Week 3 Report
The third round of fixtures were played on Easter Monday with Marown A having a free week, but perhaps being the biggest winners on the night without even playing.
Port Erin A travelled to Onchan for their second successive away fixture having lost 0-10 in their first game. They fared slightly better this time taking two points off the home team, who would have been looking to match Marown’s 10-0 home win the previous week. The winners for the visitors were David Cain & Seamus Whelan over Kevin Quirk & Mike Thomas.
South Ramsey A had a tough home fixture over Peel A who didn’t disappoint on my early season prediction that they had the players to take points off the top teams over the course of the season with Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly, Tom Kelly & captain Darren Young all picking up strong wins for the visitors to take three points back to Peel. For the home team Stefan Kelly & John Kennish both won to single figures.
Castletown A made it three wins in a row with an 8-2 success over Douglas B with four of their players winning comfortably.
North Ramsey A hosted South Ramsey B with Gary Merrill, Geoff Porter & Adam Yates all winning to single figures on their way to a 7-3 victory over their local rivals.
Port St Mary A made the trip north to Ballaugh with the home side pleased to have taken four points off the visitors having won two games 21-19. After three games Trevor Quayle sits at the top of the individual merit standings having only conceded 13 points in total.
Douglas A took an 8-2 victory at home to Castletown B with two of the visiting players losing out 18-21.
In the second division Port Erin B were shock winners 7-3 over Marown B, who will be hoping to go up to the top tier following their heartbreak last season.
Noble’s A hosted Onchan B with the result ending in a ‘true draw’, the games being 4-4 and the chalks also being tied on 142 to take home an aggregate point each.
Peel B used all their home green advantage to obtain an 8-2 win over Port St Mary B who had two players losing out 18-21.
Douglas C were well beaten 1-9 on their own green by visitors Noble’s B with Keith Fearnley being the lone winner for the home team and two more of their players just making double figures.
Onchan C made the journey north along the Coast road to play North Ramsey B at the Mooragh with the visitors taking three points off the home team and losing out on the aggregate by six chalks.
In the third division it was very much a case of advantage to the home teams with Ballaugh B having won 8-2 over visitors Douglas D who had two of their new players John Ferguson and Lee Butterworth managing to reach the magical 21 point mark, whilst Greg Brew had to suffer a 20-21 loss to miss out on his first individual win.
Peel C and Marown C carried on the run of home 8-2 wins over South Ramsey D and Peel D respectively.
South Ramsey C were somewhat fortunate to win 5-3 on games, but lost out on the aggregate due to two heavy defeats, with the visitors Ballaugh C disappointed not to have taken one or two more individual wins having lost two games to 20-21 and a further game 18-21.
Noble’s C and Castletown C had an unusual 6-3 score line in favour of the home team, due to both teams being in the unusual position of only being able to field seven players.