Top Two Max Out
League action resumed on Monday evening in Ellan Vannin Fuels division one after a weekend of heavy rain there were likely to be no greens running well.
League leaders Marown A show no signs of taking their foot off the gas following their home game with Castletown A taking a 10-0 win. Coming closest to grabbing wins for the visitors were Sam Clague who lost out 19-21 to Marown captain Paul Dunn, whilst Dean Kinley just lost out 20-21 to Dean Kipling.
Second placed South Ramsey A hosted Noble’s A hoping to help their B Team out with a big win over one of the teams their B team are hoping to catch at the bottom of the table. The home team did just that matching the Marown result with their own 10-0 win. South Ramsey captain Glynn Hargraves inflicted just a third league defeat of the season on Tommy Collister to win 21-6, whilst Dido Kelly went one better with a 21-5 victory over Steve Cook, not to be outdone Stefan Kelly played superbly to beat Glenn Boland 21-4. Coming closest to sparing the whitewash was Reginald Temporaza who lost out 18-21 to Chas Grills.
Onchan A lie in third place, continue to press their claims for second spot taking on South Ramsey B at home with the match ending in a 8-2 win for the home team over the team currently second from bottom. Tony Dugdale got back to winning ways with a 21-16 win for the visitors, Christian Caley recorded a superb 21-17 win over Steve Parker, whilst Edward Carlyle lost out 19-21 to Mark Kelly. For the home team Matthew Quirk and Jordan Cain won to single figures, it was good to see Rob Monk back in action after missing several games due to a back injury, with Monk winning 21-9 against George Brew.
Castletown B took on Peel A at the Crofts with the home team desperately needing to start picking up points to close the gap on the teams above them, however Peel took a 3-7 away win. Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly held off Ron Williams to win 21-19, as did Jerome Surridge who dug deep to inflict a second league defeat of the season on Bob Clark. Home team winners were George Foy who won 21-15 against Gary Smith, Nathan Cooil took a 21-17 victory over Alan Cromwell, whilst Alan Phair just snatched a 21-20 win over Mike Ashmole.
Port St Mary A made the long journey north to take on North Ramsey A at Mooragh Park with the home team hoping to bounce back from last week’s heavy defeat to South Ramsey A, however the Port men were in good form taking a deserved 2-8 win. Winning for the home team were Tony Smart who won 21-10 against Bernard Thackrah, Ray Skelly had a good 21-16 victory over Dave McCabe, whilst Bryan Corner just lost 20-21 to Tim Williams.
Douglas A took a hard earned 8-2 win over Marown B with the Crosby men just losing the aggregate by three chalks (148-145). The Villa men had Stuart Garrett, Jimmy Sansom and Gary Conwell all winning to the same score (21-18) over Bobby Thorne, Harry Barton and Peter Kelly respectively, whilst Andy Cannell won 21-20 against John Kelly. For the visitors Luke Hyland won 21-17 against Shaun Seal, whilst Brian Kelly had a fantastic 21-5 win over Ian Moore.
Full report to follow…