave Foulis (Ballaugh) and Collin Holland (Castletown A) .

This week also saw the Ismay Cup second round games and the undoubted shock of the round was the defeat of holders and league leaders Castletown A by Finch Hill A at Finch Hill with a superb 5-4 win and this was made even more difficult for Casteltown as Finch Hill had to give the Town a game as they only had eight instead of nine players. The other three ties also went to the home teams with North Ramsey A defeating South Ramsey 7-2 , Peel A beat Ballaugh 8-1 and Port St Mary A had a walk over as North Ramsey B conceded their game.

The Draw for the Semi Finals was made on Thursday and sees Peel A v Port St Mary A, and North Ramsey A v Finch Hill A which will be played on Wednesday 25th June. The Draw for the Mini Cup will be made shortly.