South Ramsey Top Ellan Vannin Division One
South Ramsey A top Ellan Vannin fuels Men’s league division one after a magnificent maximum result in the derby against their talented B team.
The 10-0 result sees the South first string lead Marown A by four points with just one more game to go before we enter the second half of the season they have a home draw against Port Erin A this week and will be hoping for another maximum to extent their lead at the top.
Marown A went down 6-4 away at third placed Onchan A. It was never going to be easy for the Crosby men travelling to the champion’s lair however they will be disappointed to not have sealed the win. They have the tricky task of entertaining South Ramsey B this week and will need to be on their game to win big.
This result could be the turning point for the champions as they look to reel in the top two. They will need to start doing it with every bowl though and can’t afford any slip ups as they are already twelve points off the pace. They have a tough test away at Castletown A and will need to be firing on all cylinders to leave with the big win they desperately need.
Town A could be a wounded animal looking to strike back after they suffered a surprise 7-3 defeat away at Douglas B last week. The villa second string rest this week and are already at the half way stage and will be delighted to have 53 points on the board already.
Port St Mary A picked up a good 8-2 win over Port Erin A to cement their position in fourth place. They have a difficult home draw this week against sixth place North Ramsey A and will do well to win. North have had a solid start to the season and narrowly lost out last week 4-6 to fifth placed Douglas A after drawing on games.
Douglas haven’t really delivered this season. They have a star studded line up but are yet to all perform on the same night. Apart from a great 8-2 win over Port St Mary A their results have been disappointing and they will be hoping to rectify this tonight when they take on Finch Hill A.
Finch are just above the relegation zone and will be hoping to keep things this way although bottom side Nobles A put in a barnstorming performance to beat them 7-3 last time out and drag them into the relegation dogfight.
Nobles A have a massive fixture this week as they take on second bottom team Ballaugh A at home. If they can replicate their performance from last week and Finch struggle at the Villa they may not only move of the bottom but could find themselves in the safety zone for the first time this season.
Second division leaders Peel A put in another strong performance as they beat Port St Mary C 9-1 in the Sunset City to move eight points clear at the top. Castletown B picked up their own 9-1 over Onchan B to keep the pressure on in second place.
Peel B also secured a 9-1 win over their C team to move into third only 2 points behind Castltown. These three teams now have a gap building between them and the chasing pack and if they continue to perform this well it will be a three horse race for the two promotion places.
Douglas C are doing their utmost to win Division Three and remain out in front thanks to a very impressive 8-2 win away at South Ramsey C last time out. They have the tough task of taking on new boys Marown C this week and another win will do their championship credentials no harm at all.