Onchan Close In On Title

Another brilliant week for league leaders Onchan A leaves them within touching difference of retaining their Isle of Man bank Men’s Division One Title.

Two more superb results leaves them needing just fifteen points from their remaining three games to make certain of their twelfth title in just thirteen years, although with the champions in such a rich vein of form I am certain it will be all over this week.

They would have been pleased with an above par 8-2 home win over South Ramsey on Monday night before yet another maximum 10-0 win, this time at the expense of Peel A, on Wednesday.

Second placed Marown only had one game last week and put in a strong performance winning 9-1 away at Peel A. They have a game in hand over Onchan but at twenty six points adrift with only forty for them to play for nothing short of a miracle will be enough if they want to halt the champions charge.

Douglas A remain in third place, having played a game more than the two teams below them, after an impressive 9-1 away win at Finch Hill A was followed up with a hard fought 6-4 home win over fourth placed Port St Mary A.

Port had a tough week and had to fight hard in their first game just getting the better of North Ramsey 7-3 at the Mooragh.

Ramsey teams occupy 5th and 6th places after South A finished the week on a high with a 10-0 mauling of Port Erin A at home and North A picked up and 8-2 home win over Nobles A.

With second division leaders South Ramsey B sitting out Douglas B ceased their opportunity and moved into pole position thanks to an 8-2 home win over Nobles B. The Villa men now lead by a solitary point and with three games to go its all to play for in the battle for silverware.

Port St Mary B are third seven points further back after they had to dig deep to beat Peel B 6-4 at home.

Its just as tight at the top of Division 3 with Peel C holding the slenderest of leads over Onchan C after they both picked up respective 7-3 wins. Port St Mary D are still in with an outside chance of the title five points further back.