Port St Mary defeat Peel to keep up challenge for title

The Tower Insurance Over 60’s League rolls relentlessly on with the last years champions Castletown A still holding a two point lead over Port St Mary A after the last two series of games. The Town had relatively easy games against the two teams at the tale end of the league winning 7-1 at Douglas B, and unfortunately Finch Hill B were unable to field a team for their visit to Castletown which resulted in an 8-0 walkover for the Town and two points deducted for Finch Hill B. Port St Mary A visited Finch Hill B on Tuesday and inflicted an 8-0 win but on Thursday they entertained current third placed Peel A who beat North Ramsey B on Tuesday 7-1 but then went down 6-2 at Port St Mary in a very close game Peel losing three games 21-20, This allowed South Ramsey to leapfrog Peel and are a further 2 points behind Port, and one ahead of Peel with victories at home to Finch Hill A 5-3 and at Douglas A by 6-2. North Ramsey A’s title hopes are slipping after being held to two draws, at home to Douglas A and away to Nobles Mxd. while Onchan A were held to surprising draw at home to Peel B , but got back on track by taking all the points in a 5-3 win at Finch Hill B. Marown move into 7th place with four points this week, while Castletown B drop to 8th after only picking up one point in their draw with Onchan B, who are in ninth place just a point behind the town B, while Ballaugh now in tenth place had a good week with four points from their trip to Port Erin and the visit of Castletown B both 5-3 wins.with Nobles Mixed just a point behind after a win and draw, then come Finch Hill A, Douglas A and Port Erin who are all mid table, with North Ramsey B four points behind Port Erin but a similar number ahead of Nobles Park. Peel B are climbing the table and although 3rd from the bottom are now in touch with Port St Mary B and Noble’s Park who are one and two points ahead of them. The Merit has again seen a change with Dave Foulis of Ballaugh losing to Bernard Thakrah at Port Erin, this means that Peter Kelly of Ballaugh moves ahead again both players on 21 wins, with on 19 wins come a whole scutch of players, Mike Thomas (Onchan), Harry Kelly(Peel), Chas Grills (S Ramsey), Ron Maycox and Ray Maddrell of PSM and the Town pairing of Dave Faragher and Collin Holland.
Next week sees just one set of games on the Tuesday with the top fixture pairing 4th placed Peel A at home to leaders Castletown A, with the Wednesday and Thursday being taken up with the Over 60’s qualifying at Douglas.